Linux is the name given to a particular type of open source operating systems software; with the name specifically referring to the kernel. A variety of Linux distributions exist based around this core kernel (Debian, CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu, BSD Linux etc.), many of which have matured and developed over the years to become commercially viable options for small and large organisations alike. Each distribution offers a unique accent or flavour to the overall user experience, and fans of Linux never hesitate to offer 101 reasons why their preferred distribution is the best! At AlwaysLinux we don’t focus on any one distribution per se, but select whichever is the most appropriate to fulfil our customer needs at the time.
Our customers come from the financial services, banking, and manufacturing sectors, all of whom require mission critical performance without the headache of vendor tie-ins or never ending licensing and upgrade obligations. Introducing Linux elements in to your network offers a way of retaining network integrity, improving reliability and performance; yet removing dependence on one particular software vendor.
Where customers are already dependent on a vendor platform, Linux solutions can be integrated in to an existing network to provide complementary front- or back-end functionality, while at the same time reducing cost and enhancing reliability.
By deciding to add open source elements to their network, our clients have benefitted from the increased reliability, security, and confidence that a well-managed Linux network has to offer; safe in the knowledge that their network is running on cutting edge and commercially viable open source software.