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Archiware releases Version 6.0 of the P5 Software Suite
By: Archiware GmbH
P5 Companion App
Available for all P5 Archive customers, this desktop application for Windows, macOS and Linux, allows drag-and-drop archiving from the workstation desktop. Stub files can be created when archiving for ease of restore, without using the P5 web interface.
Doubling of Disk and Cloud Storage Limits
The updated P5 Media Management License (MMSL) expands disk and cloud storage allowances from 4TB to 8TB.
HTTPS for a Secure Browser GUI
The web admin interface can now use either http or https for added security. Remote administration of P5 via a public network can be secured through the use of SSL certificates.
New API Based on REST
In addition to the command-line interface, P5 version 6.0 now includes a REST-based web services API, over https.
P5 Desktop LTO Edition
Previously named P5 Desktop Edition, this entry-level bundle is now a permanent P5 license. It allows backup and archive from a single computer, to a single LTO tape drive.
New 'Groups' allow the configuration of paths on different P5 client machines - locations from which data will be archived or restored. This allows P5 to identify the location of data archived from workstations using the new P5 Companion App and grant access to restore locations. P5 Users are added to these groups to allow them to archive.
Greater Flexibility in Configuration of Disk and Cloud Storage
The calculation of the required MMSL for disk and/or cloud storage is now based on actual occupied storage units, rather than total possible storage size.
Advanced Cloud Storage and Cloud Object Storage Class Support
Support is extended for Google Cloud object storage and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage. Google Cloud object storage includes selectable storage classes to accommodate various use cases. Previously available using the 'Generic S3' storage type, access to Wasabi storage is now built-in to P5.
New supported cloud object storage classes include:
• Amazon S3: S3 Standard, S3 Intelligent-
• Amazon Glacier: Standard, Deep Archive
• Google: Standard, Nearline, Coldline
• Microsoft Azure: Standard Hot, Cool
Archiware P5 for Amazon Web Services (AMI)
The new version uses Linux and Amazon Web Services (AMI) from the Amazon Marketplace. This offers archiving, browsing, searching, and restore from multiple locations to a centralized Archive on AWS3 or Glacier.
Re-introduction of P5 server on FreeBSD
Archiware P5 previously restricted FreeBSD to P5 client installations. With version 6, full support is reintroduced. This allows deployment options for P5, in which FreeBSD is used with ZFS as a storage appliance.
Download Archiware P5: https://p5.archiware.com/
Lana Tannir, Marketing Manager