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. NFD26: Arista Adds an Automation Architecture and Macro Segmentation to Its Cloud Grade Routing
  2. NFD26: Juniper Adds Sophisticated MIST Functionality
  3. NetBeez 2021 Update
  4. NFD26: NetBeez Update
  5. NFD26: Update on Two Cisco Fabric Automation Platforms
  6. NFD26: Troubleshooting With Riverbed, the Story
  7. NFD26: Kentik Adds Nifty Capabilities
  8. NFD26: The Overview
  9. NFD26: PathSolutions TotalView Provides Helpful Network Management
  10. NFD26: ZPE Systems: Combined OOB Functionality in One Box
  11. Network Field Day 26 Is Coming
  12. Review Blog: Good Stuff From Tech Field Day 21
  13. Network Field Day 23: Arista’s Latest Technology Innovations
  14. Network Field Day 23: Apstra Manages Your Datacenter Fabric
  15. Network Field Day 23: Intel’s Performance-Enhancing Ethernet Chip Technologies
  16. Networking Field Day 23: Catchpoint Monitors Digital Experience
  17. NFD23: PathSolutions TotalView Provides Multi-Faceted Network Management
  18. Network Field Day 23 Overview, or Throw Out Your Net Management Tools, They’re Obsolete!
  19. Network Field Day 23: IP Fabric
  20. Networking Field Day 23 Is Coming!
  21. Tech Field Day 21: VMware Presents on Many Topics
  22. Tech Field Day 21: Zerto Saves the Data
  23. Looking Forward to Network Field Day 23
  24. Better Late Than Never: Tech Field Day 21 Summary
  25. Container-Based WAN Monitoring
  26. Kentik Adds Value, Gets Cloudy
  27. Apstra’s Intent-Based Networking
  28. Silver Peak is Serious about SD-WAN
  29. BlueCat: DNS, DDI + Visibility and Workflow Automation
  30. Illumio: Micro-Segmentation via the Endpoint
  31. Riverbed Enhanced SD-WAN
  32. Cisco Aggressively Ups Its SD-WAN Game
  33. Anticipating Network Field Day 19 (NFD19)
  34. Improving Network Management Tools
  35. Spotlight on Cisco Tetration and Cisco Intersight at NFD16
  36. NFD16: Automating Arista Networks
  37. Keep Load Balanced With KEMP Technologies
  38. Veriflow at NFD16: Continuous Network Verification
  39. Pluribus Networks at NFD16
  40. Apstra: Networking by Intent
  41. Kentik Finds Truth in the Traffic
  42. Looking Forward to Networking Field Day 16
  43. Apstra’s Unique Approach to Networking
  44. WAN Design Is Changing: What That Means for You
  45. Troubleshooting Lessons Learned
  46. Network Verification with Veriflow
  47. Ixia: Good Defense Leads to a Good Offense
  48. What’s New in Networking: Docker at TFD12
  49. To SD-WAN or Not to SD-WAN — and How?
  50. Viptela: SD-WAN for Enterprise
  51. SD-WAN from VeloCloud
  52. NFD13: SolarWinds Presents Its New NetPath Tool
  53. NFD13: Forward Networks Comes Out of Stealth to Impress
  54. Networking Field Day 13: Previewing the Sponsors Part 2
  55. Networking Field Day 13: Previewing the Sponsors
  56. Hybrid WAN or SD-WAN
  57. What’s happening Friday at Network Field Day 9?
  58. What’s happening at Network Field Day 9?
  59. What’s happening Wednesday at Network Field Day 9
  60. What’s Network Field Day 9 (NFD9) About?
  61. The Recent Cisco UCS Announcements
  62. Open Networking User Group, New York, May 5-6, 2014
  63. ONUG: Open Networking User Group, Fall 2014
  64. The Cisco / Insieme ACI Launch, Part 1
  65. The Cisco ACI Launch, Part 2
  66. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Revisited
  67. Brocade’s April 2013 Announcements
  68. SolarWinds at Network Field Day 5
  69. SolarWinds at Network Field Day 5
  70. March Madness: The Blog
  71. Show 141 – The Pace of Change Is Picking Up
  72. The Cisco WLAN Scape
  73. Testing WLAN and Network Management Products
  74. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Comments
  75. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Comments
  76. Cisco OnePK
  77. Network Field Day #5 Streaming Link
  78. Some Thoughts Prior to Network Field Day #5
  79. Basic Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  80. SDN: The Daylight Project