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Three Things You Need at Scale

Three Things You Need at Scale

MinIO was designed in the same fashion that the hyper-scalers were – with simple building blocks that limit failure domains but can grow infinitely. Still there are some features that you really need to have in order to go galactic in size. They are: Server Side Replication: With MinIO’s server side replication capabilities, organizations can create active-active replication across data

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MinIO Introduces Continuous Availability and Active-Active Bucket Replication

MinIO Introduces Continuous Availability and Active-Active Bucket Replication

One of the key requirements driving enterprises towards cloud-native object storage platforms is the ability to consume storage in a multi-data center setup. Multiple data centers provide resilient, highly available storage clusters, capable of withstanding the complete failure of one or more of those data centers. Multi-data center support brings private and hybrid cloud infrastructure closer to how the public

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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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