[nycbug-talk] Cloud Providers with FreeBSD

Matt Juszczak matt at atopia.net
Wed Aug 25 19:06:56 EDT 2010

Looks like, very soon, FreeBSD may be on Rackspace Cloud if this feedback 
page keeps up with the issue and they follow the requests.  I didn't even 
create the initial request, so looks like there's some demand:



On Sat, 21 Aug 2010, Max Laier wrote:

> On Saturday 21 August 2010 00:22:58 Matt Juszczak wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I'm curious to know if anyone knows of any good Cloud server providers
>> that support FreeBSD.  The two that I am most experienced with, Rackspace
>> Cloud and EC2, do not natively support FreeBSD (I assume this is because
>> of the Xen compatability issues).  Terremark does, but isn't an option for
>> me.
>> I currently have a few boxes at rootbsd.net, which works great, but isn't
>> really an advanced Cloud provider - server launches aren't instant, and
>> there's no API.
>> Thanks for any input!  I may end up going with Linux CentOS on Rackspace
>> Cloud for now (though some people have mentioned that other distributions
>> are more related to the FreeBSD type of thinking and have the ports
>> collection?).
> Have a look at http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2010-04-05-FreeBSD-EC2.html -
> maybe Colin has news?
> Cheers,
>  Max

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