What Is Datto Workplace?

Datto Workplace could easily be compared to SharePoint from the Microsoft Office 365 Suite of products.

However, I feel this wouldn’t do it justice, Datto Workplace is so much better in my opinion.

Datto Workplace is an online filesharing and collaboration service and can be used on Mac, Windows, IOS & Android devices.

Whether this is storing files just online or allowing them to be viewed offline too, Datto Workplace has you covered.

With built-in Ransomware Detection and Malware and Virus Detection, the level of security is much better than Microsoft 365.

Just recently a client who is a web developer was uploading old work and had accidentally uploaded Malware to Datto Workplace.

We soon detected it and an alert was sent to both the client and us at Hamilton Systems Solutions to resolve it.

Datto Workplace Overview

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Client Uses

We strongly believe all our clients and potential clients could make use of Datto Workplace.

Whether you need to simply replace an onsite file server to provide a remote working collaborative environment, Datto Workplace is my recommended solution. Here are a few examples of the kind of clients using the service.


I am sure we wouldn’t be alone if you were surprised to see an accountancy firm on the list.

However, if you consider the constant need to share documents and with the security that Datto Workplace has, it is no wonder it was a perfect choice.

Accountancy firms need to be able to go back quite a while for records, unlimited retention was essential for their uses.


Electricians also have the need to constantly share documents, with a low-cost solution like this it was a no-brainer.


Hamilton Systems proudly can say we have 23 photographers using our storage solution.

With our amazing sharing functionality and unlimited storage, it just works.

Roofing Firm

This was a little bit more of a difficult case.

Hamilton Systems Solutions were asked to come in and resolve a constant issue they had with an on-site server.

We did for a while but soon realised it wouldn’t save them any money and proposed our alternative storage solution.

Datto Workplace has now replaced their onsite aging server, how many more companies are similar?


We’ve had about 4 videographers over the years approach us for storage solutions and all but one Datto Workplace was the right solution.

With the ability to hold completely unlimited amounts of data it made sense for the large files that videographers produce.

You can upload videos and choose to share with lots of controls such as read-only and not download, share for a limited amount of time, and more.

The only reason it wasn’t suitable to all four was the constant need to store 8K files (multiple GB in size) and their internet couldn’t handle it.

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