By David Fox Executive Summary: Archiving and backing up data to the cloud is often slower than writing to local tape or disk, due to internet upload speeds limiting the data transfer rate available. By employing an AWS Snowball device,
Creating a multi-site cloud-based backup server using Archiware P5
By David Fox For organisations of all sizes, hosting a centralised P5 server in the cloud allows backup of multiple sites/offices back to a secure, centrally managed resource. This provides greater flexibility compared with using a commercial hosted solution. The
Is there a storage medium between disk and tape? Yes, and it´s called Silent Bricks.
by Dr.Marc M. Batschkus Disk storage is everywhere, can be combined to fast RAIDs and large SAN systems to cover almost any need for speed and capacity. There are more disk storage products on the market than anyone can possibly
What to do with all those tapes?
by Marc M. Batschkus and Clay Teramo – CEO The Data Media Source, San Jose, California LTO Tape is an excellent storage media, but what to do when tape sets are replaced or no longer needed? We recently learned of
Understanding LTFS – What it’s for and how we use it
By David Fox LTFS brings together the convenience and familiarity of a removable disk, with the capacity, reliability and price-per-terabyte of tape. Since P5 version 5.6 now supports LTFS, this article looks at the reasons LTFS exists along with some
P5 Backup and Archive to the Cloud: 6 questions answered
By David Fox 1. What cloud support does P5 offer for Backup and Archiving? Since P5 version 5.5, Archiware has introduced flexible support for a variety of cloud storage services in both the Backup and Archive modules.
4 Criteria to Choose the Right LTO Tape, Build an Archive & Save Money Along the Way
Text by Dr. Marc M. BatschkusInfographic by Lana Tannir LTO Tape is more attractive than ever and applicable in more circumstances. In rapid succession, LTO-9 has appeared in addition to the already impressive LTO-8 tape standard.What are the features and
Cyber-Attacks: The Backup-Medium for Maximum Security
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).
Archive or Backup?
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.
Disk, Tape, Cloud – Which type of storage is right for your business?
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?
Tape versus Optical Storage for Archive
by Marc M. Batschkus In the video industry, there is a long history of using optical media for recording and archiving clips.
Digital Conversion of Film
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.
Boost index performance through SSD
Jan 17, 2014 – SSD ’s (solid-state drives) have become more widespread in the storage world, mainly because of their lower access time and latency.
Media Asset Management Systems
June 11, 2013 – Even though archiving is important in almost all industries, there is one that couldn’t avoid the topic even if it tried. I am talking about the digital media industry.
We love P4 Archive
January 3, 2013 – We love P4 Archive. We think it is a unique product within its market that will get more and more attention in the years to come.
To Backup or to Archive, That is the Question!
Both use tape…!? December 3, 2012 – PresSTORE comes with a Backup and an Archive module. Both can use tape to save a copy of the data offline. So what exactly is the difference then?
Scripts for PresSTORE P4
November 22, 2012 – About a year ago, we decided to put together a website with P4 scripts. This site features the work of our partners, as well as some of our own techs.
LTFS Reality Check
May 7, 2012 – The fifth generation of the LTO (Linear Tape-Open) standard is known for its embracing of LTFS (Linear Tape File System).
CatDV and P4 Archive Integration
March 21, 2012 – After Apple announced that it would discontinue Final Cut Server, the search began for a good replacement. In many cases, the solution is CatDV by Square Box Systems. CatDV has become a very popular asset management
P4 Training MasterClass
March 19, 2012 – Our English distributor JPY runs regular technical trainings for their P4 reseller network. They have recorded a training session and made it available as a free web-resource. In the P4 MasterClass you’ll learn how to install,