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 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.

Minimum Recommended Configuration
Processor
Processor
Dual Intel® Xeon® Scalable GoIdCPUs (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).
Memory
Memory
128GB RAM
Network
Network
25GbE for high-density and 100GbE NICs for high-performance.

MinlO partners with the world's most sophisticated hardware providers. See what we recommend from their portfolios below.

Exos AP-4U100 High Density
Seagate Exos AP-4U100
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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