MinIO Subscription

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.

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Open Source
(No Minimum)
Up to 10PB. No additional charges for capacity over 10PB.
(25TB Minimum)
Up to 5PB. No additional charges for capacity over 5PB.
(100TB Minimum)
100% Open Source:
Apache License v2, GNU AGPL v3
Commercial + Open Source
Commercial + Open Source
Software Release
Update to Latest
1 Year Long Term Support
5 Years Long Term Support
<24 Hours
<1 Hour
Public Slack Channel + Github Issues
24x7 L4 Direct Engineering
Support via SUBNET
24x7 L4 Direct Engineering
Support via SUBNET
Security Updates & Critical Bugs
Self Update
Guided Update
Guided Update
Panic Button
1 per year
Annual Architecture Review
Annual Performance Review
Security + Policy Review

MinIO's License and Support Model

MinIO's License and Support Model

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 Subscription FAQs

Open Source/Commercial License

Is MinIO offering a hosted service or software?

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.

What is MinIO's commitment to Open Source?

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).

Who actually owns and controls MinIO upstream?

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.

What are the licensing options available for the MinIO object storage suite?

  • Commercial License
  • Apache Software License v2 Open Source license and GNU AGPL v3 Open Source license

Why should I choose a Commercial license when an Open Source license is available?

Why should I pay for Open Source?

How should I choose between Open Source/Community, Standard and Enterprise?

Can I continue to use my commercial license after it has expired?

Do I need to worry about GNU AGPLv3 when using a commercially licensed version of MinIO?

I’m not sure if I am in compliance with the Open Source licensing scheme. I am confused with Open Source licensing. What should I do?

Is support included with the subscription?

What forms of payment do you accept?

How does MinIO calculate capacity? Is it based on used or total raw capacity?

Do you charge for the redundant copies (erasure-code parity data)?

How does MinIO charge in the case of active-active, multi-site replication deployments?

How does MinIO charge for active-passive multi-site replication deployments?

Does MinIO charge for the capacity of a disaster recovery site?

How does MinIO calculate capacity charges when object versioning is enabled?

What happens if I cancel my subscription?

How do I upgrade my subscription plan?

What happens to my billing when my capacity reduces?

How many "seats" or employees can access SUBNET through a subscription?

Is there a limit on the number of MinIO deployments covered by a subscription?

Can I only have a subscription for a subset of my MinIO deployments?

Can I mix and match plans?

How do I manage my subscription?

What is SUBNET?

How secure is SUBNET?

How does a subscription address the security of my MinIO deployment?

What data is stored in SUBNET?

Can I subscribe without connecting my MinIO deployments to SUBNET?

What is the Panic button?

What hardware do you recommend for MinIO?

Where can I purchase the hardware?

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