Welcome to the About Mikhail Yudin page. Here you can find some information about me and who I am.
I have been around computers and networks for over 15 years and am very fluent in the terminology and technologies.
I have loads of work experience with:
- Cisco Routers and Switches
- D-Link switches
- HP Procurve switches
- Juniper routers
- Mikrotik routers
- Linux servers
- VMware Virtualization
- Asterisk servers
- Datacenter design and server hardware
- Ubiquti and Infinet wireless devices
By the way, my CV is here.
- IELTS exam 2016 Band 7.0 overall.
- Engineers Australia outcome 233914 comparable AQF Bachelor Degree
I have been living in Kaliningrad, Russia for ages 😉
While I was studying at school, my friends and I were doing a lot of things with products such as Mandrake Linux 8 (2001), Red Hat Linux 8 (2002) and even VMware Workstation 4.0 (2003). Actually, it was my first hands-on experience with Linux and virtualization. It was really amazing sense to have a computer inside a computer! 😉 Unfortunately, at that time CPUs were slow and my computer had only 256 MB of RAM so that hypervisor was like a toy rather than something serious… Yep, I was a real nerd! 🙂
In 2005 I got my first part-time job as a system administrator. It was awesome to repair Windows computers and support users. 🙂 I fact, it was Windows 2000 Domain and Windows 98, ME, 2000 and Windows XP computers. Computers and servers were extremely old and buggy. At that time I decided to become “a hacker” and started to study “new” things like Assembler language, Delphi, Disassemblers, software security etc… I even managed to take part in ACM-ICPC to test my Delphi skills.
Finally, in 2006 I was enrolled on the “COMPUTER SECURITY” course in the Math department at the IKBFU. In 2009 I managed to get а part-time job at the Cisco Network Academy in the IKBFU. In fact, there was no a Cisco Network Academy at the IKBFU so that I was hired to help to open it. As soon as we get the equipment we started to build a networking laboratory and by the March 2009, we finally opened it. The networking lab consisted of two 48U racks with Cisco 2960 switches, Cisco 2800 routers, D-Link L3 switches and twentysomething PCs. During my work in the network laboratory, I managed to got loads of experience with network technologies.
In 2010 I was offered a full-time position of Network Administrator at the IKBFU and I accepted it without hesitation. The University had a really big heterogeneous network with Cisco, D-Link, Netgear, Juniper, HP devices so that the position was quite challenging but extremely interesting. As well as this support of PBX based on Asterisk, SIP phones, Linux servers (DNS, Web hosting) was also included in my duties. Due to the fact that at that time the University was funded extremely well, we bought tons of new toys such as Cisco 2960, 3560, 4503, Fujitsu blade servers, Hitachi SAN and VMware VSphere 5.5, that were installed and maintained by me. In fact, building high-availability VMware configuration and migration from real hardware servers to cloud were the most significant task I’ve ever made during my work at the IKBFU.
In 2012 I finally got my degree in COMPUTER SECURITY, CRYPTOGRAPHY, and MATH and decided to move on. Moreover, in the summer of 2012, I was offered a position of an engineer at the Baltic Style company. It was a small company that specialized in system integration and installation of complex computer equipment and systems.The most remarkable memories about my work are experiences with datacenter’s equipment and hp ProCurve switches.
In 2013 I abandoned Baltic Style and started my work at ISP Enforta as Chief Technical Officer at the Kaliningrad branch. Basically, Enforta was one of the largest wireless broadband Internet service provider in the Russian Federation. It uses a lot of different equipment such as Cisco S&R, Mikrotik routers, Ceragon airfibers, Ubiquity, Cambium and Infinet radio devices.