Michael J Kaiser

Infrastructure Engineer

Mike is best described as a country boy geek. He has been involved in IT professionally for nearly 20 years and personally for even longer. Ever since he was young, he would tear apart electronics and put them back together to learn how they worked. His passion led to continued self-education of electronics and later IT.

Biography

Mike is best described as a country boy geek. He has been involved in IT professionally for over 20 years and personally for even longer. Ever since he was young, he would tear apart electronics and put them back together to learn how they worked. His passion led to continued self-education of electronics, which later transformed into a desire to work in the expansive field of IT. Growing up, he also assisted his father in various automotive repairs throughout the years. In the mid-2000s, he worked for a local internet service provider where he started as a general IT help desk employee. By the time he left that company 11 years later, he was working in the server administration field. His next position had him as the sole IT and Server Administrator at a local healthcare company.

Mike grew up in South Dakota which has contributed to his laid back/easy going nature, but he has been in the Niceville, Florida area since the year 2000. Mike has been married for over two decades and has two wonderful children. The oldest daughter earned her degree in Culinary Management and is working on her business management degree, and the youngest daughter is keeping busy with typical High School activities, including volleyball. Mike also enjoys the company of his three dogs and four cats. His hobbies include 3D printing, various simulation-based PC games, and he enjoys doing his own automotive repairs when needed.

Operating Systems

  • Windows 3.1 to 10,
  • Windows Server 2003-2019,
  • Various linux distros including Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, CentOS, FreeBSD

Software & Technology

Software:

  • Apache setup in Linux OS and Windows Server (LAMP)
  • Domain Controllers
  • Active Directory
  • Sharepoint Various System
  • OS Virtualization
  • Exchange/Azure/Office 365
  • Windows System Center (and Hyper-V Manager)
  • Datastore, Duplicati, and Starwind Backup and SAN Software
  • Mailstore
  • OSTicket
  • Remote desktop and RDWeb services
  • Raritan, Connectwise, and Teamviewer
  • Various SIP and VoIP setups

Hardware:

  • Extensive Knowledge of Desktop and Server Hardware
  • RaspberryPi
  • Pfsense ARM
  • Synology
  • QNAP NAS Devices
  • RAID Controllers
  • HD-TVI and IP Cameras
  • DVR/NVR
  • Xerox and Konica Commercial Copiers
  • Raritan remote server monitoring hardware
  • Wifi Routers
  • Access Points
  • Battery backups (UPC/APC)
  • Video and Audio systems

Random Skills

  • Viking Hunter