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Ned Bellavance

Ned BellavanceNed Bellavance is an IT professional and Founder of Ned in the Cloud LLC. Ned is a Microsoft Azure MVP for Azure Stack, and he holds a number of industry certifications from Microsoft, AWS, VMware, and Citrix.  He also has a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA with an Information Technology concentration.

Ned is passionate about new technology and is always trying to separate out the marketing fluff from the reality of the technical fine print. You can find his thoughts regarding the technical landscape on NedintheCloud.com. On the Day Two Cloud podcast, Ned interviews cloud practitioners about the reality of operating cloud environments in the real world. Ned also produces Buffer Overflow with cohost Chris Hayner, discussing weekly tech news an insightful and occasionally amusing manner.

In addition to his day job, Ned also authors courses for Pluralsight.  You can see his current list of courses on his author page.

Ned is also available for freelance writing work. You can contact him via ned -at- nedinthecloud – dot com or reach out via Twitter or LinkedIn for writing examples.

Ethan Banks

Ethan has a B.S. in Computer Science and spent over two decades as an IT practitioner. He’s supported verticals including government, education, healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing as an infrastructure specialist. He’s been a CNE, MCSE, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, and CCIE R&S #20655.

His major focus has been on large enterprise network design for campuses, data centers, and global WANs. He held roles as a team member, technical team lead, and group manager focused on engineering and architecture.

As the co-founder of Packet Pushers, Ethan focuses on integrating all parts of the IT stack together. He researches leading open source projects, hybrid cloud, HCI, distributed systems, infrastructure telemetry, data analysis, and software-defined everything.

One result of that research is “Computer Networking Problems And Solutions: An innovative approach to building resilient, modern networks,” a book co-authored by Ethan with Russ White. Visit Ethan’s author page on Ignition, the Packet Pushers premium membership site, to find even more.

Ethan also speaks at industry events and consults as his schedule permits. You might like his personal blog at ethancbanks.com. Find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.