Hi Benny,
Sorry it has taken so long to get back with you. Our Heroes team who manage the project's infrastructure discussed your offer for supporting the project and came up with the following list of items that we could find useful:

Regarding OBS sponsoring, we are more or less always looking for:
* "local" storage (FC would be nice to fit into our current SAN) to
  store the build results or caches (ATM we are urgently looking for a
  replacement of a 5 year old SAS disk array with 32TB capacity).
  The cost for such an array are starting at 35k EUR.

* more build workers (especially ARM or ppcle architectures or x86
  workers with a huge (>=1Tb) amount of RAM. Starting at 2-10k EUR.

* backend machines (for running schedulers, etc.) with special HW setup.
  Around 15k EUR.

* 2-Port 10Gb network cards for some virtualization machines. Starting
  at 250 EUR.

* Mirror servers around the world, that have ~20TB capacity and can be
  pushed via rsync (additional ssh access might be good for initial
  setup and debugging)

I have cced Lars Vogdt and the Heroes team. Please let us know if you have any questions.

On 03/07/2017 03:32 PM, benny Vasquez wrote:
Hi Doug! Please do ask Max to send along the details on how we could help.

benny Vasquez
Community Manager

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On Mar 7, 2017, at 4:30 AM, ddemaio <ddemaio@suse.de> wrote:

Hi Benny,

Thank you for the email. Max is part of our infra team and has identified a possible need with our rsync.opensuse.org infra. We would be grateful for cpanel's support. He could email you the details of how you could help.



On 03/06/2017 11:51 PM, benny Vasquez wrote:
Hey Andrew!

I wanted to check in with y'all and see how things are going! Have you found where we might best be able to help yet?

Thanks so much!
benny Vasquez
Community Manager

Meet me at WHD.Global Booth G19
March 27th - 29th

On Dec 6, 2016, at 2:25 PM, benny Vasquez <jennifer.vasquez@cpanel.net> wrote:

Hi Andrew (and everyone else)!

It's so great to hear from you, and thank you so much for reaching out. We are honestly interested in helping get you the things that you need that you just can't get for yourself. Funding is definitely an option, as is hardware. We're open to helping in whatever way we can, short of hiring people or time-space manipulation. :D  We are mostly interested in things that directly support Open Build Service. Here are examples of ways we've supported other projects:

* Project funding
* Equipment loans
* Logo redesign
* Foundation contributions
* Bandwidth + hardware for mirroring

What works best for you all?

Talk soon!
-- benny

On Dec 1, 2016, at 8:48 AM, Andrew Wafaa <awafaa@opensuse.org> wrote:

Hi Kenneth and Benny,

On behalf of the openSUSE Board and the openSUSE Community, I would
like to extend our heartfelt thanks for your kind offer of assistance
to the openSUSE Project!

If possible could you clarify how you would like to assist the
openSUSE Project, are you looking at ways of funding financially or
ways to contribute hardware or services? The openSUSE Board would like
to ensure that cPanel's contribution benefit both openSUSE and cPanel
as best as possible and that we as a community rightfully recognise
our sponsors.

From an infrastructure perspective, there are various ways to assist,
whether it's by providing a mirror service, hosted resources or by
funding hardware for in-house use. openSUSE has an annual conference
(normally in Europe) where sponsorship is always welcome, and in
addition we also have smaller events in Asia as well as participating
in events like SCALE and LFNW in the US where funding assistance is
also welcome. Another possibility is to sponsor a specific sprint on
technology that benefits both entities.

If you could assist us with better understanding where and how you
would like to sponsor that would help us in gratefully accepting your

Kind regards,
Andrew Wafaa

On behalf of the openSUSE Board

benny Vasquez
Community Manager