MinIO is an open-source, software-defined, distributed object storage system that runs on industry standard hardware. Designed from the beginning to be the standard in private cloud object storage, MinIO is a cloud-native solution that is simultaneously performant, scalable and lightweight. In addition to addressing traditional use cases like secondary storage, disaster recovery and archiving, MinIO overcomes private cloud challenges associated with machine learning, analytics and cloud-native application workloads. MinIO offers organizations data confidentiality, integrity and authenticity by supporting multiple sophisticated server-side encryption schemes with negligible performance overhead.
Thales’ CipherTrust Key Management platform integrates with MinIO for external key management. The MinIO server encrypts each object using a unique object key which is protected by a master key. The CipherTrust Key Manager stores and manages this master key to provide organizations control over the entire key lifecycle.