Rodney Caston is a writer and systems engineer, primarily focusing on DevOps architecture and implementation. Rodney has worked for the online gaming industry for such companies as Linden Lab, Riot Games, and KIXEYE Games. He is also an active member of the Libertarian Party, focusing on civil libertarianism, information systems, and digital privacy issues.
Rodney has twenty years experience in linux systems administration and development, having managed large environments composed of thousands of systems worldwide, with an extensive focus for the online gaming industry. Rodney focuses on server and network security as well as providing solutions for efficiently managing extremely large distributed environments. Rodney has also worked in a creative capacity as a writer and creative designer in the past, having co-created the MegaTokyo™ Studios intellectual properties.
Technical Specialties: Amazon Web Services (EC2/RDS/S3/CloudFront/Route53), Apache, Bind/DNS, Cacti, Chef, Drupal, Ganglia, HAProxy, Heartbeat, Intrusion Detection Systems (OSSEC, Cisco IDS), LDAP, Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Redhat, CentOS, Kali, Backtrack 5), Memcache, Metasploit, Monit, MongoDB, MRTG, Munin, MySQL Server, Nagios, Netcool, Nginx, Offensive Security, OpenVAS, OpenVPN, OSX, Penetration Testing, Postfix, PowerDNS, Puppet, Ruby, RRDTool, SAN, Samba, Sendmail, Shell Scripting, Splunk, Squid, Syslog, SMTP, SNMP, SSL, Squid, TCP/IP, VMWare, Windows, and Xen.