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Cohasset Associates Assessment for Object Locking on MinIO

Cohasset Associates Assessment for Object Locking on MinIO

While MinIO is known for being a high-performance, cloud-native object store, the security of the system and the resilience of the data have always been paramount. From erasure coding, bitrot protection, object healing, WORM and sophisticated, performant encryption - ensuring data is safe - across a number a different vectors has always guided us. Still, one feature we did not

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The Beauty of MinIO's Pricing Approach

The Beauty of MinIO's Pricing Approach

MinIO’s pricing is remarkably straightforward. You don’t need a complicated spreadsheet to estimate your monthly bill. We offer three plans. The Open Source/Community plan where you pay nothing. The Standard Plan ($10 TB/Month with a minimum capacity of 25 TBs) and the Enterprise Plan ($20 TB/Month with a minimum capacity of 100 TBs). We continue

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Why Should I Pay for Free Software?

Why Should I Pay for Free Software?

By introducing the ability to subscribe to our software online we obviously invite the question: “why should I pay for free software?” There are two conditions and three reasons: The conditions under which you should pay for free software: MinIO is the primary storage system for your organization (e.g. production)The data stored in MinIO is a critical part

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Three Applications To Start Your Disaggregation Journey

The aggregation/disaggregation wheel is technology dependent. We are, however, in a heavy wave of disaggregation as it relates to compute and storage. Given currently available technologies the economics are pretty straightforward – companies big and small can save 60% plus on a TCO basis simply by separating the compute/analytics layer from the storage layer. Sometimes we need a little

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When Companies Should Go to the Public Cloud + When they Should Come Back

When Companies Should Go to the Public Cloud + When they Should Come Back

Aaron Tilley of the Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece (paywalled) today that speaks to one of the challenges that businesses are facing on the pandemic related technology front. The net of it is that companies are spending more and more on cloud costs, sometimes independent of their business outcomes. It doesn't compute long term. More importantly, we think

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Finally, a Ransomware Solution that offers Performance at Scale

There are dozens of use cases for object locking, but one that is getting a tremendous amount of attention these days is ransomware. Ransomware works by encrypting your files and holding you hostage for the encryption key. Until recently, backups were the forgotten part of the Ransomware workflow. Because they were “just backups” they were not well protected and as

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Object Locking, Versioning, Holds and Modes in MinIO

Object Locking, Versioning, Holds and Modes in MinIO

MinIO supports a complete object locking framework offering both Legal Hold and Retention (with Governance and Compliance modes). Object Locking functionality is a requirement for many regulated industries from financial services to healthcare. Lifecycle management is an increasingly critical element in the data ecosystem. Data is the primary asset in most organizations at this point - more so than the

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