Hear him on the Weekly Show, Priority Queue, and Network Break.
Greg survived 25+ years of Enterprise IT as a network engineer, architect and designer. Involved with a wide range of companies in gaming, online, finance, carriers, energy and other, he was a team member or leader that designed, built and deployed quite a few medium & large solutions for well known large companies. He was CCIE#6920 (and a bunch of others) but thats not relevant now.
With a multi-vendor focus from the start, he has worked with a wide range of vendors, their products and technologies. Which turned out pretty well if you are going to talk about them intelligently on a podcast every week but left him with a passion for predictable, stable solutions that he never got to experience in the real world.
He is well known for his Etherealmind technology blog since 2008, and has been a regular speaker & presenter at a wide range of industry events. For a dedicated technologist, he is surprisingly passionate and committed to treating people as humans that are profit-generating productivity tools instead of ‘fleshy robots as a cost centre’.
Hear him on the Weekly Show, Priority Queue, and Datanauts.
Ethan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and spent over two decades as an IT practitioner. He supported verticals including government, education, healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing as an infrastructure specialist. He’s been a CNE, MCSE, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, and CCIE R&S #20655.
His major focus has been on large enterprise network design for campuses, data centers, and global WANs. He held roles as a team member, technical team lead, and group manager focused on engineering and architecture.
As the co-founder of Packet Pushers, Ethan focuses on integrating all parts of the IT stack together. He researches leading open source projects, hybrid cloud, HCI, distributed systems, infrastructure telemetry, data analysis, and software-defined everything.
One result of that research is “Computer Networking Problems And Solutions: An innovative approach to building resilient, modern networks,” a book co-authored by Ethan with Russ White.
Ethan also speaks at industry events and consults as his schedule permits. You might like his personal blog on productivity at ethancbanks.com.
Hear him on the Network Break and co-hosting across the network.
Drew has been covering enterprise IT as a writer and editor since 1998, with a particular focus on enterprise networks and data centers, cloud computing, and information security.
Prior to joining Packet Pushers, Drew was Director of Content & Community for the Interop conference, where he led efforts to refocus workshops and conference tracks to emphasize independent, practitioner-focused learning on both core and emerging technologies.
Before Interop, Drew was Editor in Chief at Network Computing, and has held senior editorial positions at InformationWeek and Network Magazine.
At Packet Pushers, Drew co-hosts the weekly Network Break podcast and also appears on the Weekly Show and Datanauts. He offers analysis and context about enterprise IT via his writing on the site. He produces the Human Infrastructure and Link Propagation newsletters, and manages contributors to the Packet Pushers Community blog.
Drew is a Tech Field Day delegate and has been invited to attend numerous IT events as a blogger and “influencer” (whatever that means).
When he’s not influencing, Drew writes fiction. Some of it even gets published.
Hear him on the Datanauts.
Chris Wahl has acquired over a decade of IT experience in enterprise infrastructure design, service orchestration, and building policy-based automation tasks. He has provided architectural and engineering expertise in a variety of virtualization, data center, and public cloud based engagements while working with high performance technical teams on global reaching environments.
As an independent author of the award winning Wahl Network blog and host of the Datanauts Podcast, Chris focuses on creating content that revolves around next generation data centers, workflow automation, building operational excellence, and evangelizing solutions that benefit the technology community.
In addition to co- authoring “Networking for VMware Administrators” for VMware Press, he has published hundreds of articles and was voted the “Favorite Independent Blogger” by vSphere-Land three years in a row (2013 – 2015).
Chris also travels globally to speak at industry events, provide subject matter expertise, and offer perspectives to startups and investors as a technical adviser.
Hear him on the Full Stack Journey.
Scott Lowe is a well-known author, blogger, speaker, and a 20+ year veteran of the IT industry. Scott has held a variety of roles over the course of his career, ranging from entry-level desktop support to CTO for a small start-up. He’s currently a field engineer with Heptio, focusing on cloud computing, Kubernetes, and related technologies.
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