Pete Welcher

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Pete started out as a PhD mathematician teaching college classes, only to eventually discover he likes computers better. He worked for Terry Slattery coding part of the CIsco IOS CLI interpreter, which grew into teaching network classes and consulting. He has been a CCIE for over 20 years, authored or designed several Cisco courses, while designing networks big and small. Pete is deeply interested in R&S, is getting over MPLS, loves doing network design, application troubleshooting, and is now learning all he can about various datacenter technologies.

Pete blogs whenever he can find time. His blog can be found at

He is on LinkedIn and intends to be more active there.

Links with Tag @PJWelcher

  1. Review Blog: Good Stuff From Tech Field Day 21
  2. Network Field Day 23: Arista’s Latest Technology Innovations
  3. Network Field Day 23: Apstra Manages Your Datacenter Fabric
  4. Network Field Day 23: Intel’s Performance-Enhancing Ethernet Chip Technologies
  5. Networking Field Day 23: Catchpoint Monitors Digital Experience
  6. NFD23: PathSolutions TotalView Provides Multi-Faceted Network Management
  7. Network Field Day 23 Overview, or Throw Out Your Net Management Tools, They’re Obsolete!
  8. Network Field Day 23: IP Fabric
  9. Networking Field Day 23 Is Coming!
  10. Tech Field Day 21: VMware Presents on Many Topics
  11. Tech Field Day 21: Zerto Saves the Data
  12. Looking Forward to Network Field Day 23
  13. Better Late Than Never: Tech Field Day 21 Summary
  14. Container-Based WAN Monitoring
  15. Kentik Adds Value, Gets Cloudy
  16. Apstra’s Intent-Based Networking
  17. Silver Peak is Serious about SD-WAN
  18. BlueCat: DNS, DDI + Visibility and Workflow Automation
  19. Illumio: Micro-Segmentation via the Endpoint
  20. Riverbed Enhanced SD-WAN
  21. Cisco Aggressively Ups Its SD-WAN Game
  22. Anticipating Network Field Day 19 (NFD19)
  23. Improving Network Management Tools
  24. Spotlight on Cisco Tetration and Cisco Intersight at NFD16
  25. NFD16: Automating Arista Networks
  26. Keep Load Balanced With KEMP Technologies
  27. Veriflow at NFD16: Continuous Network Verification
  28. Pluribus Networks at NFD16
  29. Apstra: Networking by Intent
  30. Kentik Finds Truth in the Traffic
  31. Looking Forward to Networking Field Day 16
  32. Apstra’s Unique Approach to Networking
  33. WAN Design Is Changing: What That Means for You
  34. Troubleshooting Lessons Learned
  35. Network Verification with Veriflow
  36. Ixia: Good Defense Leads to a Good Offense
  37. What’s New in Networking: Docker at TFD12
  38. To SD-WAN or Not to SD-WAN — and How?
  39. Viptela: SD-WAN for Enterprise
  40. SD-WAN from VeloCloud
  41. NFD13: SolarWinds Presents Its New NetPath Tool
  42. NFD13: Forward Networks Comes Out of Stealth to Impress
  43. Networking Field Day 13: Previewing the Sponsors Part 2
  44. Networking Field Day 13: Previewing the Sponsors
  45. Hybrid WAN or SD-WAN
  46. What’s happening Friday at Network Field Day 9?
  47. What’s happening at Network Field Day 9?
  48. What’s happening Wednesday at Network Field Day 9
  49. What’s Network Field Day 9 (NFD9) About?
  50. The Recent Cisco UCS Announcements
  51. Open Networking User Group, New York, May 5-6, 2014
  52. ONUG: Open Networking User Group, Fall 2014
  53. The Cisco / Insieme ACI Launch, Part 1
  54. The Cisco ACI Launch, Part 2
  55. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Revisited
  56. Brocade’s April 2013 Announcements
  57. SolarWinds at Network Field Day 5
  58. SolarWinds at Network Field Day 5
  59. March Madness: The Blog
  60. Show 141 – The Pace of Change Is Picking Up
  61. The Cisco WLAN Scape
  62. Testing WLAN and Network Management Products
  63. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Comments
  64. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Comments
  65. Cisco OnePK
  66. Network Field Day #5 Streaming Link
  67. Some Thoughts Prior to Network Field Day #5
  68. Basic Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  69. SDN: The Daylight Project