By Marijan Kozic Primer on Backup strategies When designing the best backup strategy for a particular business environment, the goals are always the same – providing maximum data protection with minimum restore times, while reducing the impact on production resources. Approaching these goals without compromising data security distinguishes a good backup strategy from a bad one. Virtual machines share the same hardware resources. Therefore, it is important to ensure that one machine’s backup does not negatively influence other running machines’ performances. In fact, business requirements often demand that not even the target VM should be excessively impacted. A constant availability […]
– Click here for the English version of this article – von Josef Doods Die Anforderungen: Datensicherheit und Zugriff auf ältere Datei-Versionen sowie Hochverfügbarkeit. Die Antwort: P5 Synchronize.
– Hier finden Sie die deutsche Version dieses Artikels – By Josef Doods The requirement: Data security and access to older file versions in combination with high availability. The answer: P5 Synchronize.
By Marijan Kozic Virtualization brings unquestionable advantages and benefits. However, with its increasing presence, system administrators also face new challenges in maintaining and protecting the growing number of virtual servers. Traditional administration methods prove to be inadequate. Therefore, a change in approach becomes necessary, especially considering data protection and backup.
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus and Marijan Kozic The benefits of virtualization have triggered its incredible popularity amongst IT professionals. With its ease of use and consolidation of hardware, discarding many separate servers for individual services becomes a no-brainer. VMware is unmistakably the leader of this trend. However, the gains in efficiency also carry some risks that must specifically be considered.
LTO Tape is more attractive than ever and applicable in more circumstances. Text by Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Infographic by Lana Tannir In rapid succession, LTO-8 has quickly appeared in addition to the already impressive LTO-7 tape standard. The market’s drive for more capacity presumably triggered the early release. What are the features and benefits of LTO-8? How do the LTO generations compare? What LTO tape should you choose for which application? These are some of the questions that arise. To simplify the comparison of LTOs and gain more insight, we prepared an infographic with all the important features and […]
by Archiware Staff Virtualization is a well-established, future-proof technology. It increases efficiency, reduces downtime and expands datacenter utilization. The IT industry relies on server virtualization to reduce costs and improve productivity. Now, it is also becoming an important trend in the Media and Entertainment business.
by Archiware Staff Ransomware attacks impact organizations of all sizes and sectors. Out of 540 organizations in North America, Canada, the U.K. and Germany, nearly half have experienced ransomware attacks in 2016 (Osterman Research Survey). Therefore, intelligent backup mediums are necessary to ensure maximum security.
by Priscila Ferrari from Drivesys, Brazil Since the 2000s, the technology sector and digital market have undergone prominent changes. These have greatly affected all users, businesses, and industry professionals. With the advent of high-performance computers, digital equipment and digital media, users have accumulated large amounts of media and content. This raises the question of how to store them without slowing down and clogging up the production infrastructure. It’s very common for people to confuse archive and backup. For this reason, they frequently opt for the more familiar and simpler solution or the one that comes to mind first. However, the correct way […]
by Julia Friedrich & Ibrahim Tannir When planning a data management strategy, there are a number of questions that need to be considered: Do I need an immediate failover solution? What is an acceptable backup frequency? What is the maximum retention period for past data? How can I make sure my data is safe in case of a natural disaster?
