mig5 System Administration is a business led by Miguel Jacq, an Australian-based Linux sysadmin with over a decade of experience pushing packets around.
mig5 specialises in automating Drupal, Wordpress and Magento applications to servers that, equally, are deployed and managed in automatic or highly auditable methods (e.g with Puppet, Terraform-managed autoscale AWS clusters, and so on).
Since 2010, and in response to growing trends, mig5 has focused on the area of information security (hardening servers and authentication methods, logging, and reducing attack surfaces), intrusion detection and threat monitoring.
A sysadmin consultant?
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.
The human factor
What makes mig5 different from other sysadmins is not technical prowess, but the ability to communicate effectively with all tiers of an organisation, even regarding the most complex technical matters.
mig5's communication skills have been the 'make or break' factor in tender bids being accepted.
Some customers 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!
The nocturnal sysadmin
mig5 operates from Melbourne, Australia, but mostly engages with international customers.
Such customers take advantage of the GMT+10 timezone by having mig5 perform high-risk tasks in low-traffic times.
Local customers are of course welcome, too!
You may also want to read this popular article on debunking myths about hiring a sysadmin consultant.
Some more info about mig5:
- a member of the ITPA (formerly the System Administrator's Guild of Australia (SAGE-AU)) since 2007
- a member of the Drupal association.
- a member of the Open Invention Network Community
- ABN 53 249 567 381