Rethinking Observability with MinIO and Cloudfabrix

Rethinking Observability with MinIO and Cloudfabrix

While the growth trajectory for data in general is extraordinary, it is the growth of log files that really stand out. As the heartbeat of digital enterprise, these files contain a remarkable amount of intelligence - across a stunning range, from security to customer behavior to operational performance. The growth of log files, however, presents particular challenges for the enterprise.

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Faster Multi-Site Replication and Resync

Faster Multi-Site Replication and  Resync

First introduced in late 2021, multi-site Active-Active Replication has grown to be one of the most impactful MinIO features. MinIO has long had the ability to replicate between buckets to synchronize objects, delete operations and metadata changes, but Multi-site Active-Active Replication goes beyond bucket replication to synchronize all buckets, IAM, security tokens, service accounts and bucket-level configurations.   As businesses gather

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Data Stores, Object Stores and the Inevitable Decline of SAN/NAS

Data Stores, Object Stores and the Inevitable Decline of SAN/NAS

Traditionally, the design, acquisition and deployment of storage required specialized skills and the ability to manage a fair amount of complexity to do successfully. Modern object storage has changed that. This is particularly poignant today - where the purchase of SAN and NAS appliances often take months, or longer, to complete. This stands in stark contrast to software defined object

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Building Sustainable Companies - A Guide for Open Source Startups

Building Sustainable Companies - A Guide for Open Source Startups

Recently, MinIO achieved a major milestone, passing the one billion docker downloads mark. Almost simultaneously, MinIO notched its 20,000th member of its public Slack community and its 35,000th GitHub Stargazers - putting the company in the top 250 repositories on the site (out of 28 million repositories). There are some that will say that those are vanity metrics,

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Expose MinIO Tenant Services on EKS using Elastic Load Balancers: Instructions

Expose MinIO Tenant Services on EKS using Elastic Load Balancers: Instructions

This blog post is part two in a series about exposing MinIO tenant services to applications outside of your Amazon EKS cluster. The first blog post provided an overview and comparison of the four methods used for Exposing MinIO Services in AWS EKS Using Elastic Load Balancers. Software-defined MinIO provides distributed high-performance object storage for baremetal and all major Kubernetes

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Constructing a CI/CD Build Pipeline

Constructing a CI/CD Build Pipeline

So far, in our CI/CD series, we’ve talked about some of the high-level concepts and terminology. In this installment, we’ll go into the practical phase of the build pipeline to show how it looks in implementation. We’ll go deeper into baking and frying to show how it looks in the different stages of the MinIO distributed

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Announcing MinIO Batch Framework – Feature #1: Batch Replication

Announcing MinIO Batch Framework – Feature #1: Batch Replication

Batch processing is a way of consistently and reliably working with large amounts of data with little to no user interaction. Enterprises typically prepare and analyze data from multiple sources using batch operations. The individual jobs that gather, transform and combine data are batched together to run more efficiently. MinIO customers use batch processing to build data analytics and AI/

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Architect’s Guide to Data Privacy Compliance Using OSS

Architect’s Guide to Data Privacy Compliance Using OSS

The lack of a clear data regulation creates a nightmare scenario for CIO’s who are left guessing how and when to treat consumer data with what level of care. Forward looking organizations should prepare for inevitable regulations by ensuring that enterprise data systems are designed to reduce data exposure, identify encryption gaps and track/manage sensitive data in a

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The Buyer’s Guide to Software Defined Object Storage

The Buyer’s Guide to Software Defined Object Storage

Data is the currency that powers the modern enterprise. The ability to leverage that data on behalf of the organization's diverse stakeholders is a function of modern, cloud-native, performant and cost effective systems. Underscoring these modernization efforts is a single persistent theme—enabling the enterprise to be better at serving their customers. That goal may be singular but has many

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The Beauty of the Panic Button

The Beauty of the Panic Button

The term Panic Button probably invokes all types of images for people depending on what they do. Most of those images are preceded by something very bad. The result of pressing the Panic Button doesn’t do much to fix that bad - other than alert others of the badness. Unless of course, the Panic Button is the one you

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Metrics with MinIO using OpenTelemetry, Flask, and Prometheus

Metrics with MinIO using OpenTelemetry, Flask, and Prometheus

Observability is all about gathering information (traces, logs, metrics) with the goal of improving performance, reliability, and availability. Seldom it's just one of these that would pinpoint the root cause of an event, more often than not it's when we correlate this information to form a narrative is when we’ll have a better understanding. In the last few blogs

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