FreeBSD in the Brightbox Cloud

Last week we added a “compatibility” mode to our new cloud hosting platform, which allows running operating systems without virtio support. This opens up our platform beyond Linux, and for starters we’ve added FreeBSD 8.1 images:

$ brightbox-images list img-1okdf img-aoubd

id         owner      type      created_on  status  size   name
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img-1okdf  brightbox  official  2010-11-19  public  20480  FreeBSD 8.1 minimal (i686)
img-aoubd  brightbox  official  2010-11-19  public  20480  FreeBSD 8.1 minimal (x86_64)
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As you’d expect, you can control FreeBSD servers via the API, just like any other Brightbox cloud server – and that includes snapshotting the disk. If you’re a FreeBSD nerd and want to have a play, then sign up to our beta.

Now I’m off to learn how to use FreeBSD to see what all the fuss is about :)

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