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

Citizens of Tech 011 – Prosthetic Phone Diving

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Intro The National Ocean Service, part of NOAA here in America reports that: “According to the U.S. Geological Survey, … [Read more...]

Show 247 – ThousandEyes Network Visibility – Sponsored

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Network pros may find themselves in the strange position of managing networks they don’t control, particularly when it comes … [Read more...]

Show 246 – Design & Build #4 – Data Center Migration

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Moving a data center from one place to another is one of the most complex challenges a network engineer is likely to face. In … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 010 – Vinyl Glacier Robot Earthquakes

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Stephen Hawking in A Brief History of Time writes, “Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of … [Read more...]

Show 245 – What Makes Citrix Netscaler Different? – Sponsored


One of the frustrating elements of shopping for any technology is understanding how it is different. What makes one product … [Read more...]

Show 244 – Design & Build #3 – Dual Stack IPv4 + IPv6

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In this third entrant into the design & build series, Guilherme Goes & Jeff Carrell join Ethan Banks for a discussion … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 009 – Robotic Conservation Game Unicorns

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Captain’s log: Stardate 68927.1 We have made contact with a strange subset of the species homo sapiens. They seem to be … [Read more...]

Datanauts 002 – Insert Tab A into Slot B with Converged Infrastructure


Converged infrastructure integrates discrete components, such as compute and storage, along with orchestration software, into … [Read more...]

Show 243 – Network Virtualization with Juniper QFX & Contrail – Sponsored


In our conversation today, the Packet Pushers discuss network virtualization, automation, and scaling up data centers with … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 008 – Solar Powered Dragonfly Modems

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Welcome once again to the Citizens of Tech podcast! It’s late spring - June 12, 2015 to be precise, and on this day we sat … [Read more...]

PQ Show 52 – Using Ostinato To Craft Your Own Packets


There is a saying in network training that I’ve heard from a number of instructors. That is, “Be the packet.” The idea is … [Read more...]

Show 241 – Smart Labs on Public Cloud with Ravello – Sponsored


Up on the public cloud, sailing majestically over the data networking landscape, floats the Packet Pushers, looking serenely … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 007 – Liquid Photon Kerbal Computing

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On this day, May 27th, 2015, the Citizens of Tech gathered to make this momentous recording. By traveling great distances … [Read more...]

Datanauts 001 – Hyper Convergence with Scott D. Lowe


The latest form factor, hyper-converged infrastructure, seems to be storming through the data center market like a thundering … [Read more...]

PQ Show 51 – LightCyber Magna Active Breach Detection – Sponsored


LightCyber caught my eye in a briefing as a security tool with a strong selling point. If it sends up a flag, you've … [Read more...]