Data is the enterprise’s most critical asset and must therefore be made easily and securely available throughout the entire organization in order to maximize its value to everyone. As a result, enterprises must adopt a range of data interface approaches based on the needs of the audience. MinIO offers a suite of options to cover every persona in a data-driven enterprise, such as graphical user interfaces (GUI), command line interfaces (CLI) and application programming interfaces (API). MinIO's interfaces function interchangeably to deliver granular, performant and scalable object storage management.
MinIO Console provides an intuitive design with the same expansive functionality of the API and CLI. Designed for the needs of IT administrators and auditors, MinIO Console presents a simple, intuitive interface for accessing even the most advanced features of the storage suite. Built to support at-scale deployments, it enables users to provision multi-tenant object storage-as-a-service, visually inspect the health of the system, perform key audit tasks and integrate with other components with just a handful of clicks.
MinIO’s CLI is the most widely utilized interface, reflecting MinIO’s popularity with the script-loving DevOps community. The CLI remains a ubiquitous tool in the DevOps toolbox because of its ability to execute a myriad of tasks rapidly, to execute scripts (copy, mirror, migrate), to limit resource contention and the ability to run concurrently. There are countless other reasons ranging from development to repetition.
Regardless of your reasons - MinIO supports a robust CLI experience and will probably always. To go deeper on what can be done from the command line download our SDK and get familiar with ‘mc”.
MinIO provides a rich set of Amazon S3-compatible APIs for data management and RESTful APIs for automation. In addition, MinIO extends these APIs through the Kubernetes Operator via Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs). DevOps may also use the familiar YAML interface and Kubectl CLI to communicate with the MinIO Operator using CRDs.