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I have a suggestion for a new/additional datacenter in Sweden when Air needs additional servers. https://vikings.net/.


It's in progress (crowdfunding), but the philosophy of the team seems promising. May also be of interest to fellow customers.


They want to offer hosting on servers running only libre (free software), including the BIOS. This is very promising because most servers have proprietary BIOS, which is a security risk.






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There are no libre FOSS BIOS for server grade hardware:



The only board is compatible with AMD 62xx processors, which means you don't have proper AES-NI support.

The benchmark here:



puts them on the same level as Intel Xeon E5-2630, which is a 5 year old mid-end Intel CPU.


Actually running without IPMI is a bigger security risk, since then you cannot install your own OS and must be dependent on the datacenter Staff.

Very bad choice for a security minded VPN provider, even before mentioning performance.

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