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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 12, 2022

Compatibility with VMware Cloud Director

Dear Support, I would like to suggest an improvement of Cloud Object Storage (COS on-prem).

Just a background, we faced a limitation of our product Cloud Object Storage in a Public Auction (RFP) of a Governamental customer (Brazil). This customer act as a Service Provider for several departments (tenants) of Brazilian Govern.

Customer are planning to implement a cloud for their tenants and VMware will be the base of solution. They will need object storage solution to offer to their tenants and for our surprise, our solution, Cloud Object Storage is not compatible with VMware Cloud Director.

We reach out the Offering Manager and it was confirmed that IBM have plans to implement in the future, but the timeframe, for this possibility of deal, is not acceptable.

According information of VMware site (link below), looks like a solution that use S3 protocol should work : Link : .

So, please, we need this compatibility as soon as possible.

Do you can test and do the necessary modifications to our solution be compatible and listed by VMware documentation as a valid Object Storage solution ?

Thanks in advance.

Idea priority Urgent