Date published: 2016-03-11 14:33:00


Close to Washington DC and one of the most active datacenters on the East Coast, RootBSD adds Equinix Ashburn for its customers’ bare metal and cloud deployments.

RootBSD – the hosting solution for FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD users – expands its North American footprint with the addition of Equinix’s Ashburn, Virgina instant dedicated servers. The datacenters offer all the benefits of bare metal servers as a service (or MAAS), as well as cloud SaaS and IaaS, with your favorite flavor of *BSD deployed in minutes.

With service tiers that include the latest Intel server processors and fastest SSDs on the market, Equinix Ashburn is one of the premier datacenters on the East Coast. A short distance from Washington DC, it serves more than 750 businesses with network services from more than 200 providers and one of the largest peering points in North America. The datacenter also offers proximity to IT, telecommunications and biotechnology companies as well as the US federal government and international organizations in the DC area.

“Being able to deploy to Equinix Ashburn means that our customers have access to one of the East Coast’s most-connected datacenters that services much of Washington DC,” RootBSD CEO Mark Price said. “It’s exciting to be able to bring this level of connectivity to our *BSD clients and deploy onto a real machine at price that’s cost effective for developers.”

RootBSD plans on aggressively expanding its worldwide datacenters for both its bare metal platforms and its cloud services and platforms. In addition, all RootBSD services come with a native IPv6 connection. RootBSD has provided *BSD IPv6 capable services for years. With the exhaustion of older, legacy IPv4 address space, IPv6 capability is becoming a critical requirement for any online presence and RootBSD is able to bring that to the *BSD world.

About RootBSD:

Frustrated by the haphazard *BSD hosting options of other providers and that did not meet their demands for business reliability and scalability, the founders of RootBSD established the company to provide reliable, flexible and supported BSD-based hosting services for professionals and businesses. RootBSD is part of Tranquil Hosting and has access to its 25 datacenters throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit