Founded in 1995, Netlinx, Inc. is headquartered in Park City, UT, USA, with global operations.

1995
Patrick H. Piper founded Netlinx, Inc. as a small systems integration firm.  The business focused on designing, implementing, and supporting small business networks.  The firm specialized in deploying the network operating system Novell NetWare in support of its business clients.

1997
Netlinx, Inc. is named as one of Quadritek's exclusive QAgent business partners.  Quadritek Systems, the original manufacturer of QIP, outsourced a significant portion of its professional services delivery through its QAgent program.  QAgents were responsible for initial design, installation, support, and maintenance of the QIP product.

1998
Netlinx Inc. continues to establish itself as a premier QIP independent solutions provider when Lucent Technologies purchases QIP from Quadritek Systems.  The QIP product name is changed to VitalQIP and is the most robust IPAM product in the marketplace.

1998
Netlinx, Inc. assists Lucent Technologies in software Quality Assurance (QA) for the eminent release of VitalQIP 5.0, one of the most significant releases of the VitalQIP software family.

1999
Netlinx, Inc has done business with over 60 Fortune 500 customers worldwide, performing various installs, upgrades, and troubleshooting support efforts.

1999 - 2008
Netlinx, Inc. is engaged by a Fortune 50 financial services firm in support their worldwide implementation of VitalQIP.  Netlinx, Inc. provides professional consulting and software development services in support of their IPAM environment, consisting of 200+ infrastructure servers, 1,200 Domains, and over 1.2 Million IP Addresses.

2009
Netlinx, Inc. achieves the industry certifications with Infoblox: Infoblox CICA - Certified Infoblox Core Administrator, Infoblox CICE - Certified Infoblox Core Engineer.

2012
Patrick Piper joins Wells Fargo & Co. as full-time resource. He guides the firm as the tech lead for its DDI Engineering team, providing engineering, design, architecture, and development services as part of the firms $6.4M DDI re-engineering project.

2014
Netlinx, Inc. is re-branded as DDI Guru LLC.

Present
DDI Guru continues the tradition of delivering "best-in-class" IPAM-specific professional services to customers.

DDI Guru Customers

  • Consumer +

    GM
    Harley-Davidson
    Hershey Foods
    Kodak
    Meijer
    Publix
    RJ Reynolds
    TJ Max
  • Education +

    Franklin and Marshall Univ.
    N.C. State University
    Univ. of Minnesota
    Washington Univ. in St. Louis
  • Financial +

    BankOfAmerica
    Bank Of NY
    Barclay's Bank
    Bear Sterns
    Citigroup
    First Union
    Freddie Mac
    Global Cash Associates
    Mellon Bank
    Newcourt Services
    Solomon Smith Barney
    Standard & Poors
    The Equitable
    USAA
    Wachovia
    Wells Fargo & Company
  • Healthcare +

    Comm. Hospitals of Indianapolis
    Grant-Riverside
    Inova
    Johns Hopkins Medical Center
    Univ. of New Mexico Hopitals
  • Miscellaneous +

    AEP
    Boise Cascade
    Dofasco
    Ford Foundation
    Freightliners
    General Dynamics Corporation
    ICS
    INT Technologies
    Iridium
    Johnson Controls
    Jonesday
    M&I Data
    Metropolitan Water Dist.
    Newmont Gold
    Penske Logistics
    Sempra Energy
    Tribune
    TVA
  • Pharmaceutical +

    Bristol Meyers Squibb
    Merck
    Parke-Davis
  • Technology +

    Birch Telecom
    British Telecom INS
    Cable & Wireless
    CTC
    Decision One
    Ericsson
    First Data Merchant Services
    First Data Solutions
    IBM
    Infoblox
    Lucent Technologies
    Motorola
    Navisite
    Raytheon
    Twitch
    VeriFone
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DDI Guru's Skills

  • Programming +

    Java
    Javascript
    Node.js
    Perl
    PHP
    Python
    Ruby
  • Virtualization +

    KVM (qemu)
    OpenStack
    VMware ESXi
    Xen
  • Operating Systems +

    Apple OS X
    FreeBSD
    Linux
    Microsoft
    NetBSD
    Solaris
  • Linux Distributions +

    CentOS
    Debian
    Fedora
    Red Hat
    Ubuntu
  • Network Devices +

    Alcatel-Lucent (VitalQIP)
    Bluecat
    Brocade (Vyatta)
    BT Diamond IP
    Cisco
    Infoblox
    VyOS
  • Software +

    DNS (ISC Bind, NSD, Unbound)
    DHCP (ISC DHCP, Alcatel-Lucent)
    OpenLDAP (slapd)
    Microsoft Active Directory NTP
  • Web Servers +

    Apache
    Lighttpd
    Nginx
    Tomcat
  • Databases +

    MongoDB
    MySQL
    PostgreSQL
    Oracle
    SQLite
    Sybase
  • Monitoring +

    Cacti
    Nagios
    Ganglia
    Graphite
    Cubism.js
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