How MinIO Object Storage Makes Data Available and Secured Across Clouds and K8s

With hybrid clouds quickly becoming the new normal for enterprise IT environments, finding a storage solution that can work effectively across all clouds is also rapidly becoming a target for IT admins. MinIO feels they are expressly suited to fill this need with their cloud-native, containerized object storage solution, which they expressed in detail at the recent Cloud Field Day event. Read this piece for a full coverage of their appearance, or watch the presentations themselves for more info.

CFD11 – Day 1 – Storage Is Still Hard

We kicked off Cloud Field Day on Wednesday of this week! Delegate Adam Post covers Day 1 of the event in this blog, which he titles “Storage is Still Hard.” In it, he takes a closer look at MinIO’s presentation and solution. Adam notes, “They take a focused, software-defined approach and rely on a distributed, containerized architecture to aggregate local units of storage into a centralized pool for shared consumption.” Be sure to check out Adam’s blog for more of his thoughts from Cloud Field Day!

Cloud Field Day 11 – Day 1 Highlights

We were excited to have Lino Telera back at Cloud Field Day! Following the first day of the event, Lino took to his blog to give his thoughts on the presenters he saw so far. Specifically, Lino gives his take on Hazelcast, Morpheus Data, and MinIO. Head over to the Lino Project blog to hear what he has to say!

MinIO Delivers Hybrid Cloud Object Storage to the Enterprise

At Storage Field Day earlier this year we were happy to welcome MinIO as a presenter who showcased their cloud-native, software-defined object storage platform. The staff at took notice and wrote about the presentation including a basic overview of the product and their thoughts on how many commercial solutions are utilizing MinIO to make their products better. Head over to to check out their take and watch the videos from the MinIO presentations at Storage Field Day!

MinIO – Cloud, Edge, Everywhere …

Earlier this year at Storage Field Day, Dan Frith had the opportunity to join us as a delegate and see MinIO. In this blog, Dan looks at what MinIO has to offer, as he writes, “It is designed to be used for large-scale data infrastructure, and was built from scratch to be cloud native.” Be sure to check out this blog for more of his thoughts and discover what intrigues him about MinIO.

Presenters React to the Storage Field Day 21 Experience

Storage Field Day was our first event of 2021, and we think it went swimmingly! After the presentations, we spoke to each of the presenting teams to get their thoughts on their Storage Field Day appearances and we compiled some of their answers into a video.
A big thank you to Hammerspace, Intel, NetApp, Pliops, MinIO, Tintri, and Nasuni for making the event such a success! Check out their thoughts on Storage Field Day on the YouTube video or take a look at the many great presentations on our website.

Object Storage Is Heating Up

Enrico Signoretti joined us as a delegate at Storage Field Day last month! He follows the event with his thoughts on object storage and its rise in popularity. Some reasons for this growing popularity include information such as the hybrid cloud, digital transformation, and the affordability of flash. Enrico points to MinIO’s presentation from Storage Field Day about Kubernetes and how it’s leading the way. He also points to another presentation from this event, where Nasuni presents its solution. To see what else Enrico had to say, check out this blog on!

Why MinIO Wins the Private Cloud

It was great to host MinIO at Storage Field Day last month! In the last of their blog posts on the event, MinIO makes their case on why they’re winning the Hybrid Cloud. If you want to learn more about MinIO, check out this great post, download their code and give a whirl, or check out their Storage Field Day presentation on our website!

Storage Field Day Session Four: The Hybrid Cloud and MinIO

On their blog, MinIO writes that they didn’t have quite enough time to share their full hybrid cloud vision at Storage Field Day in January. In a quick review of their fourth session, Jonathan Symonds at MinIO shares their goals on how they can “win the hybrid cloud” and be better than AWS outside of AWS. Be sure to check out the post or, as Jonathan suggests, download the MinIO code and take it for a spin!

The Rise of MinIO Object Storage

Ray Lucchesi saw MinIO present at Storage Field Day in January and thought they had a great session. In a post on his Ray on Storage blog, Ray details the advantages of the open source nature of their products as well as the MinIO Subscription Network “SubNet.” Check out his full post on his blog or watch the MinIO presentations on the Tech Field Day website!

Storage Field Day Session Three: Innovation at MinIO

We were excited to host MinIO at Storage Field Day in January! In the third installment on their blog, the MinIO team reviews their Innovation Showcase presentation where they highlight VMware Data Persistence as well as SUBNET. Head over to the MinIO blog to check out their showcase and some really great demos!

