Using object storage as a backup target
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Unofficial object storage compatibility list for Capacity Tier

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Last updated: July 29, 2020

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 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 and Azure Data Box)
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 the 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 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 choose to apply for the program. However, Veeam will 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.

Compatible + Immutability
Ceph (14.2.6 or later) [COMMUNITY ENTRY]
Cloudian (7.2.x or later)
Hitachi HCP for Cloud Scale (1.5 or later, HCP 8.x is a different product that is NOT compatible) NEW
MinIO (2020-07-12 or later) NEW
Scality RING (S3C or later) NEW
SoftIron HyperDrive (1343B70 or later) NEW
Zadara VPSA Object Storage (20.01 or later)

Backblaze B2 (cloud object storage) [VENDOR DECLARATION] NEW
Ceph (12.2.11 or later with RHCS-3.1+)
Cloudian (7.1.3 or later)
Cynny Space SwARM Object Storage (3.16.49-r0 or later)
Dell EMC ECS (ECS or later)
Hitachi HCP for Cloud Scale (1.3 or later, HCP 8.x is a different product and is currently NOT compatible)
Huawei OceanStor 100D (8.0.2 or later - formally known as FusionStorage)
Huawei Open Telekom Cloud (cloud object storage)
iland (cloud object storage)
MinIO (Linux: 2019.x or later; Windows: 2020-04 or later)
NetApp S3 StorageGrid (11.1.3 or later; add port number to the URL; use 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)
Oracle Cloud Object Storage (cloud object storage) NEW
Pure Storage FlashBlade (2.2.15 or later)
Pure Storage StorReduce (4.2.8 or later)
Quantum Active Scale P100/X100 (latest software version)
Red Hat Ceph (3.1 or later)
Scality RING (7.4.2 or later)
Selectel (cloud object storage) NEW
SUSE Enterprise Storage (5.5 or later)
SwiftStack (6.15 or later)
Swisscom Dynamic Storage (cloud object storage)
Wasabi (cloud object storage, on-prem object storage 4.0 or later)
Zadara VPSA Object Storage (18.11 or later)

Compatible with reservations
Amazon Snowball: only Snowball Edge model is supported (regular Snowball has an incomplete S3 API implementation)
Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (currently only region oss-ap-southeast-2 can be used for non-production workload testing) NEW
Cohesity SmartFiles (special version from the vendor is required)

Baidu Cloud (legacy S3 API implementation)
Google Cloud (incomplete S3 API implementation)
Hitachi HCP 8.x (S3 API implementation peculiarities)

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


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