About

01-01-2006 | Remy van Elst


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Hi there! I'm Remy, a Linux/UNIX sysadmin, my primary focus is on building high available cloud environments in OpenStack, Amazon, Microsoft Azure or on premise with Ansible and Terraform (or any other configuration management tool). My keywords are OpenStack, cloud, virtualization, high availability, scaling and clustering, security, (Open)SSL, Python, Powershell, Bash and general linux/UNIX system administration. Besides that I also develop software in Python.

I've worked as a sysadmin (in a devops role) for the Erasmus University Medical Center, (Digidentity (a Dutch certificate authority, Ruby development shop and the company behind DigiD), CloudVPS(an OpenStack Cloud provider, ISP, managed service provider and datacenter). I currently work for VolkerWessels, the largest Dutch civil engineering construction company as an (Azure) cloud specialist.

I like to design, build and manage large, complex and high available systems. I'm a team player that loves to work with configuration management tools and version control systems. If I do something more than three times I automate it. Planning, documentation, monitoring and backups are things I do first, not when the time allows it later. Last but not least I have an interest in legacy systems like the PDP-11, PDP-8 and operating systems like OpenVMS, HP-UX and old UNIX systems.

This is my personal website, please do note that these articles do not reflect or are based on work, opinions or policies of any of my (previous) employers. Any resemblance to reality is pure coincidence.

This site started in 2006 as my form of (public) documentation. It has grown to include software, tutorials, snippets and articles on linux/UNIX, system administration and everything related with over 10.000 unique visitors a day.

If you want to send me feedback, emails or comments, see below for the contact details.

Resume

If you want my full resume including all (previous) jobs, experience and education, please send me an email.

Contact

You can reach me by email, try mailing "contact" "at" "relst" "dot" "nl".
I'm not on any social networks, not on facebook, not on linkedin, not on twitter, not on identica, not on diaspora, mastodont, nowhere. Every profile on a social network claiming to be me is false.

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