About Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count.

He is a host on the Packet Pushers Podcast, blogger at EtherealMind.com and on Twitter @etherealmind and Google Plus.

Show 217 – IETF, YANG Proliferation and the Lack of Cooperation and Co-ordination

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This week are talking about the IETF and it's inability to cope with massive change in networking around SDN and NFV. For … [Read more...]

Network Break 24

It’s time for the Network Break! Sit back, grab a coffee, and join us for an analysis of the latest IT news, vendor moves and … [Read more...]

Show 214 – Storage versus Networking

The eternal loathing between Storage and Networking professionals has manifested into a podcast when I am joined by well … [Read more...]

PQ Show 37 – Fancy Network Adapters with Solarflare


As servers get faster, network speed and latency is impacted by the performance of network adapters inside the server. There … [Read more...]

Network Break 23

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    Behind Closed Doors, Ford, UPS, and Visa Push for Net Neutrality Ad Hoc Telecom knows it’s a little strange … [Read more...]

PQ Show 36 – ENIGMA NMS – Network Management – The Engineers Monitoring System from NETSAS Australia


Network management and monitoring is at the heart of every network but not every product is based on client requests. Enigma … [Read more...]

We Are At HP Discover Conference in Barcelona Next Week


The Packet Pushers team are once again packing their virtual underpants and this time heading to Spain at HP Discover in … [Read more...]

Network Break 22


Cisco Loves and Hates Net Neutrality, SDN WAN continues to grow and Analysts as AWS puppy dogs - drooling, licking themselves … [Read more...]

Network Break 21


IT Talent Shortage and Whiny CIOs, Podcasts Make Money, ACI vs NSX wibbles and Dell busts some moves.   IT … [Read more...]

Network Break 20


Powering the Cloud 2014 (English) - Welcome Small conference in Frankfurt Germany that I enjoyed quite a bit. Meru … [Read more...]

Network Break 19 – Fixed


Note: We had an audio problem and Network Break 19 is now fixed. A short discussion on the problems of Docker … [Read more...]

Show 212 – HP Networking in the Data Centre – Sponsored


In today's sponsored podcast, HP Networking looks to educate network engineers about HP’s data center portfolio and … [Read more...]

Show News: Network Down Stories and The Nightmare Before Christmas


Last year, we published two shows of horror stories about network outages and these shows generated a HUGE response from the … [Read more...]

PS Show 35 – OEM SFP and QSFP Modules – Do They Work ?


Do you really need genuine SFP and QSFP modules in your network equipment ? We talk technical with Prolabs, a supplier of OEM … [Read more...]

Network Break 18


This week we round up the news.   Brocade Vyatta Controller OpenDaylight with commercial integration rapid … [Read more...]