Linux Mint signed a new partnership with AYKsolutions. The American hosting company is now the 3rd largest Linux Mint sponsor and provides our project with the bandwidth it needs for its repositories.
AYKsolutions becomes the 3rd largest Linux Mint sponsor
We’ve got two servers with AYKsolutions, both located in Denver, USA. The first one hosts the Linux Mint repositories with 100Mbps unmetered bandwidth. The second one was recently set up to host the new “Incoming” and “Latest” Debian Testing repositories used by LMDE, and it features 1Gbps unmetered bandwidth.
We turned to AYKsolutions after experiencing problems and downtime on our repositories, a few months ago. At the time, we were simply looking for additional bandwidth and so we got a server from them and used it in a cluster along with our existing German server. We were surprised with the performance it delivered and the fact that it could cope with our growing user base without any problems, so in time it became the main server for our repositories.
When designing the new update mechanism for LMDE, one of the key challenges for us was to deliver bandwidth and to ensure users could use our servers in replacement of the Debian ones. Again we turned to AYKsolutions, acquired a new server, this time with a 1Gbps output, and so far we’ve been really happy with it.
Access to fast and unmetered bandwidth is extremely important for Linux Mint. Today I’m delighted to announce we’re extending our relationship with AYKsolutions with this new partnership.