We believe strongly that what is good for FreeBSD is good for our customers, and what is good for our customers is good for us. The BSD License allows us to both use and contribute code freely, and allows our customers and the consumers of FreeBSD to do the same. FreeBSD has benefited from years of open sharing and collaboration which have resulted in a stable, mature, high performance operating system.

Josh Paetzel
Director of Information Technology
iXsystems

When Xinuos sought a mature and stable operating system with a modern feature set as an alternative for its installed base of clients, FreeBSD stood out as the obvious choice. OpenServer X, our version of FreeBSD, is what our customers require for running their business and Xinuos will support them for many years to come.

Sean Snyder
President & COO
Xinuos

Beyond its technical strengths, FreeBSD comes with an outstanding ecosystem of developers, vendors, and users who openly share expertise, talent, and technical improvements. Netflix has embraced this community and is committed to giving back its bug fixes and enhancements, thus completing the circle of community collaboration.

David Fullagar
Director of Content Delivery Architecture
Netflix

About 3 years ago, Experts Exchange did extensive performance testing of our website on several flavors of Linux and UNIX, including FreeBSD 7. FreeBSD outperformed all other tested operating systems in both page load time metrics and Lucene search index performance testing.

Andrew Alsup
Site Director
Experts Exchange, LLC.

We are proud to deliver using FreeBSD and have done so since 2001. Limelight Networks is committed to the long term success of FreeBSD and we appreciate the efforts of the FreeBSD community and The FreeBSD Foundation.

Kevin Bowling
Systems Architect
Limelight Networks

The FreeBSD release system provides Juniper with a roadmap for features and a stable base for our code, while its practical licensing enables Juniper to develop intellectual property for advancing high-performance networking. Juniper employs many active FreeBSD developers that continually contribute to the FreeBSD project to further its development as a leading operating system.

Naren Prabhu
Vice President Foundation Technologies
Juniper Networks

The FreeBSD ecosystem, the well-established framework for communication, tracking bugs, and the friendly community have made it easy and enjoyable to contribute.

Brian Pawlowski
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
NetApp

Beyond its technical strengths, FreeBSD comes with an outstanding ecosystem of developers, vendors, and users who openly share expertise, talent, and technical improvements. Netflix has embraced this community and is committed to giving back its bug fixes and enhancements, thus completing the circle of community collaboration.

David Fullagar
Director of Content Delivery Architecture
Netflix

We believe strongly that what is good for FreeBSD is good for our customers, and what is good for our customers is good for us. The BSD License allows us to both use and contribute code freely, and allows our customers and the consumers of FreeBSD to do the same. FreeBSD has benefited from years of open sharing and collaboration which have resulted in a stable, mature, high performance operating system.

Josh Paetzel
Director of Information Technology
iXsystems

In short, FreeBSD is a stable, mature, high-performance operating system with an active development community free from licensing questions and concerns.

Nicholas Kirsch
Director of Software Engineering
Isilon Systems

The FreeBSD release system provides Juniper with a roadmap for features and a stable base for our code, while its practical licensing enables Juniper to develop intellectual property for advancing high-performance networking. Juniper employs many active FreeBSD developers that continually contribute to the FreeBSD project to further its development as a leading operating system.

Naren Prabhu
Vice President Foundation Technologies
Juniper Networks

About 3 years ago, Experts Exchange did extensive performance testing of our website on several flavors of Linux and UNIX, including FreeBSD 7. FreeBSD outperformed all other tested operating systems in both page load time metrics and Lucene search index performance testing.

Andrew Alsup
Site Director
Experts Exchange, LLC.

From its inception, RideCharge has been entirely based on FreeBSD. By leveraging FreeBSD Jails for virtualization, we are able to maximize resources and expand dynamically. ZFS keeps our data safe and our deployments magically quick. Userland DTRACE in FreeBSD 9 is now an indispensable tool for troubleshooting issues in real-time. Even our Juniper firewalls and switches leverage FreeBSD through JUNOS (TM).

