Handling daily software updates, security threats, backups and other IT management tasks can overwhelm internal staff, reducing productivity and undermining profitability. You can spend your resources on the challenge of managing your growing IT operations, or you can rely on Macrolevel to help. Our either on-demand services or service contracts let you focus on high-value tasks while leaving day-to-day IT operations management to us. We focus on your long-term goals rather than quick fixes, and act as a trusted advisor who can relieve you of the burden of IT management.

There are so many advantages of using Linux that we could only list a few of the most major points.

  • Stability: Linux doesn't need to be rebooted periodically to maintain performance levels. It doesn't freeze up or slow down over time due to memory leaks and such. Properly configured, Linux systems will generally run until the hardware fails or the system is shut down. Continuous up-times of hundreds of days (up to a year or more) are not uncommon.
  • Performance: Linux provides persistent high performance on servers and on networks. It can handle large numbers of users and Simultaneous connections. Over time Linux has constantly out performed other high end server operating systems and in networking applications often out performs high end vendor equipment such as Cisco, 3com, Juniper and many others.
  • Security: Linux is one of the most secure operating systems. Walls and flexible file access permission systems prevent access by unwanted visitors or viruses. Significantly less security holes then other server operating systems. Security updates are usually available in mere hours after an exploit or bug is found.
  • Networkablility: Linux networking is far superior to most commercial software and hardware functions. Linux's feature rich networking is customizable to many applications as well as being secure.
  • Flexibility: Linux is flexible. This is probably the greatest advantage of all. Linux and OSS applications can be adapted for your specific needs, usually at low cost. Why? Because the source code is available to everyone. A great pool of OSS makes it possible for developers to quickly add a company-specific function. Instead of making your people waste their time working around the limitations of packaged software, make the software adapt to them. You can now think about.
  • Linux has the best technical support available: Linux is supported by commercial distributors, consultants, and by a very active community of users and developers. In 1997, the Linux community was awarded InfoWorld's Product of the Year Award for Best Technical Support over all commercial software vendors.
  • Multitasking: Linux supports true multi-tasking, which is the ability to run more than one "program" or "task" at the same time
  • Open source: If you develop software that requires knowledge or modification of the operating system code, Linux's source code is at your fingertips, Linux source code is freely distributed: Tens of thousands of programmers have reviewed the source code to improve performance, eliminate bugs, and strengthen security. No other operating system has ever undergone this level of review. This Open Source design has created most of the advantages listed above.

Linux distributions have long been used as server operating systems, and have risen to prominence in that area; Netcraft reported in 2006 that eight of the ten most reliable internet hosting companies ran Linux distributions on their web servers. As of June 2008, Linux distributions represented five of ten, FreeBSD three of ten, and Microsoft two of ten.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar supercomputer, as of July 2009 is the world's fastest supercomputer. It uses the Cray Linux Environment as its operating system.

Macrolevel offers support and consulting services for all major distributions of Liinux such as Debian, Redhat/Fedora, SuSe, Slackware and Mandrake:

  • Debian is the world's leading non-commercial totally free Linux distribution. Remaining loyal to the concept upon which Linux was created, it is produced by hundreds of volunteer developers around the world. Contrary to a common misconception, Debian is not for Linux gurus only. As a matter of fact its advanced package management system makes it one of the easier distributions for new Linux users to work with.
  • CentOS exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform which is built from publicly available open source provided by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor (Redhat Enterprise). CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policies and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.). CentOS is designed for people who need an enterprise class OS without the cost or support of the prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor.
  • Fedora is a set of projects, sponsored by Red Hat and guided by the Fedora Foundation. These projects are developed by a large community of people who strive to provide and maintain the very best in free, open source software and standards. Fedora Core, the central Fedora project, is an operating system and platform, based on Linux, that is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute, now and forever.

Macrolevel specializes in hosting infrastructures such as Apache, Sendmail, Postfix, MySQL, Exim and other Linux hosting services. We also support and configure high available hosting solutions for load balancing, failover and clustering services.