Yangraham A.k.a Brian Graham
I have been using Fedora since almost the beginning. I have now got involved in implimenting Fedora systems into local businesses, not bad considering I work for a Microsoft Distributor :-) But on the whole the industry is seeing a shift to Linux based resources mainly due to the ease of licensing and the lower total cost of ownership. I would like to contribute more to the project which has become my right arm when it comes to I.T systems.
I am a Senior Technical Manager at a small I.T company, we act as travelling Administrators to about 400 companies across the U.K. well I did until I moved into the office!!! Now I am more involved with specifying servers, O.S. choices and trelephone support at 4th line.
If you have any questions please drop me a line.
Plans For Fedora
I will continue to spread the word about Fedora to Small Business throughout the UK. I am also happy to help out at shows and presentations, hopefully I will get the chance to organise something myself aswell. I am already supporting Fedora by making information about the Fedora Project and indeed Red Hat to local businesses. This has included numerous implimentations.
I am currently in the process of moving some of my spare personal domains across to a new Fedora fired data center, this is proving to provide me with ample opportunity to get down and technical with Fedora on an administative / engineering level.
Corporate useage of Fedora, we (my company) are implimenting Fedora systems on a nationwide basis, these are being used as "Disaster Recovery Servers" basically this entails them having massive hard disk drives and storing Images currently created in a third party windows application, of the servers on site. If something happens then we can quickly recover the data, or indeed full server to different hardware within a very short space of time. This is working really well. I am currently looking into how we can have a massive fedora box here which will have no other purpose other than using Rsync to sync the images back here for off site backup.
I would love to hear from anyone who has used a similar system, also if there is anyway to speed up the rsync process as an 80Gb image file takes an age to sync over xDSL! :-S
Fedora 10 Mail Server Completed
I have now completed the installation of my Fedora Mail server! Dual Core, 4Gb RAM, 1Tb Hard Disk, it rocks :-)