Herding Packets is a blog by Bob McCouch, CCIE #38296. With over 12 years experience designing, building, and operating networks, Bob passed the CCIE lab exam in February, 2013. During his career, Bob has worked for some of the largest companies in the world in both internal support and customer-facing roles supporting LAN/WAN, WLAN, and voice networks. Currently, Bob is a Principal Technologist at High Availability Storage Systems, where he works with mid-market customers ranging from a few dozen to several thousand ports on technologies and solutions including core routing/switching, security, wireless, and data center networking. His role at H.A. Storage consists of project implementations, pre-sales and infrastructure architecture work, technology evangelism, and customer and community engagement. Herding Packets provides a place for Bob to share his experiences, insights, and the little bit of madness that is required to be a top-notch networking professional.

Bob also occasionally contributes an article to the fantastic PacketPushers.net community blogs, and has appeared as a guest on several episodes of the PacketPushers Podcast. Bob also blogs at Network Computing.

In rare moments when he’s not working on a customer’s network, playing in the lab, or otherwise sitting at a keyboard Bob enjoys snowboarding and spending time with his incredible wife and two young children. Bob resides in southeastern Pennsylvania in the United States, about 40 miles west of Philadelphia.

You can connect with Bob on Twitter as @bobmccouch, as well as on LinkedIn. Bob is also sometimes on Freenode IRC channels including #cisco, #packetpushers, and #cciestudy. If you are interested in engaging Bob or one of his talented co-workers for network, storage, or virtualization design or engineering consultation, drop him a note through Twitter or LinkedIn or check out his employer, H.A. Storage Systems.

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