Everything You Should Know About Datto BCDR

Published on September 20th, 2022|Last updated on January 15th, 2024

For most modern businesses, digitisation is unavoidable. As technology advances, it allows your operations to become more efficient and reliable, but it’s not without risk.  

Without specialist IT protections in place, your crucial data and sensitive information is left completely vulnerable to potential threats. 

A disruptive event, such as a cyber-attack or natural disaster, can bring even the strongest business to its knees. You need to be able to operate knowing that you have an adequate safety net in place should the worst-case scenario occur, ensuring that your IT is back up and running as quickly as possible.  

Disaster recovery is essential for any business that uses physical servers, and your provider is only as good as the software solutions it can offer. That’s why at Nebula we use the biggest and the best: Datto BCDR (Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery).  

In this article, we’ll run through the ins and outs of the features available through the two Datto services, Alto and Siris, and how they can benefit your business, reducing risks and increasing the data security of your operations.  

Why Datto?  

Datto provide the highest quality data backup and protection solution available on the market. It’s designed to allow businesses to grow safe in the knowledge that the data on their large physical servers is secure in the event of an emergency (or if someone accidentally deletes an entire folder of mission critical files!).  

Here are the 4 key reasons why we favour using Datto solutions: 

  • They ensure correct installation through automated backups and advanced verification. 
  • The software allows us to back up your server locally and helps to ensure that in the event of an attack or any other potential threat, you can get back up and running much faster, causing minimum disruption to your business.  
  • Each device works right out of the box, plugged directly into your server, ensuring that there is zero impact on your productivity as they work in the background.  
  • There are two different software packages available, Alto and Siris, each with a variety of different features to suit your business needs.  

What is Datto Alto  

Datto’s Alto solution is a small but powerful, all-in-one BCDR solution, built to ensure that SMEs are resilient and protected from cyber threats. With Alto, you can rely on the following: 

  • Automated local backups 
  • Automated cloud backups 
  • Screenshot verification for recovery assurance 
  • Intuitive recovery launchpad for fail-proof recovery 
  • Fast failback to the primary system after a disaster 

What is Datto Siris?  

Siris is Alto’s bigger brother, providing all of the Alto features, but also includes integrated ransomware scanning (to protect you from hackers), instant virtualisation recovery (local or in the cloud), and a cutting-edge virtual machine system, meaning that your users can continue working even while the server is being recovered. 

It’s built with two-factor authentication and is the best way to ensure that your data is 100% secure at all times.  

Which businesses would benefit from Datto software solutions?  

You may have never experienced data breach/loss, and that’s good – let’s keep it that way.  

Unfortunately, human error accounts for roughly 75% of data loss, which means that there’s a very good chance that a significant data breach is on the horizon, and if we’re totally honest, nobody wants to deal with the financial and reputational damage that that would cause.  

Datto software provides serious security benefits to its users. Even if you consider your data to be of low value, think again – any data at all carries a substantial value to hackers. As a result, we recommend managed IT support, disaster recovery solutions, bespoke cyber security and Datto’s smart solutions to any medium-large business with physical servers.  

You may not feel like you need it right now (and you might not), but fail to be proactive and you may fall victim to data loss, stunting your growth and damaging your reputation in the future.  

Cyber security and data backup solutions from Nebula IT  

In an ideal world, cyber security and data backup software wouldn’t be necessary, but it’s not a perfect world (and it’s only getting more likely that you become the next target). 

It’s not all doom and gloom, though; there are highly successful ways of protecting yourself in the event of an IT disaster if you know where to look.  

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, that’s where Nebula come in. No matter if you operate on physical or cloud servers, we’re able to properly advise on how you can: 

  • Mitigate against cyber attack 
  • Rapidly recover from an IT disaster (outages, server damage, flooding, fire, etc.) 
  • Guarantee that your files are 100% secure at all times 

We’re aware there’s a lot of technical jargon to unravel here, so if you have any questions about our services, or would like more information about Datto software, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts today.