Sortova Consulting was created by Tarus Balog, probably best known through his work with the open-source network monitoring platform OpenNMS. With over three decades of experience in communications, he founded Sortova Consulting to be able to continue to provide expert consulting services for adopting information technology solutions, specifically with a focus on open-source and site reliability engineering.

For decades he has promoted open-source through his Adventures in Open Source Software blog as well as speaking to conferences and users groups.