[OpenIndiana-discuss] OpenIndiana hosting advocating?

Deano deano at rattie.demon.co.uk
Thu Mar 24 19:08:38 UTC 2011


Do you think there is a market for it beyond the very good hosts already

Entic offer cloud hosting options based on OI. They have flexible cloud
servers in the US and EU.

Alasdaiir's company Everycity also do OI managed hosting.
Everycity host most (all?) of the OpenIndiana infrastructure (including this
list), so you can see the quality.

Cloud Pixies don't advertise general hosting, but are in the hosting field
(backups are our specialty). I've considered offering OI hosting but TBH
never been able to convince myself that there is a market for it... Maybe
I'm wrong?

I'd say the first thing anybody advocating it to do, would be to do some
research that their market that isn't already served by the existing hosting
companies who offer OI. 
Otherwise it would be a hard sell to any other hosting companies.

deano at cloudpixies.com

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From: Jesus Cea [mailto:jcea at jcea.es] 
Sent: 24 March 2011 17:06
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When I check around for hosting services (I do it a lot, part of my job)
I always check availability of Solaris like OSs. I must say that the
result is sad.

OVH is the only cheap service that provides OpenSolaris 2009.06 support.
And that OS is getting old fast. Do you know of anything else?

I was wondering if OpenIndiana should have some kind of "advocates" to
try to make easy for hosting services to deploy OI hosted servers on par
with fedora/debian/ubuntu/whatever linux flavour they already do.

I really think this visibility would be a huge PR win, and would help to
increase userbase a lot.

And yes, this would be nice to sync with the OI "stable" release, with
maintenance, security fixes, etc. But I suppose that "advocating" should
be started as soon as possible.

PS: Everytime I see an interesting hosted server with no
Solaris/OpenSolaris option, I always send an email asking for it. No
success so far :).

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