Server Team

The TYPO3 Server Administration Team is responsible for management of lower-level services. Besides maintaining the server infrastructure of the TYPO3 project, the team is also in charge of administrating several central services and web sites. We see ourselves as a service provider towards the community and other teams, like the Core Teams or the Documentation Team.

Team Members

Photo of the Server Admin Team in 2014
The Server Admin Team in 2014 (fltr): Guido Haase (guest), Andri Steiner, Fabien Udriot, Bastian Bringenberg, Steffen Gebert, Peter Niederlag, Michael Stucki. Missing: Christian Trabold.

The team currently consists of (in alphabetical order):

  • Andri Steiner (snowflake productions gmbh)
  • Bastian Bringenberg (bbnetz.eu)
  • Christian Trabold
  • Fabien Udriot (Ecodev Sàrl)
  • Michael Stucki, Team Leader (Michael Stucki GmbH)
  • Peter Niederlag (niekom)
  • Steffen Gebert (University of Würzburg)

Former team members: Ingmar Schlecht, Joern Bock, Sebastian Kurfürst, Susanne Moog

 

How to become a team member

We are open for new members! It doesn’t matter if you are more interested in administrating operating systems or some of the official web sites, but you should be familiar with devops basics. Please get in touch with us, if you are interested to work with us!

Interested people can attend our regular online meetings and are also invited to team sprints. They can choose an introduction project to work on while we get to know each other... We take the liberty to wait for some time until we hand over the credentials for the complete infrastructure, so understand that this will not happen immediately.

Activities

We meet online every 2 weeks. Meeting reports will be published on our Forge team page.
You can also follow @TYPO3server on Twitter to receive updates from our team.

Our tasks

Being a central contact point

The email address admin(at)typo3.org serves as the central point to get in contact with the persons in charge for administration of typo3.org servers and web sites. In case we are not responsible, we will delegate your email to the persons in charge. We make use of OTRS as trouble ticket system for this job.

Server Administration

We use OpenVZ as virtualization infrastructure. In order to keep the servers and their virtual machines up-to-date and their configuration well documented, we make use of Opscode Chef as deployment and configuration management software. If you as a TYPO3 team, or as a single person, want to offer a service to the TYPO3 community, please get in touch with us to offer you some web space or an entire virtual machine.

Email Account Management

While the email infrastructure is sponsored by punkt.de, we are in charge of creating new accounts for members of official TYPO3 teams. Members of such teams have the possibility to get a your.name@typo3.org email address (according to the TYPO3 Association’s rules for email addresses).

Community Sites

While the typo3.org web site itself is maintained by a dedicated team there are a lot of central sites, which are mainly maintained by members of the Server Admin Team.  Please find an incomplete list below.

Sponsors

The official TYPO3 infrastructure relies on volunteer work and also on a sponsored server infrastructure. We would like to thank our graceful sponsors:

Sites and Software

Maintained by Server Admin Team
Maintained by community members, supported by the team
Maintained and sponsored separately
Open Source projects in use