Thank you for the recommendation!
Its always best if community and people actually interesting in using a specific provider make those requests on these platforms/products. That way there is a clear sign of “need”, rather than a company just trying to check their marketing/selling box.
Aside of that, the object storage for those backends typically suffer from lots of small files and the inefficient S3 protocol, rather than doing native calls directly to the network. The mastodon S3 integration is a good example of it working, but definitely not being as efficient as it could be.
Maybe not ‘always’ but it’s a good way, that’s true.
Well in this case, where Storj could approach them as potential customers for their own hosting it would be easy to ask for inclusion on that list as well.
Being on that list would increase visibility and awareness for Storj for the other customers of Discourse which might be good. And if Storj is already talking to them, why not suggesting to make a native integration?