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 197 – Cisco Nexus Updates with Ron Fuller – Sponsored

nexus-switches

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

evpn-logo

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

north-south-controller

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

huawei_logo

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

logs

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

Dell_Logo

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

NFD7 Group Photo

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

IMG_1119

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

NFD7 Group Photo

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

ietflogotrans-150

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

art-of-network-arch-cover

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

avaya-logo-150

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

logo_python

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...]