We are Architects,
We Start With Secure
Operational excellence starts with policies and procedures that provide for streamlined, efficient, and predictable development, deployment and management of both infrastructure and applications.
Security requirements need to be inherent to infrastructure automation, system builds and ongoing operations — a prerequisite, not an afterthought.The OpStack Way
Automation is Smart Business
There are just too many applications, containers, and servers in the world to administer them one at a time. Whether you are deploying servers and applications in a data center, a private cloud, or a public cloud, automating your operations function is now necessary for success. The OpStack team of experienced practitioners has successfully automated operations for top 10 banks, big 4 accounting firms, billion dollar SaaS providers, and Fortune 100 e-commerce sites.OpStack Automates
The Stack Builder
The OpStack team has worked with dozens of software languages, tools, and packages in automating operations as employees of a half-dozen different firms over the last 15 years. Some lessons can only be learned by hands on experience and successful trial-and-error.
The OpStack Stack Builder builds on the best available open source languages and components to simplify the automation of processes across both our customers in-house and cloud infrastructure assets. By providing a framework and common set of tools, the orchestration of complex processes across disciplines becomes straight-forward and manageable.The Stack Builder
OpStack Inc. has developed a quickly deployable and scalable solution that delivers a secure environment configured to meet your organization’s needs to access internal systems and information — and do so in conformance with your policies. The solution will enable you to quickly scale-up and scale-down any number of users to work remotely in as little as 5 days.
No retraining of your personnel is required — the on-demand workspace is connected to your existing IT resources (e.g. Exchange, Business Applications, Sharepoint, Office etc) allowing your people to work as if they were in the office. Engineering a custom solution that is secure and reliable is complex and can be expensive, but OpStack has already done the hard work and has launched Secure Virtual Desktop on Azure.
The Secure Virtual Desktop “SVD” stack is a cost effective way to allow enterprise workers to securely work from any location. Leveraging cloud compute, network, monitoring, and VPN connectivity; SVD enables employees to to be productive with the data, tools and controls of your existing environment — but do so from their own homes without the need to purchase and implement company owned laptops, endpoint VPNs, or costly virtual desktop infrastructure.
Within 5 days of the rapid assessment completion, we will configure and deploy fully functional, cloud-based secure virtual desktops, giving you the ability to expand and contract the number of out-of-the-office workstations needed based on your organization’s changing needs.Full Story
We hate repetitive work — we want to minimize it in our lives and the lives of our customers. OpStack team members have successfully automated operations for top 10 banks, big 4 accounting firms, billion dollar SaaS providers, and Fortune 100 e-commerce sites.
We’ve evaluated the available technologies, defined the critical processes, and refined the OpStack approach across a wide range of technology architectures and platforms. The fundamentals of operations automation are a solved problem — this lets OpStack apply them to client-specific challenges and opportunities.
Partner & Chief Stacker
OpStack CEO and founder Evan Bauer has worked as an executive, consultant, analyst, and software engineer in the architecture, design, implementation, and maintenance of complex information systems and software products for mission-critical applications, most often in the financial services industry.
He has served as Group Head for Technology Operations at KPMG and VP Architecture at Dealertrack Technologies. Previous experience included serving as CTO at both Credit Suisse First Boston and the Collaborative Software Initiative, as well as in engineering roles at Bankers Trust, DEC, and CDC.
When he isn't stacking, Evan can be found doing photography, hiking, or volunteering with both Habitat for Humanity and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. Did anyone mention wood-fired barbeque?
Partner & The Packager
Productizing, Packaging and Selling technology for over 25 years. Whether at global phone companies (CNCP Telecommunications, Unitel, AT&T Canada, Sprint) or technology start-ups (Sona Innovations, B-One Communications, Envisage Technologies), John has a proven track record of helping teams build for success.
He has expertise in identifying and prioritizing critical issues, while developing the right strategies and action plans to deliver success. John is able to understand the problems of customers and work to solve them by utilizing high energy levels, business analytics, not being afraid to ask the right questions and assembling the expert team to solve them.
Things he has learned: business management, mobile, IoT & clouds, sales, marketing, UXCX design, digital culture transformation, business development and the more winners in a deal, the better the deal.
Partner & The Midnight Coder
David has 25+ years of experience as both an individual contributor and leader in a range of industries including Investment Banking, Staffing Agencies, Healthcare, Payment Processing, Legal, Manufacturing, Automotive, and a Big 4 financial firm.
He focuses on driving direct solutions to difficult problems. David has a proven and deep experience orchestrating solutions with computing environments including Clouds (Private & Public) Windows, Linux, AS400, and Minicomputers.
