Hosting providers typically provide a box. Sometimes that box has a whole operating system in it, sometimes all it has is a place to put a website, it’s usually just a box though. Very few providers out there can provide advice and support for the products they offer. This is mostly due to the scale they wish to operate at. It’s hard to provide the skill and expertise of systems administrators when your customers number in the hundreds of thousands.
The applications and operating systems we support are overwhelmingly open source products. This gives each application a global team of engineers made up of academics and professionals. With their backing, we are able to focus on your business and your services.
But what about DevOps?
DevOps works well for small scale but in the end, developers and systems administrators see the world differently. Developers are typically developers because they wanted to be developers, not systems administrators. Their interest and expertise lies in writing code and designing algorithms. A systems administrator’s interest and expertise lies in deploying and managing all of the software that supports the devs’ code.
Systems administrators live to tune, tweak and maintain. We idolised Scotty on Star Trek. We sometimes wake up in a cold sweat and have to check all the services to make sure things are running properly. We take immense pride in our uptime and performance figures. Not just maintaining but constantly improving an immense system full of smaller systems is a specialist’s work.>
Planning to expand? Have an idea but you’re not sure how to implement it? Looking for ways to ‘green’ your office without breaking the bank? We can advise, design, develop and implement systems to fit your budget and scope.