Archiware's P5 Software Platform consists of modules, which each serve different data management purposes. Learn more about the functionality of each module and find the perfect fit for your requirements in the Product Comparison.
Easy operation with step-by-step introductions
User friendly browser interface, available everywhere
Runs on Mac, Windows, Linux, Synology, QNAP, NETGEAR
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-9)
Integrations with hardware and software partners
Flexible, scalable license model
The browser based user interface of the P5 Platform 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.
P5 Software runs on Mac, Windows, Linux, Synology, FreeBSD, QNAP and NETGEAR. 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.
Thanks to the universal compatibility, the P5 Platform 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.
The Archiware P5 platform has compatibility with numerous 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, thus working with practically any type of disk storage.
On the software side, the P5 Platform has integrations with numerous partners, especially with Media Asset Management systems (MAM).
Which storage fits best depends on your requirements, budget and strategy. Each of the available storage categories - disk, tape and cloud - have their own specific characteristics and strengths.
Archiware P5 is integrated with numerous disk, tape and cloud partners. P5 Backup as well as P5 Archive can use disk, tape and cloud storage to offer maximum flexibility.
P5 software updates can be installed directly from the web-admin interface on macOS and Linux installations. This is particularly useful for remote systems, such as Amazon EC2 instances, where updating can be complex. A simple click checks for newer versions on Archiware's servers, downloads and installs and restarts.
This feature is provided only for platforms that do not maintain their own software registry that includes P5. Both Windows and NAS systems such as QNAP, Synology and ReadyNAS include their own package manager.
The P5 Platform 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.