by Marc M. Batschkus – Read part 1 – Implementing the Archive with P5 Archive Once you know the who, what and how, you can start looking at the details of your Archive implementation. Archive modes: There are three archive modes. Most people use manual archiving. A person (usually the admin) decides when to archive what and triggers the job. Alternatively, there is automatic or watch folder archiving. A watch folder is combined with a schedule and data is picked up accordingly. Depending on the workflow and load, that schedule can be anything from several times a day to once a month. […]
by Marc M. Batschkus An Archive is many things to many people. From reference to re-purposing, from monetization to service for clients, there are many perspectives on what an Archive can be and do. Since the perspectives vary so much, a closer look can reveal the potential hidden in this ancient term. Archivum was the name the Romans gave buildings that stored scripture rolls which were no longer needed for daily affairs. Although we no longer use scripture rolls, the mechanism hasn´t changed much. The files we put in an Archive today are those that are no longer needed for daily production. This means […]
by Marc M. Batschkus In the video industry, there is a long history of using optical media for recording and archiving clips. This is due to the fact that years ago, CD-R and later DVD-R were the only media with sufficient capacity and an attractive price point to store video files for long-term. Additionally, camera vendors integrated optical storage in their cameras. This has not been the case in other industries where optical storage is rarely found. For many, optical storage seems like a realistic option today to archive their files. Since archiving files implies a long-term perspective, a closer […]
by Blake Jones & Marc M. Batschkus With millions of hours of film in existence, there is always the need for a high quality scan so that the material may be re-purposed, re-distributed, referenced or monetised in any way. The longer analog media are stored the higher the risk that assets will be lost forever. Risk comes from multiple directions: hardware is vanishing that is needed to play specific media degradation through storage time and conditions misjudgement of the content, its importance and potential ongoing procrastination of digital conversion. To find out what material your films are made of and […]
– Hier finden Sie die deutsche Version dieses Artikels – – Read the Japanese Version on the website of Synergy KK, Archiware distributor in Japan – by Elke Boomgaarden – edited on December 9th, 2016 – Potential customers wanting to test Archiware P5 need it. Customers already running an Archiware P5 installation use it. To resellers servicing Archiware customers, it offers great help for professional customer care: the Archiware Portal. Using the Archiware Portal, any task with regards to license management can be fulfilled comfortably online: from applying for a license key to managing software maintenance contracts to requesting a quote for a […]
von Elke Boomgaarden – aktualisiert am 9. Dezember 2016 – Interessenten, die unsere Backup- und Datenmanagement-Software Archiware P5 ausführlich testen möchten, benötigen es. Kunden, die bereits eine Archiware-Installation haben, nutzen es. Und Händlern, die Archiware-Kunden betreuen, bietet es eine große Hilfe für eine professionelle Betreuung: das Archiware Portal. Über das Archiware Portal lässt sich alles rund um das Lizenzmanagement komfortabel online erledigen: von der Beantragung von Lizenzschlüsseln über die Verwaltung der Software-Wartungs-Vereinbarungen bis hin zum Anfordern von Angeboten für Kundeninstallationen – um nur ein paar Punkte zu nennen. Dieser Spotlight-Artikel stellt das Archiware Portal vor und gibt einen Überblick über […]
by André Kühnemund When data security is key, a simple backup may not be enough to ensure data is available at all times, while a data sync does not offer long retention times and safe offsite storage. The solution is simple: Combine Archiware P5 Synchronize and P5 Backup for a Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape strategy and have the best of both worlds: immediate availability AND security. Backup to Disk to Tape (D2D2T) using P5 Synchronize and P5 Backup is a good way to leverage the advantages of both – some of which are: P5 Synchronize: Fast disk-to-disk copying of data Ability to maintain multiple file system snapshots […]
by Josef Doods In this article, we are going to show you how easy it is to build your own Archiware P5 Appliance. To do this, we are using an HP ProLiant MicroServer and FreeNAS as an Open Source operating system. FreeNAS ist based on FreeBSD and is a free operating system for Network Attached Storage. Of course, its field of application is by no means limited to P5. Particularly as a file, print or media server, FreeNAS enjoys great popularity. Our main criterion for choosing the hardware for the P5 Appliance was worldwide availability. The goal being to configure a P5 […]
von Josef Doods In diesem Beitrag zeigen wir Ihnen, wie einfach es ist, eine eigene Archiware P5 Appliance zu bauen. Dazu verwenden wir einen HP ProLiant MicroServer und FreeNAS als Open Source-Betriebssystem. FreeNAS basiert auf FreeBSD und ist ein freies Betriebssystem für Network Attached Storage. Das Einsatzgebiet ist natürlich nicht auf P5 begrenzt. Insbesondere als File-, Print- und Medienserver erfreut sich FreeNAS großer Beliebtheit. Das Hauptkriterium bei der Auswahl des Hardware-Herstellers für das Projekt „P5 Appliance“ ist für uns die weltweite Verfügbarkeit der Hardware. Unser Ziel ist es, eine P5 Appliance zu konfigurieren, die überall genauso nachgebaut werden kann. Nachfolgend die Anforderungen an die Hardware im Einzelnen: weltweite Verfügbarkeit und Service niedrige Geräusch- und Wärmeemission […]