Monday, 03. 2. 2015


Zomo is was a UK based IT consultancy focused on UNIX-backed Internet services run by Jon Stuart [Github | LinkedIn | Twitter].

Trading ceased on 30 June 2016. If you’re interested in Australia based IT consultancy with much the same focus, please consider Zikomo Technology based in Melbourne.

To avoid dead links this list of jargon and related posts remain.

Web delivery platforms

Highly available and scalable architectures, load balancing, traffic management.

  • Apache, Nginx, Varnish, HAProxy, ZTM
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, memcached
  • ZFS, DRBD, StorNext


Deep experience with Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service providers.

  • Amazon Web Services – EC2, EBS, ELB, RDS, CloudFront, CloudWatch, Route 53
  • Google Cloud – Compute Engine, Container Engine
  • Joyent Triton / Smart Data Centre
  • Heroku
  • Linode

UNIX infrastructure

Configuration management and build automation, service discovery, maintenance programmes, backup management, performance tuning, resource monitoring, virtualization. X509 public key infrastructure.

  • FreeBSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris, SmartOS
  • Ruby, Perl, C
  • Xen, KVM, VMware, BSD jail, Docker, LXC, Solaris Zones
  • Terraform, Docker Machine
  • Kubernetes, Docker Swarm
  • Chef, Puppet, Kickstart, Cobbler, Packer, Vagrant

Development workflow

Formal release procedures, collaboration tools, source code control, continuous integration.

  • Git, SVN, CVS
  • Confluence, JIRA, RT, Trac
  • Jenkins

Systems monitoring

  • Circonus, Nagios, Zenoss, Cactii, Munin
  • Graphite, Grafana
  • SNMP, collectd


Local and wide area networks, VPN, traffic management, firewalls, distributed processing, intrusion detection.

  • Cisco, HP
  • pf, iptables, ipfw


Mail provisioning, webmail, spam control, mail relaying, address management.

  • Exim, qmail, Postfix, Courier, Dovecot

Company details and contact information

Please see legal.

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