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Datto Ships SIRIS 3 Platform

Business continuity and data recovery specialist Datto rolled out its third generation of appliances, services and cloud solutions under the SIRIS brand this week during its DattoCon conference for MSPs in Nashville.

A major new element of the broad set of enhancements across the SIRIS 3 platform was the addition of an all-flash backup appliance called the SIRIS 3 X1. That device has a 1TB solid state drive, 16GB of RAM and local virtualization capabilities.

Other additions to the SIRIS 3 platform include new agents to support Mac and Linux endpoints, agentless backup for systems running VMware hypervisors, disk-less restores, Linux backup screenshot verification and hybrid virtualization, which was previously only available in the Datto ALTO product line. SIRIS 3 appliances are updated with 10Gb Ethernet interfaces and current Intel Xeon processors.

Also now included in the SIRIS platform is the ability to turn non-Datto backup and disaster recovery devices and other servers into Datto appliances. Previously branded GENISIS, that technology has been renamed as the SIRIS 3 Imaged service.

The SIRIS 3 software was available immediately for new appliance and service purchases. Datto promises a free upgrade to the SIRIS 3 software "shortly" for SIRIS 2 appliances, a generation that included the RCP 2016 Editor's Choice award-winning Datto SIRIS 2 Enterprise.

The company also unveiled a more robust Datto Device Management Portal; released a new partner pricing model for cloud storage called Infinite Cloud Retention; and reported thousands of sign-ups following the May 2016 launch of Datto Drive, its file sync and share solution that launched with a free one-year subscription with 1TB of cloud storage for unlimited users.

Posted by Scott Bekker on June 23, 2016 at 11:57 AM


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