You can Trust Marvin Huffaker with your Critical GroupWise Systems.
Marvin Huffaker is one the most experienced Micro Focus GroupWise experts in the world, providing independent consulting services to business customers globally. When it comes to GroupWise, there aren’t many people that have made a career supporting it almost exclusively. Marvin has been working with GroupWise for over 15 years, has been through extensive training, has lectured about GroupWise migration strategies, and has been heavily involved with the GroupWise Beta Team for many of the recent GroupWise releases. When you work with Marvin Huffaker, you’re working with one of the best in the industry!
Marvin works with all types of businesses: Government Agencies, Municipalities, Schools, Law Firms, Real Estate, Insurance Agencies, Manufacturing Companies, Banks and Credit Unions, and More!
Now Providing GroupWise 18.1 Services and Support
Marvin is experienced and ready to help with your GroupWise 18.1 upgrade. Even though it’s only been out for a short time, Marvin has already performed multiple large scale customer production upgrades to GroupWise 18.1. Here are some projects Marvin can help you with:
- In-Place GroupWise 18.1 Upgrades
- Migrate and upgrade GroupWise 18.1 to a new SLES 15 server
- Upgrade the GroupWise server to SLES12 or OES 2018
- Upgrade and migrate Messenger 2.x/3.x to GroupWise 18.1 Messenger
- Upgrade to GroupWise 18.1 Mobility Services or migrate Mobility Services to SLES 15
- Migrate GroupWise from Linux to Windows (or vice versa)
- Physical to Virtual GroupWise Migrations on VMware or Hyper-V
- Upgrade Windows or Migrate GroupWise to new Windows 2012 R2 or Windows 2016 Server
- GroupWise 18.1 services, support, troubleshooting, optimization, security, and best practice standardization
GroupWise 18.1 is a high performance, state of the art Email Platform supporting the latest SUSE Linux, Novell OES, and Microsoft Windows Server Platforms.
Marvin Huffaker is one of the most qualified GroupWise consultants in the world, supporting GroupWise for customers every single day.
Micro Focus GroupWise is an enterprise level collaboration software used for corporate email, calendaring, personal information management, instant messaging, and mobile messaging. GroupWise 18.1 is the latest version, released in December 2018, and continues to innovate and add new functions and usability features while keeping its reputation as one of the most secure, stable, and high performance email platforms for corporate use.
Standalone or Full Directory Integration. GroupWise users and other objects can be managed independently or integrated with Microsoft Active Directory or Micro Focus eDirectory.
Web Based Administration. Simple web based administration with no dependency on any other management tools.
Stability. GroupWise is a stable, high performance email and collaboration system.
Scalable. Scalable to thousands of users with low administration and support overhead
Security. Reputation for being one of the most secure and reliable systems on the market.
Cross Platform. Cross platform architecture, giving you the choice of running GroupWise on a Linux or Windows back-end. Fully supports OES 2015, OES 2018, SLES 12, SLES 15, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016.
Licensing. GroupWise has a Low cost of ownership and a simple licensing model
Multiple Clients. Features a rich Web based interface and a full Windows based client to fit your environment and needs.
Smart Phones. Full integration and support for iPhones, Android, tablets, and other mobile devices.
Multiple Calendars. Utilize Multiple Calendars for total control and customization.
Productivity. Better user productivity with shared calendaring, shared folders, advanced contact management, and distribution lists.
Instant Messaging. Provides integrated management of GroupWise Messenger for quick communication with peers.
A Different Approach to Service!
Meet Marvin Huffaker
Marvin Huffaker is a respected GroupWise expert with over 20 years of relevant industry experience with advanced level networking, email, and security implementations. His expertise and focus over his career have been with Novell Solutions including NetWare, GroupWise, Open Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. He holds numerous Novell certifications including CNE, Master CNE, and Certified Linux Engineer. Marvin Huffaker is also a Certified Sophos Architect and expert with Sophos security solutions. Marvin is proficient with VMWare virtualization, and he has helped architecture virtual solutions for numerous customers. He generally gets along well with others but prefers to work independently.
- A respected and leading Novell GroupWise industry expert.
- Expert at Novell GroupWise and Open Enterprise Server.
Novell CNE and Master CNE for nearly 20 years.
- Experienced VMware vSphere (ESXi) professional.
Sophos Certified Architect and expert with Sophos UTM and XG Firewall.
- Knows how to take ownership of an issue and deals with it so you don’t have to.
As much as possible, I build long term relationships with my customers and get to know them on a personal level. I’m including some personal notes about myself to provide a little background on my life, interests, and perspective.
I grew up in the small farm town of Menan, Idaho. As a kid I worked on farms, milked cows, irrigated fields, harvested potatoes and performed a variety of other farm chores. I got married in 1994 to Amy Izatt from Ririe, Idaho, and we soon had two kids, Austin and Jasmine. I earned my Novell CNE certification as well as a degree in Network Technology from a local college that had a Novell Certification program integrated into their curriculum. My early IT career took me around various parts of Idaho