PracticeIT is Frank van Berkel

Frank is an allround sr. IT Specialist working in IT for over 15 years. Currently working at a leading European electricity transmission system operator, effectively in execution of stories to support development, integration, production and infrastructure deliverables. Able to quickly learn new technologies and strategies.

Ability to adapt and accomplish creative and standard or non-standard solutions. Strong proponent of Open Source technologies.

Frank has an agile mind set, fast to adapt constant changes and feeling comfortable with it.
  • high technical skills
  • high analytical abilities
  • problem solver
  • stress resilient
  • result driven
  • team player

PracticeIT provides the best quality in services possible.


Frank has utilized working knowledge with automation tools like Ansible.

Ansible is an automation tool for provisioning, application deployment, and configuration management. Gone are the days of SSH’ing into your server to run a command or hacking together bash scripts to semi-automate laborious tasks. Whether you’re managing a single server or an entire fleet, Ansible can not only simplify the process, but save you time. So what makes Ansible so great?

Ansible is completely agent-less, meaning you don’t have to install any software on your managed hosts. All commands are run through Ansible via SSH and if Ansible needs updating you only need to update your single control machine.

Commands you execute via Ansible are idempotent, allowing you to safely run them multiple times without anything being changed, unless required. Need to ensure Nginx is installed on all hosts? Just run the command and Ansible will ensure only those that are missing the software will install it. All other hosts will remain untouched.

Besides Ansible Frank also has the following skills.


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For more then 20 years Frank works with all kinds of Linux flavours. This can be RPM based Linux flavours like RedHat, OracleLinux or Centos but also DEB based like Debian, Ubuntu or even Raspbian running on the Raspberry PI which this site runs on.

To summarize a part of technologies Frank is experienced in;

  • Webservers like Apache HTTP Server and Nginx.
  • Loadbalancing tools like HAProxy.
  • Automation tools like Jenkins, Rundeck or even Nolio.
  • Container tools like Docker, Mesos and Marathon.
  • Several scripting languages which are common in Linux like Python and BASH.
  • Java Application servers like JBoss, Apache TomCat and IBM WebSphere Application Server (certified).

For more skills please see Frank's page on LinkedIN.

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