We anticipate a bigger “Gluster Wave” with Minio, just remember the number of downloads, deployments and users of Gluster in 2011, 5 years ago. Minio has already around 300K downloads and it’s growing fast, very fast. The partner community receives also a great adoption. And Gartner finally gave them the Cool Vendor 2016 label. With what we saw, we can reasonably expect same progress next year for our next session and The IT Press Tour has demonstrated again its indirect business development effect and visibility impact. Great.
|Fast community adoption for Minio|
The second key choice made by Minio is the deployment strategy with containers and especially with Docker. It reinforces the flexibility and easy deployment capability of Minio, one key argument in favor of the product. The product is so easy to deploy and use that some competitors of Minio have adopted their command line interface, funny. In term of features, Minio has released an erasure coding approach implemented over 16 drives, fundamental when a storage solution must store and preserve huge volume of data potentially over a long period of time with high density drives – all these 3 criteria increase significantly the risk of losing data. For storage devices, Minio is clearly independent of device nature with NVMe/SSD, SAS/SATA, Ethernet Drive, RAID or JBOD. The company has also listed a few servers for reference and examples: SMC with Intel Atom, Cisco UCS, Quanta Grid – OCP Compliant – and Intel Server System and of course the software is open to much more configurations. Additionally, Continuously Mirror is a capability to apply changes incrementally and continuously between any S3 compatible storage service. The product integrates also Lambda functions through event notifications service and supports Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL, AMQP, Kafka and Nats. All these confirm the #1 position of Minio in open source object storage momentum. This ends the phase 1 period and opens the phase 2 for 2017-2018 with a clear acceleration market adoption and the development and promotion of Minio X with a deep learning engine. It will be perfect for our next visit.
|Impressive investors and board members|