Our Values

  • Results Focus – We work to deliver improvements and follow our work through until you see benefit, and your customers see benefit too.
  • Responsibility – We don’t let things slide.  We enter relationships with transparency and good faith.  If something arises, we address it and let you know.
  • Technical Excellence – Our in-depth understanding of technologies, problems, and solutions lets us deliver to your highest expectations.
  • Communication – We keep you informed of what we’re doing, what we have done and what we’ll be doing next.  If there’s an issue that affects outcomes, we’ll let you know straight away. We’ll work with your staff and provide you all the documentation and training you need.
  • Confidence – The challenges you are facing are challenges we have faced, and overcome, before. An apparently novel challenge can be dismantled into known problems. Our experience enables you to get the best solution faster.

Our Team

Alexander Taler

DevOps Consultant


Alex brings 20 years’ development, DevOps and operations experience to DeRef. He has assisted companies throughout NZ achieve their DevOps goals.

Frank Li

DevOps Consultant

Frank brings 10 years’ Software Development and DevOps experience, with AWS certifications and current knowledge in Kubernetes and the Google Cloud Platform. He also has development experience with OpenStack.

John Zen

DevOps Consultant

John brings 20 years’ Technical Project Management and DevOps experience, with current knowledge of Microsoft Azure and Octopus Deploy, Docker for Windows and Vagrant. His previous experience includes leading many large scale ICT projects.