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Reliable Penguin, Inc. is a Linux-centric consulting firm specializing in server migrations, systems administration, and website development. Additionally, Reliable Penguin offers a range of services including web hosting, domain names, SSL certificates, network monitoring, and backups. Through strategic partnerships Reliable Penguin offers credit card gateways, anti-virus software, and Plesk web hosting control panels.

Reliable Penguin has over 9 years of satisfied customers and successful projects. Each member of our engineering team has at least 10 years of experience working with Linux system.  Reliable Penguin was incorporate in 2003 and serves customers from around the world from our headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Reliable Penguin is the third Internet company founded by Lee Blakely. Lee is a computer engineer with 20 years of experience in software development and network engineering. Previous companies include WebServe and I-Silver. Lee has a strong commitment to providing top quality expertise to clients both large and small.

WebServe, founded in 1993, was the first firm in the southeast focused on providing corporate web hosting and web design. WebServe, with over 50 programmers, designers, and engineers, built thousands of websites and provided hosting to numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Ingersoll-Rand and United Dominion Industries. WebServe merged with Alltel, a cellular phone company in 1998.

In 1998, Lee founded I-Silver, Inc. and developed a server appliance that provided a complete Internet gateway solution in a single device including firewall, web server, email server, proxy and content filter. Targeted at the K-12 education market, the device was implemented in several hundred school districts around the country and served the needs of over 500,000 students and teachers. The device is still in use in a number of school districts in California today. Reliable Penguin took over servicing I-Silver’s clients in 2004.