YumaWorks was founded in 2012 to develop advanced automation tools for the development of distributed device management systems. It was started by a team with over 100 years combined experience in the networking industry, in order to advance the state of the art in network configuration.
YumaWorks is a leader in the development of model-based automation tools for NETCONF client and server technology. The Yuma Basic toolkit has been widely deployed by many networking vendors in their embedded firmware. The professional version of this toolkit is called YumaPro, and offers high performance and many other advanced features not found in the Yuma Basic toolkit.
Many of the IETF standards for NETCONF features and YANG data models have come from the Yuma implementation. YumaWorks is dedicated to fully interoperable, standards-based solutions, and will continue to lead the way with new protocols such as YANG-API — a REST-full programmatic interface for WEB applications that is fully integrated with NETCONF, CLI, and WEBui APIs.
Andy Bierman, CEO, Principal Engineer
Mr. Bierman is the author of the Yuma toolkit, and a co-author of the NETCONF protocol and many other IETF standards. He has 25 years experience designing and implementing embedded networking products for DAVID Systems, Cisco, and other companies. Mr. Bierman also created and maintains the Netconf Central WEB site to provide free information about NETCONF and YANG.
Mark Schaefer, CFO, Senior Software Engineer
Mr. Schaefer has over two decades of software development experience. Before becoming a co-founder of YumaWorks, he worked at both David Systems and Cisco. During this time he worked on operating systems, systems software, and routing protocols. He shares a patent related to the Cisco IS-IS non-stop forwarding feature. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, Mr. Schaefer holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from San Francisco State University.