Datto SIRIS Technology
Inverse Chain TechnologyTM
Datto’s proprietary technology always keeps the newest full backup at the front of the incremental chain. This technology takes data directly from the server, creating a VMDK every time a backup initiates, storing the data in that state on the local device. This allows backups to be independent of each other and not reliant on others. So a failed or missed backup will not require a full backup to be completed.
Datto’s proprietary technology for quickly and efficiently transferring files to and from the cloud employs several advanced technologies:
- Advanced LZMA2 compression algorithms to provide optimal data compression and reduce transfer data size
- Smart queuing to allow users to prioritize server backup order (More critical data can be prioritized)
- Recovery point pipelining so the next recovery point can upload while the current point is being received
- Agent sync parallelism allows multiple agents to sync offsite simultaneously (a full backup from one agent will not hold up other agents)
The combination of these technologies provide greater data integrity, reduced network traffic, and keeps customer’s offsite backups up to date, particularly in low bandwidth environments and those with busy network traffic.
ShadowSnap is Datto’s advanced backup technology. An imaged-based, agent driven technology, it was created in conjunction with StorageCraft, a leader in backup technologies. Custom modified by Datto development, ShadowSnap is based on the premise of dual backup engines. The first backup is done in VSS, an application aware Microsoft based standard technology that commands all applications to halt data activities while a backup snapshot is created. This stable system ensures no data is lost. Should in a rare occurrence this backup not function, a second STC backup engine kicks in acting as a data “safety net”, vastly increasing the odds of a successful backup. Additionally, ShadowSnap supports dissimilar hardware BMR technology, streamlining the BMR process with easy driver injection technology.
Secure Data in the Cloud
Datto SIRIS devices retain a local copy of the data on the device and then transmit mirrored images of the data to Datto’s secure Cloud. The data is encrypted using AES 256 + SSL key-based encryption and is stored on redundant drives. Datto’s Cloud data centers are SSAE 16 Certified, satisfying the qualifications set by AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board. Annual audits of the data centers ensure they maintain optimum standards of performance. The AICPA is widely recognized as the gold standard for assessment of operational controls and activities.
Datto SIRIS hardware devices are designed and tested in the US
Datto SIRIS devices ship with the following premium hardware, configurable to your particular needs:
- Minimum 64 bit quad core processor
- Up to 96GB of ultra fast DDR3 RAM memory
- 500GB to 40TB size storage configurations (larger custom sizes available)
- High end 7200 RPM SATA hard drives with Datto warranty
- IPMI, Integrated Lights Out Management (Standard on 2TB+) avoids costly, time consuming site visits
- 2TB+ Volume Support
- EFI Support
- GPT Partition Support
- Software RAID Support
- USB & Network BMR
- Rackmount form factor with hot swappable drives
- 3 year hardware warranty
In addition to using the most powerful hardware, SIRIS devices are equipped with multiple levels of hardware monitoring allowing Datto to be proactive in the rare event of a hardware issue.
Datto SIRIS devices take advantage of multiple types of RAID to ensure that data stored on local devices is always protected against failure. Some devices also include RAID 10 storage combining both very high I/O speeds with high levels of redundancy meaning that in the event of a disaster the SIRIS device can handle the loads of even the most demanding of servers.
Backed by Datto’s Full Insurance Policy
Datto SIRIS hardware is backed by a full insurance policy (3 Year Hardware, Upgrade, Hardware Testing, Disaster Recovery Insurance)
Datto’s warranty backs our best-in-class hardware with the most comprehensive hardware warranty in the industry. If anything happens to the hardware, we’ll replace it at no charge for three years. From individual hard drives to complete devices, we will cover every necessary replacement for the life of the warranty. Hardware will be priority shipped to reduce any wait time.
Additionally, Datto offers the industry’s best upgrade policy, making it easy to move to higher specification devices as your clients’ needs grow. The cost to upgrade is a low, flat rate of $100, plus the difference in hardware price between the two devices. The upgrade process couldn’t be simpler. Purchase a new device within the same Datto product line, set up the new unit, return the original device, and we will refund the purchase price of the original hardware less the upgrade fee.