Who Am I?

 

IT Consulting Since 2015

Hi, my name is Alex (if you can’t tell already). I started Alex’s Guardian in hopes of making IT easier for people. When you get help with your devices or IT infrastructure, you want someone who puts you first rather than profit.

Get to know me.

I live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The weather can never make up its mind here. I have an amazing wife and two wonderful kids. My primary job is Developer Operations which entails managing cloud services and assets for a software development team. It can be fun sometimes..

I went to LCCTC for Computer Systems and hold a AAS in Network Engineering. I love digging into technology, science (mostly Space related), firearms, and history topics. I also enjoy reading. If you get me to talk about any of these topics I will probably never stop. You’ve been warned!

Currently Satisfied Clients

 

My Homelab

I’ve had a few people ask me about my homelab / home setup and figured I’d post it here. I am going to break it down into three parts. The Desk, The Rack, and Mobile.

 

The Desk

My desk is a custom built 8ft by 2ft 3/4in plywood table top.

Hardware

  • 3x Dell S2721DGF Monitors
  • 1x LG Ultrawide
  • Logitech G513
  • Logitech G502 Hero
  • Yamaha MG12XU
  • Audio Technica XLR Shotgun Mic
  • Nikon D5200 (Custom mount)
  • Elgato Stream Deck
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Ubiquiti Talk UVP-Flex Phone
  • LTT Mouse Pad
  • Personal PC
    • Ryzen 5600x
    • GTX 1070
    • 32GB DDR4 3600Mhz
    • 2x 1TB M.2 SSD
    • 2x 500GB SSD

 

The Rack

The rack is where all of my devices, except for mobile, are stored. My homelab is built to be powerful but also quiet since it lives in my bedroom currently. It is currently built using IKEA Lack tables (aka the LACK RACK).

Hardware

  • Custom built server
    • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2670v2
    • 128GB DDR3 ECC
    • Intel x520 SFP+ NIC
    • HP 4x1G NIC
    • PNY Nvidia P2000
    • Dell ioDrive 1.2TB PCIe SSD
    • 25TB of mixed storage (SSD/HDD)
  • Custom built server 2
    • Intel i7-5820k
    • 32GB DDR4 2133Mhz
    • 256GB M.2 SSD
    • 1TB HDD
    • Nvidia GT 730
  • Unifi Dream Machine Pro
  • HP ProCurve 1810-48G
  • 2x CyberPower UPS
    • CP1350PFCLCD
    • CP850PFCLCD
  • Fruman AC Power Conditioner
  • Synlogy DS1512+
  • Epson WF-440 InkJet Printer
  • RasberryPi 4 1GB
  • Mikrotik CRS305-1G-4S+IN
  • USW-8-POE

Mobile

These are the devices I use when I am up and about.

  • Google Pixel 5
  • Dell Precision 3520
  • Dell Latitude 3350
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Updated Pics will be coming soon!