Scaling MinIO: Benchmarking Performance From Terabytes to Petabytes

Scaling MinIO: Benchmarking Performance From Terabytes to Petabytes

MinIO provides the best-in-class performance as we have repeatedly shown in our previous benchmarks. In those benchmarks, we chose the highest-end hardware and measured if MinIO could squeeze out every bit of the resources afforded it. This proved two key points: Ensuring that MinIO utilizes the maximum possible CPU, Network, and Storage available.Ensuring that MinIO is NOT the IO-bottleneck.

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The New Metrics of Object Storage

The New Metrics of Object Storage

This post originally appeared on The New Stack. As a general rule, when people think about object storage they think about one thing — the price per TB/GB. Though a legitimate cost metric, it has the effect of making object storage one-dimensional and relegates it to archival use cases. Further, it distorts the value associated with this increasingly important part

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Frictionless Encryption

Frictionless Encryption

If you handle data of any kind, you have to worry about data security. This is true for multinational banks; it’s also true for small and medium-size businesses. Encryption should never be your only line of defense against malicious actors, but it is one of the most basic security best practices that every organization should consider essential. However, not

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Four Takeaways from Splunk .Conf19

Four Takeaways from Splunk .Conf19

Splunk’s .Conf event is pretty remarkable. Not only is it the “geek prom” for Splunkers, it also an opportunity to take stock of where we are on the enterprise analytics journey. Here are our top four takeaways from the event and some thoughts on what the next few quarters hold. Splunk grasps the accelerating growth of data and has

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What it Really Means to be "Cloud Native" in the Storage World

What it Really Means to be "Cloud Native" in the Storage World

The term ‘cloud native’ is widely used in technical circles but doesn’t have a particularly clear definition. The confusion lies in the fact that being ‘cloud native’ has little to do with the environment your application is deployed to—the term is equally applicable to on-premise or the public cloud. Rather, the term refers to application and architecture characteristics.

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MinIO Named a Vendor to Watch in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Object Storage and Distributed File Systems

MinIO Named a Vendor to Watch in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Object Storage and Distributed File Systems

Gartner just released their Magic Quadrant for Object Storage and Distributed File Systems, and they have an elite list of companies on their “Vendors to Watch” list. MinIO is on this highly selective list for the second year and we are delighted that Gartner continues to recognize our leadership in the space. MinIO is pioneering the concept of high-performance object

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Five Strata Takeaways

Five Strata Takeaways

With another Strata in the rearview mirror, it is time to reflect on what we saw and heard during the week. Strata is clearly a data science show at this point but data science is broad topic. Our perspective, as a provider of high performance object storage, is framed accordingly and we focus on the data stack more than we

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Why VMware's Kubernetes Ambitions Depend on MinIO

Why VMware's Kubernetes Ambitions Depend on MinIO

Perhaps the biggest takeaway from VMworld was the “all in” bet that VMware is making on Kubernetes. VMware wasn’t shy about its ambition, with CEO Pat Gelsinger stating that “We will be the leading enabler of Kubernetes.” This reflects the reality of the market. Kubernetes has become the industry standard. Furthermore, Kubernetes has grown into more than just orchestration,

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