A subscription to MinIO provides a commercial license to the MinIO object storage suite
plus access to the SUBNET support experience for your on-prem deployments.
A commercial license ensures that subscribers do not have to concern themselves with the obligations associated with GNU AGPL v3. The commercial license grants additional privileges without many of the restrictions associated with open source licenses. In addition to the peace of mind of a commercial license, subscribers also get the benefits associated with MinIO’s open source philosophy - namely freedom from lock-in, freedom to inspect and the comfort of knowing there is a massive community committed to hardening the product.
While MinIO’s features lead the industry in data protection - failure (human, hardware, other) is both continuous and to be expected. MinIO Subscription Network customers get access to the technologies and talent that are dedicated to managing and minimizing this risk for an organization. These include the direct-to-engineering support, access to the Panic Button, performance and optimization audits as well as key diagnostic capabilities designed to assess the health of your deployments.
Modern data infrastructure is in a state of constant change, and change brings risk. New applications, new users, new data, new buckets, new hardware - each instance invites security risk. Customers of the MinIO Subscription Network have 24/7/365 access to our cryptographic experts, quarterly security audits, and a suite of other technologies that will proactively identify vulnerabilities and minimize risk.
At the heart of the Subscription Network is a modern support platform (SUBNET) that replaces traditional ticketing systems with real-time collaboration between your infrastructure team and MinIO’s engineering team. SUBNET provides a secure communication channel to exchange logs and certified software binaries. As a result, through SUBNET, MinIO can guide its customers through critical bug fixes, security patches and other optimizations for their production instances. It is specifically designed for fast paced devops-centric infrastructure where issues need to be resolved in real time.
MinIO sells a commercial license to its software-defined storage product which in turn comes with support delivered through SUBNET.
MinIO does not operate a hosted object storage service.
Deployments of MinIO are typically on-premises, private cloud instances. Customers provision their own hardware - architected for the specific use case they intend to support in production. Information on suggested hardware can be found here.
At MinIO, we firmly believe in the philosophy of Open Source and collaborative development. Our entire software stack is licensed under two Open Source licenses, the Apache License Version 2 and the Affero General Public License Version 3 (AGPLv3). To understand more, we recommend visiting our Compliance Page.
MinIO is a commercial and Open Source licensed product developed by MinIO, Inc. MinIO trademarks and all the code developed by MinIO are fully owned and controlled by MinIO, Inc.
For more information please see our Compliance Page.