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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Kubernetes Storage Patterns

Kubernetes Storage Patterns

Kubernetes has fundamentally altered  the traditional application development and deployment patterns. Application development teams can now develop, test and deploy their apps in days, across different environments, all within their Kubernetes clusters. Previous generations of technology typically took weeks if not months. This acceleration is possible due to the abstraction that Kubernetes brings to the table, i.e. it deals

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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

For Cloud Native, Architecture Matters 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

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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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The Cloud Has Picked a Winner; Now They Are Enforcing It

The Cloud Has Picked a Winner; Now They Are Enforcing It

The power of scale is well-documented in the world of business. Cloud providers - Amazon in particular - have amassed extraordinary scale in a very short period of time. The cloud providers are now using this scale to rearchitect how enterprises interact with their data. They are remaking the enterprise data landscape with two primary levers: price and performance. Let’

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Experimental Amazon S3 API support for Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Service

Some our community members have repeatedly asked for Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage and MinIO integration [1] . B2 is competitively priced and has a huge fan following. We also heard from Backblaze team that they are actively expanding their B2 cloud storage service. We added experimental support for Backblaze B2 backend in MinIO to add S3 compatible API support for their

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Golang Internals Part 1: Autogenerated functions (and how to get rid of them)

Maybe if you are like us at MinIO, you have every now and then come across ‘autogenerated’ functions in your Golang call stacks and wondered what they are all about? We had a case the other day where the call stack showed something like the following: cmd.retryStorage.ListDir(0x12847c0, 0xc420402e70, 0x1, ...) minio/cmd/retry-storage.go:183 +0x72 cmd.(*retryStorage)

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Scalable Genomics Data Processing Pipeline with Alluxio, Apache Mesos, and MinIO

This is a guest blog from our friends at Guardant Health. Guardant Health is the world leader in comprehensive liquid biopsy. Oncologists order our blood test to help determine if their advanced cancer patients are eligible for certain drugs that target specific genomic alterations in tumour DNA. Each test produces huge amounts of genomic data that we process into easily

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ToolsLib switches to MinIO for scale and performance

ToolsLib recently switched to a brand new dashboard. However, behind the scenes, there was another switch happening. We used block based filesystem for underlying storage. However, as we grew, the filesystem was proving difficult to scale. So, we were looking to move from block based storage to an object store system, when we found MinIO. After initial analysis, MinIO looked

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Command-line Access to Google Cloud Storage

Since our September release of MinIO Client ‘mc’ for Amazon S3 and MinIO server, we received number of requests to also support Google cloud storage, Red Hat Ceph and Open Stack Swift. Here is the Amazon S3 API compatibility matrix for various server implementations. Amazon S3: Amazon S3 V4 (latest) and V2 API signature.Minio Server: Amazon S3 V4 API

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