The P5 Software Suite
Data management at every step of the life cycle
- Easy operation with step-by-step introductions
- User friendly browser interface, available everywhere
- Runs on Mac, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris
- Data safety across platform limits
- Fits into existing hardware environment
- Joint use of resources for several modules
- Supports RAID, SAN, XSAN, NAS and iSCSI storage
- Compatible with virtually any Tape Hardware (LTO-2 to LTO-6)
- Integrations with hardware and software partners
- Flexible, scalable license model
The four modules in the Archiware P5 Suite secure data using different methods and restore them when required. A central question when choosing the right module for your data management requirements is:
How long can I work without the data on my server?
Minutes – P5 Synchronize clones files for immediate availability without restore
Hours/Days – P5 Archive migrates files to tape ans saves online storage space
The three modules for securing sever data are completed by P5 Backup2Go for central data backups of workstations and laptops.
All modules can be combined to create multiple-step security concepts to achieve maximum data security, such as the Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape-strategy.
One Suite - one user concept
The browser based user interface of the P5 Suite ensures maximum user friendliness. The structure within the modules is the same, minimizing the familiarization period. When the software is first opened, a step-by-step introduction guides users through the creation of data security plans – so the first run can start within minutes. Through the web interface, P5 is available from anywhere, anytime.
One software - all platforms
P5 Software runs on Mac, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. This secures your investments, as the software can be moved to a different server operating system at any point in time.
P5 is also platform neutral with regards to the storage used and therefore allows for e.g. the cloning from one OS to another or the restoration of files on a different platform than the one of the source (example: The P5 Archive server running on Linux archives files off Mac workstations). The important file properties such as access rights and extended attributes remain intact.
Your installation - your resources
Thanks to the universal compatibility, the P5 Suite fits into your existing storage environment. Investments in specific hardware are not necessary.
Resources can be used for multiple modules simultaneously – e.g. one tape library for P5 Backup and P5 Archive. If required, resources may be re-allocated to adapt to altered circumstances – without the need for re-installation and with minimal administration efforts.
Archiware offers support by in-house experts. Support and Maintenance are free during the first 12 months. Find out more about Software Maintenance and Support.
One manufacturer - many partners
In the P5 Suite, Archiware sets great store by compatibility with storage hardware. P5 Archive and P5 Backup can be used with tape hardware by any manufacturer on the market. All modules support file servers as well as Direct Attached Storage, SAN and NAS (more information on P5 and NAS), thus working with practically any type of disk storage.
On the software side, the P5 Suite has integrations with numerous partners, especially with Media Asset Management systems (MAM). A list of solutions with hardware and software partners can be found here.
The P5 license model - scalable and extendable
The P5 Suite is delivered as one package in a single installer that contains all modules, which are activated with a license key. This way, additional modules can by added at any point without the need for time-consuming installation. For P5 Backup and P5 Archive, the license model is based on the capacity of the tape or disk storage used as well as the number of LTO drives in libraries.
License packages reduce the initial investment. Prices for your installation can be calculated in our product configurator.