MinIO Overview

MinIO is the #4 ranked solution in our list of top File and Object Storage tools. It is most often compared to Red Hat Ceph Storage: MinIO vs Red Hat Ceph Storage

What is MinIO?

MinIO is a high performance, distributed object storage system. It is software-defined, runs on industry standard hardware and is 100% open source under the Apache V2 license.

MinIO is different in that it was designed from its inception to be the standard in private cloud object storage. Because MinIO is purpose-built to serve only objects, a single-layer architecture achieves all of the necessary functionality without compromise. The result is a cloud-native object server that is simultaneously performant, scalable and lightweight.

While MinIO excels at traditional object storage use cases like secondary storage, disaster recovery and archiving, it is unique at overcoming the private cloud challenges associated with machine learning, analytics and cloud-native application workloads.

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What users are saying about MinIO pricing:
  • "This is an open-source solution but I am using the licensed version."

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MahdiSharifi
Technical Lead and Senior Java Developer at Novin High-Tech Solutions
Real User
Top 20
Easy to manage and has a powerful API

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and I am working on a project that is using MinIO for storage.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the ease of management and administration."
  • "The monitoring capability is really bad and needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing MinIO is to visit the website and view the documentation. It is very complete and is helpful. This is a good product choice for startups that don't have a system administrator. It has a good API and it's easy to use. My main complaint is about the lack of monitoring tools. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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