An Unintended Consequence of the AI/ML Revolution - Power Shifts in the Enterprise

An Unintended Consequence of the AI/ML Revolution - Power Shifts in the Enterprise

A lot of ink has been spilled on the significance of the AI/ML technology wave (here are our posts). What doesn’t get attention, but probably should, is how AI/ML is remaking the technology power structure inside the enterprise. As companies reorganize around a data-centric orientation, they are also reorganizing who makes and executes the technology architecture. While

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Why Object Storage is Superior to SAN/NAS

Why Object Storage is Superior to SAN/NAS

When it comes to storing and managing data, there is the modern, cloud-native way and there is the traditional, appliance oriented way. Needless to say, object storage is the modern, cloud-native way. While it would be simple to suggest that MinIO is hopelessly biased towards object storage (it is, afterall, the only thing we do), that would miss a key

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The Blog Year in Review: Top 10 for 2022

The Blog Year in Review: Top 10 for 2022

This week is always one of reflection. With new outlets pushing their predictions traffic into October and November, we find ourselves taking this week to look back on what we wrote, and more importantly, what our readers read. We had a bang up year on the blog front. We increased pageviews year over year by 80% and increased readers by

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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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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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