100 episodes

Heavy Networking is an unabashedly nerdy dive into all things networking. Described by one listener as "verbal white papers," the weekly episodes feature network engineers, industry experts, and vendors sharing useful information to keep your professional knowledge sharp and your career growing. Hosts Greg Ferro, Ethan Banks and Drew Conry-Murray cut through the marketing spin to explore what works—and what doesn't—in networking today, while keeping an eye on what's ahead for the industry. On air since 2010, Heavy Networking is the flagship show of the Packet Pushers podcast network.

Heavy Networking Packet Pushers

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

Heavy Networking is an unabashedly nerdy dive into all things networking. Described by one listener as "verbal white papers," the weekly episodes feature network engineers, industry experts, and vendors sharing useful information to keep your professional knowledge sharp and your career growing. Hosts Greg Ferro, Ethan Banks and Drew Conry-Murray cut through the marketing spin to explore what works—and what doesn't—in networking today, while keeping an eye on what's ahead for the industry. On air since 2010, Heavy Networking is the flagship show of the Packet Pushers podcast network.

    HN741: History of Networking: How Bridging Saved Ethernet

    HN741: History of Networking: How Bridging Saved Ethernet

    Ready to take a trip back to the 1980’s and learn some networking history? We talk with Alan Kirby, who was there forty years ago when the first Ethernet bridge was created at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). He explains the story of why and how it came to be. We discuss how Ethernet compared to... Read more »

    • 47 min
    HN740: IETF’s Network Management Operations (NMOP) Working Group

    HN740: IETF’s Network Management Operations (NMOP) Working Group

    When you think of IETF, you probably just think of defining protocols, but its new NMOP working group is all about helping network operators identify issues and deploy solutions, including those that pop up around automation. Mahesh Jethanandani is an Area Director (AD) for Management in IETF, which oversees the NMOP WG, and joins the... Read more »

    • 47 min
    HN739: High Stakes Network Observability for High Frequency Trading

    HN739: High Stakes Network Observability for High Frequency Trading

    High Frequency Trading in finance demands the utmost quality and speed from a network, making flawless observability a must. Our guest today is Radu Ionco from Jump Trading, and he tells us about how they built their own custom network observability platform, even creating a monitoring system for the monitoring system. We talk through streaming... Read more »

    • 50 min
    HN738: Reducing Complexity With Fortinet's Unified SASE (Sponsored)

    HN738: Reducing Complexity With Fortinet's Unified SASE (Sponsored)

    Fortinet’s Unified SASE provides consistent security controls and policies both for traditional campuses and the hybrid workforce.. Nirav Shah joins us to explain how Fortinet is positioned to do this: a foundational software developed for 20 years, a network of over 140 POPs, a security lab with over 1,000 researchers, continuous ZTNA verification proxies, and... Read more »

    • 49 min
    HN737: Greg Ferro: The Exit Interview

    HN737: Greg Ferro: The Exit Interview

    Greg Ferro, co-founder of Packet Pushers, is signing off. After years of frustrating health issues, he’s decided to fully step back from podcasting and industry analysis to take care of himself. After 14 years, today is his last appearance on Heavy Networking. In this parting episode, Greg shares his final dose of incisive insights and... Read more »

    • 1 hr 6 min
    HN736: Understanding VMware by Broadcom (Sponsored)

    HN736: Understanding VMware by Broadcom (Sponsored)

    Today on Heavy Networking, sponsored by Broadcom, we talk about VMware’s transition under Broadcom’s ownership. The acquisition has led to big changes that rolled out very quickly, including how VMware sells products and services – subscription only licensing, bundles of products, a hard stop on sales of existing licenses, overhaul of license issuance, and more.... Read more »

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

mister_potato_head ,

Future If Networking

I started to look at networking more with VMware NSX a few years ago. Initially I found it impossible to keep up but this podcast gives me a great understanding of current and future networking news. Keep it up Greg and Ethan!

Hairy51 ,

Worth investing in, great show

I have been listening to the Packet Pushers show for a while now and find it to be consistently excellent. A great way to keep on top of what is happening in the industry.

IcarusII ,

Education with chuckle muscle exercises

This is a great show for keeping up to date with what's happening in the world of IT. Explaining whats going on to make it sound simple only comes from a huge depth of knowledge - they wade through the White papers and marketing volumes of vendors so we don't have to - but all the links are there if we need to deep dive on the subject. A treasure trove for the curious and essential listening for those who need to know all about IT.
Education made to feel like recreation. Thanks to all those involved and long may it continue.

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