Bert Hubert has a 20 year track record in commercial and open source software development. He started his career by hacking the first cable Internet provider in his university town of Delft, and accepting a contracting job there to improve things.
As part of the original team, he helped scale Casema Internet from 50 to 50000 users – a very large number at the time. This led to the commercial development of ‘Pinguin’, a very early interactive service level monitoring application for the Casema cable modem userbase. Pinguin was subsequently licensed to two other cable companies.
Afterwards PowerDNS.COM BV was launched in 1999 to create an innovative database backed nameserver implementation, with global server load balancing applications. Although originally a commercial failure as closed source, today, the open source PowerDNS serves around 30% of all Internet domain names world wide. In addition, hundreds of millions of ISP subscribers are serviced by the PowerDNS Resolver.