Maximum security for production data

DDP and Archiware have teamed up to offer DDP with integrated professional Backup to LTO. It was a natural choice for DDP, as leader in Ethernet based production storage, to join forces with Archiware, the leader in easy-to-use professional data management software.

Webinar Series

DDP, manufacturer of Ethernet SAN shared storage, and Archiware have recently hosted a series of three webinars of with DDP storage & Archiware P5.


View the recordings of the live demo portion of the sessions Backup, Synchronize and Archive on our Youtube channel.


A PDF of the presentation slides of the introduction on P5 are available for download.

Advantages of the Solution

  • P5 Backup license for single tape drive included with DDP storage
  • P5 integrated into DDP user interface
  • Regular, automated backup of DDP storage to disk or tape
  • Professional long-term storage on LTO tape
  • Additional P5 modules available for Cloning and Archiving
  • Tape cloning for offsite storage
  • Parallelization for higher performance
  • Data cloning on mirror DDP for immediate failover
  • Scalability through extension with tape library

DDP and P5 Backup

DDP is a manufacturer of state of the art SAN over IP storage solutions. In their products, SATA and SSD hard drives can be combined to achieve maximum performance and scalability.

Aimed at media companies as production storage, DDP products are compatible with Mac, PC and Linux, even allowing different clients access to the same parts of the storage.

In a production environment, it is imperative that media files are backed up regularly to secure valuable files. Every DDP now comes with Archiware P5 pre-installed and the license for P5 Backup to an LTO tape drive is included.

P5 Backup regularly backs up the DDP production storage to disk or tape. Backup plans can be set up in minutes for incremental, full or progressive backups. The resulting backups can be browsed using a web browser and restored easily. User interfaces are so clear and intuitive that even non-IT specialists find them easy to work with.

DDP drives appear on the clients as additional drives and are accessible as a virtual volume throughout the entire production. File transfer to different workstations for editing or color correction is rendered obsolete. The DDP workflow manager lets you configure access rights down to subfolder level to enable collaborative work and prevent errors.

DDP storage backed up to LTO tape

DDP & P5 Synchronize

To protect your data even more effectively and to make it immediately available in case of technical failure, P5 Synchronize can be used to clone data from the production DDP to a mirror DDP.

An exact copy of all or selected data can be kept on the mirror DDP and production can be switched to this storage simply and quickly if needed. P5 Synchronize as well as P5 Archive licenses can be added and expanded to an existing system at any point in time.

Immediate failover capability through data cloning using P5 Synchronize and a mirror DDP storage

LTO Facts


Speed up to 400 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 18,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective


Speed up to 360 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 12,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective