"The most valuable feature is the ease of management and administration."
"For starters, MinIO has a good user interface. You can access it through the browser and perform operations like creating the object."
"Reliable erasure coding."
"Nice web interface, easy to use, with a low memory footprint."
"The initial setup was very easy - one click, and it was installed."
"Good interface and a good approach to development and testing environments."
"The features that I have found most valuable with MinIO is its coding bit rot protection and how it distributes the workload over all the servers."
"The container installation features are good. The S3 feature provisions the storage buckets making it easy. It allows me to spin up the public buckets with open-source technology."
"The management interface is great and you have handy access to several details about your file shares."
"The solution is stable and extremely easy to calibrate."
"The most valuable features are the interface and support."
"The most valuable feature is the easy interface."
"We had minor bugs occasionally."
"The MinIO dashboard is minimal as there are only a couple of features inside the dashboard for a basic user. I would like this to be more robust with more click-around features."
"The product's security is open by default, without any SSL."
"Documentation could be improved."
"The Distributed User Interface (DUI) needs some work. It's hard to view a large set of data on the DUI. It's an issue with the DUI's performance."
"The monitoring capability is really bad and needs to be improved."
"The solution lacks documentation."
"There should be the ability to expand the size after it has already been deployed. Currently, you cannot do that. It doesn't support an increase in size. Each time we spawn a new MinIO, we need to track the particular MinIO instance or tenant that has the file. Therefore, we had to create a multi-tenant solution that tracks the MinIO that has our artifacts. It isn't in one single instance. It should have better multi-tenancy support."
"The implementation is a little bit complex and should be made easier."
"The only thing I would say is missing for us it is FTP protocol compatibility."
"The solution should increase its storage capabilities."
"Lowering the price would improve this product."
MinIO is a high performance, distributed object storage system. It is software-defined, runs on industry standard hardware and is 100% open source under the Apache V2 license.
MinIO is different in that it was designed from its inception to be the standard in private cloud object storage. Because MinIO is purpose-built to serve only objects, a single-layer architecture achieves all of the necessary functionality without compromise. The result is a cloud-native object server that is simultaneously performant, scalable and lightweight.
While MinIO excels at traditional object storage use cases like secondary storage, disaster recovery and archiving, it is unique at overcoming the private cloud challenges associated with machine learning, analytics and cloud-native application workloads.
Nutanix Files (Files) enables you to share files across user work stations or VMs in a centralized protected location to eliminate the requirement for a third-party file server. Files uses a scale-out architecture that provides Server Message Block (SMB) file services to Windows clients for home share and user profiles. Files consists of three or more file server VMs (FSVM) or also known as a Files cluster. Files supports multiple file server clusters creation.
MinIO is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 14 reviews while Nutanix Files is ranked 12th in File and Object Storage with 4 reviews. MinIO is rated 8.0, while Nutanix Files is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of MinIO writes "Offers good object retrieval performance and scalability; but native monitoring tools don't work above a certain bucket size". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Files writes "Good management interface and reporting, helped us to consolidate our various file shares". MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, Dell EMC ECS, SwiftStack and Hitachi Content Platform, whereas Nutanix Files is most compared with Qumulo, Dell EMC ECS, NetApp StorageGRID, Pure Storage FlashBlade and Nutanix Objects. See our MinIO vs. Nutanix Files report.
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