Who Is Tiger Computing?
Who Are You?
We’re Tiger Computing, and we design, build and support IT solutions based on Linux to businesses throughout the UK. We’ve been doing that since 2002, and are one of the longest-established Linux support businesses in the UK. We only work with Linux, so although we may set up Linux systems to work with Microsoft Windows or Apple Macs, we don’t support those other systems.
Clients and Staff
We work with a wide range of clients including a significant number of high technology businesses, such as bioscience and chip design companies. We have multiple Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE) and Debian Developers on our staff, and all of our staff are UK based.
As you might expect from an IT company, we take security very seriously. We are certified under ISO27001, the Information Security standard, and as such our security policies and practices are independently audited every year.
All of our staff are background checked in accordance with BS7858.
How Can You Help?
We can work with you in three key areas:
- Defining the requirements and reviewing your Linux infrastructure. A lot of our clients have grown organically over the years, and sometimes that results in a less than optimal IT infrastructure. Often they’re aware of that, but it isn’t always easy to fix. Technology changes over time, as does best practice. One of the services we offer is a Strategy Day to look at your current infrastructure and examine how it can be improved to meet your current and predicted needs.
- Implementation of your Linux infrastructure. Having a plan is one thing – and certainly a good place to start – but putting it into practice is what matters. We’ve designed and set up systems ranging from a single web server through a high-availability web application platform to a fully redundant Storage Area Network built entirely from Open Source components. We’ve also designed and configured cloud based solutions using Amazon Web Services.
- Support of your Linux infrastructure. Once it’s up and running, we’ll keep it that way. Our monitoring and managements systems are designed with the goal of minimising service interruptions to your business, and keeping your systems safe, secure and available.
We know how to design Linux systems. We know how to set them up. And we know how to keep them working.
Why Are You Doing This?
This is the age of Open Source software, and we love it. The notion of freely available, high quality, robust software is exciting to us, and we help businesses use it to thrive.
When our technical staff aren’t working on our clients’ systems (or our own: our business is built on Linux), they’re often found working on their own systems. For them, working with Linux isn’t a job: it’s a passion, a way of life.
We also want to leave our mark on the world, and we’re doing that in two ways:
- We support various Open Source projects. Some of our staff are Debian Developers, and are actively supporting various software packages and developing the next version of Debian. Our staff have contributed to a range of other projects, including mail clients, development tools, management tools, networking packages, the Linux kernel and more.
- In the wider world, we’re supporting the Global Goals initiative, specifically Goal #3, Good Health and Well Being. In 2018, Tiger Computing will donate 5% of its profits to Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
That’s why we do this.
How Can I Find Out More?
Here’s a few things that may help:
- Take a look at some of our Linux for Non-Geeks articles. They give some background on how we think about and approach Linux in a business context, and they are safe for non-technical people to read.
- If you’re a technical person, you may find some interesting titbits in our Technical Tips pages.
- You can find out a bit more about our support services on our Linux Support Packages page.
- You’re welcome to call us on 01600 483 484 to discuss what you want to achieve with Linux.
- Watch the What Our Clients Say video.
- You can email us.
And of course you can look around the other TigerU pages here.