Datto upgrades virtual SIRIS to help combat ransomware

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The new vSIRIS software aims to provide deployment flexibility to help business continuity and disaster recovery.

Datto this week announced that it was reintroducing its Virtual SIRIS (vSIRIS) data protection software. Datto deliver vSIRIS as a virtual appliance. The offering is a software-only version of the iDatto SIRIS solution. It aims to help MSPs meet the diverse data protection requirements of their SMB clients.

The advantage is that MSPs can benefit from Datto vSIRIS fully integrated software running on their own hardware.

Datto is a leading provider of cloud-based software and security solutions for delivery by managed service providers (MSPs). Founded in 2007, Datto’s Unified Continuity, Networking, and Business Management solutions drive cyber resilience, efficiency, and growth for MSPs, the company says.

A “cloud first” solution to provide scalability and flexibility

Designed to support private cloud and virtual deployments, vSIRIS provides MSPs with comprehensive, highly scalable software, according to Datto. The solution uses the same data backup and recovery capabilities as SIRIS, the company says.

vSIRIS allows MSPs to protect their clients without the need for Datto hardware. Customers can install the solution remotely and run it as a virtual machine (VM) in either VMware ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V.

The product provides the ability to dynamically add resources to support changing workloads. It also connects to external storage, including storage area networks (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) devices.

“Ever increasing security incidents have highlighted the importance of business continuity as the last line of defense for MSPs and their clients,” said Radhesh Menon, Chief Product Officer at Datto.

“vSIRIS is being reintroduced as a hardware free option in the SIRIS product line, providing MSPs with the added flexibility they need to meet their clients’ diverse data protection needs onsite, in virtual environments, and in private clouds – all with the same fully integrated, single pane of glass management partners have come to expect from Datto Unified Continuity.”