Michal Ludvig

Who am I?

Michael Ludvig — Experienced IT Professional focused on Architecting, Designing and Implementation of Amazon Web Services solutions for customers of various sized and various AWS adoption levels.

My background in all things Linux with over 15 years of professional experience from Linux Kernel development through System, Security and Network Administration to a more high level role of Design and Delivery of new projects makes a perfect foundation for the varied and complex skill set required for successful Amazon Web Services adoption.

I’m proud to be one of the first in New Zealand to achieve AWS Certified Solution Architect – Professional level. And many more AWS certifications afterwards.

  • Experienced
    Amazon Web Services and Linux Professional with 15+ years of industry experience

  • Customer focused
    Always strive for the best solution to suit the customer and task.

  • Versatile
    Successful record of both hands-on and high-level tasks makes the perfect foundation for my work.

  • Up To Date
    Always trying to be up to date with the latest AWS offerings that may benefit my customers.



  • AWS Certified Professional

    AWS Certified

  • Red Hat Certified Engineer

    Red Hat Certified Engineer

  • Oracle Solaris System Administrator Certified Professional

    Oracle Certified Professional

  • MySQL Certified Database Administrator

  • Plus a number of minor courses and certifications (ITIL Foundations, etc).

Open Source Contributions

  • S3cmd

    I was the original author and maintainer of the de facto official AWS S3 command line client before AWS-CLI got S3 support. It used to be very popular and was even mentioned in Amazon’s official training materials. 100% Open Source, contributed to the AWS community.

  • AWS Utils

    Collection of tools for automated AWS account setup. Successfully used by my clients from small companies to large enterprises. 100% Free Software

  • Linux Kernel

    Contributed support for VIA PadLock cryptography engine, improved Linux Kernel compliance with IPsec standard, worked on IPv6 networking support.

  • GNU Toolchain

    Added VIA PadLock support to GNU binutils, implemented new features to GNU debugger, completed GDB port to x86-64 architecture.

  • Various contributions

    Contributed new features to various open source projects and fixed minor bugs in even more projects.


  • Air New Zealand

  • Spark Ventures

  • Vodafone

  • Sky TV

  • The Warehouse

  • And many many more to name here.