Fast-growing developer of user friendly backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses

We believe in solid backup software that does what it says it will, is intuitive and easy to use, well priced and most of all offers outstanding support as part of the package.

About Us

Our aim is to delight our customers with full-featured, affordable backup software backed by an outstanding, personal Support team who are determined to help you succeed in protecting your environment.

  • Over 30,000 small and mid-market businesses
    trust Altaro
  • 99% of Customers satisfied with our Support
  • 5,000 Partners sharing Altaro’s success

Founded in 2009, our company has grown rapidly over the years and continues to do so with our flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which is rapidly gaining traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware VM backups.

Altaro VM Backup was born out of a need which we faced ourselves in the early days of Altaro. Backing up and restoring VMs was a needlessly complicated process without the use of a 3rd party tool, while existing backup solutions were expensive, still complicated to configure and use and let us down in times of trouble.

We decided we could do better. Over 30,000 votes of confidence (and raving reviews) from customers confirms we were on to something.

We're proud of the fact that thousands of customers and Partners worldwide chose to rely on Altaro, being excited by our fresh take on backup software, by their experiences with our Support team and by the number of times our software already saved their behinds. Don't take our word for it - Check out our testimonials and see for yourself the genuine feedback we get on a daily basis.

Are you an IT Reseller? Over 5,000
partners are already sharing our success.

Altaro’s Partner Program will help you make your IT reselling business more successful, plus you can benefit from discount margins, priority support, product training and more. All this, is complimentary with the program and no commitment from your end will be required.

I want to partner with Altaro

Our Locations

Altaro Software
3737 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh NC 27512

+1 (919) 251 6280

Altaro Software
Dalton House,
60 Windsor Avenue,
London SW19 2RR
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 203 397 6280

Altaro Software
Kronstadter Straße 4,
81677 München,

+49 89 20802 6955

Altaro Software
Block LS3 – Level 1,
Life Sciences Park,
San Gwann Industrial Estate,
San Gwann, SGN 3000,

+356 2032 3461

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30,000 small and mid-market businesses trust Altaro to protect their virtual environments.

"We had a server with consistent backup problems. When we switched to Altaro for our backup solution, they helped me fix a problem that haunted us for months. Working with them has always been a pleasure!"

Rachel Lewis Bensinger Consulting

"Altaro Hyper-V Backup is just the program I was looking for. Altaro sets up in just minutes with its very friendly interface. Altaro Hyper-V Backup is a great affordable product that I would recommend to anyone running Hyper-V."

Brice Milla Keystone Technology Consultants

From small and mid-market businesses to large corporations, Altaro is provider of choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup

Our Leadership Team

David Vella

Co-Founder and CEO

David has led Altaro Software since the company was founded in 2009. Before Altaro, David spent 11 years at GFI Software with the last position being Director of Product Management. At GFI Software he was responsible for the product management of GFI's product lines. Other responsibilities while at GFI Software included market/sales analysis, acquisitions and building OEM relationships with GFI's OEM partners. David joined GFI when it had less than 15 employees and left when GFI Software had over 200 employees worldwide.

Stephen Chetcuti Bonavita

Co-Founder & VP of Sales/Marketing

Stephen leads Altaro’s worldwide sales and marketing division. Before Altaro, he spent 12 years at GFI Software, which he joined in 1999 to handle the company's online marketing activities. Building on the experience gained in this role, he became the company's youngest Director at 24, when he was appointed Director of Marketing. In this role, he was responsible for a vast range of worldwide corporate and product marketing functions. Stephen also spent a number of years concurrently leading TechGenix, a company specializing in online portals for IT experts, with a number of leading websites to its name.

Simon Attard

Co-Founder & VP of Engineering - Infrastructure

Simon's role includes the design and development of Altaro's products. Simon holds a first class Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Information Technology. His chosen stream of study was Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence specialising in metaheuristics, machine learning, optimization and vehicle routing. Prior to Altaro he founded and led the start up Blaide Software which developed job management and time billing software solutions.

Julian Pace Ross

Co-Founder & VP of Engineering - Data Technologies

Julian's role at Altaro includes engineering research and development. Julian has years of experience in the design and development of advanced electronics and software solutions. Julian has been involved in the engineering science and ICT industries since 1997. Holding degrees in Biology, Chemistry and Engineering, Julian has successfully piloted several highly varied projects with various international companies.

Colin Wright

VP of Sales - EMEA

Colin joined the Altaro team in 2016 to head up the EMEA sales team. Colin has a wealth of experience in technology sales strategy, having worked in the industry for over 20 years. He has an impressive track record for having nurtured the growth of a number of cloud and virtualization centred companies and has created a number of successful EMEA sales operations. He’s previously led companies such as Veeam Software, Vizioncore Inc, Scriptlogic and Embotics.

Eric Krauss

VP of Sales – Americas

Eric became Altaro’s Vice President of Sales for the Americas in 2016 and brings with him extensive expertise in software sales from companies such as SanDisk, SecureWave and Imation Corp. His channel and business development experience is a valuable asset for his work in executing Altaro’s sales strategy. Eric focuses on nurturing and establishing new partner relationships in the region, accelerating Altaro’s expansion in the American market.

Matthew Sammut

Head of Technical Support

Matthew joined Altaro in October 2012 having over 12 years’ experience in the I.T. industry, specializing in technical development and global customer experience both in pre-sales and post-sales. Having extensive experience in Technical Training, Support and as a Sysadmin, Matthew has been responsible for the deployment and maintenance of various hardware and software solutions, and has built a solid understanding of customers’ needs. Since joining Altaro, Matthew has committed himself to building an industry-leading support team, focusing on delivering a seamless customer experience that is both fast and accurate, yet remains focused on the consumer.

Edward Lansink

Head of Content

Edward is a passionate marketer with over a decade of experience in IT marketing and, after a 7-year stint at GFI Software, joined Altaro in October 2012. He led the company’s marketing team for over three years, contributing to its rapid growth from startup to established vendor in the B2B backup space. Serving the IT community with high-quality educational content, Edward and his team help Altaro build thought leadership around Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware.