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Profile of Ethan Banks

Senior Network Architect
Blog Posts: 34

Ethan Banks, CCIE #20655, is a hands-on networking practitioner who has designed, built and maintained networks for higher education, state government, financial institutions, and technology corporations. Ethan is also a host of the Packet Pushers Podcast. The technical program covers practical network design, as well as cutting edge topics like virtualization, OpenFlow, software defined networking, and overlay protocols. The podcast has  more than one million unique downloads, and today reaches a global audience of more than 10,000 listeners. Also a writer, Ethan covers network engineering and the networking industry for a variety of IT publications and is editor for the independent community of bloggers at PacketPushers.net.



Articles by Ethan Banks

NFV: 4 Home Lab Options
02/23/2015

Network functions virtualization is well suited to the home lab. Ethan Banks describes how he built his NFV lab and the pros and cons of different configurations.

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50 Shades Of Open SDN
04/28/2014

The word open is used frequently in the software-defined networking market, but a closer look at three SDN initiatives shows that the meaning of open depends on your point of view.

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Firewall Administration For Sysadmins: A Primer
11/12/2013

For sysadmins trying to get their applications to work, the firewall can seem like an impediment. With more insight into firewalls and the job of a firewall administrator, a sysadmin will be able to communicate better with the security team.

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