| Ford, Toby |
Custom Monitoring and Open Source; How to Reduce Costs
Toby Ford is the Senior Director of OSS, MIS & R&D at USinternetworking. Toby has played an integral technical design role in the development of the infrastructure and products offered by the Application Service Provider USi. His early focus at USi was in the realm of developing Disaster Recovery, High Availability, and Load Balanced solutions for eCommerce, ERP and CRM applications. For the past two years, Toby has led the effort to reinvent systems management at USi by replacing IBM Tivoli with USiOasis, a combination of open source and in-house developed tools for command & control. Previous to working at USi, Toby supported the Software Reusability Group for the Joint Special Operations Command, started a local ISP in Annapolis, MD, and ran a web design company in the Netherlands specializing in innovative eCommerce applications for clients such as Nike and the Dutch soccer club, PSV Eindhoven.