Commercial Support - Australia

+61 2 8203 9777
Suite 501-504, 89 York St
Sydney NSW 2000

Catalyst are the open source specialists. We're known for our contributions to free and open source projects worldwide.

Our work includes consultancy, software development, system integration, hosting and training. We have more than 200 staff across New Zealand, Australia and UK.

We're proud to offer Samba support and development services, with a special focus on the Samba Active Directory Domain Controller. Our ongoing support services are backed by a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Andrew Bartlett has more than ten years' experience on the Samba Team and leads our Samba consultancy group. Andrew has been a key developer on the "Samba4" Active Directory Domain Controller project since its inception in 2005 through to its production release in Samba 4.0 and beyond.

Cyber IT Solutions Pty. Ltd.

Level 1, 130-132 Stawell Street
Richmond, Victoria
+61 3 9428 6922
Con Zymaris

Cybersource has 15+ years of experience of deploying and supporting Samba in heteregenous networked environments, in corporate, governement and commercial sectors.

Loftus IT

Ground Floor, 175 Fullarton Road,
Dulwich, Adelaide, South Australia
+61 8 8304 8888 [Nationally: (08) 8304 8888]
Chris Harris

Loftus IT is a respected Open Source Solution services company at all levels of State and Local Government, and business right across Australia. Staffing includes 4 Full Time Engineers with extensive Samba experience.

Geographic limits to support offered: Australia Only.

Typical response times: <2 hours (business hours CST/CSDT)

Availability of a helpdesk service: (during business hours 8:30-5:30 Mon - Fri CST/CSDT)

Loftus IT is a team of more than 25 people in South Australia and Victoria whose focus is on Open Source Infrastructure and Applications.

Loftus IT's people deliver expertise across technologies including Red Hat, Suse, Joomla!, Moodle, JBoss, Samba (and many others) to global businesses such as Santos (mining and exploration) and Cobham Aviation Services (Aviation); as well as State and Local Government, medium commercial and small business. Many of the environments that Loftus IT supports are mission critical, which means that if you seek help with Open Source, Loftus IT's resources are a must-have.

In addition to supporting Open Source technologies, Loftus IT also has proprietary infrastructure and applications expertise covering Microsoft, Novell, VMWare, Oracle/ Sun , IBM, (and many others).

While all of the technical team-members at Loftus IT have greater than 10 years of experience working with specific Open Source or proprietary solution-sets, everyone keenly pursues further training. This ensures that we are up-to-date and relevant to our clients' needs; and our philosophy is to share our knowledge with our clients; after all, nobody wants to pay for services that they don't need.

Robway Crane Systems (Materials Handling) defined Loftus as "always quick to respond, flexible... open, ethical and fair", while CHC Helicopters (Aviation) describe Loftus IT as "... trusted and valued ... supplement to a generally busy IT team."

Loftus IT is also lucky to have excellent pre-sales technical resources that can assist both clients and business partners to make informed technical and commercial decisions about Open Source.

We encourage you to contact Loftus IT to explore the benefits of an Open Source solution, or to assist with any challenges with Open Source technologies.

Pacific ESI

277-279 Broadway,
Broadway, NSW 2007"
+61-2-8571-0800 ... Fax +61-2-9692-9623

Implementation/Integration of Samba
a) on small through large systems, with an emphasis on smaller, often multi-site, networks for technical, CAD, CAE or GIS end users, i.e. large file sizes but only a small-medium user population.
b) within a Squid proxy environment over geographically disparate, even multi-country, WANs.


Nowadays, the Samba Team needs a dollar instead of pizza ;-)

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