Subscription Licences now available for Archive Manager


Over the last few years we have had multiple requests to introduce a subscription based licensing model for our Windows file server archiving solution, Archive Manager .

Up until now all licences were perpetual and worked on a 'buy once use forever' basis with annual support renewals.Archive Manager  Despite the licensing cost being a fraction of our nearest competitors and the fact that Archive Manager already represented amazing value for money, this model had the effect of front loading a lot of the costs. Being able to offer a subscription based licence alongside the perpetual licences enable us to provide a way to spread the initial costs more evenly over years 2+.

So if your struggling to find a simple and cost effective way to get to grips with you sprawling file system, why not have a look at Archive Manager ? Whether your file system is 1TB in size or multiple PetaBytes, we can help you bring some order to the chaos and...

  • Save money on your backups by reducing how much data you back up.
  • Cut your restore times in the event of a disaster.
  • Help you ensure compliance with the relevant legislation in your region regarding the retention of information e.g. the Data Protection Act in the UK.
  • Enable you to free up significantly more space on your expensive first line storage.


You can download the trial version of Archive Manager for free and give it a test drive. The trial download is fully featured and it will enable you to fully explore all it has to offer on your systems in your own time.


Mark Laverty ( )

Ultimate Monitor Becomes 'IP Spider''


For the past 18 Months we have been working on a new project, now affectionately known as 'IP Spider'.

The goal sounded simple.. create a monitoring solution which could intelligently monitor large scale WAN networks (including connectivity over the Internet) and not just the end IP addresses, but all the hops in between.

That was very interesting to do and it took us just a few months to build a prototype. It did what we wanted and included things like email alerts, dependencies and all the things you would expect.Then we took it further...

Whilst sat there watching the code scroll by in the debugging window we had an idea.. What if we actually tracked the routes to and from each node? What if we spotted changes in the routes? What if we made it capable of spotting which device in the route to a node had actually gone down if a node became un-reachable e.g. was it the Node or was it a hop on the way to the node that had failed? What if we then figured out who owned the failed IP address and sent the end user contact details for the organisation? What if we included a graphical API which plotted each IP address and hop geographically on an interactive Map? What if we made it capable of tracking hundreds if not thousands of IP addresses and routes at the same time, and what it we wrote it so that it could check the status of each and every IP address once a second? What if it provided full network route monitoring?

Well that took a while, but it's finally up and running. We have a prototype up and running as I type this, currently monitoring over 100 IP addresses, the routes to them and it's doing it every second. Formerly we refered to the project as 'Ultimate Monitor'. But after seeing the prototype up and running and what it is capable of we have decided to re-brand it 'IP Spider'. More updates will follow in the coming months, and we hope to have a build ready for public release in 2017.

Mark Laverty ( )