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Object First Unveils Larger Storage Capacity for Ootbi at VeeamOn 2024 Conference
Object First, the provider of the ransomware-proof backup storage appliance purpose-built for Veeam, announced increased storage capacity up to 192TB on a single Ootbi node that unlocks up to 768TB of usable immutable backup storage per cluster. The latest release allows customers to manage storage capacity more efficiently and back up data more securely without sacrificing performance.  The 192TB version of Ootbi joins the existing 64TB and 128TB appliances, all of which are interoperable.

"This announcement reinforces Object First's commitment to innovation and meeting customers' need for secure, adaptable storage capacity," said Eric Schott, Chief Product Officer, Object First. "Support for more immutable storage allows customers to scale with the growing demands of modern environments while protecting data against the risks of threats like ransomware. The continuous integration with Veeam's 12.1.2 release allows for even greater backup storage capacities beyond 3PB as part of a Veeam backup repository."

The ever-expanding quantity of private and commercial data is plagued by security threats. This means organizations need larger, more secure backup storage targets to accommodate larger workloads and infrastructures. Ootbi satisfies today's need for flexible sizing by allowing organizations to expand their lab easily with a larger footprint, while maintaining the highest standards for security and ransomware resilience with additional tamper-proofing and security hardening.

Key new capabilities of Ootbi's 1.5 release and 192TB appliance include: 

  • Size: Ootbi now supports up to 192TB on a single node, unlocking up to 768TB of usable immutable backup storage per cluster.
  • Scale: Continuous integration with Veeam's 12.1.2 release enables greater backup storage capacities beyond 3PB as Ootbi clusters can now be used as multiple extents in a Veeam scale-out backup repository (SOBR).
  • Security: Continuous third-party security testing and validation of Ootbi 1.5 further improve Object First's out-of-the-box hardening, including additional support for network time security (NTS) time service options and named admins.

"Ootbi's 192TB appliance and the 1.5 release advance our mission to provide secure, simple, and powerful on-premises backup storage that is tailored for the specific needs of Veeam customers," said David Bennett, CEO, Object First. "We're able to offer three different storage capacity sizes without compromising configuration, performance, or security, giving customers the best storage for Veeam."

"Immutable, impenetrable backup storage remains a crucial component to cyber resilience, as IDC research found that criminals attempted to destroy their targets' backup and recovery capabilities in roughly half of occurrences," said Johnny Yu, research manager at IDC. "Ootbi's third party-validated security measures and 'no delete button' directly address this line of attack."

Ootbi version 1.5 is generally available today. General availability of the Ootbi 192TB appliance is expected worldwide in August 2024. To request a demo of Ootbi, click here. To learn more about Object First, please visit and follow on LinkedIn and X.

Object First at VeeamON 2024

VeeamON 2024 attendees can get a first look at the latest Ootbi features from Object First at booth G2.  In addition, Object First will be participating in multiple speaking sessions during the event, including: 

  • Zero Trust Data Resilience: From Theory to Practical Application 
    June 4th, 11:30 am-12:15 pm
    Location: Breakout Rooms
  • Ransomware-Proof Your Veeam Backups with Ootbi's Secure, Simple, and Powerful Immutable Object Storage
    June 4th, 12:30-12:40 pm
    Location: Partner Theater in the Solutions Expo
  • VeeamON Today powered by Object First: How Immutable On-Premises Object Storage Helps Ransomware-Proof Veeam Backups
    June 3rd, 12-12:30 pm

Get full details of Object First's VeeamON participation here.

Published Tuesday, June 04, 2024 7:24 AM by David Marshall
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Object First, the provider of Ootbi (Out-of-the-Box-Immutability), the ransomware-proof backup storage appliance purpose-built for Veeam, announced a bookings surge in Q1 2024, fueled by growth in new customers and partners in North America and EMEA.

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