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DattoCon: Top ANZ partners honoured and new products released - photos
Fri, 9th Jun 2017
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Amidst a range of new products and service upgrades, Datto has honoured its top Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) partners at its fifth annual conference being held in Denver, Colorado.

This year Datto has certainly been making waves locally, with a period of notable partner growth across Australia and New Zealand after securing over 185 MSP partners in the region - up from 100 late last year.

PowerNET took out the ANZ Partner of the Year award, being recognised as making a commitment to not only offering Datto as their business continuity solution, but supporting Datto in the promotion of its products and its support of the channel community.

According to Datto, the Partner of the Year award celebrates partners that are true advocates for Datto, and contribute significantly to Datto's ongoing success.

ANZ Partner of the Year:  (L-R): James Bergl, Regional Director, ANZ, Datto, Rob Rae, VP of Business Development, Datto, Daniel Williams, Director, PowerNET, Austin McChord, CEO, Datto and Bryan Hauptman, SVP, Global Sales, Datto

Interlinked was named a Community Partner of the Year alongside two North American companies. Interlinked was honoured for its work to support the Datto partner and overall IT communities. Datto says its Community Partner of the Year winners are involved in peer networking and MSP organisations, and are often called on to mentor new Datto partners.

Community Partner of the Year (L-R): Bryan Hauptman, SVP, Global Sales, Datto, Nick Vassiliades, CTO, Interlinked, Austin McChord, CEO, Datto, Rob Rae, VP of Business Development, Datto

And finally, Dynamic Business Technologies was awarded Pioneer of the Year alongside one of Datto's North American partners. Datto says this award acknowledges partners that are first adopters of Datto technology, and play an integral role in “spreading the gospel that is Datto” to peer groups, user communities and the ANZ channel as a whole.

Pioneer of the Year (L-R): Rob Rae, VP of Business Development, Datto, Mark Lantry, Dynamic Business Technologies, Austin McChord, CEO, Datto, Bryan Hauptman, SVP, Global Sales, Datto

In regards to the new releases within its business continuity, networking and SaaS Protection product lines, Datto says they will further support the needs of its 6,000 MSP partners.

Datto CEO Austin McChord announced Datto's latest market leading solutions during his keynote presentation, which focused on product innovation, performance and ease of management for Datto partners.

The new products and services include an expansion to Datto's flagship all-flash SIRIS 3X line, an all-new ALTO 3 device targeting smaller environments, a new architecture for Datto SaaS Protection services, updates to the new Datto Networking portfolio, and significant enhancements to Datto's Partner Portal.

"We believe in a business before technology approach and our team is focused on delivering bespoke solutions that address specific business challenges,” says Daniel Williams, Director, PowerNET.

“We identify partners that are market leaders that can work closely with us to bring together integrated solutions for our clients. Working with Datto and its suite of products, we can build robust business continuity and data protection solutions for our clients that deliver exceptional performance and, importantly, peace of mind.

Datto also announced the official launch of its global marketing automation platform, deemed ‘MarketNow'.

Available for free to all Datto MSPs, MarketNow enables partners to utilise pre-written content to create campaigns, social media posts, web pages and branded collateral.

Datto asserts the platform is powered by MindMatrix and doesn't require extensive training, nor extensive marketing experience.