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

Show 225 – SolarWinds on The Cost of Monitoring + NPM 11.5 – Sponsored


SolarWinds' Head Geek Leon Adato joins Packet Pushers co-hosts Ethan Banks and Greg Ferro for a discussion about the cost of … [Read more...]

Community Show – Greg’s & Ethan’s Briefing Review for February 2015

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In this community podcast, Greg and Ethan perform a bit of an experiment. Here's the setup. We get briefed by vendors all the … [Read more...]

PQ Show 44 – The OPNFV Project with Margaret Chiosi


One of the aspects of being a podcast host & tech writer is that vendors frequently ask to brief me. Most of the … [Read more...]

Show 222 – Introducing The OpenClos Project


Doug Hanks and Moloy Chatterjee join Packet Pushers host Ethan Banks to discuss the OpenClos project. What is … [Read more...]

PQ Show 43 – HP Networking – Beyond Traditional Network Management


This is the last in a series of podcasts sponsored by HP, all recorded at HP's Discover conference in Barcelona, Spain in … [Read more...]

PQ Show 42 – HP Networking – Location Aware Wireless


This sponsored podcast is another in our series of recordings made at HP Discover 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Once again, our … [Read more...]

Show 221 – Marriott, Wifi, + the FCC with Glenn Fleishman & Lee Badman

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A funny thing happened on Twitter a week or so ago. I saw this message from Glenn … [Read more...]

PQ Show 41 – HP Networking’s Sarwar Raza on the Meaning of Open


This sponsored podcast is a continuation of our series recorded at HP Discover Barcelona 2014. Our thanks to Chris Young for … [Read more...]

Guests Needed for Design + Build 2015 Podcasts

Updated 12-January-2015 to include survey form. I'm working on a series of "design and build" podcasts in 2015 for Packet … [Read more...]

Show 220 – OpenFlow + Table Type Patterns with Curt Beckmann

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Curt Beckmann, CTO for EMEA at Brocade, joins Packet Pushers Ethan Banks & Greg Ferro for an update of what's been going … [Read more...]

PQ Show 40 – HP Networking – Multi Service Routers (HP MSR)


This is a continuation of the sponsored series of shows we recorded at the HP Discover Barcelona conference in December … [Read more...]

A Look Ahead to Packet Pushers Content in 2015

Here's an update on some Packet Pushers news, and a look ahead to the content we're planning for 2015. No scary … [Read more...]

Show 219 – Open vSwitch Obtains Ludicrous Speed


Ben Pfaff, Justin Pettit, and Ethan Jackson are core contributors to the Open vSwitch (OVS) project. What's OVS? OVS is a … [Read more...]

Show 218 – OSPF Design Part 2


A long time ago, Packet Pushers ran an OSPF Design Part 1 show. That show went after the default design guides that network … [Read more...]

Show 216 – HP & SDN In The Campus – Sponsored


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