Server Room


The Applied Ops mission is simple: provide great services at great prices. Like most great companies, we started out looking to fill what we felt was a void in the market.

A lot of companies offer basic services, but they skimp on the personal service when it counts. Applied Ops is about providing reliable, high-quality services with no hassles.

Tom Sparks

Tom Sparks


Tom Sparks has been in the network operations business for over 15 years, and was the CTO of UnitedLayer before founding Applied Ops. Tom has worked for Microsoft, Homestore, Softbank and many others. Tom is "the router guy" with a compulsion for uptime and reliability. He has extensive experience in cost-efficient datacenter and network design, and has built several large datacenters.

Andrew Sparks

Founder / CFO

Before taking his position as CFO at Applied Ops, Andrew Sparks worked for Vinnova and several other successful companies in the USA and Sweden.

James Downs


James is another industry veteran, having worked for Vodafone, IBM, Sprint, and Earthreach Communications.




Grey has over a decade of experience in the industry and is highly experienced with all things internet and server.

Alfred Perlstein


Alfred Perlstein is a well known kernel programmer and has worked for companies like Apple, HotJobs, Yahoo and other internet legends.

Ziad Ezzat

In-House Designer

Ziad has over 17 years experience designing web and print media, and has built and maintained countless websites for companies large and small. Before coming to Applied Ops, Ziad has worked for Skystream Networks, Secure Computing, and Sequoia Capital.

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