GeoServer Commercial Support
Being a long standing and mature project there are a number of organizations in the GeoServer community that offer commercial support.
Support for Open Source
One inaccurate myth about Open Source is the idea that you can't get high quality support. The general open source way of finding support is to fully read the documentation, read all the FAQ's, and then jump on irc, or post to lists or newsgroups . Most of the time you will actually get a faster and more helpful response than from a normal commercial support center. Your questions will actually be answered by the developers who write the software and users who may have encountered similar problems.
The common mis-perception about open source software is that the responses from lists is all you can get. That is far from the case, as there are a number of companies willing to provide commercial grade support at commercial cost. You can get a support package that is just like that which comes with any high priced software, even be able to call up a person.
A variety of organizations can assist directly with installations, configurations, customizations, and telephone support. The ones found on this page have been most involved with GeoServer, and as more companies are contributing to GeoServer the network is growing. This model can be much more effective than a normal commercial model since you pay directly for what you get, in an open marketplace.
The organizations listed here are recognized as being closest to the core development of GeoServer, and as such are usually the best to go to for support. They are close enough to the codebase to know what is possible, and to ensure that any improvement to be made to GeoServer gets done in the right way. This can minimize your risk greatly.
Astun Technology is the UK market leader for Enterprise solutions built on OSGeo foundations. Astun provides enterprise-ready, high-quality services such as training, support and consultancy in GeoServer, GeoNetwork, PostGIS, QGIS, MapServer,OpenLayers & GDAL/OGR. Over 60 organisations rely on Astun to support their endeavours including Government Agencies, Local Authorities, National Parks, Blue Light Services, Social Housing, Utility companies and other commercial organisations.
Astun is actively involved in the OSGeo community employing well known members including Antony Scott, Jo Cook, Ian Turton, Matt Walker and Mike Saunt. Our team of OSGeo experts and enthusiasts have over 250 years cumulative experience in the geospatial industry and Astun encourages and supports staff in volunteering and contributing within the Open Source, Open Data and humanitarian mapping communities.
GeoCat offers cutting-edge, customized software and services that make publishing geospatial data on the internet easier and more efficient. GeoCat provides expertise with Spatial Data Infrastructure, geospatial-enabled technologies, and open standards. The company offers a wide range of enterprise products: long-term GeoServer Enterprise support, GeoCat Live hosting, and celebrated GeoCat Bridge one-click publishing (direct to GeoServer from the comforts of your Desktop GIS.)
GeoCat is passionate advocate for open source and free software with products, services, and values follow the free and open source software philosophy. This commitment is demonstrated with both financial sponsorship and hands-on participation. GeoCat is pleased to represent customers with steering committee members and committers on the GeoServer, GeoTools, and GeoNetwork projects. For more information on how GeoCat can help you succeed with GeoServer visit the GeoCat contact page.
The commercial providers in this category have not done major contributions directly to the GeoServer project, but they are trusted as reliable organizations with experience around GeoServer. They are more recommended for those looking for local support, and can grow to become core contributors.
Geocursos (Brazil) was created in 2012, with the idea of providing professional training through e-learning. Its premise is to contribute to the transmission of knowledge and training of competent professionals in the open source GIS.
It provides training on GeoServer as well as OpenLayers, PostGIS, QGIS and other tools. For more information please get in touch via the Geocursos contact page.
Anyone can add themselves here as someone who offers any kind of service related to GeoServer. Once they are recognized as valuable members of the community we will upgrade them to experienced providers or core contributors.