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Garage is a lightweight S3-compatible distributed object store, with the following goals:
Garage is an S3-compatible distributed object storage service
designed for self-hosting at a small-to-medium scale.
- As self-contained as possible
- Easy to set up
- Highly resilient to network failures, network latency, disk failures, sysadmin failures
- Relatively simple
- Made for multi-datacenter deployments
Garage is designed for storage clusters composed of nodes running
at different physical locations,
in order to easily provide a storage service that replicates data at these different
locations and stays available even when some servers are unreachable.
Garage also focuses on being lightweight, easy to operate, and highly resilient to
machine failures.
Non-goals include:
Garage is built by [Deuxfleurs](https://deuxfleurs.fr),
an experimental small-scale self hosted service provider,
which has been using it in production since its first release in 2020.
- Extremely high performance
- Complete implementation of the S3 API
- Erasure coding (our replication model is simply to copy the data as is on several nodes, in different datacenters if possible)
Learn more on our dedicated documentation pages:
Our main use case is to provide a distributed storage layer for small-scale self hosted services such as [Deuxfleurs](https://deuxfleurs.fr).
- [Goals and use cases](https://garagehq.deuxfleurs.fr/documentation/design/goals/)
- [Features](https://garagehq.deuxfleurs.fr/documentation/reference-manual/features/)
- [Quick start](https://garagehq.deuxfleurs.fr/documentation/quick-start/)
Garage is entirely free software released under the terms of the AGPLv3.

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Garage is an opinionated object storage solutoin, we focus on the following **desirable properties**:
- **Internet enabled**: made for multi-sites (eg. datacenters, offices, households, etc.) interconnected through regular Internet connections.
- **Self-contained & lightweight**: works everywhere and integrates well in existing environments to target [hyperconverged infrastructures](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-converged_infrastructure).
- **Highly resilient**: highly resilient to network failures, network latency, disk failures, sysadmin failures.
- **Simple**: simple to understand, simple to operate, simple to debug.
- **Internet enabled**: made for multi-sites (eg. datacenters, offices, households, etc.) interconnected through regular Internet connections.
We also noted that the pursuit of some other goals are detrimental to our initial goals.
The following has been identified as **non-goals** (if these points matter to you, you should not use Garage):

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