About Us

Packetsandflows.io started as simple plan to be a website for two professionals to post about various technoligies and topics that we work on daily.  Technologies and topics range from network engineering to virtualization with both individuals having a combined experience of over 30 years between them.  We are by no means an expert in every topic displayed here but we hope by showing individuals the basics, that networking, virtualization and more is can be easily understood and used to solve every day problems.  We encourage open dialog on the topics we post here because, although the technology is pretty straightforward, the implementation and use of these technologies vary widely and can be used for different scenarios.   Below are short introductions to the sites founders.  If you wish to contact them, please use their email addresses listed below.

Troy Perkins

Senior Network Engineer


My name is Troy Perkins and by day I am a Senior Network Engineer and by night, well, still play Network Engineer.  I have over sixteen years experience ranging from systems, storage, networking, security, telephony, and software-defined networking.  I have been in the Financial/Service Provider realm for the last three years and continue to grow my knowledge.  I have several certifications from vendors such as Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks.  I hope that my tutorials and posts help those who wish to learn more about various technologies that Network Engineers use every day!

Location_Detailed-3-128 Chicago, IL
contract-256 Cisco Certified Internet Professional
Cisco Certified Network Associate: Security
Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist: Service Provider
diploma-icon Masters Degree, Network Engineering & Security (DePaul University)
Bachelors Degree, Digital Communications (Columbus University)
Associates Degree, Business Information Systems (Ivy Tech Community College)
skills-icon Dynamic Routing Protocls (EIGRP/OSPF/BGP), Multiprotocol Label Switching, Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks, Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks, Virtual Router Forwarders, Unicast, Multicast, Data Center Interconnects (VxLAN/VPLS), Network Architecture, Network Engineering, Cisco Systems Technologies, Juniper Networks Technologies, Arista Networks Technologies, Firewalls, Service Provider Technologies, Software Defined Networking

Jason Wampler

Director, Information Technology


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Location_Detailed-3-128 Chicago, IL
diploma-icon Bachelors Degree, Business Administration with IT Focus (Colorado Technical University)
AAS, Computer Information Systems (Ivy Tech Community College)
Computer Information Systems (Indiana University Bloomington)