NEWS: Custodian Data Centres is proud to support Fosshost and the open source community

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NEWS: Custodian Data Centres is proud to support Fosshost and the open source community

By Alex Breary
Fosshost's Arm64 hardware stacked in server rack

UK-based Custodian Data Centres supports Fosshost, a non-profit hosting provider that offers free hosting services to the open source community. Many open source projects benefit from Fosshost’s hosting services which help to support, promote, and advance the development and movement of free software.

“When we were approached by Fosshost we were excited to hear about the wide range of open source projects they support and provide hosting for. We were pleased to offer colocation space within our multi award winning Kent data centre to support their ambitious mission; to empower and support every free and open source software project, to go further, together. We are proud to be part of their journey”. Amy Young, Sales Director, Custodian Data Centres.

Fosshost is currently supporting more than eighty open source projects. Their most recent includes support and hosting for the Free Software Foundation Europe’s open source REUSE API platform, which has helped to support the COVID-19 open source track and trace app in Germany and support for Modern Linux Distributions including Garuda Linux, based in India.

Fosshost has recently partnered with Ampere Computing and will be using Custodian’s colocation space to house their ARMv8 64-bit eMAG hardware which will enable them to provide arm64-as-a-service to the open source community. Fosshost will be the first UK provider of ARM64 hosting services. This hardware will be provisioned for virtualisation purposes, providing faster builds, improved testing, and cross deployments.

Thomas Markey, Chief Executive and Founder of Fosshost said, “Working with Custodian Data Centres has been an absolute pleasure. We are particularly impressed with their green credentials and assistance to the open source community. Many open source projects will now experience significant growth and potential as a result of our partnership.”

About Custodian Data Centres

Custodian provides world-class colocation, connectivity, and cloud services from award-winning data centre facilities in Kent. Resilience is built into Custodian’s core. Diverse power, cooling, and connectivity drive Custodian’s 100% power and connectivity uptime record. 

Renowned for fanatical support, service, and technical expertise, they supply data centre services to over 300 UK businesses across several sectors. Custodian’s continued goal is to support their customers to grow their businesses by providing exceptional service and the technology they need when they need it. 

Custodian Data Centres: Your data centre, your partner, your team.

About Fosshost

Fosshost is a non-profit, UK registered charitable incorporated organisation. Since our launch in April 2020, we have to date provided our services to more than 80 open source projects. We work hard, together with those eligible for our services to create world-class hosting solutions. We are independent and entirely volunteer-led and our commitment is built upon the foundations of a stable digital community that seeks to improve and foster the free software movement. Interesting open source projects and applicants can apply directly via the website.

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