About Me


Hello! My name is Derek, and welcome to my personal tech blog.
I've been working in the IT industry since 2008 and have learned many things along the way. Currently, I am a Splunk Engineer for a managed hosting provider; Peak Hosting. I specialize with a product called Splunk, which is an enterprise-level analytics and logging platform capable of gathering multi-TeraBytes of machine data every day, for analytics purposes. In the past I've also worked with most major enterprise IT systems such as core infrastructure, networking, virtualization, automation, and systems managament. Working with Splunk is a great way I can still touch many different technoloiges, as I bring their data to Splunk. I also have a strong interest in web development (PHP, Python), web host, and other web technologies.
I am also the owner and founder of Custom IT Solutions, which is my side business providing IT services of all types to local small businesses.
This blog is used to share interesting information that I discover during my ventures, invloving technology I consider relevant. It's aslo a way for me to document my software installs, while providing you with a how-to guide!