High Performance, Kubernetes Native Object Storage

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.


Simplicity is the foundation for exascale data infrastructure - both technically and operationally. No other object store lets you go from download to production in less time.

High Performance

Simplicity is the foundation for exascale data infrastructure - both technically and operationally. No other object store lets you go from download to production in less time.


With a native Kubernetes operator integration, MinIO supports all the major Kubernetes distributions on public, private and edge clouds.

Enterprise Grade Open Source Object Storage

Open Source powers the cloud. Open Source powers the enterprise. Open Source powers MinIO. Tens of thousands of customers and community members trust MinIO every day to deliver security, resiliency, durability and operational excellence across their deployments.

Active Active Replication for Object Storage

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 bucket and object immutability is Veeam certified and validated by Cohasset Partners for use under SEC Rule 17a-4(f), FINRA Rule 4511, and CFTC Regulation 1.31.

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AWS S3 Compatible Object Storage

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.

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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, satisfying multiple use cases.

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Scalable Object Storage

Protecting data from deletion (accidental or intentional) is a key compliance component that touches every industry. MinIO Scaling is a dimensional concept but it has one truth: simplicity scales. MinIO scales horizontally (scale out) through a concept called Server Pools. Server pools are an approach that combines multiple technology components. Each server pool is an independent set of nodes with their own compute, network and storage resources.

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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.

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True Multi-Cloud Storage
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.
Public Cloud
Powered by Kubernetes, MinIO delivers scalable, secure, S3 compatible object storage to every public cloud. Free yourself from vendor lock in and treat the cloud for what it is – commodity compute, networking and drives.
Private Cloud
From OpenShift to Tanzu, MinIO is the only object store to be a foundational part of the infrastructure for leading Kubernetes distributions. With its massive portfolio of integrated applications MinIO completes the software-defined picture.
MinIO has powered the leased infrastructure market since its inception, delivering throughput performance for large scale data infrastructure. With MinIO, Kubernetes and the leased infrastructure, enterprises get the benefit of public cloud infrastructure with the control of the private cloud.
The Edge
At less than 100MB for the full binary, MinIO multi-cloud storage is capable of powering object storage anywhere – from ARM SOCs, 5G POPs and edge caching devices to mini-datacenters. It is why MinIO dominates the edge storage market.