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