Datto launches Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure

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Cloud software provider Datto has announced the commercial availability of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solution Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure.

The offering has been designed to protect MSPs and their clients’ data in the public cloud in the face of incoming ransomware attacks, security breaches, and vendor outages.

Leveraging the secure Datto Cloud, Continuity offers added protection and recovery of data capabilities in the public cloud through multi-cloud replication.

Datto says this comprehensive data protection, management and streamlined recovery is delivered at a predictable cost and without the need for MSPs to piece together individual technologies.

“We architected Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure from the ground up with the key design goals of providing comprehensive protection and rapid recovery, and an extra layer of protection through multi-cloud replication to Datto’s private cloud,” commented Radhesh Menon, Datto’s chief product officer.

The firm says the offering performs more frequent backups than other solutions and reduces the risk of data loss or prolonged system downtime due to ransomware and public cloud outages. MSPs can also eliminate single-cloud risk with the offering’s ability to restore data from Azure or Datto Cloud.

Purpose built to help MSPs scale, Datto Continuity also offers a predictable pricing model, with one flat-fee bill that covers all BCDR costs.

“In addition, Datto is able to deliver predictability on margin to bring confidence to MSPs that their time and investments in hybrid cloud protection are both secure and profitable,” Menon added.

Essentially, Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure promises several features and benefits, including an efficient 3-click deployment, hybrid data protection for on-premises and Azure virtual machine (VM) workloads, as well as multi-cloud replication.

There’s also end-to-end protection, Cloud Deletion Defense (CDD), virtualisation to the Datto Cloud, and automatic boot verification of backups.

MSPs also have direct access to Datto’s 24-7 support team, while MSPs can manage both on-premises and cloud backup workloads from a single multi-tenant dashboard.

Rick Topping, VP of Operations at Ceeva, a Pennsylvania-based MSP beta customer of Datto Continuity, said the solution will help businesses better protect data.

“Our clients sometimes find it difficult to host an on-premises system and receive the same features and functionality available with a cloud-based system,” he explained. “Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure provides those capabilities.”

Daniel Todd

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