I'm Dane Alex.

I'm a Microsoft (MCT) and HPE (ASE) Certified IT Build Engineer/Systems Administrator and an aspiring Automation Developer. I have over 12 years experience in the Information Technology field,  the first 10 years of which were spent in Managed Service Provider and IT Consulting companies. This gave me what I consider to be a very unique exposure to a broad variety of clients, technologies and business processes. I am now working at a mid-sized locally, and privately, owned financial institution, giving me further insight into the security and infrastructure requirements that surround the world of IT.

Over the last two years, I have also begun a personal journey into the realm of automation and software development. Through that journey I have gained experience working with various languages like C#, PHP, NodeJS, lots of PowerShell and the obvious HTML/CSS.

I wanted to create a place to share my experiences, hobbies and any of those strange issues we tend come across in our day to day as IT folks. I'd also like this to serve as a place where I can continue to learn from others. In that spirit, I have also created a Discord server where we can have more direct and ongoing discussions as a community.

If you have any questions for me, please feel free to join the Discord server and I'd be glad to help anyway I can, even if that means pointing you in another direction.

Technologies I Use:

Infrastructure: Synology NAS, Nimble Storage, HPE Servers, HPE MSA Storage, Raspberry Pi, Dell Equallogics and Dell Servers.

Software: Docker, Rancher, Windows Server, Ubuntu Linux, VMware ESXi/Horizon View, Rubrik, RapidRecovery and Veeam Backup and Replication.

Code: PowerShell, PHP, HTML, Javascript, CSS, C# and Flutter.

Cloud: DigitalOcean, AWS and Azure.