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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 112: Will Networking Become Push-Button Tedium?Download Issue 112 In this issue: Will Networking Become Push-Button Tedium? - Ethan Banks Tech Blogs: How To Sponsor: Cisco Wired For Wireless Tech Blogs:... Continue Reading
Human Infrastructure 111: Is Deep Networking Knowledge Still Valuable?Download Issue 111 In this issue: Is Deep Networking Knowledge Still Valuable? - Ethan Banks Tech Blogs: How To Packet Pushers Live In New York... Continue Reading
Human Infrastructure 110: Is Network Engineering Dying?Download Issue 110 In this issue: Is Network Engineering Dying? - Ethan Banks Tech Blogs: How To Packet Pushers Live In New York City Tech... Continue Reading
Human Infrastructure 109: How The Network Engineer Position Will ChangeDownload Issue 109 In this issue: How The Network Engineer Position Will Change - Ethan Banks Tech Blogs: How To Meet The Packet Pushers &... Continue Reading
Human Infrastructure 108: Upgrade Now Or Wait? The Business Case For Wi-Fi 6Download Issue 108 In this issue: Upgrade Now Or Wait? The Business Case For Wi-Fi 6 - Ethan Banks Tech Blogs: How To Tech Blogs:... Continue Reading
Human Infrastructure 107: The Technology Case For Wi-Fi 6Download Issue 107 In this issue: 1. The Technology Case For Wi-Fi 6 - Ethan Banks 2. Tech Blogs: How To 3. Tech Blogs: Opinion... Continue Reading
Human Infrastructure 106: Overcoming The 5 Objections To Tech BloggingDownload Issue 106 In this issue: Overcoming The 5 Objections To Tech Blogging - Drew Conry-Murray Tech Blogs: How To Tech Blogs: Opinion New Packet... Continue Reading
Ignition Updates Coming For 2019We've been working with the Ignition platform for almost a year now. Based on our experiences and member feedback, we have a few changes we're... Continue Reading

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

PPVDC4 Presentation – IPv6 Address Planning Survival Guide (Tom Coffeen)In this 45 minute presentation, Tom Coffeen, Co-founder of HexaBuild, presents the do's and don'ts of IPv6 address planning in... OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC4 Presentation – IPv6 Address Planning Survival Guide (Tom Coffeen)
PPVDC4 Presentation – Monitoring Cloud Native Applications With Kentik (Avi Freedman, Sponsored)Avi Freedman, Co-founder and CEO of Kentik, demonstrates how to build a monitoring dashboard for cloud native applications during the... OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC4 Presentation – Monitoring Cloud Native Applications With Kentik (Avi Freedman, Sponsored)
PPVDC4 Presentation – P4: Progressing Past Previous Programmable Network Paradigms (Aaron Glenn)Aaron Glenn's LinkedIn profile says, "Talk to me about programmable dataplanes." Yeah. He's that guy. When you watch this presentation,... OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC4 Presentation – P4: Progressing Past Previous Programmable Network Paradigms (Aaron Glenn)
PPVDC4 AMA Resources vs. CreativityI’ve heard that creativity thrives when resources are limited.
 Do you agree or disagree in the context of IT? OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC4 AMA Resources vs. Creativity
PPVDC4 AMA New ProductsOur management went to an event, saw a fancy presentation, and want to buy some silly product. How can we... OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC4 AMA New Products
PPVDC4 AMA IPv4 AssetsWe’re about to complete our IPv6 conversion… What should we consider when auctioning off our IPv4 assets? OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC4 AMA IPv4 Assets
PPVDC4 AMA BGP DC DesignsWhat designs require BGP in the data center? OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC4 AMA BGP DC Designs
PPVDC4 AMA Avoiding Migration DowntimeHow do you migrate from a legacy DC into a BGP EVPN multi-site fabric without downtime? OPEN VIDEO
PPVDC4 AMA Avoiding Migration Downtime

Virtual Design Clinic 4: Ask Us AnythingOn March 14, 2019 (hey, that was Pi Day!), the Packet Pushers held their 4th Virtual Design Clinic. In this... VIEW COURSE
Virtual Design Clinic 4: Ask Us Anything
Virtual Design Clinic 4: PresentationsOn March 14, 2019 (hey, that was Pi Day!), the Packet Pushers held their 4th Virtual Design Clinic. In this... VIEW COURSE
Virtual Design Clinic 4: Presentations
Virtual Design Clinic 3: Ask Us AnythingOn December 19, 2018, 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, 2018, 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

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.

Join us on IGNITION for an even deeper look into the IT industry than you'll get from us anywhere else.

BECOME A MEMBER

Become a member by choosing a Free or Premium tier. Here’s what you get:.

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  • Unlimited virtual donuts

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  • Instructional courses
  • White papers & articles
  • Exclusive podcasts & videos
  • Everything from the Free tier