FreeBSD Support

Flexible FreeBSD Support

Now and Forever

Why Subscribe

Our FreeBSD support solution offering reduces downtime and the risk of incidents in your infrastructure and boosts confidence by ensuring a direct line to our technical specialists for a quick resolution and restoration of your critical environments. 

The Klara FreeBSD Support team partners with you to resolve potential problems before they occur, ensures proactive measures to minimize disruption and freeing your teams to focus on growth, design and development and key business challenges. A team of seasoned professionals, our FreeBSD Support engineers are driven to provide you with the right answer every time. 

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Basic
  • 5-15 hours of FreeBSD support per month
  • 24-hours response on issues
  • 6 months minimum
  • Included with your subscription
  • Design and implementation validation
  • Planning new feature deployment
  • Best practices support and advisory
  • Access to our engineers during business hours
  • Limited emergency support
Pro
  • 5-30 hours of FreeBSD support per month
  • 24-hours response on issues
  • 12 months minimum
  • Included with your subscription
  • Design and implementation validation
  • Planning new feature deployment
  • Best practices support and advisory
  • Access to our engineers on a 24/7 basis
  • FreeBSD development advice
  • Upstream and upgrade support
  • Emergency support

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Advantages of using Klara for Your FreeBSD Support


Scalability and performance

Getting the most out of large infrastructure deployments (20-200+ cores). With expertise on NUMA, Virtual Memory and kernel development you can also stay ahead in all your development needs.

Maintenance and lifecycle

An increase of more than 60% in environment stability was noticed with planning and scheduling of upgrades and thoughtful navigation of major version changes.

Operational expertise

Smart investment in your infrastructure. Tap into our network of FreeBSD experts on a need-by-need basis and scale your costs in a pay-as-you-grow cost model. Our team can help you with planning audits, upgrades and features based on your timeline.

Community Interface

Make use of Klara’s strong ties with the FreeBSD and Open Source community and get your issues in front of the queue by having our experts interface with the community and get you quick responses.


What is FreeBSD

FreeBSD is a Unix-like operating system, descended from the Berkeley Software Distribution or BSD, the version of UNIX® that was developed at the University of California, Berkeley. The first version of this free and open-source operating system was released in 1993, and has become more and more popular over time.

Before we delve into the importance of FreeBSD support, and its value, let’s talk about where it’s currently running. FreeBSD targets a variety of platforms: from servers to workstations, firewalls and embedded systems. It is known to provide excellent performance, networking and security, and compatibility features that even the best well-known operating systems cannot provide out-of-the-box. Although similar to Linux, FreeBSD comes with two important differences: its source code usually comes with a permissive BSD license and it maintains a complete system. This means that, unlike Linux, which can only deliver a kernel and drivers, FreeBSD delivers a kernel, drivers, userland utilities as one integral system.

A big part of the FreeBSD’s codebase has been used as an integral part for other operating systems, such as Darwin (which is the basis for iOS, macOS, iPadOS), FreeNAS (which is an open-source NAS/SAN OS) and its counterpart TrueNAS and base software for game consoles like Sony’s PlayStation starting with its 3rd generation.

A long time ago, around the first dot-com bubble FreeBSD 4 was one of the most popular choices with ISPs (Internet Service Providers). As long as 20-something years ago it was one of the most stable and performant systems of UNIX origin, making it an obvious choice. With a large community, FreeBSD support was also never a challenge. But on top of that, it was an integral system, consolidated for performance which was also obvious in its evolution by being one of the firsts to integrate things like jails (popular today as containers) and ZFS support (which is now present in Linux as well)

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Did you know?

When you sign up for a FreeBSD Support subscription, you receive a free infrastructure or project audit with your subscription!

Offer valid until the 28th of February 2021.