Simplifying Object Storage as a Service with Kubernetes and MinIO’s Operator

Simplifying Object Storage as a Service with Kubernetes and MinIO’s Operator

This post was updated on 1.12.22. Object storage as a service is the hottest concept in storage today. The reason is straightforward: object storage is the storage class of the cloud and the ability to provision it seamlessly to applications or developers makes it immensely valuable to enterprises of any size. The challenge is that object storage as

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Kubernetes CSI and COSI: a Symbiotic Relationship

Kubernetes CSI and COSI: a Symbiotic Relationship

The push to standardize Object Storage in Kubernetes has gained significant momentum in the recent months. The new standard, named COSI for Container Object Storage Interface, strikes a similar chord to CSI  —  a well known standard for consuming storage in Kubernetes. In this article, I’ll dive into COSI, its architecture, and how it fits alongside CSI. Finally, I’ll

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Publish from Kafka, Persist on MinIO

Publish from Kafka, Persist on MinIO

Streaming data is a core component of the modern object storage stack.  Whether the source of that data is an edge device or an application running in the datacenter, streaming data is quickly outpacing traditional batch processing frameworks. Streaming data includes everything from log files (think Splunk SmartStore), web or mobile applications, autonomous vehicles, social networks and, of course financial

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