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MinIO Named “Top 3 Hybrid Cloud Management – Data Services”

Industry Analyst Firm Recognizes MinIO for Leadership in Delivering Cloud-Native Object Storage

MinIO, a pioneer in high performance, Kubernetes-native object storage, announced that it has been named a “Top 3 Vendor” in Hybrid Cloud Management – Data Services by industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).

This year’s report from EMA provides guidance for enterprises on how to optimally leverage hybrid cloud management technologies to provide the governance, orchestration, automation, management, and infrastructure services required for the rapid, flexible, scalable, secure, continuous, and cost-efficient shipment and operations of an organization’s data infrastructure and application stack.

Each of the Top 3 Vendors was chosen based on end user research, market analysis, technical product reviews, and expert interviews to provide enterprise customers with pragmatic guidance to be successful with their hybrid cloud initiatives. EMA’s rigorous selection process follows five key criteria – whether the category met the empirical threshold for importance, and whether the products within those categories were strategic, innovative, customer-centric, and specific enough to address the category pain point.

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In the EMA report, MinIO is specifically recognized for its leadership position in cloud-native storage software. MinIO’s published object storage performance benchmarks are the world’s fastest and its list of features covers the complete range of enterprise requirements, from security, data protection, resilience, and compatibility with S3, lambda compute notification and S3 select. Perhaps more importantly, MinIO is a pioneer in the Kubernetes space, enabling it to deliver infrastructure as code to the modern enterprise. With more than 375M Docker pulls, MinIO is broadly recognized as the private cloud leader for containerization and orchestration – serving a diverse range of commercial use cases from HDFS replacement, Splunk SmartStore, and S3-compatible targets for Veeam backups.

“We selected MinIO as one of our EMA Top 3 products because this object storage platform radically simplifies storage management for stateful applications on top of Kubernetes and any other cloud-native application platform,” said Torsten Volk, managing research director of containers, DevOps, machine learning and artificial intelligence of EMA. “MinIO basically creates a unified, ever present storage platform that provides a consolidated set of data services across otherwise complex data center and cloud infrastructure, enabling distributed applications to access their data from anywhere, without needing code changes. This combination of storage simplification while still being able to offer storage performance high enough for big data and deep learning use cases constitutes an interesting value position for enterprises struggling to get their storage to scale with their cloud-native apps.”

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In his analysis, Volk notes that MinIO offers:

  • A unified control plane for consistent storage and data services across the data center, cloud, and edge locations.
  • Infrastructure-independent management of policies and SLAs for cloud-native and traditional enterprise apps.
  • Continuous compliance and auditability across application architectures and clouds.
  • Self-service, policy-driven provisioning of data and storage services.

“Enterprises are actively pursuing hybrid cloud strategies that require cloud-native storage across the stack – whether private or public,” said Garima Kapoor, co-founder, and COO of MinIO. “We are pleased that EMA’s data-driven approach to research has identified MinIO as a leader among hybrid-cloud data services providers. This recognition underscores the importance of our software-defined, Kubernetes-native approach to object storage.”

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