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.

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Links with Tag @pjwelcher

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