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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, a HashiCorp Ambassador, and he holds a number of industry certifications from Microsoft, AWS, VMware, and Citrix.  He 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 On the Day Two Cloud podcast, Ned interviews cloud practitioners about the reality of operating cloud environments in the real world. Ned also hosts a mostly, daily podcast called The Daily Check-In featuring short 10 minute episodes about whatever tickles his fancy.

Ned authors courses for Pluralsight on cloudy topics like Terraform, AWS, and Microsoft Azure.  You can see his current list of courses on his author page.

Ned is available for freelance content creation 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.

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