MinIO Subscription Network

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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The MinIO Subscription Network provides exclusive benefits across licensing, operations and support. The value of subscription can be summarized in three parts:

Commercial License

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.

Data Loss Prevention

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.

Data Breach Prevention

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.

Up to 10PB. No additional charges for capacity over 10PB.
Up to 5PB. No additional charges for capacity over 5PB.
100% 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
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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 Subscription Network 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). To understand more, we recommend visiting our Compliance Page.

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

For more information please see our Compliance Page.

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?

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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