I am Ethan Banks, the co-founder of Packet Pushers Interactive. I podcast about IT for architects & engineers on shows such as Heavy Networking and Day Two Cloud. I also create educational material for Ignition, the Packet Pushers membership site.

I’ve been building data centers and grinding through the certification grist mill since 1995. I’ve been an MCSE, CNE, CCIE #20655, and more.

When I’m not sighing in despair from behind a keyboard, I’m probably hiking in the mountains.

In 2010, I helped launch a podcast about data networking called Packet Pushers. That one show has turned into a network of deeply technical podcasts covering networking, cloud, and more. We’re full-stack, investigating & discussing the latest in information technology used by enterprises & service providers. Well over 100K subscribers benefit from our content aimed at professional career development.

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 targets network engineers, no matter their level of experience. We hope you’ll be enriched by it! As of 2020, all of my book royalties are donated to the Cohos Trail Association.



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

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.

EthanCBanks.com accepts no sponsors or guest contributors.

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.

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