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. Kentik Adds Value, Gets Cloudy
  2. Apstra’s Intent-Based Networking
  3. Silver Peak is Serious about SD-WAN
  4. BlueCat: DNS, DDI + Visibility and Workflow Automation
  5. Illumio: Micro-Segmentation via the Endpoint
  6. Riverbed Enhanced SD-WAN
  7. Cisco Aggressively Ups Its SD-WAN Game
  8. Anticipating Network Field Day 19 (NFD19)
  9. Improving Network Management Tools
  10. Spotlight on Cisco Tetration and Cisco Intersight at NFD16
  11. NFD16: Automating Arista Networks
  12. Keep Load Balanced With KEMP Technologies
  13. Veriflow at NFD16: Continuous Network Verification
  14. Pluribus Networks at NFD16
  15. Apstra: Networking by Intent
  16. Kentik Finds Truth in the Traffic
  17. Looking Forward to Networking Field Day 16
  18. Apstra’s Unique Approach to Networking
  19. WAN Design Is Changing: What That Means for You
  20. Troubleshooting Lessons Learned
  21. Network Verification with Veriflow
  22. Ixia: Good Defense Leads to a Good Offense
  23. What’s New in Networking: Docker at TFD12
  24. To SD-WAN or Not to SD-WAN — and How?
  25. Viptela: SD-WAN for Enterprise
  26. SD-WAN from VeloCloud
  27. NFD13: SolarWinds Presents Its New NetPath Tool
  28. NFD13: Forward Networks Comes Out of Stealth to Impress
  29. Networking Field Day 13: Previewing the Sponsors Part 2
  30. Networking Field Day 13: Previewing the Sponsors
  31. Hybrid WAN or SD-WAN
  32. What’s happening Friday at Network Field Day 9?
  33. What’s happening at Network Field Day 9?
  34. What’s happening Wednesday at Network Field Day 9
  35. What’s Network Field Day 9 (NFD9) About?
  36. The Recent Cisco UCS Announcements
  37. Open Networking User Group, New York, May 5-6, 2014
  38. ONUG: Open Networking User Group, Fall 2014
  39. The Cisco / Insieme ACI Launch, Part 1
  40. The Cisco ACI Launch, Part 2
  41. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Revisited
  42. Brocade’s April 2013 Announcements
  43. SolarWinds at Network Field Day 5
  44. SolarWinds at Network Field Day 5
  45. March Madness: The Blog
  46. Show 141 – The Pace of Change Is Picking Up
  47. The Cisco WLAN Scape
  48. Testing WLAN and Network Management Products
  49. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Comments
  50. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Comments
  51. Cisco OnePK
  52. Network Field Day #5 Streaming Link
  53. Some Thoughts Prior to Network Field Day #5
  54. Basic Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  55. SDN: The Daylight Project