Many of you may have heard of linux.
The trouble is, it's scary! Many are afraid of the lack of support (I should say low priced and commonly available fast support).
However, if you are after a cheap server with unlimited licenses that can have legendary uptimes and rock solid security then this is the only way to go.
I first began work on linux servers around a decade ago, so I have had plenty of time to learn the ropes. I can pass on this useful knowledge and provide support for Cork SME's who are interested in migrating or perhaps setting up a new server on this fantastic platform.
Nowadays it is possible to have open source gateways/firewalls/antivirus/email/proxy all rolled into one machine for your entire LAN or perhaps even run multiple virutal machines to make the best use of new hardware.