It’s been a while since I wrote my last technical paper. Yes, I rewrote the Cloud Connect book to update it to version 11, and it was indeed a huge effort, but that was almost the only topic I wrote about in a while.
Well, since yesterday this has changed, as my latest whitepaper is finally available here: Veeam Backup & Replication V12 enhanced security and scalability with object storage Secure Mode.
As I wrote in the abstract that you can find on the website: one of the most anticipated features of Veeam Backup & Replication v12 is the ability to write backups directly to Object Storage (also referred to as “Direct to Object” or D2O in short). This capability unlocks all the powerful use cases that involve object storage as now it can be used as a primary target for any backup and restore activity in Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Agents and Veeam Cloud Connect.
Support for block storage is not going away, but the possibility to choose between Block and Object adds even more design possibilities to Veeam architects.
In this document, while describing the design and use cases of D2O, we will focus on some advanced capabilities of Object Storage, specifically the multi-tenancy options. On AWS and S3-compatible storage Veeam Backup & Replication v12 can leverage IAM and STS. On Microsoft Azure we will leverage SAS. In the paper we will refer to these as “Secure Mode”. We’ll explain what it is, the benefits, security implications, and how it can be used in both end users and service provider environments.
By the way: the webisite we – we as the Veeam EMEA Solutions Architects – use to publish our papers has loads of interesting content, have a look!