Storage Field Day Session Two: Kubernetes and MinIO

During MinIO’s presentation at Storage Field Day in January, MinIO took the time to explain its connection with Kubernetes. MinIO is cloud-native, and its storage can be orchestrated natively with Kubernetes. It understands Kubernetes’ dominance, as mentioned in its blog, “Kubernetes is winning. That means object storage is winning. Block and File are legacy architectures on the cloud. Kubernetes is accelerating their demise.” To learn more about MinIO and Kubernetes, check out MinIO’s blog and presentation from Storage Field Day!

Storage Field Day Session One: All Things MinIO

MinIO presented at Storage Field Day in January about three main points: MinIO and Kubernetes, MinIO’s punishing pace of innovation, and MinIO and the Hybrid Cloud. MinIO states, “we love Storage Field Day because it is a chance for us to reflect on our accomplishments while forcing us to confront our future.” MinIO had the opportunity to bring attention to its growth story. This includes having 58% of the Fortune 500 running MinIO today, which is up from 50% last year. To learn more about MinIO, check out MinIO’s blog and its session at Storage Field Day!

Delegates Win the Day at Storage Field Day 21

Earlier this year, Storage Field Day welcomed a panel of our independent influencers and presenting companies. This Field Day event featured thought-provoking storage solutions from Hammerspace, Intel, NetApp, Pliops, MinIO, Tintri, and Nasuni. To see what some of the presenters at this Storage Field Day had to say about Field Day events, check out this post on!

Storageless Data, Cloud Native Und Kubernetes: Storage Field Day 21

Following Storage Field Day in January, Wolfgang Stief recaps the presentations from different companies. In this blog post, Wolfgang noticed some recurring themes, including cloud-native and storageless data. Wolfgang separates his thoughts by each day of the event and includes some tweets that he also shared each day. Visit the Tech Field Day website to see the presentations from this Storage Field Day event. For more of Wolfgang’s thoughts, visit!

Storage Field Day 21 – MinIO Session

As a delegate, Barry Coombs had the opportunity to see MinIO at Storage Field Day in January. In this edition of Tech Doodles, Barry mentions, “MinIO does one thing and one thing only. Object Storage.” He also notes MinIO’s guiding principles: Cloud Native, Performant, and Simple. Go to to see what else Barry had to say about MinIO at Storage Field Day.

Voices in Data Storage – Episode 36: A Conversation With Anand Babu Periasamy and Jonathon Symonds on MinIO

On a recent Voices in Data Storage podcast episode, host Enrico Signoretti interviewed the CEO and co-founder of MinIO, AB Periasamy, as well as their CMO Jonathan Symonds. Enrico recently got to hear in-depth on their technology and solutions at Storage Field Day. In the interview they discuss how MinIO’s high-performance, software-defined, distributed object storage server and client fit into the overall storage market, as well as AB Periasamy’s history with open-source software.

Paradigm Shift of Dev to Storage Ops

Chin-Fah Heoh considers how the advent of containers and Kubernetes have moved storage and DevOps closer than ever. In his mind, the Container Storage Interface commonly used in the industry cannot scale nearly as well in the cloud like object storage, which is clearly where container storage needs to go in the future. At Storage Field Day, he heard how MinIO is looking to bridge the divide between Dev and Ops with their Kubernetes friendly high performance object storage platform. He then looks at how VMware is adapting to the times with Project Pacific, which includes Cloud Native Storage and has chosen MinIO as the resident object storage provider. It’s a key integration for a high performance scalable storage solution.

Storage Field Day 19 MinIO

One of the companies that really stood out to Joey D’Antoni at Storage Field Day was MinIO. If you’re still getting up to speed on the modern world of object storage, Joey does a good job of quickly summarizing what differentiates it from traditional block storage. Object storage is all about solving the problems of scale. For Joey, MinIO’s open source storage management software excels in that regard, offering extremely fast performance with full S3 compatibility. He lays out some potential use cases, and really wants to see where MinIO takes the solution from here.

097: GreyBeards Talk Open Source S3 Object Store With AB Periasamy, CEO MinIO

Keith Townsend and Ray Lucchesi published an interview with MinIO CEO Anand Babu Periasamy. Ray got to hear from him and the rest of the MinIO team recently at Storage Field Day. MinIO offers a fully open source AWS S3 compatible object store that you can run anywhere, something particularly timely as more organizations turn to them. This allows customers to turn away from costly cloud object stores, and deploy in their own data centers for better economics at scale. They discuss how the company is developing features to match Amazon S3, and dig into the tech in the interview.