[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Several donations boost reliability of Debian's core infrastructure

The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Several donations boost reliability of Debian's 
core infrastructure                                    press@debian.org 
October 3rd, 2016              https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20161003

Over the last several months, Hewlett Packard Enterprise [1] (HPE), one
of Debian's primary hardware partners, has made several large in-kind
donations in support of Debian core services. The donated equipment will
be deployed in the data centers of multiple hosting partners in Canada,
the United States, and Australia.

    1: http://www.hpe.com/engage/opensource

HPE's in-kind donations will allow Debian: to significantly enhance core
service availability by deploying four HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server
Blades (in enclosure) and an HPE MSA 2040-based SAN at the University of
British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. to refresh the primary archive
infrastructure (ftp-master.debian.org) by replacing the machines hosted
by Brown University with an HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server. to refresh
the security mirror infrastructure (security.debian.org) by replacing
the machines hosted by ANU, ISC and UMN with HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9

"Hewlett Packard Enterprise relies on Debian's technologies for HPE
Linux, a technology standard across the company," said Steve Geary,
Senior Director at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. "We're grateful the
Debian project can use our hardware donation to further improve the
reliability of its infrastructure."

"HPE's generous donation of equipment will allow Debian to refresh the
servers that underpin a number of our core services," explained Luca
Filipozzi, member of the Debian System Administration (DSA) team.

The donation of an enclosure, blade servers, and a SAN will allow DSA to
build a virtual machine hosting environment at UBC (CA) that is
functionally equivalent to the environment that Debian already has in
place in the UK. HPE's hardware donation enables Debian to achieve the
high-availability, geographic redundancy, and partner independence in
our services that our project colleagues demand and that our users have
come to expect.

The refresh of the infrastructure underlying ftp-master.debian.org and
security.debian.org is vital to ensure that the project is able to
produce and maintain the Debian operating system. The former is an
integral component of Debian's automated build environment, used daily
by project members for package maintenance activities; while the latter
is a critical service for our users as it provides the vehicle by which
security updates are made available to them.

It is only through the donation of volunteer effort, in-kind equipment
and services, and funding that Debian is able to deliver on our
commitment to a free operating system. We are very appreciative of HPE's

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free
community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the
largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain
Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range
of computer types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
https://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org [2]>.

    2: press@debian.org

Attachment: pgpeCvxEgJHtW.pgp
Description: Firma digital OpenPGP

Reply to: