Welcome to the Packet Pushers Heavy Networking show. No, this isn’t a new show in our line-up. It’s the Weekly Show you’ve known since 2010, now with a new name.
Why the name change?
One reason is to reflect our growth. When Packet Pushers first launched, this was the only show we did. The podcast was published once a week, so voila–the Weekly Show.
Over the years, we’ve grown into a network of technical podcasts across multiple channels, so we thought it was time to freshen up the name on the podcast that started it all.
Second, it’s a reflection of how the industry has changed. Ten years ago, you could nestle into your technical silo and not worry too much about what was happening in other areas.
That’s not the case any more. IT engineers need to have knowledge in many disciplines. Our podcast network reflects that: shows like IPv6 Buzz, Datanauts, and Full Stack Journey delve into all kinds of IT infrastructure, and aim to help your professional development.
Of course, you still need deep expertise, so when you want to focus on networking technology, Heavy Networking is our main channel.
We’ve changed the name, but if you’re subscribed to the Weekly Show you don’t need to do anything. You’ll still get this show in your favorite podcatcher.
Not Just Navel-Gazing
Don’t worry, the whole show isn’t just about us. We also analyze some trends and issues we think will have an impact in 2019. They include:
- How SD-WAN will disrupt traditional telco business
- Whether a managed SD-WAN service makes sense
- What skills and expertise will be of value in 2019 and beyond
- How much should you be learning about the cloud
- Why deep networking knowledge still matters