Many organizations still view cloud storage as less secure than air-gapped, offline storage. These organizations feel that if data is connected to a network, it can be accidentally deleted or susceptible to ransomware. The traditional method of air gapping data for protection meant that an organization’s data was stored offline in an LTO tape cartridge or HDD that was disconnected from power sources. Retrieving data stored in this fashion could take many hours to days and is vulnerable to bit rot or damage that could ultimately destroy the data. Object Lock removes the perceived vulnerability of errant deletion or ransomware while keeping the integrity of the data, and having the data readily available and instantly accessible. Here’s a blog post about the Object Lock feature offered by Wasabi with Veeam Backup & Replication.
Hi, I’m in Vegas this week for VeeamON 2022, just had a sneak peek of some of the content, and some very cool demos to look out for (a special session by Rick Vanover). Moving to S3-compatible object storage next. An interesting trend is the adoption of S3-compatible object storage by enterprises. If in 2021, data showed that object storage was almost exclusively used by enterprise customers, these days there is also a long tail of smaller deployments on vendors like Wasabi (Cloud Hot Storage). It’s a very interesting solution, I encourage you to visit the Wasabi stand if you participate at VeeamON in Vegas (exhibitors area). With it, you can store your data by making data storage simple, affordable, fast, and secure (compliance, sovereignty). Basically, there are many use cases, such as offsite backup, especially with Veeam. Shortly, I will publish some blog posts about Wasabi with Veeam. Here’s a blog post about the Object Lock feature powered by Wasabi.
Talking about the 4 hyperscalers (Amazon/Azure/Google/IBM), as expected Amazon and Azure are unquestionable leaders leaving just a few percent of the Veeam backup market to IBM and Google. While among the last two, IBM seems to be laser-focused on larger customers as indicated by a few times higher average used space.
Veeam annouced patches for critical vulnerabilities impacting their products this weekend. The flaws has been uncovevered by Positive Technologies, a cybersecurity company based in South Korea.
Let’s take a closer look to this vulnerabilities found.
Today I want to share with you the resolution of a Veeam Error I had to deal with and why it’s important to apply updates and check the compatibility matrix.