There’s a new object storage server that has been introduced as an open source alternative to Amazon S3 and other API-compatible services.Minio, written in Go and available under the Apache license, allows unstructured data (up to 5TB per object) to be stored on a pool of drives of your choosing.
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Simple and sturdy wins the race
A guiding principle of the service is to keep things simple, because “only simple things scale,” Minio says.

The standalone binary for Minio’s 64-bit Windows server is 23.5MB; the client is 10MB.
It can run on a single node or can gang together pools of drives across a cluster of machines.

The service runs on a variety of OS platforms: Linux, MacOS, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, and—in theory—any other platform that supports the Go runtime.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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