QNAP® Systems, Inc. and Archiware®, an expert in data management software, have jointly announced that QNAP NAS operating system QTS 4.4.1 now supports the latest Archiware P5 and Pure software. This continuous integration will assist media and entertainment (M&E) and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to secure their digital assets and VMware® virtual machines (VMs) intelligently and easily.
The latest QTS 4.4.1 enhances QNAP NAS usability by incorporating highly-anticipated services, including cloud storage gateways for easy hybrid cloud storage applications, source-based deduplication for optimizing backup and recovery efficiency, a Fibre Channel SAN solution, and much more. Archiware’s P5 software suite offers platform agnostic data management for backup, archiving, and cloning. The browser-based software is now optimized to run on QTS 4.4.1, and comprises four distinctive modules for securing and restoring data: P5 Synchronize, P5 Backup, P5 Backup2Go, and P5 Archive. For long-term and offsite data protection, P5 Backup and P5 Archive also support QNAP NAS data backup to LTO tape and public cloud as storage target options. The mini-MAM features of P5 Archive make finding and re-using assets extremely easy.
Virtualization is an essential component to modern IT infrastructures. Integrated with Archiware Pure 2.0, QNAP NAS can provide a perfect backup solution for ensuring VMware virtual machines are maintained and have a safe backup. Archiware Pure is free software with optional paid technical support, which can help SMB customers secure VMware environment for free and simplify backup and restore of virtual machines.
“The data management solution that integrates Archiware P5, Archiware Pure, and QNAP extend customer’s data management capabilities while providing them secure data protection and long-term storage previously only available to enterprises,” said Josef Doods, CEO of Archiware. “Long-term preservation of media assets on LTO tape offers the most professional and durable solution at the lowest price point per terabyte (TB). Archiware and QNAP are now making this accessible for more customers to make preserving, tagging and finding assets for re-use, reference and monetization as easy as creating media.”
“We are very excited to team up with Archiware to bring enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery capabilities to organizations of all sizes,” said Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP. “As file sizes become larger and video resolution continues to improve, and companies are placing important production and operations data into VMs, our partnership with Archiware eliminates the challenges of backup and recovery of media files and VMware VMs.”