- London, GB
- £50 /hr
- Available now
I am not looking to do Voodoo or back magic.
I offer best-of-breed solutions in a ‘value for money’ context (that is, the solutions are good enough and prices are not set tomore...I am not looking to do Voodoo or back magic.
I offer best-of-breed solutions in a ‘value for money’ context (that is, the solutions are good enough and prices are not set to exploit businesses suffering techno-ignorance).
I have 18 years experience as UNIX/Linux/Web techie. And have a great deal of experience plugging systems together into working, sustainable, robust architectures.
In particular, I'm very good at debugging and reverse engineering systems thanks to having a coding, infrastructure background in 3 and N-tier environments,
Area Covered: All things IT
Company Name: BBXP
Industry: Information Technology
Summary: BBXPs’ founder has 18 years experience designing, implementing and supporting small (half a dozen) to large (hundreds) installations of UNIX machines in such industries as banks, motor manufacturing, internet service providers, telecoms and medical research.
BBXP is familiar with and expert in many technologies including Solaris and Linux, Internet protocols such as POP, IMAP, SMTP, BGP, RIP, HTTP, SSL, DNS, DHCP and many, many more (the list is too large to go into), Clustering, Logical Volume Management (RAID 0, 1, 5, etc,), Storage Area Networks (SANs), NFS and NAS (Network Area Storage), and access and authentication management from local password files, to LDAP, using PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules), RBAC (Role Based Access Controls), sudo/sudoers to provide fine-grain access control to sensitive commands.
BBXP is able to engineer custom installs of operating systems to match the specific requirements of businesses, including reducing security holes, optimising kernels, creating high-speed, low latency I/O subsystems (disks, filesystems, balancing read/write operations across HBAs and other types of disk access, trunking network interfaces). Locking down services, users, files and filesystems, access routes and executables in trivial and non-trivial ways.
BBXP can engineer-away ‘Mysterious Manual Boot Sequences’ allowing machines to boot-up as fully functioning servers (this is how UNIX is supposed to work, yet somehow companies constantly manage to get even this basic and essential process wrong) using scripting tools such as sh, ksh, perl, and the proper application of UNIX utilities (netstat, getent, ps, grep, etc…)
BBXP can engineer N-tier Web architectures enjoying horizontal and vertical scalabiltiy, with in the wire or in-application load-balancing using various models of shared data, caching, high performance file-systems, least cost or least hop routing, multi-origin server and HTML optimisation for zero unplanned downtime dynamic content web-sites consisting of millions of records and real-time searches of databses, incorporating Google, Yahoo, and Social Networking APIs for maximum impact and return on investment.
BBXP can create and deploy security monitoring scripts that can be integrated with a large number third party products. BBXP can often re-harden machines without down-time.
Job Title: Managing Director
Description: Securing and migrating servers at ING.
Education Summary: Hi,
I'm educated to degree level, and enjoy life-long learning resolving to pick up a new set of skills every year (and absolute requirement in the IT sector).
Currently I am Focusing on the Google tools within the framework of Wordpress, PHP and MySQL (all comparatively trivial to learn as my background in IT extends decades).