[arch-general] Thank you

Alper Kanat tunix at raptiye.org
Mon Jan 6 18:07:53 EST 2014

Hey Kyle,

Yes, I'm aware of DigitalOcean. Since many years, I used to have my own
server running Arch on Hetzner and now on DigitalOcean. I used to host my
ex-company's servers on Hetzner which were again Arch boxes. I personally
think that Arch has the best package manager in Linux world.

I now work for a different company and we recently decided to move our
servers from Rackspace to AWS (and we did). The thing is neither of those
providers officially support Arch. (Rackspace doesn't even support Ubuntu
btw -- at least on dedicated machines) So this is really frustrating. I
know that there are some efforts (AWS supported repo's, specially compiled
kernels etc..) to make Arch available on AWS but they didn't last.
Compiling & configuring everything to make the environment possible is not
an option due to time related concerns.

I do my best to spread the word btw. Hopefully Arch will be the next big
thing in Linux world some day. :)

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 12:32 AM, Kyle <kyle at gmx.ca> wrote:

> According to Alper Kanat:
> # I wish Arch was supported officially on things like AWS and other server
> # infrastructures. It's clearly my favourite distro for many years. But
> it's
> # pretty heartbreaking to see that its support is only community driven.
> This is still true on the most wellknown infrastructures such as AWS.
> However, Arch is officially supported on DigitalOcean[1], which has had
> the honor of being the fastest growing server provider of the past year.
> They officially provide Arch images for both 32-bit and 64-bit
> architectures, available on a per hour or monthly basis, depending on
> which is the lower price, similar to other so-called cloud hosting
> platforms. As far as I know, it's not the only provider to support Arch,
> but it is probably one of very few, and they seem to have the best
> service and specs for the price. Hope this helps.
> [1]: https://digitalocean.com/
> ~Kyle
> http://kyle.tk/
> --
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