Why Comet?

After years of delivering data protection for clients, we set out to address the challenges we had faced as a Backup MSP.  Our mission is to build the best backup software, based on input from our community of Managed Service Providers and IT Professionals from over 110 countries.

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How Comet Works

A flexible architecture that allows you to configure the best setup for your backup business.

How it works

Choose your Server Option

OR

Self-hosted

Self-hosted

Self-host a Comet Server in your own physical or virtual environment. Suited for maximum flexibility. Control your setup by utilizing your own infrastructure.

  • Client-Server model
  • Totally configurable
  • SSL ready
  • Host server anywhere
  • Spin-up multiple servers free of cost

Comet-hosted

Comet-hosted

Comet Server hosted and managed by us on a private AWS cloud. Perfect if you need a quick, easy, off-site solution.

  • Instant setup
  • No hardware
  • SSL pre-configured
  • Easy to spin-up multiple servers
  • Fully managed software updates

Start Running Backups and Restores in Less than 15 Minutes

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Comet’s Backup Solutions include

Files & Folders Backup

Files & Folders Backup

Disk Image Backup

Disk Image Backup

Microsoft SQL Server Backup

Microsoft SQL Server Backup

Microsoft Hyper-V Backup

Microsoft Hyper-V Backup

Microsoft Exchange Backup

Microsoft Exchange Backup

MongoDB Backup

MongoDB Backup

Application-Aware VM Backup

Application-Aware VM Backup

Backup Solutions

Technology Benefits

Modern ‘Chunking’ technology powers Comet, making us faster than our competitors.

Client-side Deduplication

Client-side Deduplication

Comet has fast, bandwidth-efficient backups as deduplication is client-side, saving storage space.

Incremental Forever

Incremental Forever

Your oldest backup can restore just as fast as your most recent. No need for differentials or delta-merging.

No Full Re-uploads

No Full Re-uploads

After the first backup, you’ll never have to re-upload the full file again.

Compressed and Encrypted

Compressed and Encrypted

During backup, transit and rest. The only time it is unencrypted is during a restore.

Packed with All the Features MSPs Need

Lightweight Client

Lightweight Client

(Starting at less than 20MB)

Deduplication

Deduplication

Free Support

Free Support

White Label Software

White Label Software

Available in 10 Languages

Available in 10 Languages

Built in SSL Support

Built in SSL Support

Comprehensive API

Comprehensive API

Silent Install

Silent Install

No Java or .NET

No Java or .NET

Support for Code Signing

Support for Code Signing

Start Running Backups and Restores in Less than 15 Minutes

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Comet Integrates with Industry Leaders

AWS
Azure
Wasabi
Backblaze
Google Cloud
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Information Security is at the Center of Everything We Do

Comet is compliant with security standards, cloud data protection and data encryption standards. Comet Self-Hosted can be used in your HIPPA or GDPR compliant environment.

Let's Ecrypt
HIPAA
SSL
AES
Security & Compliance

Most Common Questions

Who is Comet for?

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Comet is designed for data backup service providers. This can include any business that provides a computer backup service to their customers, even if that is not their core business. We do not sell directly to the public. Our typical customers include:

  • Data backup service providers
  • IT support companies
  • Managed service providers

Who are the end users of Comet?

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You can sell Comet to anyone with data. We’re constantly amazed at the range of businesses that can benefit from online backup. It suits anybody with information that needs protecting. This ranges from a single device to enterprise scale environments.

What hardware do I need to run Comet?

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You can actually run a backup company, using Comet as the software platform, without owning any hardware of your own. Comet can be run from a VPS, and you can instruct it to store data directly on one of our approved Cloud storage providers. Alternatively, you can run the entire system on your own hardware (or a combination of both). You choose.

Is Comet Linux or Windows based?

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Both the Server and Client components run natively on Windows and Linux. The self-installer is incredibly simple, and there are no third-party software dependencies (eg Java, .NET etc)

What is chunking?

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Comet backs up data by first splitting it into variable-sized chunks, which are individually compressed, encrypted, and uploaded. Comet uses data-dependent chunking, efficiently splitting a file into consistent chunks even in the face of random inserts. Chunking helps with faster backups, faster restores, better deduplication, smaller uploads, smaller downloads when restoring, reduced data storage, better security, vastly reduced risk of corruption. It’s the game-changer that makes Comet unique.

I’m wondering about data sovereignty. Where is data stored?

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Comet can be installed on your hardware, or the cloud environment of your choice. We do not store any identifiable information about your customers or their data. If you want to use MyClient for backup monitoring, you can choose a hosting location in either the USA or UK when you sign up.

Comet CloudView is currently hosted exclusively from the UK.

Do you have online documentation?

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How do you provide support?

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Support is provided via our ticket system in the Partner Portal. You’ll need to sign up and log in to access this. We have two support offices, based in New Zealand and Ukraine. This gives us global coverage across most time zones. Tickets which require escalation to our development team are answered during NZDT work hours.

Want to speak directly with our Customer Success team? Book a call for a free one-on-one support session.