Managed Services Update

We’re starting on our new marketing campaign this week and the subject matter is our 3 core managed service offerings: Cisco Device Management Linux/FreeBSD Server Management Citrix Consultancy Its all go with website updates, new printed literature and...

MySQL Replication with ZFS

After a meeting with a customer this week, we were posed with the question of how to backup a MySQL database, off site with the ability to recover records that have been deleted in error. To make the job more interesting, there are some ‘caveats’ which...

Work Diary: VPN, VPN and more VPN

This last week has been a week of many VPNs. We started with encrypting our L2TPv3 VPN over a tunnel based IPSec VPN between two Cisco IOS routers – now my preferred method of site to site VPN. The next configuration was a Cisco ASA to Cisco IOS router which,...

Exam Success!

Congratulations to Mark Murray, one of our resident Windows engineers, on passing his latest Microsoft exam. His latest certification takes him to MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) level and further strengthens our in-house technical abilities here at...

Work Diary: Layer2 VPNs

We had an enquiry this week from somebody who had found us on the Cisco website (Thanks Cisco!) who needed a layer2 VPN setting up. As the story unfolded, he wanted a layer2 VPN to run over a couple of broadband lines. This type of VPN solves a lot of problems in...

Work Diary: Redhat and CentOS

This week we’re working on a project for a customer to replace their very old, very poorly Linux Redhat 4 server with a sparkling new server running the latest Redhat 6. During the transition the customer has a temporary cloud backup solution for protecting...