NYI is a data center provider that uses FreeBSD for all of its internal and customer-facing solutions for colocation and dedicated servers, cloud computing and managed services. Our initial choice of technology included commercial Unix systems tied to proprietary hardware. However, the cost and portability of FreeBSD were determining factors in our changing platforms early in our company’s existence.
Since then, we have enjoyed the functionality and reliability of FreeBSD. We rely on it for networking duties like routers, VPNs, firewalls and traffic shapers, as well as web applications like shared hosting, backend interfaces, load balancers and proxies. We particularly appreciate the community support and centralized documentation, which means that we do not have to hunt down bits and pieces of information, like we would with other projects.
– Phillip Koblence, VP Operations, NYI