Jason Ford
CTO, BlackMesh


Jason Ford is the CTO and co-founder of BlackMesh, a provider of information technology solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. He is responsible for setting the technology agenda for BlackMesh, as the company designs, deploys, and administers innovative managed hosting and managed services in both off-site and on-site locations to customers around the globe.

Recognized by Washington SmartCEO Magazine as one of the Washington, D.C.-region’s top CTOs, Ford brings over 13 years of experience in network architecture, design and implementation. He is an expert in building and managing enterprise servers for on-premise and hosted clients, with certifications in Sun Cluster, Veritas Cluster, and various other Veritas products.

Prior to joining BlackMesh, he served as senior network engineer for Govolution Inc., a credit card processing company, where he built and managed 50 servers for multiple platforms and operation systems performing financial transactions with banks and customers. Ford has held senior engineer and manager positions with Verio Inc., Heymax Interactive, and High Performance Technologies, Inc.

Ford holds a M.A. in Telecommunications – Management and Information Systems from George Mason University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.


Administration, Programming, Security
Location: Ballroom A8
Eric Mandel (BlackMesh), Jason Ford (BlackMesh)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Quickly, accurately, and reliably deploying new systems, across the entire spectrum of production, test, and development systems, is a constant challenge for system administrators and developers. We leveraged Cobbler and Puppet to overcome these challenges and will show attendees how they can use Cobbler and Puppet to quickly, accurately, and reliably deploy new systems. Read more.
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