Back to blogging, with a new object-ive!

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Hi all,
I don’t usually do “personal life” blog posts, but this one is going to be a short exception. I just realized that in a few days it was going to be two years since I posted my last article: it’s not been because of any personal issue or dramatic life change, don’t worry. It’s just the lack of free time and most of all the missing focus on good new stuff to talk about. not that I didn’t do anything, but I didn’t felt that any of these things were worth sharing.
So, why back to blogging now? Simply put, because at the beginning of this year I found a new topic (among the many technologies I touch at Veeam) that I like very much, and as I hinted in the (admittedly catchy) title is Object storage. I’ve always been a fan of this technology, many years ago I also created an extensive series of posts about using Ceph as a distributed block storage for Veeam (see My adventures with Ceph Storage) and over time I’ve learned a lot about it, and I’ve always tracked the progress of these solutions.
Now, with the release of Veeam Backup & Replication v12 that happened a few weeks ago, Veeam now supports Object storage as a direct target for backups, and this has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for new architectures, designs, projects, that I’m liking so much. I did many tests in my lab, and so I collected already some knowledge that is worth sharing. Not just about the primary topic, but also about other technologies. I’m also working on a new whitepaper on a specific feature that Veeam has to use object storage (hopefully it will be published in the next few months) and new ideas are blooming.
I will not just blog only about object storage, but this has given me the kick to write about many more topics; let’s see what 2023 will bring.