I am Ethan Banks, the co-founder of Packet Pushers Interactive where I podcast about IT for infrastructure engineers on shows such as Heavy Networking and Datanauts.

I spent 20+ years building data centers and grinding through the certification grist mill. I’ve been an MCSE, CNE, and CCIE #20655…among other acronyms.


In 2010, the Packet Pushers launched a podcast about data networking. My, how we’ve grown! Now, over 100K folks listen to our network of deeply technical podcasts covering not only networking, but also cloud, security, storage, and more–everything to do with IT infrastructure.

Search for “Packet Pushers” in your podcast directory, or check out our subscribe page to see our current lineup of shows.



In 2018, I co-authored a book with Russ White called, “Computer Networking Problems and Solutions.” The book is aimed at network engineers at all phases of their careers. The reviews have been positive. We hope you’ll read the book and be enriched by it as a technical professional.



My living is made as an IT subject matter expert and media personality.

Some content on the Packet Pushers Network is sponsored and clearly marked as such. Sometimes my travel and expenses are covered to attend industry events, like conferences or Tech Field Days. Sometimes I am compensated to make a public appearance or give a tech talk.

This site ethancbanks.com has no sponsors or guest contributors.


A Life Outside

I hike in all seasons of the year, mostly in New Hampshire. Follow those adventures at NH48, a blog I share with my wife, a highly accomplished long distance hiker–pictures, trail reports, and gear reviews. I post adventure videos on my YouTube channel.



For a curated chronological list of guest podcast appearances, featured articles, and more, look at my publications page.


Most people know me because I write & podcast about IT on the Packet Pushers network. I also co-authored "Computer Networks Problems & Solutions" with Russ White.

Find out more on my about page.

Subscribe via Email

Receive complete, ad-free posts in your inbox as I publish them here.