NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 2, 2012) - In a move to support the continued development of CentOS's community-based enterprise operating system, ServerPronto is providing CentoOS free dedicated hosting services. By donating free dedicated server resources to the open source project, ServerPronto is helping CentOS drive improvements to the popular OS.
"ServerPronto is a longtime supporter of CentOS, offering the operating system to our server customers for the past seven years -- and CentOS is one of the most popular open source distros we offer," said Chris Kurzweg, CEO of ServerPronto. "We are pleased to expand our relationship with CentOS by providing them with free dedicated hosting services."
CentOS is a free enterprise-class Linux distribution derived from sources provided to the public by a prominent North American enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS is developed by a small but growing team of core developers. In turn, those core developers are supported by an active user community around the world. The entire CentOS infrastructure is made up of donated hardware, either hosted at the donor's own facility or hosted with a further colocation donor. CentOS calls these donors "a critical part" of its efforts.
With its roots in colocation services, ServerPronto is providing CentOS not only with high-security facility resources, redundant network infrastructure and dedicated technical support, but in particular with unlimited bandwidth each month via a 1Gbps uplink or better. CentOS will now use ServerPronto servers for its own infrastructure, running tests, developing code, website hosting, data backup, download mirror and other tasks.
"ServerPronto believes in using its technology resources to help organizations advance their cause. We recently donated 400 computer workstations to Food for the Poor to help ensure the future for children in the Caribbean," Kurzweg said. "Now, we're extending our technology to one of the most popular Linux distributions as CentOS seeks to improve its free product. We look forward to seeing the continued success of this open-source OS."
ServerPronto currently has customers in 122 nations. ServerPronto is part of the 'Pronto family' of companies with ColoPronto and CloudPronto, which have been leading a low-cost revolution in the hosting industry since 2003. ServerPronto has broken the price barrier for dedicated hosting in secured and reinforced Data Centers with redundant power, lightning fast fiber connections, and 24x7x365 support from a staff with more than 10 years of experience. To learn more, visit www.serverpronto.com.