Aaron Summers

Aaron Summers

Linux Cloud Engineer / 14 Years Real World Experience

Winter Park, United States



What's the difference?

Daily engineering and administration of OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Linux and Windows based operating environments.


Experience identifying a large number of network and host based security problems. Stabilized the bandwidth billing system for accuracy and provided assistance to the web development team.


Designed and built a custom Enterprises Data Ware House utilizing RedHat Enterprise Linux, IBM Information Server, and the Sun N1 toolkit.

Back ported the RedHat clustering…


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Work History & Feedback

Amazon AWS Administrator

“If you are looking for a TRUE EXPERT, look no further! Aaron is a pleasure to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable, super responsive, and was able to make our web hosting much more reliable and secure. We've already hired Aaron for another contract and look forward to working with him on many more projects!”
75 hrs @ $32.50/hr
Earned $2,443

Server Admin

“Aaron was great to work with, and is one of the most honest and thorough contractors I've ever hired on oDesk. He makes himself available often and takes time to explain his work so his clients are not left in the dark. Will hire him again.”
10 hrs @ $33.33/hr
Earned $317

DNS problem - multiple RRs of singleton type

“Aaron is a professional. Our server was down, he got on it right away and had us back up and running in about 5 minutes. We'll be using him on all our future projects and highly recommend him.”
0 hrs @ $33.33/hr
Earned $11

Setup & Maintain Rackspace Cloud Structure

“Aaron is a nice guy with great skills! Thank you for your great work!”
14 hrs @ $21.23/hr
Earned $308

Continue development of cloud based legal system

“Aaron was over the top and even did a ton of work for free but the project went in a different direction.”
371 hrs @ $22.22/hr
Earned $8,240

Build Custom Red Hat RPMs

“AaronThanks for you assistance with this project. When I tested the first batch of RPMs and they were not producing correct names, I decided just to wrap it up on my own. After reading about macros in RPM building, I was able to short cut many of the issues and get the rpms we needed very quickly.”
3 hrs @ $32.50/hr
Earned $98

Amazon AWS Administrator

Job in progress

148 hrs @ $37.50/hr
Earned $5,544

Need Amazon EC2 Help

Job in progress

110 hrs @ $30.00/hr
Earned $3,305
Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

Customer Service Test


Email Etiquette Certification


Office Skills Test


Telephone Etiquette Certification


U.S. English Basic Skills Test


Unix Test


Upwork Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers