Networking Field Day 5

NFD5 Group Photo
L-R: Josh O'Brien, Colin McNamara, John Herbert, Brent Salisbury, Brandon Carroll, Stephen Foskett, Tom Hollingsworth, Peter Welcher, Terry Slattery, Greg Ferro, Claire Chaplais, Jon Langemak, Ethan Banks, Paul Stewart
Networking Field Day 5 March 6-8, 2013
Who: Networking
What: Field Day
When: Past
Where: Silicon Valley

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Presenting Sponsors

Presenting sponsors are selected by the Field Day organizing committee. For information on becoming a Field Day presenter, please see our page about presenting at Tech Field Day.

Delegate Panel

Delegates are selected by the Field Day Delegate community. For more information on our selection process, please see our page about becoming a Field Day Delegate.

Brandon Carroll


CCIE Instructor, Blogger, and Technology Enthusiast

Brent Salisbury


Brent Salisbury works as a Network Architect, CCIE #11972.

Colin McNamara


Colin McNamara is a seasoned professional with over 15 years experience with network and systems technologies.

Ethan Banks


Network architect, CCIE, podcaster & blogger.

Greg Ferro


Greg is a freelance Network Architect and Engineer, host of Packet Pushers Podcast and semi-professional writer.

John Herbert


John has worked in the networking industry for 14 years, and obtained his CCIE Routing & Switching in early 2001.

Jon Langemak


Jon Langemak is a Network Engineer, tech blogger, and dedicated tech enthusiast.

Josh O’Brien


Josh has worked in the industry for 14 years and is now serving as CTO in the Telemedicine sector.

Paul Stewart


Paul Stewart is a Network and Security Engineer, Trainer and Blogger who enjoys understanding how things really work.

Pete Welcher


Pete is a 15+ year CCIE who loves network design, and is currently avidly learning various datacenter technologies.

Terry Slattery
Terry Slattery, CCIE #1026, is a senior network engineer with decades of experience in the internetworking industry.

Tom Hollingsworth


Tom Hollingsworth, CCIE #29213, is a Senior Solutions Architect for a small VAR focusing primarily on K-12 education.

Presentation Calendar

Most presentations are streamed live on this page, at, and at some delegate and presenter web sites. After the event, the following pages contain video recordings of these presentations.

Wednesday, Mar 6 08:00-18:00 Cisco Presents at Networking Field Day 5
Thursday, Mar 7 08:00-10:00 SolarWinds Presents at Networking Field Day 5
Thursday, Mar 7 10:30-12:30 Ruckus Presents at Networking Field Day 5
Thursday, Mar 7 13:30-15:30 Brocade Presents at Networking Field Day 5
Thursday, Mar 7 16:00-18:00 Plexxi Presents at Networking Field Day 5
Friday, Mar 8 08:00-12:00 Juniper Presents at Networking Field Day 5

Event Staff

Benjamin Freedman


Claire Chaplais


Stephen Foskett


Links with Tag NFD5

  1. Secret Sunday – Mike Bushong
  2. Secret Sunday #2 – Schprokits
  3. The Principle of Same-Same in Physical Network Design
  4. YAML – Yet Another YAML Lover
  5. Software Defined, uh, Week From Unicornland?
  6. Network Function Abstraction Redux (Now with DevOps!) | Keeping It Classless
  7. NFD6 Vendor Preview: Plexxi
  8. Why Blog?
  9. Solarwinds – A Lot of Hot Air?
  10. Repairing My Cool Name Plate
  11. Configuring Ruckus ZoneDirector for Wireless Guest Access
  12. Solarwinds Thwack Ambassador for July 2013
  13. Ruckus AP7982 and ZD1100 – First Look
  14. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Revisited
  15. SolarWinds Portfolio Overview
  16. Ruckus on 802.11ac
  17. Talking Juniper EX9200 and QFX Switches at Interop
  18. Brocade’s Pragmatically Defined Network
  19. Brocade’s April 2013 Announcements
  20. Understanding Contrail Systems, Juniper’s SDN Acquisition
  21. SolarWinds at Network Field Day 5
  22. The Cisco ONE SDN Controller
  23. Juniper and the Removal of the Human Element
  24. Plexxi – Layer 1 SDN
  25. Affinity Networking Takes Center Stage
  26. Plexxi Switch
  27. My first Networking Field day
  28. Plexxi and the Case for Affinity
  29. Juniper to unveil programmable core switch for software-defined networking – Network World
  30. Brocade Defined Networking
  31. Causing A Network Ruckus
  32. Why I View Brocade as an SDN Leader
  33. SDN Dominates NFD#5
  34. SolarWinds at Network Field Day 5
  35. Plexxi Control
  36. Solarwinds – The Right Tool For A New Job
  37. March Madness: The Blog
  38. Cisco Borderless Idol
  39. Show 141 – The Pace of Change Is Picking Up
  40. Defining Cisco’s onePK
  41. Be The Steamroller Not The Road
  42. The Cisco WLAN Scape
  43. Cisco Data Center Duel
  44. Networking Field Day 5: SDN and Unicorn Blood
  45. Network Field Day 5: Cisco onePK
  46. Whiteboard: Software Defined Networking – The Real Story
  47. Network Field Day 5 – Disturbing Images
  48. Testing WLAN and Network Management Products
  49. Did You Say SDN?
  50. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Comments
  51. 15 Minutes, Puppet and a Screwdriver
  52. Decoding the New Infrastructure – NFD5 Redux
  53. Sci-fi Throwdown (Opinionated Bracket from Hell)
  54. Dancing on the strings of DevOps
  55. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Comments
  56. Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless
  57. Smart Optical Switching – Your Plexxible Friend
  58. Show 139 – Making Your Way Down The Path To Nirvana
  59. The Good and Bad of Wireless
  60. Networking Field Day 5
  61. Plexxi Session Streaming Live
  62. Extracting The Most Value From Network Vendor Presentations
  63. Cisco OnePK
  64. SolarWinds Presentation Streaming Live
  65. Ruckus Presentation Streaming Live
  66. Cisco Datacenter at Network Field Day 5 (evening session)
  67. NFD5 Live Stream
  68. Back in the Saddle with NFD5
  69. Cisco Borderless at Network Field Day Five
  70. Network Field Day #5 Streaming Link
  71. Come learn with me – Network Field Day 5
  72. Get Your Geek On (Live Streaming from NFD5)
  73. Networking Field Day 5 – Participate Remotely
  74. NFD5 At Cisco Today, Speed Dating, and Voting on Topics!
  75. Network Field Day Comes to Cisco
  76. Some Thoughts Prior to Network Field Day #5
  77. Basic Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  78. SDN: The Daylight Project
  79. Networking Field Day 5: Only A Few Days Away
  80. Why Would A Vendor Care About Network Field Day Events?
  81. Network Field Day 5 — Tweet Your Q’s
  82. Networking Field Day #5 – A Community Event
  83. Das Blinken Lichten · Networking Field Day 5!
  84. What is Networking Field Day 5 Anyway?
  85. Network Field Day 5
  86. Gestalt IT Tech Field Day with Terry on March 2013
  87. Gestalt IT Networking Field Day — What is it?

More Information

If you would like to sponsor or attend these events as a delegate, please contact Stephen Foskett, Gestalt IT Community Organizer, at [email protected] or call +1(508)451-9532.

This is a Past Networking Field Day in Silicon Valley