Datto is the leading provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions, with nearly five million customers and eight thousand partners worldwide. With its Total Data Protection Platform, business data is protected everywhere it resides, whether on premise, in virtualized environments, in the cloud or in software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, including Salesforce, Google Apps and more. Datto stores more than 100 petabytes of cloud data worldwide for businesses ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses.
As one of the first companies to join the START-UP NY program in June, Datto announced in 2014 that it would be expanding in Rochester, New York, where founder and CEO Austin McChord attended college at Rochester Institute of Technology.
“There is unlimited, untapped technical talent in Rochester, and we hope to start a wave of new companies coming to the area,” McChord said.
The company started operations in Rochester in mid-2014 and resides in a 12,000-square-foot space on the fourth floor of an RIT-owned building at 40 Franklin St. in downtown Rochester. Datto’s ability to expand in Rochester was due in large part to incentives provided by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP NY program. START-UP NY provides tax-free zones to attract and grow new businesses across the state. Through the program, businesses have the opportunity to operate completely tax-free for 10 years on eligible campuses and university-owned spaces. Businesses partner with the higher-education institutions in the SUNY system, as well as other universities, to be able to access industry experts and advanced research laboratories.
“Datto is the perfect example of a company that is attracted to our region because of our talented and highly-skilled workforce,” GRE President & CEO Mark S. Peterson said. “START-UP NY also played a major role in helping Datto establish its presence here.”
Since its inception in 2007, Datto has experienced rapid growth with multiple high-double-digit growth years while achieving nearly $50 million in revenue in 2013. The company has more than 400 employees worldwide and was named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list for the third consecutive year, ranking No. 314 overall, No. 5 in security and the No. 1 fastest-growing privately owned company in Connecticut.
“It feels great to not only expand Datto to new areas, but also to give back to a city I love,” McChord said. “It’s a dream come true to bring jobs to Rochester, thanks to Gov. Cuomo’s vision for business expansion and economic development in creating START-UP NY.”
For more information on Datto and job openings, visit www.datto.com.