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Enterprise Networking Planet has compiled its list of the Top 10 networking experts who are active bloggers and Twitter users (Enterprise Networking Planet’s Top 10 Networking Experts You Need to Follow).

These individuals have varied backgrounds and professional experiences from networking engineer to industry analyst. While a number of them have been or are employed by networking vendors, their blog posts and tweets are their own words and are not endorsed by any of those companies.

Here is my entry:

9. Andrea Mauro (@Andrea_Mauro) has been working with Assyrus Srl, an Italian IT company that specializes in networking, security, virtualization and consulting, since 2000. He holds numerous certifications and is a systems administrator on Linux and Windows OS.

Here are Audrea’s insights on a couple of trending topics for 2013.

  • Networking security: “Network security is still a big challenge and will be also in 2013. I think/hope that we will see more solutions in the virtual environment… NIDS, appliances to have a deep network flow inspection, but also virtual honeypot and honeynet could be an interesting direction applied to virtual machines.”
  • Converged networks: “Converged networks could be a solution to have at least the common Ethernet layer, but in my opinion I don’t see this as a big advantage, because you bring new complexity (FCoE is different that IP). I think that storage, when possible, must be on a dedicated network (for security, performance, simplicity reasons).”

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.