Hosting Partner Spotlight: NYI – At the Heart of FreeBSD

05/03/2016

As a long-term NYI partner, FreeBSD first deployed its East Coast mirror at NYI’s data center in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. NYI , a managed IT solutions provider, is owner and operator of enterprise-grade data centers in NY and NJ. With its hands-on approach, NYI has helped FreeBSD experience improved capabilities and higher performance.

The East coast mirror at NYI’s 999 Frontier is also notable because it is a significant upgrade of the FreeBSD Project’s infrastructure. It offers the following advantages:

  • Provides dual-configuration so that experimental vs. production runs can be separated out, allowing changes to the ports system to be evaluated continuously rather than interrupting production flow
  • Deploys to multiple sites, providing resiliency in the event of a failure
  • Provides build capacity required to support continuous ports upgrades needed for binary packages, while maintaining ports-stable regression testing

“NYI has been instrumental in keeping things running smoothly for us, while offering us the benefit of their flexibility and expertise,” commented George Neville-Neil, Board Member of the FreeBSD Foundation. “Having actual FreeBSD Systems Administrators on staff 24x7x365 is very unique for a datacenter, cloud and managed services provider. This offers unmatched capabilities for FreeBSD and *nix users and makes things run incredibly smooth.”

Main Benefits of East Coast Mirror:

  • Enterprise-grade redundancy and reliability for project infrastructure
  • Reduced latency during heavy download times
  • Load-balancing between coasts
  • Up-to-date backups of all project data synchronized via high-speed connections
  • Ability to move services between sites when doing scheduled maintenance
  • Improved FreeBSD package building for end-users
  • IPv6 kernel and package build infrastructure

“FreeBSD has been a critical component of everything we do,” said Phillip Koblence, VP Operations, NYI. “We look upon our work with FreeBSD as our way of giving back to a community whose open source projects have enabled us to craft customized solutions for our customers from the inside out.”

NYI offers colocation, managed services, managed hosting, disaster recovery solutions and cloud computing. Marked by 100% uptime, NYI facilities are SSAE-16, HIPAA and PCI compliant and offer 24x7x365 onsite support. To sign up to receive NYI’s latest news and updates, please visit http://www.nyi.net/newsletter/

For more information on NYI’s enterprise grade infrastructure services, please visit www.nyi.net.

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