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Experience. It's What Matters

Shadow-Soft is an award-winning firm of Open Source technologists with over 15 years of experience. Our team holds over 100 certifications across leading platforms like Red Hat, Dynatrace, Kubernetes, AWS, GCP, and Azure. We can help accelerate your modernization initiatives with our deep expertise.

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How We Can Serve You

 Kubernetes - Red Hat OpenShift, SUSE Rancher, EKS, AKS, GKE, Charmed Kubernetes

  Operating Systems - Red Hat, CentOS, SLES, Debian, Ubuntu, Windows Server

 Automation - Ansible, Puppet, Terraform, GitLab, GitHub, Jenkins, ArgoCD, Fleet, CircleCI, TravisCI, Packer

 Middleware - JBoss EAP, Keycloak, Wildfly, Tomcat, Websphere, ActiveMQ

 Software Defined Storage - Portworx, Ceph, Longhorn, AWS EFS, AWS S3, Azure Files

 Monitoring - Dynatrace, Prometheus, Grafana, Sysdig, Icinga

 Security Tools - NeuVector, Nessus, Fortify, NGINX, HTTPD, F5, AWS WAF, Signal Science

 Virtualization - VMware, RHEV, Hyper-V

 Programming Languages - Java, Python, C#, C++, Ruby, Go, Angular, Rust, React Native, .NET, NodeJS

 Databases - mySQL, Oracle, MariaDB, Redis, Elastic, InfluxDB

 Public Cloud - AWS, Azure, GCP


Team Members

Meet The Leadership Team

James C

James Chinn

Founder and CEO

James is a visionary who embraced open source technologies when he founded Shadow-Soft 15 years ago. James leads the company and serves on Red Hat and Microsoft Advisory Boards.


Nick Marcarelli

VP, Engineering & Business Operations

Nick integrates our U.S. and Argentina engineers into customer teams to solve complex technology challenges. Nick also heads up our Logistics and Transportation vertical practice.


Derrick Sutherland

Senior Director Technical Services

Derrick is a T-shaped technologist able to think broadly and deeply simultaneously. Derrick holds a master's degree in cyber security, develops applications in multiple languages, and is a Kubernetes expert.


Kurt Baumberger

SVP, Strategy & Innovation

Kurt creates market strategies for our channels and partner alliances. Kurt also leads our Design Thinking practice helping customers build their business case for technology transformation.


Steve Stewart

VP, Sales

Steve empowers customers to solve their most difficult challenges with open source Kubernetes solutions. Steve leads our sales team and heads up our Manufacturing and Retail practices.

Ross Beard

Ross Beard

VP, Marketing & Partner Alliances

Ross leads our marketing efforts across the manufacturing, logistics, retail, and finance verticals. Ross also manages our channel partner alliances and programs converting leads to sales. 

You Can't Afford To Fail

You’re not alone. When it come to galvanizing IT teams, many leaders struggle. It's hard just to keep things running day to day. The good news? There’s a ton of upside if you just simplify and modernize one or two capabilities. That’s where the Shadow-Soft Frameworks help you. 

When you apply these frameworks to your company’s legacy environment including architecture, applications, scalability, storage & backup, CI/CD, disaster recovery, monitoring, and security, you'll simplify your environment creating a multiplier effect on scalability, security, and savings.

Together, we will help you Make Optimal Possible©.