JustinNet Project

JustinNet Project


A Globally Distributed Network Infrastructure Project

Project Overview

JustinNet stands as an ongoing and visionary project, dedicated to establishing a robust and multifunctional personal network infrastructure. This initiative not only showcases my proficiency in planning, implementing, and managing intricate network solutions but also underscores the immense benefits of hands-on deployment involving professional network gear, cloud instances, and premium server racks. Furthermore, it highlights my adeptness in managing diverse operating systems, with a substantial portion of virtual machines (VMs) running Windows (approximately 20%), while the remainder operates on a customized version of Debian or unaltered CentOS/Fedora distributions.

Key Highlights

1. Robust Physical Infrastructure

I have meticulously designed and deployed the network’s physical foundation, incorporating professional-grade network gear, which serves as a testament to the advantages of hands-on management. This choice reflects my dedication to ensuring reliability, high-speed connectivity, and the seamless operation of mission-critical applications.

2. Virtualization with vSphere

The project leverages VMware’s vSphere for virtualization, exemplifying the transformative impact of cloud instances and premium server racks. This technology underscores my proficiency in managing virtualized environments, optimizing resource allocation, and ensuring the scalability and efficiency of the network.

3. Wireless Connectivity

I have strategically placed Access Points (APs) to guarantee uninterrupted wireless connectivity, showcasing the benefits of hands-on deployment and professional-grade solutions. This approach demonstrates my ability to create accessible and reliable network access solutions for a diverse range of devices.

4. Security with the Cloudflare Ecosystem

The project’s robust security posture relies on the comprehensive Cloudflare ecosystem of security products and services. These solutions, which include Cloudflare Zero Trust, WAF, DDoS protection, SSL/TLS encryption, Bot Management, Rate Limiting, and advanced analytics, underline the significant advantages of hands-on deployment in fortifying the network against emerging threats and vulnerabilities.

5. Identity and Access Management

My expertise in identity and access management shines through in the project’s implementation of Active Directory, Entara, Azure AD, LDAP, SSO, SAML, and RADIUS. This highlights the practical benefits of hands-on administration in efficiently managing user and device access, enhancing network security, and simplifying user authentication.

6. Hybrid Cloud Environment

The project’s hybrid cloud environment, collaboratively managed with global partners like Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Vultr, Scaleway, Linode/Akamai, Hetzner, Interserver, and others, reflects the value of hands-on deployment in seamlessly integrating cloud resources with on-premises infrastructure. This approach ensures data security, scalability, and availability while optimizing cost-efficiency.

7. Operating Systems Management

The project’s diverse array of operating systems, including Windows, a customized Debian fork, and vanilla CentOS/Fedora distributions, underscores my proficiency in managing heterogeneous environments. This hands-on experience in administering varied operating systems demonstrates adaptability and resourcefulness in network management.

8. WireGuard Overlay Network

The implementation of the WireGuard overlay network enhances security and efficiency, reflecting the benefits of hands-on deployment in implementing modern VPN technologies.

9. Self-Hosted Exchange Server

The deployment of a self-hosted Exchange Server exemplifies my ability to manage critical email services, further emphasizing the practical advantages of hands-on network administration.

10. Additional Network Services

The inclusion of services like SMTP Relay, SOCKS5 Proxy, and IP address allocation from the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) showcases my commitment to providing a complete and secure network environment through hands-on deployment.

11. Educational and Family Infrastructure

This project powers various applications, a website, a blog, and other educational resources, emphasizing my ability to create a multifunctional and accessible network, which is possible due to the hands-on deployment of professional-grade infrastructure.

12. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

JustinNet incorporates Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to provide users with secure, flexible, and centralized access to their desktop environments. This addition enhances the project’s capabilities by:

a. Resource Optimization

VDI allows for efficient resource allocation, ensuring that users have access to the computing power they need without the constraints of physical hardware limitations. This approach optimizes resource usage and reduces hardware costs.

b. Enhanced Security

By centralizing desktops and data within the data center, VDI enhances security. It enables centralized patching, monitoring, and access control, reducing the risk of data breaches and malware infections.

c. Anytime, Anywhere Access

VDI enables users to access their desktops and applications from anywhere with an internet connection. This flexibility is especially valuable for remote work scenarios and supports the project’s goal of accessibility.

d. Simplified Management

The centralized management of virtual desktops streamlines administration tasks. It allows for easier provisioning of new desktops, updates, and troubleshooting, reducing IT overhead.

e. Windows and Linux Compatibility

The VDI implementation within JustinNet supports both Windows and Linux virtual desktops, catering to diverse user needs and demonstrating the project’s adaptability to various operating systems.

f. Scalability

As the project continues to evolve, VDI can easily scale to accommodate additional users and workloads, ensuring it remains aligned with your changing requirements.

JustinNet’s adoption of VDI adds an important layer of functionality to the network, enhancing user experiences, reducing operational complexity, and reinforcing the benefits of hands-on infrastructure deployment.


JustinNet continues to evolve, serving as a testament to the advantages of hands-on network infrastructure deployment. It exemplifies my skills and expertise in network architecture, administration, and management, emphasizing the practical benefits of managing diverse technologies and collaborating with global partners. JustinNet is a dynamic and successful ongoing project that I skillfully manage and maintain, offering insights into my dedication to staying current with technology trends, ensuring security, and providing reliable solutions for personal and professional needs.execution of the Mindful Solar Infrastructure Project, Justin Harbour and his team have exemplified a steadfast commitment to excellence, innovation, and environmental stewardship. As the world continues its transition toward a more sustainable energy future, Mindful Solar’s visionary strides serve as a beacon of hope, paving the way for a brighter and greener tomorrow.

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