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.

Coffee Break – Show 6

News of the Networking Industry in the time it takes to drink a coffee (more or less). This week we are joined by Amy … [Read more...]

Show 186 – The Silicon Inside Your Network Device – Part 1


This is Part 1 in a special series looking at the inside of your network device. Although software will be at heart of … [Read more...]

Show 185 – Vendor Product Management


How do vendors decide to make network products ? What is the process and thinking behind what happens inside the wall of the … [Read more...]

Coffee Break – Show 5


Our attendance at the Open Networking Symposium promotes a discussion of events there. ONS had a demonstration of … [Read more...]

Coffee Break – Show 4


This week Andrew & Greg are joined Howard Marks whose abundance of commentary leads to a surfeit of opinions on the lack … [Read more...]

Coffee Break – Show 3


Mike Fratto joins us this week to talk about the news of the week on IPv4, Broadband Performance, Net Neutrality, IBM, SDN … [Read more...]

Coffee Break – Show 2


This is “The Coffee Break”. A podcast on state of the networking business where we discuss vendors moves and news, analysis … [Read more...]

The Coffee Break – Show 1


This is “The Coffee Break”. A podcast on state of the networking business where we discuss vendors moves and news, analysis … [Read more...]

Introducing Community Channel – Insert Your Podcast Here


We have had a number of people ask about starting their own podcast and shared what we have learned from publishing the last … [Read more...]

Show 178 – Cisco Nexus 1000v and Microsoft Hyper-V


Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch for Microsoft Hyper-V and integrates with your existing Nexus 1000V deployment. In this … [Read more...]

Show 177 – Current Practices


More Engineers talking about their day-to-day problems. We found Justin Seabrook Rocha and Shawn McGuire lurking in the … [Read more...]

Show 175 Dying Desktops, Insecure Firewalls, Networking The Internet of Things

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Cisco Announces Products, Ships Them 6 to 12 months Later. Why do you care ? Catalyst 6800 finally shipped. Announced … [Read more...]

Show 170 – The Spanning Tree Story and More SDN Analysis


This week it's Greg was configuring spanning tree in the data centre and had a problem with a switch cluster that didn't work … [Read more...]

Show 167 – Cisco ACI Software Defined Networking – A First Look


Ethan and Greg got together to talk over the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) announcement this week. From the … [Read more...]

Show 166 – SDN Controller Strategies

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We know that networking for last few months is all about SDN Unicorns and other Applications. This week we are joined by Mike … [Read more...]