Commercial support for Ubuntu is an essential ingredient to the success of Linux in the corporate and business community. Although hundreds, if not thousands, of consultants well versed in Linux and UNIX are available on call for a fee, here is a short list of the best-known Linux support providers:
http://www.ubuntu.com/support/paid Go straight to the source for a range of support options.
You can get help on Ubuntu direct from Canonical software, or from a local support provider.
• http://www.hp.com/linux HP offer a comprehensive package of Linux services and hardware that cover almost everything that you would want to do, including consultancy, business solutions, and hardware specification and implementation.
• http://www.ibm.com/linux/ Linux services offered by IBM include e-business solutions, open-source consulting, database migration, clustering, servers, and support.
In addition to service-oriented support companies, nearly every commercial distributor of Linux has some form of easily purchased commercial support. There are various ways in which to take advantage of support services (such as remote management, onsite consulting, device driver development, and so on), but needs will vary according to customer circumstances and installations.
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