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 004 – Retro Virtual Reality Kittehs

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Hello, fellow Citizens! This is Citizens of Tech show #4, recorded on the 21st of May, 2015. You can follow the podcast on … [Read more...]

Show 238 – A Deeper Look at SD-WAN with CloudGenix – Sponsored


Vijay Sagar and Aaron Edwards of CloudGenix discuss the software defined WAN (SD-WAN) with the Packet Pushers. We've heard … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 003 – Racing Cricket Phone Turbines

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Intro Hello, fellow Citizens. This is Citizens of Tech show #3, recorded on the 12th of May, 2015. Hey, we’ve gotten some … [Read more...]

Show 237 – Too Stupid To Give Up Now – Our 5th Anniversary

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In this show, Greg and Ethan share some big news in our 5th anniversary show - Packet Pushers is our full time job now! We … [Read more...]

Ravello – a Networking & Security Smart Lab on AWS & Google Cloud

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This guest blog post is by Abhinav Gupta, Product & Solutions Marketing Director at Ravello. We thank Ravello for being a … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 002 – Electric Space Trains

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Citizens of Tech is a show about all things interesting to technology aficionados -- not just gadgets. Gaming, science, … [Read more...]

Show 235 – HP IMC BYOD Solution – Sponsored


HP Networking's Juliano Forti & Chris Young talk with Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks about how HP handles BYOD through … [Read more...]

PQ 49 – CloudGenix Application Driven SD-WAN – Sponsored


You have a WAN. Probably a private MPLS WAN, and probably an Internet-based VPN as well. For the most part, you send your … [Read more...]

Citizens of Tech 001 – Knuckle Cracking Felt Animals

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Citizens of Tech is an experimental podcast about technology and other things interesting to techies. We know there's other … [Read more...]

Show 234 – Design & Build #1 – Network Mergers


You were happy. You were in your cubicle, working with that fancy new management tool that was going make those dynamic maps … [Read more...]

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...]