About Miky's Tech Soup
+25 years of experience with Unix/Linux. Installation, configuration, system tasks automation, application development, administration & management, networking, cloud server deployment.
Specialised in CentOS/RHEL/Rocky & Google Cloud Platform, from a simple single server to larger multi-purpose auto-scaling clusters, deployment, setup and management. Firewalls, Load balancing, Proxies, VPCs, VPN tunnels & Servers, Web Servers, DB MySQL/PostgreSQL servers, Server & Network Monitoring, mail servers, file sharing servers, Incremental backup servers, LDAP, DNS, the list goes on.
Open source and commercial software installation & configuring, such as Apache, Nginx, Litespeed, CloudLinux, Cpanel, DA, GitLabServer, Zimbra, Nextcloud, OpenVBX, Atmail and many more, name it, I probably set up a server at some stage for the particular service or application. I particularly like to use my coding skills (Bash, Go, PHP, C++) to integrate, link, and automate anything and everything in multi-server/network environments.
I'm currently permanently contracted and not actively looking for extra work. I do occasionally consider small remote Linux system administration tasks when my workload allows it.
Check out my Linkedin profile if you wish to know more about past experience.
Skills and Expertise
Tools & Technologies
- CentOS/RHEL/Rocky (Primarily) / Debian
- Google Cloud Platform (Primarily)
- Cloud Computing & Hybrid Cloud / High VM Availability Clustering
- Network Firewalls
- Virtual Private Network (IKEv2 or Wireguard, site-to-site or client-to-site )
- Reverse Proxy
- Load Balancing
- Domain Name System (DNS)
- Data Backup Solutions
- Web Application Firewall
- PCI Compliance
- Gitlab Server + Continuous Integration (CI) & Continuous Delivery (CD)
- Mail Servers (SMTP/IMAP/POP)
- NFS / SMB File Sharing
- Docker & Podman
- Server Monitoring (Zabbix, Xymon, Nagios)
- LiteSpeed & OpenLiteSpeed
- MySQL & MySQL Cluster
- LetsEncrypt Automation
- Wazuh (SIEM)
- New Relic
- And Many More ...