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

PQ 48 – Multi-Tenant DC with ALE & NEC – Sponsored


Subash Bohra from Alcatel Lucent Enterprise and Toshal Dudwhala from NEC America join Packet Pushers Greg Ferro & Ethan … [Read more...]

Improving Mean Time To Innocence With ThousandEyes


One of the fundamentally difficult things in modern networks is the fact that organizations don’t own significant portions of … [Read more...]

Show 233 – Cisco Nexus Using BGP As A VXLAN Control Plane – Sponsored


Lukas Krattiger (@CCIE21921), Technical Marketing Engineer and Samir Thoria, Principal Engineer at Cisco join Ethan Banks and … [Read more...]

Show 232 – Big Switch Networks on the State of Open Networking – Sponsored


In this podcast, Rob Sherwood, CTO, Big Switch Networks, discusses the state of open networking with Ethan and Greg, … [Read more...]

PQ Show 47 – VMKernel Bindings & iSCSI with Chris Wahl


Chris Wahl of WahlNetwork.com and co-author of Networking for VMware Administrators joins Ethan Banks for a discussion of … [Read more...]

Show 231 – OpenFlow’s Possible Futures with Curt Beckmann


Down, deep in the corners of your data center, underneath the ladder rack where that nasty coil of cable gathers what grime … [Read more...]

Show 230 – Load Balancing With Citrix NetScaler – Sponsored


Load balancers (or application delivery controllers, if you prefer) have been a topic that come up from time to time on … [Read more...]

Show 229 – Network Break 32 – Juniper Innovation Showcase & More

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We had a production schedule challenge this week, so we decided it might be a good idea to run this week's Network Break … [Read more...]

Listen to Packet Pushers? Take Our 2015 Audience Survey!


Packet Pushers wants to know about you. Now, we don't want to know about you specifically, because that would be creepy. … [Read more...]

Show 228 – Standards Bodies vs. Open Source with Dave Ward & Lauren Cooney


Cisco's Dave Ward and Lauren Cooney join Packet Pushers' co-hosts Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks for a discussion on the value of … [Read more...]

Show 227 – OpenStack Neutron Overview with Kyle Mestery


Today's Packet Pushers adventure is piloted by hosts Ethan Banks and Greg Ferro. They are joined by guide Kyle Mestery on a … [Read more...]

Show 226 – What Is A Load Balancer, Anyway?


Eric Flores joins Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks for a discussion about the fundamentals of load balancers, aka "Application … [Read more...]

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...]