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