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Uniq Advances Services

Uniq Advances provides a range of services to meet the needs of small, medium and large organisations. Services can be customised as required and are generally charged on a Time and Materials basis. Rates are negotiable depending on the complexity and duration of the work.

All Uniq Advances consultants are backed by the combined experience of other UA staff and additional technical consultants whenever required.

For details on the company profile, please see the About Uniq Advances page.


Typical services include:


Experience with architecting and implementing a wide range of the "building block" protocols of the Internet: SMTP, sendmail, POP/IMAP, DNS, NTP, SSL and HTTP, SNMP, SSH, FTP, LDAP, DHCP, Firewalls, ipfilter, iptables, NetFilter, Web Proxy, VPN, ADSL; as well as implementing servers and systems for these protocols to work in your environment in a secure and efficient manner.

Operating Systems

Solaris, RedHat and Ubuntu Linux, AIX, HP-UX and MacOS systems are our specialty.


Significant experience designing, implementing and debugging VERITAS product solutions in enterprise environments.

High Availability

From disk mirroring to failover and clustering using Linux LVM, Sun products such as Disksuite, Logical Volume Manager, and ZFS; VERITAS HA products, such as Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM), Veritas File System (VxFS), Cluster Server (VCS) and SAN-Point Foundation Suite and Control (SPFS/SPC).

Virtualisation and Consolidation

Reduce the number of physical systems using technologies such as Openstack, Linux Xen and KVM, Citrix Xenserver, VMware ESX, Solaris Logical Domains, Solaris Zones, and VirtualBox.


Site security audits, design and development of firewalls, securing of internet connections, external and internal DMZ hosts, and internal network. Assist with security policy direction.

System installation

Installation and customisation, PXE, jumpstart, kickstart, patch installation, implementing backups, integrate new systems with existing network services such as email, LDAP, NIS, DNS, DHCP, Web Proxy, printing. Experience with managing configurations for RedHat, CentOS, and Ubuntu Linux, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX and MacOS systems.

System Administration

Ongoing system management and maintenance. Upgrades, patching, enhancements, capacity planning, software recommendations. Automation of repetitive tasks. Experience with administering RedHat, CentOS, and Ubuntu Linux, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX and MacOS systems.

Open Source Solutions

Implement solutions and tools that make use of the Open Source model, allowing for quick deployment, fast problem resolution and reliability. Even on proprietory operating systems.


Set up network monitoring of systems, information gathering, fault notification, alarms, paging, web log analysis, etc. For example, tools like mon, Nagios, Elastic Search and Kibana, SE Toolkit, Orca, MRTG, Cacti, SMS Tools, Openview, Splunk, BMC Patrol and many others.

Intranets and Wikis

Web servers, content and wikis. Experience with MediaWiki, Confluence, Jira, Trac, Apache Nginx, Tomcat, and others. System information, status, System Administration references, etc. HTML, CSS, Javascript.


Short scripts to multi-thousand line applications and System Administration tasks in Perl, Shell, PHP, Python, C, writing makefiles.
Management of tools such as compilers, code analysis tools like Tinderbox, Coverity and others.
Version control tools such as Subversion (svn) and CVS.

Problem Diagnosis

Tracking down faults, software misconfigurations, poor performance, etc.

Site Review

Review systems and networks. Make recommendations regarding efficiency, stability, performance, System Administration practices, security, policies and procedures.


Training is available customised to the end user's requirements. We have prepared and presented training materials on bahalf of Sun Microsystems and VERITAS Software, as well as specific courses for many other companies.

Project Design and Implementation

Define projects for customers and implement if required.

Project Management

Provide project management support for IT projects. Assist client to manage a project being implemented by a vendor, ie represent the technical interests of the client.

Contact Details


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Uniq Advances - Solaris, Linux, Security, Veritas, Internet and System Administration, based in Sydney, Australia.

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