About Ethan Banks

Ethan Banks, CCIE #20655, has been managing networks for higher ed, government, financials and high tech since 1995. Ethan co-hosts the Packet Pushers Podcast, which has seen over 3M downloads and reaches over 10K listeners. With whatever time is left, Ethan writes for fun & profit, studies for certifications, and enjoys science fiction. @ecbanks

Citizens of Tech 009 – Robotic Conservation Game Unicorns

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Captain’s log: Stardate 68927.1 We have made contact with a strange subset of the species homo sapiens. They seem to be … [Read more...]

Datanauts 002 – Insert Tab A into Slot B with Converged Infrastructure


Converged infrastructure integrates discrete components, such as compute and storage, along with orchestration software, into … [Read more...]

Show 243 – Network Virtualization with Juniper QFX & Contrail – Sponsored


In our conversation today, the Packet Pushers discuss network virtualization, automation, and scaling up data centers with … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 008 – Solar Powered Dragonfly Modems

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Welcome once again to the Citizens of Tech podcast! It’s late spring - June 12, 2015 to be precise, and on this day we sat … [Read more...]

PQ Show 52 – Using Ostinato To Craft Your Own Packets


There is a saying in network training that I’ve heard from a number of instructors. That is, “Be the packet.” The idea is … [Read more...]

Show 241 – Smart Labs on Public Cloud with Ravello – Sponsored


Up on the public cloud, sailing majestically over the data networking landscape, floats the Packet Pushers, looking serenely … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 007 – Liquid Photon Kerbal Computing

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On this day, May 27th, 2015, the Citizens of Tech gathered to make this momentous recording. By traveling great distances … [Read more...]

Datanauts 001 – Hyper Convergence with Scott D. Lowe


The latest form factor, hyper-converged infrastructure, seems to be storming through the data center market like a thundering … [Read more...]

PQ Show 51 – LightCyber Magna Active Breach Detection – Sponsored


LightCyber caught my eye in a briefing as a security tool with a strong selling point. If it sends up a flag, you've … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 006 – Saga of Lucimia Special, Part 2

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On this week's Citizens of Tech podcast, we conclude our special on how complex games are developed. Regular host Eric … [Read more...]

Show 239 – Design & Build #2 – A New Network From Scratch

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Eric Dennington @edennington, Steve Occhiogrosso @StephenO86, and Jason Lavoie @ratvarre join the Packet Pushers to chat … [Read more...]

PQ 50 – Network Service Header (NSH) Deep Dive & Use Cases


On this Packet Pushers Priority Queue episode, we chat with Cisco's Jim Guichard & Paul Quinn about the topic of Network … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 005 – Saga of Lucimia Special, Part 1

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In this special episode of Citizens of Tech, Eric Sutphen (@zutfen) and Jeff Pugliese (@tpyowritr) interview game developers … [Read more...]

NFV and OPNFV: Getting Down to Business at ONS 2015


This post is shared by the Open Networking Summit. The Packet Pushers thank the ONS for being a sponsor. SDN principles … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 004 – Retro Virtual Reality Kittehs

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Hello, fellow Citizens! This is Citizens of Tech show #4, recorded on the 21st of May, 2015. You can follow the podcast on … [Read more...]