Support for Open Source Projects

Open source is the driving force behind rapid technology innovations and the acceleration of the software development process. As a global infrastructure provider, phoenixNAP is proud to offer infrastructure support for many open source projects, initiatives, foundations, and communities from around the world.

Supporting Open Source Foundations and Platforms

Apache Foundation

phoenixNAP provides the Apache Foundation with infrastructure solutions to support its open source projects and initiatives.

SourceForge

phoenixNAP is part of SourceForge's network of globally distributed mirror hosting sites for its open source code sharing platform.

Outages.org

Outages.org relies on phoenixNAP's hosting infrastructure to crowdsource and share information about global data outages.

Bare Metal Cloud Open Source

phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud server platform was built from the ground up with open source technologies in an effort to eliminate vendor lock-in and the use of proprietary technologies.

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Open Source Powering Automated Provisioning

The core of the phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud platform runs on open source software. In the backend, phoenixNAP utilizes Canonical’s Metal-as-a-Service (MAAS) open source software to enable automated provisioning of physical servers and OS installations. MAAS has helped phoenixNAP reduce the time it takes to deploy a physical server with an operating system to about a minute.

Open Source Operating Systems

Open Source Operating Systems

Bare Metal Cloud allows users to deploy the most popular open source operating systems with a single click. Available operating systems include the latest version of Ubuntu and CentOS 7. The simplicity of deploying these OSs on Bare Metal Cloud instances provides development teams with flexibility in scaling their infrastructure resources, ensuring fast allocation of resources and immediate access to essential IT tools.

Open Source Infrastructure as Code Tools

Open Source Infrastructure as Code Tools

In line with our commitment to open source, Bare Metal Cloud is compatible with the most popular open source Infrastructure as Code tools. Users can leverage open source Terraform, Ansible, Pulumi, and Chef modules to provision Bare Metal Cloud servers automatically. The Bare Metal Cloud development team is actively working on integrating the platform with even more IaC and automation modules, as well as other open source projects like Kubernetes and Rancher.

GitHub and Slack Communities

GitHub and Slack Communities

phoenixNAP is committed to making more of its codebase open source. Our GitHub account is actively maintained and updated with new open source IaC modules, automation scripts, and GitHub actions. Developers can freely use our code to build custom projects or contribute code that benefits the entire community. We stay in touch with our users and developers on Slack, answering their questions and discussing feature requests.

Join the Bare Metal Cloud Developer Community

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Chat with us on Slack

Become part of the Bare Metal Cloud community on Slack to chat with developers and other users, ask questions, and request new features.

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Check us out on GitHub

Download IaC modules, use GitHub Actions to deploy servers, stay up to date with new releases, and contribute to our open-source projects.

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How Can We Help You?
Do you have a project that benefits the entire open source community? Tell us what you need. We can help you by providing a wide variety of infrastructure solutions free of charge, much like we’ve helped SourceForge, the Apache Foundation, and many more.

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