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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SUSE Rancher and MinIO Lock Horns (in a good way...)

SUSE Rancher and MinIO Lock Horns (in a good way...)

Modern enterprises are data-driven and cloud-centric. The latter is a mentality, not a place. The core concepts of the cloud: containerization, orchestration, APIs and automation are the defining characteristics of success for companies in the modern world. Central to this mentality, indeed, perhaps the defining characteristic, is Kubernetes. Kubernetes initially gained popularity as the go-to platform for deploying and orchestrating

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Takeaways from Kubecon EU

Takeaways from Kubecon EU

Kubecon EU in Valencia, Spain was a welcome breath of fresh air for the Kubernetes community. While the Linux Foundation and the CNCF did great work in the pandemic, nothing is quite like seeing your “people” in person. That what Valencia delivered. I don’t know the attendance figures off the top of my head, but having been in Los

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Introducing DirectPV

Introducing DirectPV

DirectPV is a CSI driver for Direct Attached Storage. At the most basic level, it is a distributed persistent volume manager, and not a storage system like SAN or NAS. DirectPV is used to discover, format, mount, schedule and monitor drives across servers. Before we get into the architecture of DirectPV, let’s address why we needed to build it.

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Building Performant Data Infrastructure with Apache Arrow and MinIO

Building Performant Data Infrastructure with Apache Arrow and MinIO

There is a lot of momentum around Apache Arrow these days. A favorite of developers and data practitioners, its use in business-critical applications has grown considerably and data driven organizations like Dremio, InfluxData, Snowflake, Streamlit, and Tellius are all heavily invested. The drivers of this adoption are superior interoperability, simpler data architectures, greater speed and efficiency, more choice of tools

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MinIO Wins TechTarget's Storage Product of the Year for Cloud Storage!

MinIO Wins TechTarget's Storage Product of the Year for Cloud Storage!

We mentioned last week [https://blog.min.io/minio-wins-cloud-computing-award-for-best-hybrid-cloud-solution/] that we had our eye on the TechTarget Storage Product of the Year [https://www.techtarget.com/searchstorage/feature/The-best-enterprise-cloud-storage-of-2021] awards. They are among the most coveted in the storage business. TechTarget is a machine unto itself and part of that machine is a ton of talented journalists and analysts so

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MinIO Wins Cloud Computing Award for Best Hybrid Cloud Solution

MinIO Wins Cloud Computing Award for Best Hybrid Cloud Solution

MinIO is on a little bit of a tear when it comes to awards. We took down the Datanami Reader’s Choice [https://blog.min.io/datanami-readers-choice-award-best-storage-solution/] award, the Stratus Awards [https://blog.min.io/minio-2021-stratus-award-winner/] for both Software-Defined Object Storage Technology and Overall Global Cloud Leadership, and today, the international Cloud Computing Award [https://www.cloud-awards.com/cloud-computing-awards/] for

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