NORWALK, CT – March 19, 2015 — / — Channel Partners magazine, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom systems and services, is pleased to announce that Rob Rae, Datto Vice President of Business Development has been selected as a winner of the 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards.

Circle of Excellence winners were honored during an awards ceremony on March 17 at the Spring 2015 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These winners will be featured throughout the rest of 2015 on a special Channel Partners Immersion Center at

“Circle of Excellence honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition,” said Art Wittmann, content director of Channel Partners. “This program recognizes IT and telecom channel leaders who are helping their partners create business value for their customers.”

As a 25-year IT veteran, Rae is one the Channel’s leading voices in assisting MSPs and VARs build their individual businesses through education, one-on-one meetings and offering beneficial tools and content. During his time at Datto, he has spearheaded the relaunch of the Datto Partner Plus Program and manages the annual Datto Partner Conference.

In addition, Rae has seen the Datto Partner ranks nearly triple since joining the company in 2013. With 8,000 Partners and 5 million customers worldwide, his relentless work on the IT event circuit is a testament to his passion for the industry. He can be seen at most Channel events sharing how the importance for Total Data Protection solutions that deliver the best option for eliminating downtime as well as recurring revenue opportunities for businesses.

“It’s truly a honor to be recognized for my commitment to the Channel and to also represent Datto,” said Rae. “I take great pride in evangelizing and advocating to MSPs and IT business owners the need for business continuity as well as helping them build their businesses. Thank you to Channel Partners Magazine for this distinction and I look forward to educating more and sharing the benefits of Datto in the future.”

Channel Partners editors selected Circle of Excellence winners from applications submitted through January 15, 2015 detailing the candidate’s leadership in the industry, the channel or their company and highlighting their advocacy for channel support/resources within their own company.

About Datto
Datto is the leading provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions with over 5 million customers and 8,000 partners worldwide. With its total data protection platform, business data is protected everywhere it resides, whether on-premise, in virtualized environments, in the cloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, including Salesforce, Google Apps, and more.

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For more information, please contact:
Camille Currie, PR Manager
203-529-4949 ext. 579

Holly Wainwright, Director of Marketing
Datto Inc.

Justine Boucher
Metis Communications

Datto, Inc.
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Norwalk, CT
USA, 06851

Source: Datto