Who we are
Dogsbody Technology takes the pain away from building, securing and maintaining your IT infrastructure. We specialise in building and maintaining Linux servers and with 20 years’ experience behind us, we know we’re amongst the best in the business.
We work with web, application & e-commerce developers, allowing you to get on with perfecting your product, while we do the expert work of keeping your data safe and your projects live.
Infrastructure is cheap. Securing it isn’t.
With our vendor agnostic advice, our UK based security cleared experts can save you money and help you grow your business.
Working with Dogsbody Technology means you get a dedicated technical contact, enabling quick and easy access to the technical skills you need.
Unlike staff, your business never sleeps, which is why we back that up with 24/7 support by a team of SysAdmins always available for you.
As the name Dogsbody implies, our solutions covers a wide range of skills and abilities. We work with businesses to streamline existing infrastructures, making the most of your investment.
A bit about our founder – Dan
Dan is the founder and director of Dogsbody Technology, taking the pain away from building, securing and maintaining Linux and Cloud infrastructure.
He founded the company in 2003 because he wanted to play with bigger and more complex infrastructure than he could afford at the time. Many years later he’s now hiring staff that also have the same passion.
In 2012 he started an apprenticeship program which tied in perfectly with his desire to start teaching the things he has learned over his career. He’s incredibly proud that many apprentices have now completed their apprenticeship with Dogsbody and every single one has stayed for many years afterwards.
Dan has worked in IT for more years than he cares to remember and has LOVED seeing the technologies change over the years.
He used to be an avid roller skater having competed in the Le Mans 24 hour (on skates) and skated from London to Brighton more than once. Yes, really!
Over five years he organised the Goodwood Roller Marathon; taking the event from 120 people in 2006 to 1400 people in 2011 and raising over £160,000 for charities all over the UK.
SysAdmin – A lot of companies have the development skills in-house to build the sites or tools they need but don’t have the ability to put them online in a secure way. Let us worry about the system administration of your server. We will ensure it is locked down, patched and as secure as possible so that you can concentrate on your customers and development.
Cloud Computing – You may want servers that you can turn on and off at the drop of a hat, or storage requirements that can grow as you do. Let us guide you and show you the differences between AWS (Amazon Web Services), GCP (Google Cloud), Azure and all the other providers, so you can make decisions that are right for you.
Virtual Machines – Modern computing has bought us disposable computing meaning providers like Linode and Digital Ocean can provide small, quick instances that are perfect for development work. This infrastructure can be used for anything from constant integration to agile hosting environments.
Security – Without exception, the team is a combination of BPSS and SC security cleared.
Get us involved at any point in the process. From design through planning, development, testing, deployment and support. We have the skills and experience needed to get the job done.
We believe in giving back
- We aim to contribute to open source with as much of our in-house code as possible. Whenever we identify a failure in others’ code, we will always push back up stream.
- We are working to look after our local community.
At Christmas, whilst we love our customers, rather than buying them presents, we contribute the same funds to the local food bank. We think that means much more.
We believe in the spirit of apprenticeship
Not everyone is academic. Schools aren’t always the best place to teach modern computing and engineering techniques. Apprenticeships give a fantastic opportunity for students and employers… especially for a growing business, like ours.
We believe in doing the right thing
Ethically, we’re sound. We treat our staff right. We pay them well. We look after our suppliers and pay on time. We are obsessed about customer service. We pride ourselves on our customer service.
Cliches? Maybe. Put us to the test, and we’ll prove ourselves …
Like the cut of our jib? Fancy a chat with Dan?
Why not book a convenient 30 mins with our managing director?
He regularly offers these huge value sessions, without charge, to companies who feel overwhelmed with their infrastructure issues and need guidance and the right expertise.
It’s a free, no obligation chat and it could start you on the path to removing the pain …