Customer Spotlight

Really, really using DreamObjects!


“A good backup system should be a lot like a butler: reliant, always present but invisible until needed. DreamObjects from DreamHost is the brain that powers our Jeeves.”


I’m not kidding, not making it up, that’s how creative our DreamHost customers are!  Otu Ekanem, Co-founder & CTO of  minilogs  likens the service to the consumate valet, purveyor of peace of mind. He has been using DreamObjects throughout the Beta release time, and now into general availability. How is he using the service you ask?


“We use dream objects to back up important artifacts generated in the day to day running of our bookmarking platform generated thumbnails, log files, stale analytics data e.t.c I guess as we’ve grown, our data use has grown too. I chose DreamObjects because I’ve been a customer for aeons and love your wacky and humorous company culture as reflected in the DreamHost newsletter – probably the only company newsletter I didn’t unsubscribe from after a minute’s read. I think I’ve been reading yours since 2007.”

Well if Otu’s object storage usage swells anything like the ego of our newsletter writer [Brett] after these kudos, then you probably won’t see another blog post from me because I’m cashing out and heading for most any beach!

    <<<< If Bennett did surf!

But besides that little day dream (we’re good at fulfilling your Web dreams btw), DreamObjects is an ideal cloud storage service for both casual users and savvy developers. Customers can do media backups like Otu’s application as well as  application storage and Web site backups.  We continually look for partner applications that can help you get the most out of DreamObjects, like CloudBerryBackup, Cyberduck, CrossFTP, and GoodSync . Data is stored and accessed through RESTful API requests. Web site owners create backups and archive them to DreamObjects, either through an automated script or a plug-in (i.e., WordPress). Anyone needing to store content accessible via the Internet has a readily available storage service and can even take advantage of disaster recovery capabilities by storing a copy of data offsite in the event of the loss of other backup media.

There you go, one good example of using DreamObjects with a few more ideas thrown in for good measure. I’m going to go back to the dream thing again now, and very peacefully I might add, knowing the DreamObjects holds the stuff I would otherwise have to worry about.

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Bennett Bauer