IT By Design Extends Support for Key MSP Vendors Datto and Kaseya

The MSP has expanded its tool-agnostic approach by adding Datto and Kaseya expertise to its engineering services.

Allison Francis

May 4, 2020

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IT By Design (ITBD)’s remote engineering services now provide full support for the entire portfolio of solutions available through MSP vendors Datto and Kaseya. This goes for its outsourced NOC, RMM virtual admin and professional services as well.

ITBD, one of our 2019 501ers, provides expert MSP-trained talent services built for MSPs, by an MSP. ITBD’s offer steps in when an MSP requires a dedicated, MSP-Way trained engineer to augment their technical team, or simply wants to outsource its NOC or help desk services. Each MSP practice needs the flexibility of choice, so ITBD crafted its NOC support to be vendor agnostic. It’s also evolving its partnerships – such as those with Kaseya and Datto – as the industry continues to shift and grow in terms of valuable vendor offers.

Why is this MSP vendor partnership significant?


IT by Design’s Sunny Kaila

“ITBD has been working with the tools from both Datto and Kaseya portfolios as part of the extensive training we provide to our dedicated remote engineering staff. That is, those engineers who work within our MSP customers’ environments as a remote part of their team,” said Sunny Kaila, CEO, ITBD. “Our engineering talent is prepared to work with whatever MSP tools our customers prefer.”

What’s new is that ITBD has expanded its knowledge base and deepened its partnership with both vendors. This also is to support the Datto RMM tool and Kaseya’s VSA RMM through their around-the-clock, outsourced NOC and help desk services and as part of their RMM virtual administrator offer. The latter enables best practices and optimization of the Datto RMM and Kaseya VSA services for best capacity and performance within an MSP’s environment. 

“The bottom line is that we want to ensure our talent can work inside an MSPs preferred tool set, ticketing on their service boards and generally offering a seamless experience,” said Kaila. “We are working to expand our vendor ecosystem even further.”

ITBD’s goal is to ensure it is building partnerships with key MSP vendors to work in the tools their MSP partners select.

“We understand that MSPs need the freedom to make that decision depending on their unique business needs,” said Kaila. “So, it’s incumbent on ITBD to support that freedom of choice by being agile and ready to build out services as those tool choices evolve with the quick-moving MSP industry.”  

How does this relate to the industry?

ITBD provides the technical talent that MSPs need to scale their business. To help their partners grow by getting the talent they need in place – whether a dedicated remote engineer or around-the-clock NOC support – it’s imperative that their talent can work in and on leading tools so they can provide value immediately. 

“We also know that MSPs choose their tool stack to fulfill particular needs within their businesses. This means that we must be prepared to support those choices,” added Kaila. “We want to help our MSP partners deliver more value and better service downstream, and to be able to focus their high-cost engineering talent on strategic, profitable projects.”

So why is it significant that ITBD’s remote engineering solutions fully support all Datto and Kaseya solutions? Not to mention its …

… outsourced NOC, RMM virtual admin and professional services?

“We want to make sure our remote engineers are comfortable working in leading MSP tools. It’s also important that our outsourced NOC and help desk teams can troubleshoot those tools,” said Kaila. “We are unique in offering vendor management within our outsourced NOC/help desk solutions. We will reach out to those vendors for assistance if a ticket is product-related. Having close partnerships with those vendors helps us prepare for those escalations, be it an issue with the Datto RMM [service] or a concern with a Kaseya product such as Unitrends.”

In terms of its RMM virtual admin services, ITBD can now optimize both RMM tools. This helps MSPs take full advantage of the capacity and power of those vendor products. This is a win-win for both partners and the vendors, the company said.

“Working closely with MSP vendors Kaseya and Datto streamlines our learning curve and helps us help them,” said Kaila.

Looking Ahead

Moving forward, ITBD will support Datto’s unified continuity, networking, backup and business management product lines. They will also support Kaseya’s full suite of MSP IT management tools, supporting management, security, and backup of IT infrastructures. ITBD’s NOC will fully support the both vendors’ RMM to provide a one-stop-shop experience. Current NOC offers cover incident response, maintenance and ongoing support.


Kaseya’s Jim Lippie

“At Datto, we believe strongly in building strong partnerships — with our MSP partners and adjacent providers in the MSP community. It’s important that we provide MSPs a choice when it comes to what tools and services fit with their business. Working with IT By Design helps to accomplish just that,” said Rob Rae, senior vice president, business development, Datto.

“One key to MSP success is the ability to scale, and that element can often be limited by an MSP’s access to the talent needed to fully optimize and manage common MSP tools,” said Jim Lippie, GM & SVP, partner development, Kaseya. “By working with IT By Design, we help our partners integrate reliable expert support into their businesses. This enables them to focus their internal talent on key strategic, profitable, customer-facing efforts.”

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Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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