When time permits, you can find him spending time with his family, restoring cars, traveling or attending concerts.
Partner & The Problem Solver
Ray’s career started in the banking sector with Kidder Peabody and then moved into the world of telecom at New York Telephone.
Afterwards, Ray moved back to the banking industry in 1998 with Citi, Credit Suisse and UBS Investment Bank. Ray has been involved in many IT projects covering a wide range of roles and services. He did make a quick stop in the publishing industry at The Readers Digest Association where he worked on their desktop and mail migration.
After the banks, Ray continued to augment his technology work at DealerTrack Technologies and KPMG, where he spearheaded web applications, releases to database creation and server and storage projects.
Ask Ray about baseball, he became a corporate baseball champion at KPMG.
Partner & The Source
Jered is a Stacker with 16+ years of experience as both an individual contributor and leader in a range of industries including Wireless ISPs, Human Resources, Automotive, and one of the Big 4 financial firms.
He focuses on deep understanding and using a combination of technology and process to build sustainable solutions to big operational problems around infrastructure management. He is passionate about open source technology and loves sharing his passion with anyone and everyone.
A short list of the things you can ask him about: Public Cloud(s), Devops, Serverless, Python, Ansible, Saltstack, Docker, Vagrant and Splunk.
Partner & The Ninja
Jared has 16+ years of experience in technology operations. He focuses on using a winning smile and some code to solve big operational problems around infrastructure management using a combination of Infrastructure as Code, Communication, and Hard Work™.
He has used systems thinking and empirical process improvement in a variety of industries ranging from Wireless ISPs, Local Government, Automotive, and one of the Big 4 financial firms as both a contributor and leader in public and private clouds, devops and automation, technology lifecycle management, and security response.
When time permits, you can find him with a soldering iron in hand building a raspberry pi project, constructing solar arrays or competing in a Tae Kwon Do tournament.
Partner & The Diplomat
Amauri has amassed his 10,000+ hours of experience at organizations like KPMG, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Citi, where he consistently delivered. He occasionally jokes that, “I guess when you count it, I've been getting paid for doing "computer stuff" for about 25 years or so”.
When circumstances appear to be impossible, he grabs a pack of Red Bull or Monster and Amauri finds a way to successfully close off a project. Never shy to provide a candid assessment of a situation, he then focuses on delivery. Amauri has both breadth and depth with Windows, Linux, Databases, email, collaboration software and anything else tech.
He has been doing troubleshooting since he messed up the CONFIG.SYS on an 8088 back in the day and it wouldn't boot. In the middle of pulling memory chips, it dawned on him that the motherboard would mess up knuckles in a hurry so he made a note to not let it happen again to himself or anyone else. This inspired him to make sure that everyone works as smart and hard as he does.
Outside of work, Amauri is an accomplished world traveller, connoisseur and gourmet when the situation allows.
Stacker & The Data Guru
Chuck has led, managed, designed and built all types of data platforms. He has worked in Data Architecture most of his career at Amazon.com, Group Health Cooperative, DealerTrack, Excellence In Data, and Digital Equipment Corporation. He leverages his expertise with databases, data modeling, and ETL tools to effectively store and deliver critical information for businesses.
His specialty is the back-end and he was been making “Data” a critical asset to organizations before it was fashionable.
He has written books and contributed to numerous published pieces such as DEC Rdb/VMS: Developing the Data Warehouse, Impossible Data Warehouse Situations, The Internet Encyclopedia and Business Intelligence Implementation: Issues and Perspectives.
Things that will get Chuck talking are Enterprise Data Architecture, Data Modeling, Database Models, Enterprise Data Warehouse and Data Marts, Business Intelligence, Data Architecture, Santa Claus and Christmas.
OpStack was formed because we like and trust each other. Nothing is of more importance to a successful business than working with the right people.
When it comes to partnerships, that’s even more crucial. The teams and technologies you work with can make or break your customer, your business, your prosperity, and by extension, your well-being.
We formed OpStack to be different. We believe that having an open bond with others builds valuable relationships. In addition to our partners above, we work with and participate actively in the community.
These communities are important sources of technical innovation, helping many firms develop successful market and profit strategies. We are strong supporters, beneficiaries and contributors of open source and open source projects.
Whether this is sharing our code in the Open Source community or donating back to our local communities gives us a deeper sense of belonging and makes us all stronger.
OpStack partners formed the company with the knowledge that a workplace that encourages giving back is better for everyone—including those who’ll follow in our footsteps.