[arch-general] Thank you

Don deJuan donjuansjiz at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 18:26:31 EST 2014

On 01/06/2014 03:07 PM, Alper Kanat wrote:
> 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/
>> --
>> "Kyle? ... She calls her cake, Kyle?"
>> Out of This World, season 2 episode 21 - "The Amazing Evie"
There is arch on ec2 that has been active for a long time by
uplinklabs.net and he is an Amazon web services employee, official no.
But he has been doing a solid effort for a long time.

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