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 1M downloads and reaches over 10K listeners. With whatever time is left, Ethan writes for fun & profit, studies for certifications, and enjoys science fiction. @ecbanks
As you might imagine with the whole Packet Pushers thing, I'm a fan of tech podcasts, and a new one's started up by some fine people I've been privileged to meet & chat with at tech conferences. VUPaaS (Virtualization User Podcast as a Service) is downloadable via a fine podcatcher near you through iTunes. The show is described thusly... Hosted by GS Khalsa (@gurusimran), Chris Wahl (@ChrisWahl) & Josh Atwell (@Josh_Atwell) this is a podcast focused on virtualization users, their experiences, … read more.
Followers of this blog may know that I attended Jeremy Filliben's CCDE bootcamp in July 2013. You can find those blog posts here to read my thoughts on the bootcamp experience and how it translated into my approach to CCDE studies, which I'm still working on. I have a long way to go yet. Jeremy has posted his 2014 CCDE bootcamp schedule. My two cents is that if you're interested in the CCDE certification and are trying to get a handle on the practical (a beast with a very low pass rate last I knew), go … read more.
I wrote a longish piece called "What To Look For In An SDN Controller" that Network World published on 2-Dec-2013. It was one of those weird moments when I started seeing mentions on Twitter referencing the article, and I couldn't remember what the piece was all about. A number of weeks went by between writing the piece and the piece actually going live. Which...I don't mind. It's just a little odd to see the piece again after more or less forgetting that I'd written it. Media is an interesting business, … read more.