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.
At the core of a MinIO subscription are the software components. These include the object storage suite, the server, SDK and client, licensed under the Apache License v2, and the different flavors and packages, licensed under the GNU AGPL v3.
The software subscription is wrapped in the SUBNET experience. The SUBNET subscription includes current and all future versions of the product(s), as well as the different flavors and packages. If your subscription is active, you are licensed for the entire stack from the server to the Kubernetes operator and have access to SUBNET’s 24/7/365, direct-to-engineer support.
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).
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.