CRN Exclusive: Datto CEO McChord On Expanding Into Networking And Security To Build Opportunities For MSPs
Joseph F. Kovar
Datto In Constant Remake Mode To Widen Its Support For The MSP Channel
Datto is a company going through massive changes to itself as part of a plan to make it an indispensable part of the MSP channel. The company, best known as a developer of data protection technology for MSPs, has in the past few years made two major technology acquisitions that have made it a major player in the networking and security markets. At DattoCon last week, the company also unveiled plans to enter the virtual desktop business. And, as with everything the company does, this is all being done specifically to make it a more valuable part of the MSP business.
Datto CEO Austin McChord sat down with CRN during DattoCon to talk about the company's technology expansion and how it ties in with Datto's maniacal focus on the MSP business. Here's how a small company, just turning into a midsize business, hopes to take on the IT industry's biggest storage, security, and networking companies.