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RimuHosting People

Most hosting companies can buy the latest and greatest hardware.  And we all have the same opportunities to host at great data centers.

So what makes one company different from any other?  We (honestly) think it is the staff that you deal with day-to-day.  So at RimuHosting we strive to have a support team that is knowledgeable and passionate about Linux.  And then we do all we can to empower these people to help make our customers' lives just a little bit easier.

This page lists some of the people you may find yourself interacting with at RimuHosting.

Peter Bryant

Peter founded RimuHosting in 2002.  He helps out with support; does the monthly billing; flexes his Java muscles every now and then by coding on the RimuHosting web site; and works hard to make sure that RimuHosting always has the best and brightest staff along with great servers sitting in reliable data centers.

Peter plays enjoys the odd game of squash, tennis and netball and heading to the gym to lift barbells after work.  He's slowly working his way though New Zealand's Great Walks.

Carl Jones

Carl is one of our key support guys.  He joined RimuHosting in 2004 while finishing his BSc (Comp. Sci.) degree at the University of Waikato.  He works out of the RimuHosting Cambridge office.

He started with Linux back in '97 with the release of Slackware 3.2.  Since then he has been using Linux on the desktop and servers.  Currently prefers some flavour of EL for servers and Mint on the desktop.

He enjoys PC gaming, music, movies, reading and is a die-hard Blackcaps (NZ cricket team) fan.

Glenn Enright

Glenn started working for RimuHosting in February 2008 at the Cambridge offices doing support work. He completed a Bachelors degree in computer science at the Waikato Polytech in 2007.

He has been using Linux since late 2000, distros of choice have included Gentoo and Ubuntu.

In his spare time he enjoys online gaming and is also working on the odd Java project.

Liz Quilty

Liz started in 2008 and has been using GNU/Linux since 1997. She started on Redhat, 3 weeks later migrated to Slackware. Eventually moving through Debian and finally onto Ubuntu.

Liz ran the Orcon (NZ-based ISP) Debian & Ubuntu repository in her spare time, and is an avid cyclist, fitness junkie and plays Ukulele in what little free time she has.

Eugene Shcherban

Eugene joined RimuHosting in September 2012 at the Cambridge office as a System Administrator.  His passion to Linux began after reading 'Cryptonomicon' of Neal Stephenson in 2004.

He tried different distros and flavours of GNU/Linux such as Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Fedora, CentOS, Kali, Liberte, Tails as well as commercial one such as Red Hat. At home and work he uses Qubes.

Changing jobs from Savings Bank of Russian Federation to The University of Auckland, Eugene finally anchored at RimuHosting bay and never regretted his decision.

At his free time, Eugene enjoys exercises with a kettlebell , jogging, playing MOO Hellmoo, reading books, traveling, listening to music.
Eugene believes that happiness is impossible without professional satisfaction and Linux provides great opportunity for that.

Yifan Zhang

Yifan Started in February 2021 as a Network Engineer. Before that he worked in a university environment and pharmaceutical company for years. He enjoys the fun of deploying new network design and fixing some tricky network problems.

At his free time, he likes reading, music and cooking Chinese food.

Elton M. Labajo

Elton started fiddling Linux back in 1996 in a University laboratory, he installed slackware from a pile of floppy disk in an intel box, was amazed by the technology and after which he worked on a company in a R&D Dept. for Linux solutions, became a SysAdmin in an ISP and lately a Linux DBA. He also do some scripting and programming in java,python and hopefully Ruby on Rails.

At free time he watch TV a lot, play guitar, smash tennis and fix cars for fun.

Ghassan Deeb

Ghassan got his Masters in Telecommunications and IT from Athens Information Technology in 2006. He was introduced to Linux in college and worked in both Linux and Windows environments.

In his free time, he likes to play Chinese checkers, go to the cinemas, follow up with the latest gizmos and BBQing.

Alex King

Alex began using Linux in 1997, starting with Slackware which was the only distro with a shiny new 2.0 kernel on the CDs he used.  After learning Linux he got a job with a local ISP and switched to using Debian which is the distro he still prefers.  Alex has been helping people to use the internet, and encouraging them to use Linux and Debian ever since.

Alex works for RimuHosting from Dunedin.  He bikes everywhere to keep fit and enjoys singing in a community choir.  He's involved in community groups working on public transport advocacy and improving Dunedin's housing stock, among other things.

Del Elson

Del is an Aussie living in Vietnam. He has been messing around with Linux servers since there was a Linux, and then SCO, SunOS and other Unix like creations before that.

Del likes sailing, cats, cooking, and codes messily in his spare time.