Ethan Banks

Ethan Banks is a podcaster and writer with a BSCS and 20+ years in enterprise IT. He's operated data centers with a special focus on infrastructure — especially networking. He's been a CNE, MCSE, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, and CCIE R&S #20655. He's the co-founder of Packet Pushers Interactive, LLC where he creates content for humans in the hot aisle.

All Of Ethan’s Podcasts And Articles For March 2017

Packet Pushers Community Blog Future Of Networking Summit 2017 Preview: Orchestration Webinar With Citrix – Load Balancing Cloud-Based Applications Packet Pushers News cPacket Cx4100 Brings Line Rate Packet Analysis To 100G Packet Pushers Weekly Podcast Episode 329 – The NBASE-T Alliance & 2.5/5.0 Gigabit Ethernet Episode 330 – Inside Aryaka’s Global SD-WAN (Sponsored) Episode 332 – …

All Of Ethan’s Podcasts And Articles For February 2017

Packet Pushers Community Blog Future Of Networking Summit 2017 Preview: Automation Cisco In 2017: The Business Solutions Company Cisco’s Wireless Partnership With Apple Packet Pushers News ZeroStack Adds Learning To Their Automated Infrastructure Avaya Surge IoT – Microsegmentation For The Internet Of Things Packet Pushers Weekly Podcast Episode 325 – Next-Gen Load Balancing With Avi Networks …

The Harsh Reality Of Audience Supported Podcasting

Every now and then, podcast listeners tell me that they’d gladly donate a few dollars each month, if only the sponsored content would go away. I get that. It’s a nice thought that listeners would support the content they find valuable and subscribe. It’s also a nice thought that the sum total of subscription revenue would pay the bills. Sadly, neither of those things are true.

Starting A Podcast Is Easy. Continuing Is Hard.

You will find moments of joy and wonder as a podcaster. But, podcasts produced regularly and worth listening to are a lot of work — a job. If you don’t love it, you’ll find yourself easily distracted. You’ll skip a week. Then another. And the next thing you know, you haven’t put out a show for over a month, and you’re wondering why you should bother picking it back up.