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 pricingyesno

Centralized Management for MSPs

White label serviceyesno
Easy-to-use management console with centralized backup status and history display for all end-user customersyesyes
Remote agent update from the web management consoleyesyes
Multi-tenant service with multiple partner tiersyesyes
Custom service offerings based on the types of protected machinesyesno
Quotas for the numbers of protected machinesyesyes
Create unlimited trial accounts to potential customers without using paid license quotayesquestion
Create free trial account within client applicationyesquestion
Build branded client agent installers in web management consoleyesno
Customize client agent name and icon shown in public cloud storage authentication page (e.g. Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.) yesno
Hide actual storage backend used by MSPs so as to make the storage invisible to usersyesno
Hide unwanted features in client agentsyesquestion
Hide unwanted storage options in client agents yesquestion
Multi-language support to target any marketyesquestion
Integration with existing systems via API yesyes
Centralized management console software installable on a physical serveryesyes
Live status monitoring for backup and restore jobsyesyes
Show a To-Do lists for all the backup and system errors that need to be fixedyesquestion
Configure backup set for a client machine through web consoleyesyes
Trigger backup for selected client machines from web management consoleyesyes
User group and group policies managementyesyes
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 monitoringyesyes
Backup and restore, administration logs monitoringyesyes
Replicate data and backup server settings to a replication serveryesyes
Replication logs monitoringyesyes
Join multiple centralized management servers through the use of built-in redirectoryesyes
Client agent redirection logs monitoring yesyes
Monitor web console status through third party's tool by SNMP trapping yesquestion
Using self-hosted / third party's SMTP server for sending emailyesyes
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 decryptionyesquestion
Block unwanted IPs from accessing management consoleyesquestion
Automatic users creation through Windows Active Directory integrationyesquestion
Send consolidated report to administrator everydayyesyes
Set storage quota based on compressed or non-compressed data sizeyesquestion
Set shared storage quota to a group yesquestion
Set maximum percentage of group shared quota that each user can useyesquestion
Set maximum no. of invalid login attempts allowedyesquestion
Display self-hosted advertisement banners in client agent user interfaceyesno
Enforce client agents to run preempted backup setsyesquestion

Backup Features in Client Agent

Local and cloud backup for flexible, hybrid protectionyesyes
Run VM directly from backupyesyes
Backup and recovery of selected files, folders, or a complete systemyesyes
Backup of Windows servers/desktops/laptops, Linux servers and desktops, and MacOS X desktops/laptopsyesyes
Backup of Microsoft SQL, Exchange, Active Directory, and Windows System Stateyesyes
Backup of VMware, Microsoft Hyper-Vyesyes
Backup of mobile devicesyesyes
Backup of Oracle Database, MySQL Database, IBM Lotus Domino/Notes, Synology NASyesyes
Backup of cloud files (e.g. Office 365 Exchange Mailbox)yesyes
For service providers: off-site backup to your own cloud, or Azure, Amazon S3, or other storageyesno
Replicate backup data to a local folder, network share or cloud storageyesyes
Disk-to-disk-to-cloud backup staging supportyesyes
Control backup by customersyesyes
Customer centralized views of activities and alertsyesyes
Local disaster recoveryyesyes
Backup schedulingyesyes
Block-level incremental / differential backupyesyes
Backup data filteringyesyes
Backup data consolidationyesyes
Compression level settingyesyes
Auto retry after backup failedyesyes
Data retention policyyesyes
Continuous backup for files in Windowsyesyes
Continuous backup for VMs and databasesyesyes
Bandwidth throttlingyesyes
Fast multi-thread backupyesyes
Windows open file backup through VSSyesyes
Define multiple backup sets for each client machineyesyes
Remind user to backup during Windows system logout / shutdown / restartyesyes
Missed backup, backup error alertsyesyes
Combine multiple clouds as one pooled storageyesyes
Sequential or concurrent backup to multiple destinationsyesquestion
Configurable maximum concurrent backupsyesyes
Backup data validationyesyes
Write backup/restore logs to Windows Event Logyesyes
Proxy server supportyesyes
Initial seeding to easily move large volumes of data to the cloud (require cloud storage to have seed loading support, e.g. Microsoft Azure)yesquestion
Pre / Post backup command line toolyesquestion
Storage quota alert to clientyesyes

Supported Backup Destinations

USB drive / local drive / network shares of user's machineyesyes
Amazon S3yesno
Amazon Cloud Driveyesno
Microsoft Azureyesno
Amazon AWS Compatible Storageyesno
Google Cloud Storageyesno
Google Driveyesno
Microsoft OneDrive / OneDrive for Businessyesno
FTP / SFTPyesquestion
Hard drive attached to centralized management serveryesquestion

Restore Features

Point in time restoreyesyes
One time restore multiple versionsyesyes
Large scale recovery (using same methodology as initial seeding)yesyes
Search for files or folders to restoreyesyes
Restore data to original or different locationyesyes
Restore anywhere through green client agentyesyes

Security / Privacy

256-bit SSL transmission to cloudyesyes
256-bit AES backup data encryptionyesyes
Individual encryption key per backup setyesyes
Password protection in client agentyesyes
Lost encryption key recovery yesyes

Deployment Options

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

Licensing Model

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