Tireless, highly service-oriented IT Specialist. Runs on Italian food. Loves to share. Not afraid of heights.


Hi there! My name is JD, and I'm a sysadmin and network wookiee based in the Philippines. Over the course of almost twenty years, I've had the pleasure of cultivating a thriving business, offering heartfelt consulting, support, and managed services to businesses across the beautiful Philippines. I'm truly grateful to have worked with incredible clients, many of whom are located in the vibrant cities of Cebu, Manila, Davao, and on the picturesque Negros Island.

My passion lies in crafting and shaping enterprise-level network and system deployments, concentrating primarily on Data Centers and ISPs. As someone who embraces every opportunity to achieve perfection, I'm committed to going above and beyond to ensure my clients always receive the highest quality results.

With a robust foundation in technical operations and almost twenty years of hands-on experience in networking and systems engineering, I've had the privilege of being a practitioner, educator, and instructor in the field. As a fervent supporter of security and open-source software, I established Immerse Networks Limited, a Hong Kong-based company that offers personalized consulting, support, and training services to clients worldwide.

My true passion lies in engineering, where I can guide and support my clients on their journey to excel in the digital realm. If you're aiming to elevate your network and systems infrastructure anywhere in the world, I'd be genuinely thrilled to collaborate with you!

I warmly invite you to take a look at my LinkedIn profile to learn more about me and my experiences.

Deployment at Equinix 1, Hong Kong, 2019 w/ JP
UTBOX: Staging of Virtual System Cluster in Sydney, Australia, 2019
The NOC team of #RISE at PHNOG Cebu, 2019. Since 2017, I have had the privilege of working with RISE and GetaFIX, and I continue to serve as a senior engineer. My main role involves designing and expanding systems capabilities, which I find both challenging and rewarding.
Spending time at RISE HQ in Cebu, with the only Dodo Manubo (Cliff R. Perez), a former student of mine, turned NOC engineer.
Since 2021, I've had the opportunity to collaborate with Jose Luis Dabao and his team, designing and implementing the new core of KCAT's network in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental. I'm proud to say that KCAT has remained a valued customer ever since, and I continue to support them frequently as they expand their network.
Sites at Scale launched WrkPod in February 2022, with Atty. Jong Benedian.
Collaborating on deployments with John Rideout, a former student and close friend, is always a great experience. John is part of our team at MetaUplink, as one of our IT Support Specialists. MetaUplink is providing IT consulting, support, staffing and managed services to ISPs, MSPs and BPOs.
At the 2016 MikroTik User Meeting in Manila, I joined respected industry peers, including my bud, H-Man, on the far left. We've had an absolute blast!
These committed students successfully completed their volunteer stints at the IT Operations department of Foundation University, focusing on their personal and professional development while contributing their skills and time to various projects.
In 2016, I set up the MikroTik Boot Camp (MBC), a vocational training program, in cooperation with Foundation University.