About

Patrick.Kennedy.05172013-Formal-SmallHi my name is Patrick, and I work in a big firm’s high-tech consulting practice by day, and a server enthusiast by night. During my day job, I work with many companies including Tier 1 NAS and SAN vendors, disk manufacturers and cloud providers. This site was originally started as a tool to document my personal after-hours continuous learning endeavors. Over time it turned into a resource that many thousands of people visit daily.

I have been using home servers for years from old Windows NT boxes all the way to the virtualized servers that I use today. This site is dedicated to helping other professionals and enthusiasts take their first leaps into home servers and small business servers.

Today, ServeTheHome also features content from a great community that uses STH as a focal point. Feel free to take a look around and join the community.

Guest Articles by Patrick

From time to time I write pieces for other publications. Here is a sample:

If you would like to discuss writing a guest article for your publication feel free to contact me via the contact us page.

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