AB of Gluster fame, is off working on another kick-butt storage project. Again, its in the Software Defined Storage realm, this time its called Minio! A play on the minimal-io phrase/mindset. Written in go, the focus is a simple, easy to deploy and use 100% S3 compatible, object based storage platform.

Minio

I talked about this project here, nearly two years ago when the project was just initially getting off the ground. Today, you’ve got  full blown storage serve along with a full blow client for interacting with the server and other S3 compatible services!.

Some of the features are:

  • Written in go, super easy to update/develop in or against.
  • Native integrated replication.
  • 100% Amazon S3 compatible.
  • Erasure Code & Bitrot Protection
  • No need for RAID
  • Platform agnostic
  • Already Docker containerized

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The Minio project is inspired by Amazon’s S3 for its API and Facebook’s Haystack for its immutable data structure.

Minio

Minio Logo

You can track, check-out and even contribute to the project here at their GitHub. Like Hadoop, expensive RAID controllers are not needed. Instead they are using Rubberband Erasure Coding to dynamically protect the data.

Simplification of installation, configuration, updates and management are some of the key features. All being developed by seasoned storage veterans.

Object based storage is quickly becoming a much sought after solution in many IT organizations. Minio is definitely something to keep an eye on!