Open Source Software

Supporting industry leading Open Source Software solutions

We provide Open Source Software consultancy, support, installation, configuration, troubleshooting services, emergency help, remote assistance, and maintenance for newly installed and existing Open Source Software stacks.

Your Technology Partner

When working with us we consider ourselves your technology partner and not just another Managed Service vendor. We make this statement as we understand not just the networking and operating system, but also the software and messaging platforms running on the OS. We diagnose problems at the lowest level and look for innovative solutions to resolve those problems to ensure your business operates smoothly and efficiently.

As a mix of software developers, network and database engineers and Red Hat certified system administrators, we work together as a team to ensure your services remain online, no matter the issues presented to us. When you engage with us, we provide not just an individual engineer, but a collective pool of knowledge from a team who have gained invaluable experience looking after mission-critical infrastructure.

Open Source Software - Managed Services Synopsis

Linux Open Source Fully supporting all major Linux operating systems and software running on Red Hat, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, SuSE, Debian and more.
Apache HTTP Server The Number One HTTP Server On The Internet. We provide support for all types of Apache implementation
Cacti Providing a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box
Ceph FS A POSIX-compliant filesystem that uses a Ceph Storage Cluster to store its data
ClamAV Antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats
Dovecot IMAP and POP3 email server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with security primarily in mind
DRBD Block devices designed as a building block to form high availability (HA) clusters. Think of it as network level RAID
GlusterFS Scalable network filesystem. Create large, distributed storage solutions for media streaming, data analysis, and other data- and bandwidth-intensive tasks
Heartbeat A daemon that provides cluster infrastructure (communication and membership) services to its clients
KVM A full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
Magento The eCommerce software and platform trusted by the world's leading brands
MongoDB An open-source document database, and the leading NoSQL database
Mongrel2 An application, language, and network architecture agnostic web server that focuses on web applications using modern browser technologies
Moodle Create effective online teaching and learning experiences in a collaborative, private environment
Nagios The Industry Standard In IT Infrastructure Monitoring
NGINX A high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server
PHP A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
Postfix A mail server that started life at IBM research as an alternative to the widely-used Sendmail program
Puppet Manage IT infrastructure at scale, so you spend less time fighting fires and more time deploying great software
Ruby on Rails Web framework that's optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity
Samba Secure, stable and fast file and print services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol
Wordpress Web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog
Zabbix The ultimate enterprise-level software designed for monitoring availability and performance of IT infrastructure components
SimpleSAMLphp An award-winning application written in native PHP that deals with authentication
ZeroMQ Connect your code in any language, on any platform

Benefits to your business

  • Highly cost effective. A simple pricing model makes our Managed Services excellent value with predictable costs
  • Working alongside in-house engineers complementing your existing assets, or completely outsource to us
  • Working with you from conception, to systems architecture, through to completion and ongoing support
  • Able to work in collaboration with you and your customers with white label options
  • Providing both proactive and reactive support services, with optional 24/7 coverage and SLAs
  • Licensing management - procuring the correct licenses on your behalf
  • On-site engineers suitable for sensitive data environments available upon request

Pricing model

Our managed services are available in two flavours, proactive and reactive.

Reactive Managed Services
  • Suitable for start-ups and/or low-cost, low risk systems
  • Small monthly retainer which includes 24/7 monitoring
  • Pay-as-you-go support model, priced by the hour, charged in 15 minute blocks
Proactive Managed Services
  • A fully managed network and hosting environment which includes 24/7 monitoring and access to network, database, operating system and software engineers
  • Proactive upgrades of security patches, kernels and base OS
  • Optional 24/7 coverage and SLAs
No Hidden Fees
  • Both options offer transparent pricing with contractually agreed hourly rates
  • Fixed cost and longer term 3 and 5 year contract options available
  • Dedicated project manager and technical lead

We are happy to consult with you to ensure the best possible upgrade path for your existing systems, provide support, or one off installation support and guidance.

Contact us to discuss your Open Source Software requirements, with no obligation.

Contact Information

Speak to an expert on +44(0)1903 250250, email us at contact@buckhill.co.uk, or start a live chat, located in the bottom right

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