Datto vs Ahsay - Backup Solution Comparison
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How Ahsay Stacks Up Against Datto
(Last update: Nov 25, 2016)

Among all backup software available in the market, Ahsay comes with the most comprehensive features for businesses and MSPs. For those who is also looking into the features of Datto, here's how our product stacks up against them.

Information from Datto is gathered from their website and other internet channels. No trial software has been installed and no testing has been conducted. Therefore, please be reminded that this comparison may not be 100% accurate.

Key Benefits

Rapid time to market
(easy, complete, safe)
Local and cloud
(combines local and cloud backup and recovery into one simple solution)
Any data, any system, any application
(bare-metal recovery, files / folders / complete system backup, physical system backup, virtual system backup)
Multi-tier / multi-tenancy
(rebrandable channels, unlimited tenants for every channel)
Cloud backup made easy
(simple, flexible method to deploy offsite backup)
Efficient management
(built-in trial user sign-up, automatic deployment, updates, and management of all software functionalities, reporting)
Cloud storage neutral
(partners can choose any preferred cloud storage)
Partner-friendly deep cumulative discounted pricing

Centralized Management for MSPs

White label service
Easy-to-use management console with centralized backup status and history display for all end-user customers
Remote agent update from the web management console
Multi-tenant service with multiple partner tiers
Custom service offerings based on the types of protected machines
Quotas for the numbers of protected machines
Create unlimited trial accounts to potential customers without using paid license quota
Create free trial account within client application
Build branded client agent installers in web management console
Customize client agent name and icon shown in public cloud storage authentication page (e.g. Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.)
Hide actual storage backend used by MSPs so as to make the storage invisible to users
Hide unwanted features in client agents
Hide unwanted storage options in client agents
Multi-language support to target any market
Integration with existing systems via API
Centralized management console software installable on a physical server
Live status monitoring for backup and restore jobs
Show a To-Do lists for all the backup and system errors that need to be fixed
Configure backup set for a client machine through web console
Trigger backup for selected client machines from web management console
User group and group policies management
Clear overview of system resources information
(Including Java virtual machine, underlying operating system, CPU architecture, number of processor, committed virtual memory, pysical memory, and swap space)
Current CPU usage, memory usage and live thread monitoring
Backup and restore, administration logs monitoring
Replicate data and backup server settings to a replication server
Replication logs monitoring
Join multiple centralized management servers through the use of built-in redirector
Client agent redirection logs monitoring
Monitor web console status through third party's tool by SNMP trapping
Using self-hosted / third party's SMTP server for sending email
Option for user to upload hashed encryption key to management console, so that when encryption is lost, system administrator can recover it by sending it to backup solution vendor for decryption
Block unwanted IPs from accessing management console
Automatic users creation through Windows Active Directory integration
Send consolidated report to administrator everyday
Set storage quota based on compressed or non-compressed data size
Set shared storage quota to a group
Set maximum percentage of group shared quota that each user can use
Set maximum no. of invalid login attempts allowed
Display self-hosted advertisement banners in client agent user interface
Enforce client agents to run preempted backup sets

Backup Features in Client Agent

Local and cloud backup for flexible, hybrid protection
Run VM directly from backup
Backup and recovery of selected files, folders, or a complete system
Backup of Windows servers/desktops/laptops, Linux servers and desktops, and MacOS X desktops/laptops
Backup of Microsoft SQL, Exchange, Active Directory, and Windows System State
Backup of VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V
Backup of mobile devices
Backup of Oracle Database, MySQL Database, IBM Lotus Domino/Notes, Synology NAS
Backup of cloud files (e.g. Office 365 Exchange Mailbox)
For service providers: off-site backup to your own cloud, or Azure, Amazon S3, or other storage
Replicate backup data to a local folder, network share or cloud storage
Disk-to-disk-to-cloud backup staging support
Control backup by customers
Customer centralized views of activities and alerts
Local disaster recovery
Backup scheduling
Block-level incremental / differential backup
Backup data filtering
Backup data consolidation
Compression level setting
Auto retry after backup failed
Data retention policy
Continuous backup for files in Windows
Continuous backup for VMs and databases
Bandwidth throttling
Fast multi-thread backup
Windows open file backup through VSS
Define multiple backup sets for each client machine
Remind user to backup during Windows system logout / shutdown / restart
Missed backup, backup error alerts
Combine multiple clouds as one pooled storage
Sequential or concurrent backup to multiple destinations
Configurable maximum concurrent backups
Backup data validation
Write backup/restore logs to Windows Event Log
Proxy server support
Initial seeding to easily move large volumes of data to the cloud (require cloud storage to have seed loading support, e.g. Microsoft Azure)
Pre / Post backup command line tool
Storage quota alert to client

Supported Backup Destinations

USB drive / local drive / network shares of user's machine
Amazon S3
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
Amazon AWS Compatible Storage
Google Cloud Storage
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive / OneDrive for Business
Hard drive attached to centralized management server

Restore Features

Point in time restore
One time restore multiple versions
Large scale recovery (using same methodology as initial seeding)
Search for files or folders to restore
Restore data to original or different location
Restore anywhere through green client agent

Security / Privacy

256-bit SSL transmission to cloud
256-bit AES backup data encryption
Individual encryption key per backup set
Password protection in client agent
Lost encryption key recovery

Deployment Options

Vendor hosted - Turnkey solution that the management console and data are both hosted by vendor (Ahsay / Datto)
Hybridly hosted - Management console hosted by vendor (Ahsay / Datto), data hosted by service provider
Service provider hosted - The service provider manages the solution and stores the data

Licensing Model

Meter (Pay as you go)
Perpetual (Own backup software perpetually)
Cumulative discount based on historical quantities under MSP's account