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 216 – HP & SDN In The Campus – Sponsored

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At HP Discover Barcelona 2014, the Packet Pushers had the chance to chat with Heather Giovanni, Craig Mills, and Chris Young … [Read more...]

Guests Needed for Design + Build 2015 Podcasts

I'm working on a series of "design and build" podcasts in 2015 for Packet Pushers. The idea is to take a network protocol, … [Read more...]

Show 215 – SDN Training & Certifications with Wendell Odom

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Software defined networking (SDN) has arrived in the form of vendor released products. If you follow this show, you know that … [Read more...]

Show 213 – What’s Next for Avaya Enterprise Wireless – Sponsored

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Unlike Gen Z’ers, who have never known a world without Wi-Fi (or Minecraft), some of us get to see technology come full … [Read more...]

Show 211 – Should IT Engineers Get Fired For Production-Impacting Mistakes?

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First off, apologies for the serialization error. We know, the last show was #212 in the title but #211 on the filename, when … [Read more...]

Show 210 – SPB Implementation Fundamentals

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Dominik and Ricki Cook join Packet Pushers Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks in a hands-on exploration of Shortest Path Bridging, … [Read more...]

Show 208 – So, You Want To Work For A Vendor?

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Lauren Malhoit, Paul Stewart, and Ed Henry join Packet Pushers hosts Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks for a discussion about what … [Read more...]

Show 207 – Cisco Nexus Unified Fabric – Sponsored

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Before listening, you might like to download the PDF that goes along with this show... Building simplified, automated, and … [Read more...]

Show 206 – Brocade’s OpenDaylight-Based Vyatta Controller – Sponsored

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If you watch the software defined networking space, you might have noticed that Brocade has been quietly hiring a sharp … [Read more...]

Show 205 – Open Source Network Monitoring with OMDistro.org

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Network monitoring is one of our most requested topics on Packet Pushers, and this week we take on open source monitoring … [Read more...]

Show 204 – Reducing Your Attack Surface with Avaya Stealth Networks – Sponsored

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"The problem with ‘covering your tracks’ in network security is that your ‘covering’ becomes more conspicuous than your … [Read more...]

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...]