Linux Server Platforms for Business
Our Overview of Linux
Linux is an OpenSource Unix* Like platform that provides superior performance. With it's own set of unique tips and tricks native to Linux, It comes in varieties from Slackware, Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian & SuSE to name a handful. Like other OpenSource projects, Linux relies on contributed code that needs to be properly evaluated prior to final approval. It is the job of the maintainers to do an evaluation of the code prior to stamping their hand of approval. Linux has proven itself a worthy OS for many years and is becoming more mainstream, especially for high stability server platforms.
Understanding Your Project
First, we need to understand your Linux project, or what you plan on using it for. Will you be running Databases, Email, Web Servers, Content Management (like Drupal) or is it being used as a firewall/router ? Each application will have a very specific requirement and specialized skills. In General Terms, our Fee Policy for remote access, using SSH, is based on hourly, monthly and annual rates that are listed in our Fee Guide. We provide onsite service in Canada, United States, Europe, Central America and Asia.
Who uses Linux? The use of Linux is so wide spread that not even the developers have any idea. We can tell you that nearly every industry in the World is touched by Linux in one form or another; everyone from Desktop Users, Universities, Hosting Providers, Application Developers, Motion Picture Industry, Embedded Device Developers & Manufacturers to name only a few.
Where is Linux Deployed?
- Web Hosting and Content Management Systems
- Hosting & Content Management Companies
- Corporate and Business Management
- Online Gaming & Entertainment
- Film and Movie Industry
- Travel & Tourism
- Additionally on Embedded Devices such as:
- Handheld PDA's
- Household Coffee Makers
- Video & Security Cameras
- Automotive Vehicle Computers
- Energy Monitoring Systems (SCADA)
- SCADA Systems and Radio Transmitters
- Telephones and Cellular Devices (Such as Android)
The general idea behind Linux was to keep it as opensource and Free as possible. The Linux community as a whole frowns upon the OS being used as "For Profit", therefore, there's a bit of bureaucracy involved prior to releasing production grade code. Do we, as a company agree? Sure we do! We believe in the concept of free enterprise and entrepreneurship.
What are our customers saying? Those who use Linux, Love it. Most, if not all our customers use Linux in server applications, server render-farms (especially the Motion Picture Industry), and Imaging Desktop Environments. Our customers, as a whole, are generally satisfied with Linux. Linux performs as it should, with minimal maintenance, while taking filesystem precautions into consideration and deploying proper power backup strategies over each system.