About mig5

mig5 System Administration (est 2010) is a business led by Miguel Jacq, an Australian-based Linux sysadmin with over a decade of experience pushing packets around.

mig5 augments agencies who may not have a dedicated sysops team in-house, but need help setting up sane development/deployment workflows.

This usually involves automating deployment to infrastructure, which (depending on your situation) can also mean the provisioning, securing, monitoring and maintaining of that infrastructure.

Sysadmin as a service?

Many digital agencies start small and grow rapidly. The period between 'starting up' and obtaining the returns needed to justify the hiring of a full-time sysadmin, can be too long. This puts the security of your infrastructure at risk.

mig5 slots neatly into this niche area by offering retainer-based, on-call sysadmin services that are scaled to the needs and size of your business.

You pay for as much sysadmin support as you need, adjusting that retainer as those needs change over time.

You may also want to read this popular article on debunking myths about hiring a sysadmin consultant.

Communication is our edge

What makes mig5 different is our ability to effectively communicate on technical matters across all tiers of your organisation.

mig5's communication skills have been the 'make or break' factor in tender bids being accepted.

Some customers even hire mig5 to help write the technical components of RFPs, and that alone (no hands on systems administration).

It's up to you and what services you need!

Operating hours

mig5 operates from Melbourne, Australia, with additional support provided in the UK.

We mostly engage with international customers who take advantage of the GMT+10 timezone by having mig5 perform high-risk tasks in low-traffic times.

Local (Australian) customers are always welcome, of course!