Before digging into the technologies that make Datto unique, let’s take a higher-level view of the state of business continuity. For years, the BCDR landscape was pretty much stagnant. Incremental enhancements and new developments didn’t do much to improve the overall backup-and-recovery experience. Frankly, it was terrible.
Backups have always been notorious for failure during recovery. Even when data could be recovered, servers took days to restore. Even then, the data recovery points were sometimes a day or two old, due to storage and processing constraints. That meant businesses were still losing tons of valuable data after a recovery, if they could recover data at all.
The folks at Datto Inc. have built their data-protection systems with all of these points in mind. They set out to build a better, faster, more reliable backup solution—with the goal of eliminating downtime completely—and that’s exactly what they’ve done.