May 29, 2024

Ootbi (out-of-the-box immutability). VMblog Video Interview with Anthony Cusimano of Object First at VeeamON 2024

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In an era where data is the lifeblood of organizations, safeguarding it has become paramount. The need for modern, resilient backup and recovery systems is more significant than ever, especially in the face of rising cyber threats like ransomware. Enter Object First, founded by the co-founders of Veeam-Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov, and the creators of Ootbi (out-of-the-box immutability).

In this exclusive VeeamON 2024 interview, VMblog sits down with Anthony Cusimano, Technical Marketing Director at Object First, to explore their cutting-edge technology and their strategic partnership with Veeam.

In this video, Cusimano explores the features and advantages of Object First's technology, and discusses their collaboration and partnership with Veeam.

Ootbi is an object storage appliance built for backup and, even more specifically, for Veeam. It takes less than 15 minutes to configure, requires zero security and Linux expertise, and no additional setup or namespace adjustment is needed at the Veeam layer when scaled.

Capacity and performance scale linearly when adding additional nodes, supporting backup speeds up to 4.0 gigabytes per second with up to half a petabyte of storage space. Ootbi was designed to empower Veeam Backup & Replication and supports Veeam's standard block size and encryption by default.

Learn more at their website:

Find out more in this written VMblog Q&A article with Object First.

Jump straight in: ↪️

0:00 - Intro
0:23 - Welcome to Anthony Cusimano, Technical Marketing Director at Object First
0:58 - Background on Object First
1:34 - What VeeamON attendees should know about Object First
2:33 - What makes it unique and differentiated in the market?
5:21 - Exploring the Veeam partnership
6:51 - What's planned for the Object First booth at VeeamON?
8:05 - What are the big challenges facing Veeam attendees in 2024 and beyond?
10:01 - Demo
20:58 - Wrap up

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and has been with vmblog since 2011. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 


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