[svlug] Linux as a small business server
dcurry at cariocas.com
Mon Oct 7 13:22:31 PDT 2002
I was working for an OEM in Fremont, CA a couple of years ago doing the exact same thing. The largest issues we had from clients that bought the Linux version of our SBS was the lack of a common or single interface for all services on the machine. There was MySQL with Apache, and Sendmail all running on these machines. And they ran sweet. We tuned and tweaked the OS and drivers for the best trough puts we could get, balanced the drives and storage space. Optimized network connectivity with load balanced NICs.
Other we configured as firewall capable gateway servers hosting all means of Internet services.
Good machines as at a good price. Several of our small office clients switched to windows, even though it was horribly more expensive, because they did not have an IT staff to learn all the ins and outs of managing the software.
I wish you luck, none-the-less.
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From: Ron Lautmann [mailto:ron_lautmann at pacbell.net]
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 1:01 PM
To: svlug at lists.svlug.org
Subject: [svlug] Linux as a small business server
I'm thinking of starting a services business to provide Linux servers to
small business in the same space that Windows is now used. This would
include file and print services and optionally email, database and other
similar services currently available on Windows NT or Windows 2000
servers. Initially, I would be providing servers only and not client
I am soliciting comments from others who are doing this or have done it
in a corporate or small business environment.
Is there a market for such a venture? What pitfalls have you
encountered in trying to do this?
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