Andrea Dalle Vacche is a highly skilled IT Professional with over 12 years of industry experience. He graduated from Univerista’ degli Studi di Ferrara with an Information Technology Certification. This laid the technology foundation which Andrea has built on ever since. He has acquired various other industry respected accreditations which include Cisco, Oracle, RHCE, ITIL and of course Zabbix. Throughout his career he has worked in many large-scale environments, often in roles which have been very complex on a consultant basis. This has further enhanced his growing skill set, adding to his practical knowledge base and concreting his appetite for theoretical technical studying. His love of Zabbix came from his time spent in the Oracle world as a Database Administrator/Developer. His time was spent mainly reducing ‘ownership costs’ , specializing in monitoring and automation. This is where he came across Zabbix and the flexibility both technically and administratively it offered. Using this as a launch pad it, Andrea was inspired to develop ‘Orabbix’; the first open source software to monitor Oracle completely integrated with Zabbix. Andrea has published a number of articles on Zabbix related software, such as DBforBIX. His projects are publicly available on his website http://www.smartmarmot.com. Currently Andrea is working for a leading Global Investment Bank in a very diverse and challenging environment. His involvement is very wide reaching and deals with many aspects on the UNIX/LINUX platforms, as well many different 3rd party software which are strategically aligned to the Banks technical roadmap.