About Us

Just like it says on our homepage …

At XTechWare we are dedicated to providing our customers with IT systems management tools that are simple to use, that people want to use and are of significant value.

Hi, my name is Jerry Gudknecht, founder and Principal Technology Consultant of XTechWare. IT tools and automation are my passion.

When I first started this site early in 2015, it was my intention to share and market the custom tools that I have developed while managing IT systems at several large enterprises over more than 20 years.

Since then the IT world and I have been going thru significant changes.

I spent 2015 and 2016 developing private cloud IaaS automation using VMware vCenter/vSphere, vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestration. I presented my solutions at VMworld 2016 in both Las Vegas and Barcelona.

Now it’s 2018 and the world is changing at an even greater pace.

I have been focused on automation for Amazon Web Services resource implementation and management. I have been working with Terraform, Jenkins and AWS APIs to build tools to implement and manage AWS resources.

I  have been developing systems management integrations and configuration management automation for Windows and Linux platforms using Puppet, including custom module/type/provider development. I have also gained significant experience building all manner of standalone tools using Ruby, PowerShell, Bash and more.

If you have any questions or comments regarding XTechWare, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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For information on any of our Product and Services,  please email us at [email protected].

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