We are a group of young programmers lead by Lorenz Brun which share their knowledge and resources
Lorenz Brun founded DolanSoft in 2010 with a few friends which were also interested in computers. He is passionate about programming and especially distributed systems and IT security. He currently attends ETH Zürich and is responsible for most of the server infrastructure development, the main website and our internal managemant systems. He won the Youth Price of the Swiss Olympiad in Informatics twice.
Marc Bärtschi joined DolanSoft in the late 2013 when he met Lorenz. He currently does an apprenticeship as a computer scientist and learns more programming languages. He develops web applications and is involved in the design and operation of the DolanSoft infrastructure.
Timon Stampfli joined Dolansoft in 2010. He studies Computer Science at ETH Zurich. He is interested in many areas of Computer Science including development of applications and web applications, the design and structure of operating systems as well as methods to create secure and bugfree code. He also participates at competitions which are about solving algorithmic problems.
Every member of DolanSoft operates a server at home. All infrastructure is shared between us so that everyone can use resources on every server. We have 2Gbps symmetrical bandwidth, 72GiB RAM (soon to be upgraded to 96GiB) and 24 cores over the whole server cluster. This is more than enough to support almost any workload. The servers are maintained by Lorenz Brun and Marc Bärtschi who both have a lot of experience in running these systems.
The most important part about DolanSoft is the exchange of experiences and knowledge. We regularly meet on our private Mumble server to talk. We value privacy very highly and host all of our communications infrastructure on our own servers.
We all have a Linux background and our systems depend heavily on Docker. Our infrastructure runs on custom-engineered managemant software and supports hundreds of concurrent workloads, we currently run over 200 containers on our three physical hosts. We have infrastructure in place for hosting all kinds of websites and applications, email, network solutions and data analysis. The whole infrastructure is very well secured, only core members of DolanSoft have server access.