Best Protection for Production Storage – OpenDrives Offers Built-In Archiware P5

Being close to production and studios in LA and Hollywood with customers that look like the who-is-who in broadcast and production, OpenDrives offers excellent storage products. 

Demanding high-end productions need storage that is robust and fast. Yet, at the same time there is a need for simplicity and easy configuration and handling. The modular system by OpenDrives is of high quality and supports production with the simplicity of a NAS system, but the performance of a SAN. They are specialists in optimising file systems for throughput, so that production runs as smoothly as possible on their storage.

OpenDrives offers a product range that covers a wide range of requirements from maximum performance and throughput to maximum capacity. To offer their customers options to protect their precious production files, Archiware P5 is deployed as containerised app on the OpenDrives hardware (starting with version 2.5).

Archiware P5 offers cloning/replication with P5 Synchronize for time critical data. P5 Backup offers automatic Backup to disk and cloud storage. P5 Archive with its MAM like feature set is the solution for long-term archive to re-use, reference and monetise media assets that have already been produced.

As an additional benefit, file count and number of projects on the production storage remain on a reasonable level due to the migration of finished projects to the Archive. This way, Archiware P5 protects ongoing production and finalised files with a “single source of truth” where all completed projects and assets can be browsed, found and restored easily.

Protects productions storage: Backup, Archive or Sync to lower tier storage and/or S3.

P5 Features



  • Versions and snapshots
  • Interruptible backup
  • Rename detection
  • User restore
  • Offsite storage 
  • Disk and cloud storage



  • Customisable metadata fields and menus
  • Thumbnails and proxies
  • Combined search, storable
  • Disk and cloud Storage
  • Scales to PB and millions of files