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Home of Jan Reilink, Windows Server systems administrator (AD DS, SQL Server, IIS)

Because First Impressions Last

Here on reilink.nl you can find out all about me and what makes me tick :)

Husband, father

I'm a husband, happily married to Lianne, and father of two great daughters: Lisa and Milou.

In my spare time I like to be around my family and friends. To keep in shape I try to "crossfit" at Gym Xtra Fit once or twice a week, but that's all for sports now. Occassional I run and in the past I played soccer and did a little bit taekwondo. Two sports I still love to follow and watch, either in the stadium or online.

Applications manager / Systems administrator - SysOps

In my day to day work, I'm an applications manager at Embrace - The Human Cloud, in Groningen (The Netherlands). We connect automated services with human knowledge exchange. With our solutions for self-service portals, customer tracking systems and digital workplaces, we are creating space for human work. And those applications need tender, love and care :)

Before Embrace - The Human Cloud, I worked as a systems administrator at CLDIN, and formerly Vevida. In 2020, Vevida was acquired by Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS). The webhosting and customer support became part of Yourhosting, systems administration (SysOps) went to a new company CLDIN, or CLouDINfra. CLDIN delivers IaaS, or Infrastructure as a Service. In short, we provide Yourhosting with the network and virtual servers for them to host their clients websites on.

I was 20 years with Vevida, and in those 20 years I learned a lot. I blog about a lot of stuff on Sysadmins of the North. If you want to read about my Windows SysOps stack, please refer to my Windows 11/10 and WSL 2 DevOps environment post.

Next to saotn.org, I run a website productenuitdestreek.nl, which basically is just a business directory listing all kinds of local country and farm shops and neighborhood stalls. If you're looking for fresh food, directly off the land (or fresh butchered animal), Producten uit de Streek is where you'll want to go. The site also provides a blog with tips on food and health, or how to make more healthier spice mixes or BBQ rubs yourself.

A third site is one I plan to retire anytime soon: ITFAQ.nl. On that site, I write about computer and sysadmin stuff in Dutch. It just doesn't attract an high enough volume traffic and visitors. The most interesting articles will be translated to English for Saotn.org.

I'm a Windows Server systems administrator and a Zabbix Certified Specialist. So I love to create monitoring items for Windows Server parts (IIS, websites, application pools, SQL Server and databases). Often scripted using WMI/CIM, PowerShell and Performance Counters. I"ll create some doorway posts outlining the most interesting bits.

My Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification expired long ago. I managed to successfully pass TS70-501 Planning, Deploying, and Managing a Hosting Environment back in 2008 :).

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If you wish to contact me, send me an email at jan-nospam@saotn.nl (remove -nospam) or follow me on Twitter/X @Jan_Reilink.

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Makelaardij Eems Regio

Makelaardij Eems Regio is het Nederlandse makelaarskantoor van Ems Region Immobilien.

Dit makelaarskantoor wordt gerund door mijn zus Suzanne Oonk - Reilink en zwager Bert Oonk, met ondersteuning van vader Willem Reilink. Orienteer jij je in het grensgebied Groningen - Drenthe (Nederland) en Emsland - Leer - Cloppenburg (Duitsland) voor de aankoop of verkoop van een woning, vakantiewoning of agrarisch onroerend goed? Makelaardij Eems Regio is gespecialiseerd in deze regio en is aangesloten bij de VBO.

Im Deutsch: Ems Region Immobilien.