Datto SIRIS 3: Data Protection and Continuity Platform

July 28, 2016 Logan Bibby

Datto SIRIS 3 is the first complete data protection and business continuity solution delivered on one platform. SIRIS 3 can be deployed on a purpose built Datto appliance, in a virtualized environment, or imaged for use on existing hardware. Business data can be backed up to a local device in real time and synchronized with the 200+ PB Datto Cloud, which provides geo-redundancy, data integrity and location-specific sovereignty.

SIRIS 3 comes complete with Instant Virtualization technology that enables whole infrastructures to be spun up in a matter of seconds, either on a local device or in the cloud. As such, SIRIS 3 significantly reduces RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) for small and mid-sized businesses. SIRIS 3 highlights include agentless backup, endpoint backup for Linux and Mac, screenshot verification, NAS & ISCSI file share abilities, and a host of restore capabilities, including file restore, bare metal, SAN-based, & cloud bridged restore. With SIRIS 3, business data is always secure, instantly recoverable and easily accessible, be it on-site, in transit, or in the cloud.

Datto’s purpose-built SIRIS 3 high performance appliances* are tailored to the specific requirements of the SIRIS solution and packed with the latest generation of components. Each comes complete with multiple 10 gigabit ethernet interfaces and the latest generation of multi-core Intel XEON CPUs and DDR4 memory for increased performance as well as an IPMI for remote lights-out management. Built and unit-tested by Datto, all devices come with a standard 5-year warranty. Storage capacity ranges from 500GB to 60TB, with field upgrades available to provide additional capacity as your business scales.


  • A new suite of purpose-built, high performance appliances tailored specifically for SIRIS
  • Simple to deploy and manage
  • Protects both virtual and physical environments
  • Hybrid cloud-based solution for instant onsite and offsite virtualization
  • Industry leading RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective)
  • Agentless or agent-based, with no limits on number of protected systems
  • Seamless integration with the secure Datto Cloud
  • Simple and cost effective pricing models including Datto’s Time Based Retention licensing for unlimited cloud storage with annual or infinite retention options

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 4.47.05 PMHybrid cloud overview.


  • Hybrid Cloud with DRaaS. Datto utilizes Hybrid Cloud technology to improve redundancy and give users greater protection for their systems and data. The SIRIS 3 appliance provides workstations and servers with local data protection. From there it is automatically and securely transmitted to the Datto Cloud, which provides remote data protection and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). All with a solution that can be installed and protecting servers in minutes.
  • Multiple Virtualization Options. Should a business experience a server failure, the protected systems can be virtualized instantly on the Datto device. The advanced web interface allows for dynamic configuration of CPU, memory, and networking resources. With the system virtualized, the business can operate “business as usual” until it has the time to fix its server issue, without compromising any data or incurring any downtime. Datto protects systems from site-wide outages using instant off-site virtualization. In the event of a local disaster such as a fire or flood, the entire network can be recreated in the secure Datto Cloud in a matter of minutes. Secure connections are provided to employees and a business can resume normal operations. SIRIS 3 now supports Hybrid Virtualization technology, initializing a virtual machine (VM) in the secure Datto Cloud, then automatically connects to the local network through the SIRIS Virtual using a secure VPN tunnel.
  • Agentless and Agent-based Backup. Datto SIRIS 3 supports both physical and virtual systems through agentless and agent-based backup. Agentless protection enables fast and easy pairing of any number of VMware systems or templates. Agent-based protection provides scalable backup for all of your physical devices.
  • Inverse Chain TechnologyTM. Datto’s proprietary Inverse Chain Technology eliminates the problem of broken backup chains—the place where most issues arise in the backup process. You have the freedom to change retention and delete recovery points without resetting the chain or having to take a new base image. Since each backup is always in a fully constructed state, and is a fully bootable virtual machine, there is no need for complex, time-consuming conversion processes before performing a restore. Inverse Chain Technology also makes a 5-minute backup frequency possible.
  • End-to-End Encryption. All data is protected by AES-256 encryption both in transit and in the cloud. Users have the option to encrypt data locally, and passphrases can be specified per appliance or per protected machine.
  • Screenshot Backup Verification. No more guessing if your backup is working properly. To verify a successful backup, the appliance boots a backup locally as a virtual machine, capturing an image of the login page to give you visual proof that your data has been successfully backed up. Reduce scheduled downtime, Offload backup and DR testing from production servers, and attain automated routine (even hourly) backup verification to enable monitoring of a fleet of SIRIS 3 appliances possible. An industry first.
  • Image-Based Backup. Datto uses image-based backups to capture a complete picture of a protected workstation or server. Advantages include quick full system restores, easy recovery of individual files, bare metal restore (BMR) capability, and the ability to boot individual backups as virtual machines. Application-aware VSS snapshots are used by default with Windows. Go from physical machines to virtual (P2V) or vice versa with our unique dissimilar hardware tool that allows for maximum flexibility when restoring. What other physical appliance backup solution lets you backup physical servers and even restore to bare metal?
  • NAS, iSCSI, sync and share on SIRIS. Datto offers a feature rich enterprise file sync and share utility on SIRIS. Users can access files on SIRIS 3 from anywhere using desktop or mobile clients and synchronize changes to keep files up to date, all while storing in their local infrastructure rather than relying on a public cloud. Provision capacity on the SIRIS 3 appliance to serve as shared NAS file storage (NFS and CIFS), or as IP block storage with iSCSI. Apply a snapshot schedule and protect in the Datto Cloud.
  • eDiscovery Software. eDiscovery gives Datto users the ability to search keywords within their backup data, emails, and attachments and review in an easy to read format. Powered by the industry-leading Kroll Ontrack software, it is compatible with dozens of file formats and systems, including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL.
  • Backup InsightsTM. Identify file and application changes between any two backup points, recovering files and applications directly from the interface with almost no information about when they were lost or even where on the machine they resided. Because all backups are fully constructed, in a matter of seconds you can simultaneously mount points and see all files broken down with an easy to read file tree.
  • PSA and RMM Integration. Datto SIRIS 3 integrates seamlessly with the remote monitoring and management (RMM) and professional services automation (PSA) tools that are the lifeblood of a managed services practice. SIRIS 3 devices are easily connected with Autotask, AVG Managed Workplace, ConnectWise, MAXfocus, Kaseya and LabTech. Keep tabs on your fleet, set up alerts and notifications, and track billing and setup across your client base. All of this means less time spent on technology and more time invested in growing your business.