MinIO

Multi-Cloud Object 

Storage

MinIO offers high-performance, S3 compatible object storage. 

Native to Kubernetes, MinIO is the only object storage suite available on every public cloud, every Kubernetes distribution, the private cloud and the edge. MinIO is software-defined and is 100% open source under GNU AGPL v3.

True Multi-Cloud

Multi-cloud object storage allows enterprises to build AWS S3 compatible data infrastructure on any cloud.  The result is a consistent, portable interface to your data and applications – meaning you can run anywhere, from the edge to the public cloud without changing a line of code.

FEATURE

Active Active Replication

Active Active, Multi-Site Replication for Object Storage is a key requirement for mission-critical production environments. MinIO is the only vendor that offers it today. MinIO offers bucket-level granularity and supports both synchronous and near-synchronous replication depending on the architectural choices and rate of change with the data.

Identity & Access Management

MinIO IAM is built with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) compatibility at its core and presents that framework to applications and users no matter the environment – providing the same functionality across varying public clouds, private clouds and the edge. MinIO extends AWS IAM compatibility with support for popular external identity providers such as ActiveDirectory/LDAP, Okta and Keycloak, allowing administrators to offload identity management to their organization’s preferred SSO solution.

Encryption

In the world of object storage, strong encryption is required just to get a seat at the table. MinIO delivers more with the highest level of encryption alongside extensive optimizations that all but eliminate the overhead typically associated with storage encryption operations.

Bucket & Object Immutability

Protecting data from deletion (accidental or intentional) is a key compliance component that touches every industry. MinIO supports a complete range of functionality including object locking, retention, legal holds, governance, and compliance. MinIO’s bucks and object imutability is Veeam certified and validated by Cohasset Partners for use under SEC Rule 17a-4(f), FINRA Rule 4511, and CFTC Regulation 1.31.

Bucket & Object Versioning

Object-level versioning is a significant evolution compared to SAN and NAS versioning approaches. Not only does versioning provide data protection, it also serves as the foundation for powerful features like Object Locking, Immutability, Tiering and Life Cycle management.

With MinIO, objects are independently versioned following Amazon’s S3 structure/implementation. MinIO assigns a unique ID to each version of a given object – applications can specify a version ID at any time to access the point-in-time snapshot of that object.

Data Life Cycle Management & Tiering

As data continues to grow, the ability to co-optimize for access, security and economics becomes a hard requirement, not a nice-to-have. This is the role of lifecycle data management. MinIO offers a unique suite of features to protect data within and across clouds – both public and private.

MinIO’s enterprise data lifecycle management tools, including versioning, object locking and the various derivative components, satisfy many use cases.

Automated Data Management Interfaces

Data is the enterprise’s most critical asset and must therefore be made easily and securely available throughout the entire organization in order to maximize its value to everyone. As a result, enterprises must adopt a range of data interface approaches based on the needs of the audience. MinIO offers a suite of options to cover every persona in a data-driven enterprise, such as graphical user interfaces (GUI), command line interfaces (CLI) and application programming interfaces (API). MinIO’s data management interfaces function interchangeably to deliver granular, performant and scalable object storage management.

Learn more about Automated Data Management Interfaces

Monitoring

Metrics and logging are critical when tracking the health and performance of any system. MinIO provides complete visibility into clusters with detailed storage performance monitoring, metrics, and per-operation logging. The result is a robust, transparent and performant answer to object storage monitoring, alerting and observability.

AWS S3 Compatibility

S3 compatibility is a hard requirement for cloud-native applications. MinIO is unyielding in its adherence to the API and with tens of thousands of users – both commercial and community – MinIO’s S3 implementation is the most widely tested and implemented alternative to AWS S3 in the world.

One of the earliest adopters of the S3 API (both V2 and V4) and one of the only storage companies to focus exclusively on S3, MinIO’s massive community ensures that no other AWS alternative is more compatible. MinIO is also one of the few companies to support S3 Select.

Information Source – https://min.io