Cloud Storage - Support

Supported Devices

The following cloud storage devices are supported with the latest Service Pack. If the cloud storage product is not listed in this list, you must verify the compatibility of your cloud storage product with Simpana. For more information see, Verifying Cloud Storage Product Compatibility with Simpana.

Cloud Storage Product Details
Amazon S3

You can create three types of Amazon storage classes from the CommCell Console.

  • Standard
  • Standard - Infrequent Access
  • Reduced Redundancy Storage

For other regions and corresponding Service host end points, see

Amazon Glacier is supported through policies that can be configured on Amazon S3 storage.

For more information, see

AT&T Synaptic Storage
Caringo CAStor
DDN WOS® (DataDirect Networks Web Object Scaler)
Dell DX Object Storage Platform

EMC Atmos
EVault LTS2 (Long Term Storage Service)

You can create a Google cloud library from the CommCell Console. For more information see, Cloud Storage - Getting Started.

Alternatively you can also use the OAuth 2.0 technique. For more information, see Creating a Google Cloud Library by Using OAuth 2.0 Technique.

You can create Google storage buckets from the Google site.

Google has three types of cloud  storage buckets:

  1. Standard
  2. Nearline
  3. Durable Reduced Availability Storage

By default, a Standard cloud storage bucket is created when creating Google storage bucket from the CommCell Console. However, you can change it to any other Google cloud storage bucket by setting the nCloudGoogleStorageClass additional setting. Restart the MediaAgent services after configuring the additional setting.

For more information on creating the additional setting, see Add or Modify an Additional Setting.

Note: Refer to for bucket naming convention.

HDS: Hitachi Content Platform

Huawei OceanStor 9000 Storage System
Microsoft Azure Storage

Also Azure Cool Blob Storage - Hot and Cool Access tier
OpenStack® Object Storage
Oracle Storage Cloud Service
Rackspace Cloud Files
VMware VCloud Air Object Storage

The OAuth 2.0 technique is used to create the VMware Cloud Storage library. For more information, see Creating a VMware VCloud Air Object Storage Cloud Library by Using OAuth 2.0 Technique.

Amazon S3-Supported Vendors

The Amazon S3 interface supports these vendors.

Cloud Storage Product Details
Basho Technologies Riak CS
FlexVault: Cloud Object Storage
Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS CD10000
HDS Sapphire Lake
Huawei UDS Massive Storage System
NEC Cloud IaaS
NetApp® StorageGRID® Webscale
Peak 10 Object Storage
Quantum® Lattus Object Storage
Revera Vault
Telefonica Cloud Storage
ThinkOn Canada S3 Cloud Storage
The Bunker

EMC Atmos-Supported Vendors

The EMC Atmos interface supports these vendors.

Cloud Storage Product Details
Colt Cloud Storage

OpenStack Object Storage-Supported Vendors

The OpenStack Object Storage interface supports these vendors.

Cloud Storage Product Details
Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS CD10000
HP Cloud Object Storage
Internap AgileFILES
IBM SoftLayer Object Storage
SwiftStack Object Storage
ThinkOn Canada Openstack Cloud Storage

Deduplication Support

Storage Type Details

Direct Deduplication to Cloud Storage is not supported on the following platforms:

  • Amazon Glacier
  • Caringo CAStor
  • Dell DX Object

Deduplication to Tape (Silo Storage) is supported in the Deduplication Using Cloud Gateway configuration.

Silo Storage is not supported in the Direct Deduplication to Cloud Storage configuration.

What to Do Next

After verifying the support for cloud storage devices, you must configure the cloud storage library as described in Cloud Storage - Getting Started.