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 2M downloads and reaches over 10K listeners. With whatever time is left, Ethan writes for fun & profit, studies for certifications, and enjoys science fiction. @ecbanks

Show 203 – SDN Policy + Congress with Martin Casado & Tim Hinrichs

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This week, the Packet Pushers chat with Martin Casado & Tim Hinrichs about policy. What's policy, you ask? In the context … [Read more...]

Show 202 – Avaya & The Critical Importance of the SDN Underlay – Sponsored

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"The most interesting part of building our house was choosing the brick and trim," explains Randy Cross, Director of Product … [Read more...]

Jr. Network Admin Willing to Work In Columbus, Ohio? Let’s Talk!

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Carenection is where I currently work as the Senior Network Architect. We are looking for a Junior Network Administrator. If … [Read more...]

Show 198 – Kirk Byers on Network Automation with Python & Ansible

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Kirk Byers has been doing network automation work for quite a while now. I've been following his Pynet mailing list, where he … [Read more...]

Show 197 – Cisco Nexus Updates with Ron Fuller – Sponsored

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Repeat guest and friend of the Packet Pushers Ron Fuller chats with Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks about the latest updates to … [Read more...]

Show 196 – EVPN Introduction & Use-Cases with Russ White + Jeff Tantsura

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This week, Packet Pushers' hosts Ethan Banks and Greg Ferro queue up a discussion about a new technology, exploring EVPN with … [Read more...]

Show 194 – SDN Northbound Interfaces with Sarwar Raza + Colin Dixon

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At a conference I attended in late 2013 or early 2014 (I've forgetten which one), I was privileged to hear Sarwar Raza (HP, … [Read more...]

Show 193 – Huawei CloudEngine & CloudFabric for the DC + Enterprise – Sponsored

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Global telecom giant Huawei continues to grow their substantial networking footprint by pushing into the enterprise and data … [Read more...]

Show 192 – Logging Design & Best Practices

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Jay Swan, Lennart Koopman, and Wes Kennedy join the Packet Pushers co-hosts Ethan Banks and Greg Ferro in this discussion of … [Read more...]

The Packet Pushers At Dell’s Interop Booth Tuesday & Wednesday @ 3:45pm

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The Dell networking team has asked the Packet Pushers to co-host a couple of Interop sessions at their booth. Greg Ferro and … [Read more...]

Show 184 – The Future of Networking Part 2 as Inspired by #NFD7

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At Networking Field Day 7, the delegates were treated to vendor demonstrations that challenged our thinking about the future … [Read more...]

Show 183 – Storage Network Design

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This week, the Packet Pushers talk about storage network design mostly in the context of converged infrastructure. Guests J … [Read more...]

Show 182 – The Future of Networking Part 1 As Inspired By #NFD7

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At Networking Field Day 7, the delegates were treated to vendor demonstrations that challenged our thinking about the future … [Read more...]

Show 181 – Intro to I2RS with Joel Halpern & Russ White

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Traditionally, routing protocols running on a router will perform calculations to determine the best forwarding path. The RIB … [Read more...]

Show 180 – The Art of Network Architecture: Business-Driven Design

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In this show, host Ethan Banks is joined by Russ White & Denise Donohue, co-authors of the soon-to-be-released CiscoPress … [Read more...]