About Joe Olerich

Joe speaks in languages only fellow techies can understand. Virtualization. LAN. Firewalls. We might not understand it all, but we know it means our network is in capable hands. As a network engineer, he is responsible for ensuring our network is optimized while keeping a watchful eye on our hosting facilities’ production systems. Before joining Geonetric, Joe spent three years with Network Integration Services where he did everything from implementing multi-site EIGRP to troubleshooting layer 2 and 3 networks. Sounds impressive! Joe holds a bachelors of science in management information systems from Kansas State University. When he’s not providing technical support for his friends and coworkers (“Joe, my Netflix won’t work!”) he enjoys watching K-State football, Kansas City Royals baseball and reminiscing about the best six months of his life – working at a ski resort just after college graduation.

From The Department of Redundancy Department

At Geonetric, we build some amazing stuff. But sometimes, we put our engineering talents to use to break things.

In the last year or so, we’ve custom-built a new approach to redundancy for our entire Web hosting infrastructure. The idea is that we can hit the system with any type of failure or disaster and every one of our sites will keep humming along like nothing happened.

During that time, we have completely overhauled our entire hosting infrastructure to provide greater performance, security, and uptime to our clients. First, our design and configuration was carefully planned and implemented to include automatic redundancy from the get-go. We spent months selecting components and working with hardware and software vendors to find the right combination of parts. Then we tested in our pre-production lab. Once everything was finally in place this past spring, we repeated the tests monthly by gracefully failing the systems.

Everything worked like a charm.

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