In order to provide superior performance for mission-critical applications and provide clients with optimum infrastructure alternatives, MinIO – the company behind the MinIO Multi-Cloud Object Storage suite, has announced a deeper strategic partnership with Intel.
MinIO is a high-performance, Kubernetes-native, S3-compatible object store. It includes integrated Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel AVX-512) single instruction multiple data (SIMD) acceleration features and is finely tuned for 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs.
MinIO is an object store for machine learning frameworks, analytics applications, databases, web applications, and other performance-oriented workloads because to its improved performance characteristics. The design of MinIO would be known for its ease of scaling from terabytes to exabytes.
“Intel has been a strategic partner of MinIO since the inception of the company. We continue to expand the partnership and collaborate on R&D, benchmarking and customer success opportunities,” said Garima Kapoor, co-founder and COO of MinIO. “We share a technology vision that is informed by machine learning, is multi-cloud, containerized, orchestrated and increasingly edge oriented. Our work together continues to push the boundaries of innovation and our continued optimization on Intel platforms have resulted in record-setting performance benchmarks.”
Software-Defined Object Storage
MinIO is a member of the Intel Disruptor Initiative, where Intel collaborates with select cutting-edge technology ISVs and startups to hasten the adoption of next-generation architectures on Intel platforms for Data, Augmented Analytics, and AI-infused workloads to propel customer success.
“Every enterprise today is a data enterprise, and every enterprise today needs mature multi-cloud experiences. Intel sees this across our portfolio, and is excited to work with MinIO to address the need in this environment,” said Arijit Bandyopadhyay, CTO – Enterprise Analytics & AI, Head of Strategy – Enterprise & Cloud Group at Intel Corporation. “We’re bullish about our collaboration with MinIO because performance at scale is critical for AI and Augmented Analytics workloads. MinIO, with its software-defined, high performant S3 object storage optimized for 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, helps enterprises overcome challenges of large primary storage across a range of use cases from Kubernetes-powered cloud applications to AI/ML/advanced analytics workloads.”
According to MinIO, a golden era of software-defined storage has begun since the introduction of Intel Xeon Scalable processors with integrated accelerators and hardware-enhanced security in July 2017. In this era, complex features like erasure coding, hashing, encryption, and bitrot protection are optimized by benefits like Intel AVX-512 SIMD instruction sets and Intel DL Boost technology. Additionally, by eliminating compute throughput constraints, businesses may utilize the same corporate systems for typical enterprise workloads, deep learning, and machine learning.