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Unofficial object storage compatibility list for Capacity Tier

Post by Andreas Neufert » Feb 06, 2019 6:06 am 16 people like this post

Last updated: Mar 03, 2020

Products
Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 Update 4 or later
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4 or later

Directly integrated object storage
Amazon AWS S3 (including GovCloud and ChinaCloud) + Immutability support
Microsoft Azure Blob Storage (including Government Cloud)
IBM Cloud Object Storage (both cloud object storage and on-premises offering)

S3-compatible object storage
Veeam will support any object storage that implements a subset of S3 API leveraged by Veeam, and uses v4 signature version. The list of required S3 API calls can be requested by the vendor from Veeam Alliances team.

Below you can find a list of object storage that passed API compatibility tests. Please perform the performance tests of the chosen storage system to ensure it meets your needs before making a purchase decision. One unexpected performance bottleneck can be mass object deletions during retention processing, when large multi-TB backups are being removed. This is an importance test, because in extreme cases, mass object delete operations may impact object storage availability and stability (this largely depends on the choice of NOSQL database engine behind the given object storage solution).

Veeam also has the Veeam Ready Object storage verification program that gives our Alliance Partners the possibility to verify compatibility AND performance levels. Only a subset of object storage listed below will be eligible or compatible with the requirements of the Veeam Ready Object program. Additionally, not all vendors may apply for the program. However, Veeam will continue to support any object storage that implements the required subset of S3 API and uses v4 signature version regardless of its Veeam Ready Object verification status.

Object Storage Gateways can be only used if both the gateway and the used storage are S3-compatible support all needed S3 operations.

Compatible + Immutability
Ceph (14.2.6 or later) [COMMUNITY ENTRY]
Cloudian (7.2.x or later)
Zadara VPSA Object Storage (20.01 or later)

Compatible
Cloudian (7.1.3 or later)
Ceph (12.2.11 or later with RHCS-3.1+)
Cynny Space SwARM Object Storage (3.16.49-r0 or later)
DellEMC ECS (ECS 3.2.2.0 or later)
Hitachi HCP for Cloud Scale (V1.3 or later - HCP v8.x is a different product and currently not compatible)
Huawei FusionStorage (7.0.0 or later)
Huawei Open Telekom Cloud (cloud object storage)
iland (cloud object storage)
Minio on Linux (2019.x or later)
NetApp S3 StorageGrid (11.1.3 or later; add port number to the URL; Integrated or F5 load balancer)
NexentaEdge (8b5a181.5 Oct 2018 or later)
Nutanix Objects (5.11 or later)
OpenStack Swift S3 (Rocky 2018 or later)
Pure Storage FlashBlade (2.2.15 or later)
Pure Storage StorReduce (4.2.8 or later)
Red Hat Ceph (3.1 or later)
Scality RING (7.4.2 or later)
SUSE Enterprise Storage (5.5 or later)
SwiftStack (6.15 or later)
Swisscom Dynamic Storage (cloud object storage)
Wasabi (cloud object storage / 4.0 or later)
Western Digital (HGST) Active Scale P100/X100 (latest software version)
Zadara VPSA Object Storage (18.11 or later)

Compatible with reservations
Minio on Windows (stability issues with large data sets)

Incompatible
Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (incomplete S3 API implementation)
Baidu Cloud (legacy S3 API implementation)
Cohesity SmartFiles (incomplete S3 API implementation)
Google Cloud (incomplete S3 API implementation)
Hitachi HCP (S3 API implementation peculiarities)
Oracle Cloud Object Storage (incomplete S3 API implementation)

If you have tested object storage that is not listed below, please PM me the results of your tests, and I will update the list. Thank you!

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