- MinIO: A Bare Metal Drop-In for AWS S3
In 2006, AWS launched S3, a distributed object storage service on their newly-launched Cloud platform. Up until this point, developers often interacted with storage on physical devices using POSIX-compatible file system operations. These "local" storage offerings had file systems, stored data in blocks and often had a fixed amount of metadata describing any one file. UNIX was built on the idea that "everything is a file".