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

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...]

Show 179 – Avaya Efficient Data Center Design at Fujitsu & the Sochi 2014 Winter Games

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In this episode, Avaya comes on board to talk about new and efficient ways to design data centers. They bring a couple of … [Read more...]

Please Fill Out Our 2014 Audience Survey

Packet Pushers is a big part of Greg's & Ethan's lives and the show is continuing to grow in 2014. We learn a lot, … [Read more...]

Show 176 – Intro to Python & Automation for Network Engineers

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Network engineers keep hearing about Software Defined Networking (SDN) and wonder, "Will I have to become a programmer to … [Read more...]

Please Check Your Feed URLs – FeedBurner Is Dead To Us

We here at Packet Pushers used to use FeedBurner. It was a value-added RSS service that was eventually brought under Google's … [Read more...]

Show 174 – War Stories From the Hot Aisle: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Part 2

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“Everything is down! The whole network!! RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY!” Yes, we’ve all had those terrible days in networking, where no … [Read more...]

Show 173 – War Stories From The Hot Aisle: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Part 1

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"Everything is down! The whole network!! RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY!" Yes, we've all had those terrible days in networking, where no … [Read more...]

Podcast Planning – Got A Great Network Down Story?

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Greg and I want to record a "Nightmare Before Christmas" podcast, where folks come on and tell us their most grisly, … [Read more...]

Show 172 – Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security In The Data Center – Sponsored

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It’s an exciting time to be a networking geek, with the introduction of new technologies like network virtualization and … [Read more...]

Show 171 – Cisco FabricPath Deep Dive Part 2

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Cisco FabricPath is a TRILL-based layer 2 forwarding technology that can take the place of spanning-tree. Allowing a … [Read more...]