Leading vendor launches Virtual ALTO and enhances Virtual SIRIS

NORWALK, CT – October 14, 2014 — / — Datto, the preferred global provider of hybrid cloud-based backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and intelligent business continuity (IBC), today announced the launch of a new appliance Virtual ALTO and enhancements of Virtual SIRIS to the market.  The leading BDR vendor extends its Channel reach and influence with the latest additions making Datto a one-stop shop for powerful, reliable and thorough business continuity solutions.

“Today is an exciting day for Datto and the Channel. Entering the virtual landscape is a natural progression for us,” said Datto Founder and CEO Austin McChord.  “The addition of these Virtual appliances are a win-win scenario for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Value Added Resellers (VARs) and IT business owners who want an end-to-end virtual solution that minimizes downtime and provides robust data protection.”

Virtual ALTO and Virtual SIRIS round out the Datto product family of award-winning BDR solutions, for a complementary, integrated approach with use in physical and virtual environments.

Originally released in June 2014, Virtual SIRIS has an enhanced feature set able to spin up local recovery VMs instantly, even in the absence of Internet connectivity. Like Datto SIRIS 2, Virtual SIRIS utilizes the same core technologies, including Inverse Chain Technology™, Screenshot Backup Verification™, End-to-End Encryption, and Instant Virtualization, with connection to the secure Datto cloud.

Virtual ALTO leverages leading edge Hybrid Virtualization technology, first introduced with the ALTO family of physical appliances. Designed to run on vSphere Essentials, vSphere Free and Microsoft Hyper-V platforms, Virtual ALTO has a medium-enterprise performance built specifically for the growth and future of the small to medium-sized businesses.

Dr. Steve Herrod, former CTO of VMware and Datto board member said, “I’m continually impressed with the rapid innovations that Datto is bringing to the Business Continuity market. Virtual ALTO and Virtual SIRIS are the latest examples of great innovation, bringing the robust capabilities of Datto’s physical devices to a virtualized form factor. They’re powerful solutions for businesses and a great offering for MSPs.”

Unlike other virtual BDR solutions, Virtual SIRIS and Virtual ALTO protect both virtual and physical servers.  In addition, Datto’s virtual BDR family stands out with seamless integrated cloud replication, simplified disaster recovery failover and a streamlined focus on service and support. And key to MSPs and VARS, is the easy to use management of all Datto solutions on one interface.

“Virtual SIRIS enables us to provide backup and business continuity for our customers with complex infrastructures. As a busy MSP, a huge advantage for us is that Virtual SIRIS is based on Datto’s core technologies, so there’s no need for us to train our team to support multiple, disparate solutions.” said Steve Troxel, President and CEO for Prencipia Inc, an Authorized Datto Partner.

An additional benefit and advantage of Virtual SIRIS and Virtual ALTO is Time-Based Cloud Retention, which takes the guess work out of cloud billing and enables service providers reliable and stress-free management of customers cloud data.

“Virtual SIRIS provides the same best-in-class technology and service as Datto’s physical BDR solutions, that we use extensively,” stated Sol Birnbaum, CTO at Elite Datto Partner Tech-Keys. “Datto enables us to protect our customers’ data with robust, secure and scalable BDR solutions, regardless of their infrastructure. In the MSP business where customers rely on us to keep their business running and their data safe, this is absolutely paramount.”

Both Virtual SIRIS and Virtual ALTO are available today in North America and distribution in EMEA and Australia begins on October 28, 2014.

A 45-day free trial for both offerings is available.  For more information on the Virtual appliances visit or

About Datto
Datto Inc. is the preferred provider of hybrid cloud-based backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and Intelligent Business Continuity (IBC) solutions for the Channel, available in both physical and virtual platforms.  Datto provides best-in-class technology and 24/7/365 Tech Support to its 8,000 partners worldwide.

For media inquiries contact:
Datto North America
Camille L. Currie
t: 203-529-4949 ext. 579
e: Ccurrie(at)dattobackup(dot)com

Datto EMEA
Samuel Shannon
WhiteOaks PR
t: +44 (0) 1252 727313 ext. 215
e: samuels(at)whiteoaks(dot)co(dot)uk

Source: Datto


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