Linux, DevOps and Kubernetes Consulting Services

A competent and reliable team of IT professionals based in Canada.
Monthly proactive maintenance
Ad hoc 24/7 support
System audit and optimization
Software development
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It’s hard to find a competent IT partner you can trust

You may have hired external consultants in the past, but they didn’t have enough expertise to keep your systems running smoothly. Or worse, they weren’t reliable enough to deliver on time and left you feeling frustrated and insecure.

You may have tried to solve your problems in-house. But your people have better things to do than solve pesky bugs or google their way through a complicated installation of a new tool all day.

With Crafty Penguins, you can stop worrying about your IT and focus on growing your business

We are a team of competent and reliable Linux consultants that will carefully listen to you, get the job done fast and be there for you when you need us.

Get peace of mind

Enjoy the comfort of knowing that a reliable team of experts has your back at all times, making sure your systems stay operational 24/7.

Optimize & secure your systems

Our experts will tune up your systems to run faster and secure using fewer resources to keep your clients happy even when your business scales.

Focus on your business

Don’t make your own people waste days, fixing pesky bugs or installing new tools. Letting us take care of that will be faster (and probably cheaper).
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Fast, efficient and reliable team of experts

We came to Crafty Penguins when our company was experiencing rapid growth. Our website traffic was increasing daily, and we needed someone capable of building a reliable, hardened production environment that could easily scale.

The team of Crafty Penguins was fast and efficient in getting their infrastructure set up and monitoring our production servers. That alone eased a lot of fears of a catastrophic failure on our side. They listened to us to identify the job that needed to get done, and they did it reliably and professionally with great communication throughout the process.

We’ve been working with Crafty Penguins ever since to resolve other issues and implement a series of further enhancements. It’s comforting to know that we’re working with experts that will be there for us when we need them.

Greg Hansen, President, Blacklot Cars, USA

Our Services

Maintenance & support

  • Monitoring & health checks
  • Fixing urgent issues like production bugs, hack attacks or performance problems
  • Supporting your developers with our knowledge or code
  • Ad hoc support via Slack, email or phone

Audit, setup & optimization

  • Performance and security audits + optimization recommendations
  • Enterprise level WordPress setup and optimization
  • Linux server setup & cloud migrations
  • DevOps, CI/CD, and Kubernetes implementation

Software development

  • Embedded Linux software engineering
  • SaaS products (frontend and backend)
  • Project management
  • Legacy code migration to modern systems
  • Custom mobile applications
  • Custom scripts, APIs, integrations & reports for your existing applications

Our Technology Stack

Linux Distributions

Debian
Ubuntu
CentOS
Red Hat

DevOps

Salt Stack
Docker
Jenkins
Kubernetes
Ansible
ELK

Cloud

Digital Ocean
Azure
Google
Amazon AWS
OpenStack
OVH

Security Operations

HubbleStack
Code Audits
Penetration Testing
LetsEncrypt

Databases

PostgreSQL
MySQL
MariaDB
MongoDB

Enterprise Storage

CEPH
ZFS
GlusterFS
SAN/NAS
RAID

Programming Languages

PHP
Python
Java
Ruby
Node.JS

Virtualization

KVM
LXC
Proxmox
VMWare
HyperV

Amazon Cloud Services

CloudFormation – Infrastructure as code
CloudWatch – Log aggregation
CodePipeline/Commit/Build/Deploy – CI/CD
EC2 – Virtual machines
ECR – Docker image registry
ECS – Container services
RDS – Database
Route53 – DNS
S3 – Bulk storage
VPC – Virtual cloud

VPN Tunnelling

OpenVPN
OpenSWAN
StrongSWAN
WireGuard
MLVPN
GRE
SDWAN

File Systems

CephFS
Gluster
NFS
CIFS
ZFS

Web & Proxy Servers

Apache
Squid
Varnish
NGinx
JBoss
Tomcat

Networking

HA Proxy
IP Tables
Quagga
OSPF
BGP
VRRP
IPVS
VLANs

High Availability

IPVS
HA Proxy
VRRP
KeepaliveD

Common web applications

GitLab
Atlassian products
WordPress
Magento
Drupal
Django

Caching Systems

NGINX
Memcache
Redis

Log management

ElasticSearch
LogStash
Kibana

Monitoring and Metrics

Prometheus
InfluxDB
Grafana

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A capable and trustworthy partner that allows us to focus on our core business

Having Crafty Penguins manage our systems saves us time so that we can focus on our core business. At the moment, we serve 25,000+ customers with only two of our own staff members.

The team of Crafty Penguins has very in-depth knowledge, is capable of investigating the issues a lot deeper than an average IT provider and is always there for us when we need them.

Herman van Rhijn, Technical Director, Kliksafe B.V. Nunspeet, Netherlands
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Creative Solutions, Improved Page Load Times, Experience, and Knowledge Sharing with our Developers

Crafty Penguins has been our #1 IT support for the past 5 years. They are a real team that works together to solve our IT issues in a friendly and professional manner. They react fast, are available 24/7 and always follow up to make sure the issues have been resolved. It’s a great relief to have a Linux support team that actually knows what they are doing.

Laurie Coops, Office Manager, Cedar Care Clinic, Canada

Interested? Let’s talk.

Interested in working with us? Use the form below to schedule a free 20-minute call to discuss what you need and how we can help.