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18 month startup Fosshost plans to build rival AWS-esque platform

By: Issuewire
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Fosshost, provider of cloud computing services to the open-source community, builds global cloud compute platform with projects including Rocky Linux, Debian and Wayback Machine

London, United Kingdom Sep 17, 2021 ( - Led by British open-source advocate CEO and Founder Thomas Markey in April 2020, Fosshost provides cloud computing services to most open-source software projects.


"Our platform is home to many interesting and successful open source projects, but we are particularly interested in the early concept and startup projects which require our services to help accelerate and sustain their development. Overall, we are building an ecosystem of strong open source projects. We believe this is one of the essential ingredients in a successful open source project", Thomas said.


Earlier this year, ZDNet listed Fosshost as a backer along with the likes of Google, GitLab, AWS, Fastly, and others in a press release after CentOS Replacement, Rocky Linux made its first GA release.


Core sponsors include Ampere Computing, Equinix, and Digital Ocean.

Markey said, "We've gone from strength to strength, as we launched just before the global pandemic hit. Our community is growing, and our agility and global capacity have meant that we can continue serving the needs of the open-source community. The future is looking very bright for Fosshost. As we focus on simple "build-block" services, we will lower the barrier of entry for those new to the FOSS ecosystem while showcasing the component/pipeline design patterns that are at the heart of foundational products like the GNU/Linux family of operating systems."


Fosshost supports the Free Software Foundation Europe, a contributor of German Corona Warn App through its REUSE API and GNU Health, which provides state-of-the-art health free/libre informatics to organisations and governments, improving millions of lives people around the globe.


Fosshost has attracted cloud industry leaders and sponsors, including Equinix Metal, Digital Ocean, iomart, and has significant expansion plans, including a service that will provide umbrella and custodianship services to the open-source community. Recent cloud benchmark results by Cloud Mercato compared Fosshost to Oracle Cloud and AWS.





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