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Virtual Design Clinic Videos Are Here!

Dr. J Metz on Ethernet Network Design For NVMeoF
From VDC3
Matt Oswalt on Continuous Testing For Networks
From VDC1
Ask Us Anything: What Is The Right Automation Tool?
From VDC2
Ask Us Anything: SD-WAN vs. Private MPLS.
From VDC1

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Human Infrastructure 95: EtherealMind’s Networking TruthsDownload Issue 95 In this issue: EtherealMind's Networking Truths - Greg Ferro Sponsor: Aviatrix The Importance Of Bedside Manner - Ethan Banks Sponsor: Packet Pushers... Continue Reading
Human Infrastructure 94: Notes On WHOIS Privacy ReformDownload Issue 94 In this issue: Notes On WHOIS Privacy Reform - Greg Ferro Sponsor: Virtual Design Clinic Internets Of Interest Packet Pushers News Bits Continue Reading
Link Propagation 148: See You Next YearLink Propagation, a Packet Pushers newsletter,  is included in your free Ignition membership. Thanks for engaging with the Packet Pushers this year. We try to... Continue Reading
Link Propagation 147: We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges!Link Propagation, a Packet Pushers newsletter,  is included in your free Ignition membership. It's beginning to look a lot like...more eggnog is coming into the... Continue Reading
Link Propagation 146: The Troubleshooting DetectiveLink Propagation, a Packet Pushers newsletter,  is included in your free Ignition membership. Time to shoot some trouble. Blogs 1. Troubleshooting Basic MPLS L3VPN -... Continue Reading
Link Propagation 145: What CCIEs And Magicians Have In CommonLink Propagation, a Packet Pushers newsletter,  is included in your free Ignition membership. The days are getting colder, but you can warm yourself with your... Continue Reading
Human Infrastructure 93: How Many Network Orchestrators Do We Need?Download Issue 93 In this issue: How Many Network Orchestrators Do We Need? - Greg Ferro Sponsor: Virtual Design Clinic 3: Holiday Change Freeze Edition... Continue Reading
Link Propagation 144: Use Care When Choosing Tech VendorsLink Propagation, a Packet Pushers newsletter,  is included in your free Ignition membership. This one's a little extra long because we're taking Thanksgiving off. If... Continue Reading

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Greg Ferro’s Hasty Guide To Technical Blogging And WritingThe "Hasty Guide To Technical Blogging And Writing" e-book by Greg Ferro offers tips, insights, and guidance for people who want write... VIEW DOWNLOAD
Greg Ferro’s Hasty Guide To Technical Blogging And Writing
Packet Pushers SD-WAN Survey ReportThe Packet Pushers surveyed our audience about their deployment or planned deployment of SD-WAN products and services in the spring of 2017.... VIEW DOWNLOAD
Packet Pushers SD-WAN Survey Report

VIDEOS

PPVDC3 AMA Leaf-Spine vs. Chassis For Campus DistributionIn this AMA, our panelists discuss the following question. "I like the idea of leaf/spine instead of chassis switches as... OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC3 AMA Leaf-Spine vs. Chassis For Campus Distribution
PPVDC3 AMA Recommendations For Building A New Private CloudOur "ask me anything" panel offers advice for teams that are starting their build of a private cloud. OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC3 AMA Recommendations For Building A New Private Cloud
PPVDC3 AMA Network Interoperability For Hybrid & Multi-CloudWhat is the best approach to network interoperability for hybrid cloud & multi-cloud? Our AMA panelists tackle this. Hint: it's... OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC3 AMA Network Interoperability For Hybrid & Multi-Cloud
PPVDC3 AMA What Do We Want From Our ISP? L3+Speed, Or More?The biggest thing most folks want from their ISPs is a nice, clean L3 handoff paired with a much bandwidth... OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC3 AMA What Do We Want From Our ISP? L3+Speed, Or More?
PPVDC3 AMA Running VPNs in China When They Are Forbidden By LawHow should U.S. companies with a presence in China maintain compliance with Chinese cybersecurity laws that ban the use of... OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC3 AMA Running VPNs in China When They Are Forbidden By Law
PPVDC3 AMA Is There Any Reason NOT To Run Routing Daemons On Servers?Running OSPF or BGP on hosts is increasingly common in data center environments where hosts are dual-homed to two ToR... OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC3 AMA Is There Any Reason NOT To Run Routing Daemons On Servers?
PPVDC3 AMA How Suitable Is VXLAN EVPN For A Campus Network?VXLAN EVPN is traditionally a data center technology, allowing L2 MAC addresses to be carried across L3 boundaries. Is this... OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC3 AMA How Suitable Is VXLAN EVPN For A Campus Network?
PPVDC3 AMA How Does The Zero Trust Security Model Impact Network Design?Our "ask me anything" panel of experts consider whether or not Zero Trust Security impacts network design. The discussion thinks... OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC3 AMA How Does The Zero Trust Security Model Impact Network Design?

COURSES

Virtual Design Clinic 3: Ask Us AnythingOn December 19, 2019, the Packet Pushers held their third Virtual Design Clinic. VDCs are online events where IT engineers... VIEW COURSE
Virtual Design Clinic 3: Ask Us Anything
Virtual Design Clinic 3: PresentationsOn December 19, 2019, the Packet Pushers held their third Virtual Design Clinic. VDCs are online events where IT engineers... VIEW COURSE
Virtual Design Clinic 3: Presentations
Virtual Design Clinic 2: Ask Us AnythingThe Packet Pushers’ Virtual Design Clinic 2 was held on 11-October-2018. In this course, enjoy these "Ask Us Anything" questions.... VIEW COURSE
Virtual Design Clinic 2: Ask Us Anything
Virtual Design Clinic 2: PresentationsThe Packet Pushers' Virtual Design Clinic 2 was held on 11-October-2018. In this course, enjoy these 3 full-length presentations from... VIEW COURSE
Virtual Design Clinic 2: Presentations
Quality Of Service (QoS) FundamentalsThis course is currently in progress. Lessons are being added over time until it's completed. Learn the purpose of QoS,... VIEW COURSE
Quality Of Service (QoS) Fundamentals
Virtual Design Clinic 1: Ask Us AnythingOn March 20, 2018, the Packet Pushers held their very first Virtual Design Clinic. We’ve assembled all the "ask us... VIEW COURSE
Virtual Design Clinic 1: Ask Us Anything
Virtual Design Clinic 1: PresentationsOn March 20, 2018, the Packet Pushers held their very first Virtual Design Clinic. We've assembled the long-format presentation videos... VIEW COURSE
Virtual Design Clinic 1: Presentations

Who are the PACKETPUSHERS ?

Co-founders Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks are experienced network engineers and architects who have designed, built, and operated networks for enterprises, financial services companies, and research institutions.

Drew Conry-Murray is a tech journalist with more than 15 years’ experience covering the IT industry.

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