The new power strip Datto will soon add to its networking portfolio may be the latest managed device Datto rolls out, but it won't be the last.
“I think of it as our first step into IoT,” says founder and CEO Austin McChord of the forthcoming Datto Managed Power offering.
“When we talked to Open Mesh about that, they said one of the big reasons they hadn’t done IP cameras was that they don’t have anywhere to store all the video that it produces,” McChord says. “Datto would solve that problem pretty easily.”
A door entry or other access control solution is another possibility McChord is weighing.
“That’s typically done by a different contractor than MSPs,” he notes. A remotely-manageable offering from Datto would help channel pros capture that revenue instead.
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