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.
Since April 2010, Ethan has also been a host of the Packet Pushers Podcast. In additional to original content produced by the hosts, the technical program has featured subject matter experts from Cisco, Juniper, HP, Brocade, F5, Nicira, the IETF and more, covering practical network design as well as cutting edge topics like virtualization, OpenFlow, software defined networking, and overlay protocols. The podcast has seen over one million unique downloads, and today reaches a global audience of over ten thousand listeners.
Also a writer, Ethan covers network engineering and the networking industry for a variety of IT publications. He is also the editor for the independent community of bloggers at PacketPushers.net.