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May 19, 2017 |

Datto Hires Managed Services Community Expert, John Tippett, as Vice President of Datto Networking

New Role Underscores Company’s Commitment to Partners With Dedicated Support to Help Them Develop and Sell Managed Networking Services to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

NORWALK, Conn. – May 18, 2017 – Datto, Inc., the leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world, today announced that John Tippett has joined the company as Vice President of Datto Networking, and will lead the company’s strategic pursuit to establish a market leading position in the global networking space. In this new role, Tippett will be responsible for leading the adoption of Datto’s Managed Networking Services through Datto’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) partners around the world.

John has more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry, ranging from growing managed IT services firms to providing award-winning products and services as a vendor. Most recently he was with Aisle8, where he served as Vice President and General Manager. In this role, Tippett was focused on establishing the company’s IT division by servicing and supporting the distinct product and distribution needs of IT solution providers.

“John is a renowned expert in the IT industry with a proven track record in helping managed service providers to better support their clients’ needs,” said Brooks Borcherding, Chief Revenue Officer, Datto. “With his vast experience delivering solutions to the channel as well as his background as a former managed service provider himself, we are looking forward to his contributions and leadership as we expand our business with industry-leading networking solutions.”

Tippett sees a unique opportunity ahead. “Datto is a company that has proven its ability to pioneer solutions delivered through managed services providers for the SMB,” stated John Tippett, Vice President of Datto Networking. “I am looking forward to building the Datto Networking business by aligning the unparalleled culture and development capabilities of Datto with the unmet networking needs in the IT channel. We are going to truly disrupt the market with our product lineup.”

Tippett is an active member in the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), where he was awarded the inaugural Member of Year last May. He currently serves as ex-officio chair of the Managed Services Community and serves as a member of the Ambassadors program.

In his new role, Tippett will be based in Charlotte and report directly to Borcherding.

About Datto Networking

Datto Networking enables MSPs to efficiently deploy a suite of comprehensive managed networking services for their customers. Fully managed in the cloud, Datto Networking simplifies network deployments with smarter devices, always connected networking and fully integrated failover enabling MSPs to cost-effectively support their customers at a competitive recurring revenue price point.

Key offerings of Datto Networking include:

  • Datto Networking Appliance – A fully integrated network appliance that includes a network edge router, firewall, WiFi, intrusion detection and prevention, and fully integrated 4G LTE failover. The Datto Networking Appliance delivers everything needed to deploy and manage a high performance wired or wireless network in a package that is competitively priced and that can be configured and deployed in a matter of minutes.
  • Datto Networking WiFi – Mesh enabled WiFi access points deliver powerful 802.11ac wireless networks with seamless roaming for always connected WiFi. Datto’s intelligent access points work together to form a self-organizing, self-healing, encrypted mesh network to give MSPs more options for deploying and managing wireless networks. Datto Networking WiFi offers comprehensive features including full cloud management with zero-touch configuration, powerful network management tools, guest network security and captive portal with integrated billing solutions, and more.
  • Datto Networking Switches – Network switches are cloud-managed, include robust Layer 2 features and seamlessly integrate with Datto Networking WiFi access points, including automatic VLAN configuration. Datto switches reliably and quickly connect devices and users on the network, simplifying network deployments and ongoing management. Available in 8, 24 or 48 port options, Datto switches are PoE+ enabled, support VoIP Phone deployments, and accommodate virtually any sized network configuration for the SMB customer.

For a look at the new Datto Networking lines, visit

About Datto

Datto protects business data and provides secure connectivity for tens of thousands of the world’s fastest growing companies. Datto’s Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Thousands of IT service providers globally rely on Datto’s combination of pioneering technology and dedicated services to ensure businesses are always on, no matter what. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Portland, Toronto, London, Singapore and Sydney.

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Media contact:

Justin Goldstein
Finn Partners
Phone: 212.715.1601

Sheila Lahar
Datto, Inc.
Phone: (617) 818-7561

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