Using object storage as a backup target
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Unofficial object storage compatibility list

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Last updated: Dec 02, 2020
NEW indicates a recent addition with not enough feedback from the field available yet
UPDATED indicates a recent change in system requirements following an important bug fix by the vendor, or feedback from the field

Applies to:
Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 Update 4 or later (Immutability support requires v10 or later)
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4 or later (Immutability is not currently supported)

Integrated object storage

Integrated + Immutability
Amazon AWS S3 (including GovCloud and ChinaCloud)

Integrated
Microsoft Azure Blob Storage (including Government Cloud and Azure Data Box)
IBM Cloud Object Storage (cloud object storage and on-premises offering 3.15.0.44 UPDATED or later)

S3-compatible object storage

Compatible + Immutability
Backblaze B2 (cloud object storage) NEW
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)
MinIO (2020-08-18 or later) UPDATED
Nutanix Objects (3.0 or later)
Scality RING (S3C 7.7.0.0 or later, use "scality-s3 port 8000 to bypassing loadbalancer) UPDATED
SoftIron HyperDrive (1343B70 or later)
SUSE Enterprise Storage (6 or later) NEW
Zadara VPSA Object Storage (20.01 or later)

Compatible
Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service
AWS Snowball Edge
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 3.2.2.0 or later)
Huawei OceanStor 100D (8.0.2 or later - formally known as FusionStorage)
Huawei Open Telekom Cloud (cloud object storage)
iland (cloud object storage)
MinIO (Windows & Linux: 2020-08-18 UPDATED 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 (3.0 or later) UPDATED
OpenStack Swift S3 (Rocky 2018 or later)
Oracle Cloud Object Storage (cloud object storage)
Pure Storage FlashBlade (2.2.15 or later)
Pure Storage StorReduce (4.2.8 or later)
Quantum Active Scale P100/X100 (5.5.3 or later)
Red Hat Ceph (3.1 or later)
RSTOR Space (cloud object storage) NEW
Scality RING (7.4.2 or later; 7.7.0 or later recommended - use "scality-s3 port 8000 to bypassing loadbalancer) VENDOR UPDATED
Selectel (cloud object storage)
Stonefly DR365 (StoneFusion 8 or later) NEW
SUSE Enterprise Storage (5.5 or later)
SwiftStack (6.15 or later)
Swisscom Dynamic Storage (cloud object storage)
Wasabi (cloud object storage and on-prem object storage 4.0 or later)
Zadara VPSA Object Storage (18.11 or later)

Compatible with reservations
Backblaze B2 [VENDOR DECLARATION] (cannot be registered in v10 without immutability option enabled due to an unsupported bucket configuration) UPDATED
Cohesity SmartFiles (special version from the vendor is required)
Hitachi HCP for Cloud Scale (1.3 or later, HCP 8.x is a different product and is currently NOT compatible) (cannot be registered in v10 without immutability option enabled due to an unsupported bucket configuration) UPDATED

Incompatible
AWS Snowcone/Snowball/Snowmobile (incomplete S3 API implementation)
Baidu Cloud (legacy S3 API implementation)
Google Cloud (incomplete S3 API implementation)
Hitachi HCP 8.x (S3 API implementation peculiarities)
NIFCLOUD Object Storage (incomplete S3 API implementation)

More information
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.

The S3-compatible object storage listed above is compatible on API level, but is not guaranteed to perform well. We recommend you test performance levels to ensure they meet your requirements before making the 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 solution).

Veeam also has the Veeam Ready object storage verification program that enables our Technology Alliance Partners to verify both the compatibility AND performance levels. Not all vendors may choose to participate in this program, and some may not meet its performance requirements. 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 status.

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.

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