Reference Hardware

MinIO is software-defined in the way the term was meant. Our software runs on virtually any hardware configuration, providing true price/performance design flexibility to our customers.

MinIO's Recommended Configuration

MinIO is hardware agnostic and runs on a variety of hardware architectures ranging from ARM-based embedded systems to high-end x64 and POWER9 servers. However, for a large scale data storage infrastructure, we recommend the following server configurations in high-density and high-capacity flavors.
Minio Minimum Requirements
Processor
Processor
Dual Intel® Xeon® Scalable GoId CPUs (minimum 8 cores per socket).
Drives
Drives
SATA/SAS HDDs for high-density and NVMe SSDs for high-performance (minimum of 8 drives per server).
Network
Network
25GbE for high-density and 100GbE NICs for high-performance.
Memory
Memory
128GB RAM
(Note: Object storage operations are primarily throughput bound. So MinIO takes full advantage of the modern hardware improvements such as AVX-512 SIMD acceleration, 100GbE networking, and NVMe SSDs when available.)

MinIO's Hardware Partners

We partner with the world's most sophisticated hardware providers. See what we recommend from their portfolios below.
Exos AP-4U100
High Density
Seagate
Plans
Standard
Enterprise
Raw Capacity
PB
Usable Capacity PB
(Erasure Code: 4 Parity)
Monthly Software Cost*
$ /
Monthly Hardware Cost**
$ /
Total Monthly Cost
$
(Unit Price: $ / GB)
*Software cost (MinIO Subscription Network) will remain same above 10 PB for Standard & 5 PB for Enterprise Plan. For more pricing details & features, visit our Pricing page.
**This is not an official quote from Seagate. The monthly cost shown is for illustrative purposes only. Seagate systems are sold on a one-time purchase basis and are sold only through authorized Seagate resellers and distributors. The monthly cost shown is based on 60 month amortization of estimated end-user MSRP prices for Seagate system purchased in the United States. Actual pricing will be determined by the reseller or distributor and will differ depending on reseller, region and other factors. Pricing and specifications are subject to change by Seagate without notice. Systems include storage enclosures products with integrated dual server modules per system using one or two Intel® Xeon® server-class processors per module depending on the model. Please contact Seagate for more information on system configurations. Storage capacity is approximate, may be rounded up, listed as provided (“raw”) and before data protection erasure coding is applied. For end user customers, Seagate will provide a referral to an authorized Seagate reseller for an official quote. Seagate invites VARs to join the Seagate Insider VAR program to obtain VAR pricing, training, marketing assistance and other benefits. Only authorized Seagate resellers or authorized distributors can provide an official quote. Prices exclude: shipping, taxes, tariffs, Ethernet switches, and cables. Three-year parts warranty is included. Three-year 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm or 24x7 on-site support is additional.
PowerEdge R740xd
NVMe SSDs
Performance
Dell
PowerEdge R740xd
PowerEdge R640Rack Server
PowerVault ME484Dense JBOD
SAS HDDs
High Density
Dell
PowerEdge R640
Dell
PowerVault ME484(2 or more)
Dell
PowerVault MD3060e(2 or more)
UCS C240
Performance
Cisco
UCS C240
UCS S3260
High Density
Cisco
UCS S3260
Supermicro
SuperStorage 2028R-NR48N
Supermicro
SuperStorage 6049P-E1CR60H
Serv24-HA
Performance
Western Digital
Ultrastar Serv24-HA
Ultrastar Serv60
High Density
Western Digital
Ultrastar Serv60

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