Patrick H. Piper - President/Owner and Principal Consultant  linkedin-iconLinkedin

Patrick has over 20 years of experience in IT networking, with an emphasis on IPAM, DNS, and DHCP technologies.  He graduated from N.C. State University with a BA in Business Management and was an All-American in Cross Country and Track.  During his early work years following graduation, he took his running to the National level at the Marathon distance, by qualifying for the 1994 Olympic Trials in just his first Marathon.  Today, he applies the same hard work ethic and dedication that helped him be successful as an athlete to his IT consultancy.  Patrick followed a well-planned job progression, starting as a systems engineer working in network operating systems and routing technologies.  He advanced into consulting, where he learned how to effectively communicate and interface with technical and non-technical personnel on various large-scale IP services projects.  In 1995, he founded Netlinx, Inc. originally as a systems integration firm focused on small business networking.  Over the last 15 years his focus and emphasis has been on providing professional consulting and development services in the IPAM industry to large Enterprise firms. In 2012, Patrick joined Wells Fargo & Co. as the technical lead for the DDI Engineering team where he provided design, architecture, and engineering work to the firm to lead its 6.4M dollar DDI reengineering project. In Aug. of 2014, he re-branded Netlinx, Inc. to DDI Guru LLC to operate, once again, as a top-provider of DDI Engineering, Consulting, and Automation Services company. 

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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