Philip M. Gollucci
Director Operations
RideCharge/Taxi Magic

The Apache Software Foundation makes use of both custom FreeBSD Tinderbox and FreeBSD Update servers to rapidly perform application and base system updates across multiple datacenters in an automated, quick, and efficient fashion.

Philip M. Gollucci
Past VP of Apache Infrastructur
The Apache Software Foundation

Simply put, FreeBSD makes this world a better place.

Marty Kacin
CTO
Dell KACE

Hobnob chose FreeBSD because it is the only operating system that truly supports our mission: Delivering fast and reliable network service to our customers.

Aron Hall
CEO
Hobnob, Inc.

You may not necessarily need to hear that FreeBSD is a reliable platform for running Internet services. But I think it's important to remember that software like FreeBSD is affecting the way that people live their lives every day, whether it's supporting businesses like ours, enabling hobbyists just getting into open source software, or any of the thousands of other "real world" roles it plays.

Chris Hardie
Co-Founder
Summersault Website Development

Developers that choose to colocate their servers with us also choose to install FreeBSD on their dedicated servers. The open source nature of the BSD license gives them the flexibility they need to develop innovative software. Plus, they have access to an enterprise level operating system that is free, has an active development community, and which lets them contribute their own skills to make the system better for their own development.

Albert Ahdoot
Director of Business Development
Colocation America

From its inception, RideCharge has been entirely based on FreeBSD. By leveraging FreeBSD Jails for virtualization, we are able to maximize resources and expand dynamically. ZFS keeps our data safe and our deployments magically quick. Userland DTRACE in FreeBSD 9 is now an indispensable tool for troubleshooting issues in real-time. Even our Juniper firewalls and switches leverage FreeBSD through JUNOS (TM).

Philip M. Gollucci
Director Operations
RideCharge/Taxi Magic

You may not necessarily need to hear that FreeBSD is a reliable platform for running Internet services. But I think it's important to remember that software like FreeBSD is affecting the way that people live their lives every day, whether it's supporting businesses like ours, enabling hobbyists just getting into open source software, or any of the thousands of other "real world" roles it plays.

Chris Hardie
Co-Founder
Summersault Website Development

Simply put, FreeBSD makes this world a better place.

Marty Kacin
CTO
Dell KACE

At WhatsApp we leverage FreeBSD and Erlang to provide industry record uptime. The ability to scale linearly on commodity hardware has allowed WhatsApp to keep our serving costs low.

Jan Koum
CEO aka Sr. Tweet Manager
WhatsApp

The Apache Software Foundation makes use of both custom FreeBSD Tinderbox and FreeBSD Update servers to rapidly perform application and base system updates across multiple datacenters in an automated, quick, and efficient fashion.

Philip M. Gollucci
Past VP of Apache Infrastructur
The Apache Software Foundation

Hobnob chose FreeBSD because it is the only operating system that truly supports our mission: Delivering fast and reliable network service to our customers.

Aron Hall
CEO
Hobnob, Inc.

FreeBSD has been an integral part of shaping many of today's Internet technologies which benefit all Internet users worldwide. We have been using FreeBSD for decades, and based on our history, it has been a flexible tool adapting itself to the changing conditions that have occurred as the Internet has grown. Along the way, FreeBSD has been hallmark of stability, order, and management of one of the Internet's most valuable resources -- the "free" BSD operating system.

Marty Puranik
Founder/CEO
Atlantic.Net

The FreeBSD ecosystem, the well-established framework for communication, tracking bugs, and the friendly community have made it easy and enjoyable to contribute.

Brian Pawlowski
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
NetApp

In short, FreeBSD is a stable, mature, high-performance operating system with an active development community free from licensing questions and concerns.

Nicholas Kirsch
Director of Software Engineering
Isilon Systems

Tarsnap Backup Inc. is proud to support FreeBSD, both through my personal work (most recently, maintaining the FreeBSD/EC2 platform) and through its place as a Silver sponsor of the FreeBSD Foundation; and Tarsnap has directly benefited from projects and events which the FreeBSD Foundation has supported. Giving back is not merely an act of charity; it is truly an investment which yields an excellent return.

Colin Percival
President
Tarsnap Backup Inc.

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