Solution Example - Server
“File server crashes, is slow or unreliable. Email is not always available or inconsistent.”
We favour unix type systems such as Linux, BSD and OSX Server. These provide fault tolerant, extremely stable platforms on which to base an internet strategy. Our firewall of choice is Astaro, built on the open source foundations of Linux, which has proven to be one of the most stable server platforms available.
Our mail server of choice is CommuniGate Pro. CommuniGate Pro is a high volume server, designed to cope with millions of user accounts with ease. This means that when it comes to your smaller needs, the software copes with ease.
Certainly it is possible to set up Microsoft products like Exchange to be reliable, but the difficulty in maintaining security patches and the much greater hardware requirements necessitated have convinced us that the alternatives are cheaper to run and more reliable.