Tom Hollingsworth

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Tom Hollingsworth, CCIE #29213, is an event lead for the Tech Field Day events series. He also writes about networking and related technolgies on his blog at With over 10 years of experience in the IT field, Tom has covered the breadth of technology from desktop deployment to data center installation. He brings his unique perspective to his writing both on his blog and at Network Computing. Tom can also be found prognosticating and commenting about technology from his Twitter account @networkingnerd.

Event Staff

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  1. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  2. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  3. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  4. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  5. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  6. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  7. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  8. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  9. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  10. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  11. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  12. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  13. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  14. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  15. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  16. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  17. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  18. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  19. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  20. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  21. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  22. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  23. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  24. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  25. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  26. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  27. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  28. The Need for Security Field Day
  29. Presenting To The D-Suite
  30. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  31. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  32. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  33. A Matter of Perspective
  34. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  35. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  36. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  37. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  38. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  39. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  40. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  41. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  42. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  43. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  44. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  45. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  46. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  47. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  48. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  49. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  50. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  51. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  52. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  53. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  54. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  55. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  56. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  57. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  58. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  59. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  60. Don’t Build Big Data With Bad Data
  61. Short Take – The Present Future of the Net
  62. Extreme-ly Interesting Times In Networking
  63. Datanauts 077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
  64. Building Reliability
  65. Sorting Through SD-WAN
  66. Two Takes On ASIC Design
  67. Bringing 2017 To Everyone
  68. The Power of ONUG And What It Means To You
  69. OpenFlow Is Dead. Long Live OpenFlow.
  70. Nutanix and Plexxi – An Affinity to Converge
  71. Designer or Architect? It’s A Matter Of Choice
  72. Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?
  73. DevOps and the Infrastructure Dumpster Fire
  74. Ten Years of Cisco Live – Community Matters Most of All
  75. DockerCon Thoughts – Secure, Sufficient Applications
  76. Flash Needs a Highway
  77. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2
  78. How Networking Is Driving Systems Development
  79. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 1
  80. Intel and the Network Arms Race
  81. Wireless As We Know It Is Dead
  82. Don’t Touch My Mustache, Aruba!
  83. Drowning in the Data of Things
  84. Will Cisco Shine On?
  85. The Tortoise and the Austin Hare
  86. Critical Applications And the WAN
  87. A Voyage of Discover-E
  88. A Stack Full Of It
  89. ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services – Network Computing
  90. Join Tech Field Day at ONUG Fall 2015 in New York City
  91. Open Networking Needs to Be Interchangeable
  92. Tips For Presenting On Video
  93. This WAN Is Your WAN, This WAN Is My WAN
  94. Open Choices In Networking
  95. Hypermyopia In The World Of Networking
  96. NBase-ing Your Wireless Decisions
  97. VFD4 – The email
  98. Time For A Data Diet?
  99. A Bright And Happy 2015 Ahead
  100. Cisco Just Killed The CLI
  101. Riding the SD-WAN Wave
  102. HP Networking – Hitting The Right Notes
  103. Wires Are The Exception
  104. The Atomic Weight of Policy
  105. SDN Use Case: Content Filtering
  106. Why is Lync The Killer SDN Application?
  107. Do We Need To Redefine Open?
  108. Maybe MU-MIMO Matters
  109. 08 – Wireless Field Day 7 Kickoff « On The Fly Wi-Fi
  110. Cisco Live 2014 – Recap
  111. The SDNicorn
  112. Tom Hollingsworth Offers Snazzy Insight on the 2014 SDDC Symposium
  113. Throw More Storage At It
  114. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  115. Dear Syslog, regarding NAT & #VFD3 Day 0
  116. The Slippery Slope of Social Sign-In
  117. 2014 – Introductions Are In Order
  118. Write Like The Wind
  119. SDN and Appeal of Abstraction
  120. Should Microsoft Buy Big Switch?
  121. Avaya and the Magic of SPB
  122. HP Networking and the Software Defined Store
  123. SDN 101 at ONUG Academy
  124. Cisco CMX – Marketing Magic? Or Big Brother?
  125. Your Data Center Isn’t Facebook And That’s Just Fine
  126. Know the Process, Not the Tool
  127. The Vision Of A ThousandEyes
  128. A Complicated World Without Wires
  129. SDDC Interview: Tech Field Day’s Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth
  130. Software Defined Data Center: Marketing or Meaty?
  131. Show 153 – Cisco Live 2013 Roundtable Discussion with Tech Field Day
  132. Cisco Live 2013 Wrap Up
  133. Tech Field Day 9
  134. Cisco Live 2013 Tweetup
  135. WhoIS Episode 004: Tom Hollingsworth
  136. Brocade’s Pragmatically Defined Network
  137. Juniper and the Removal of the Human Element
  138. Plexxi and the Case for Affinity
  139. Brocade Defined Networking
  140. Causing A Network Ruckus
  141. Solarwinds – The Right Tool For A New Job
  142. Cisco Borderless Idol
  143. Cisco Data Center Duel
  144. Show 139 – Making Your Way Down The Path To Nirvana
  145. Aerohive Is Switching Things Up
  146. Network Field Day 5
  147. Enterprise Networking’s 10 Ten to Watch List
  148. Juniper MX Series – Review
  149. BYOD vs MDM – Who Pays The Bill?
  150. Cisco To Buy Meraki?
  151. Juniper – Land of Unicorns and Broccoli
  152. Cisco – Borderless Speed Dating
  153. 99 Problems But A Switch Ain’t One
  154. Brocade – Packet Spraying and SDN Integrating
  155. Spirent – Bringing The Tests To You
  156. Opengear – A Box Full Of Awesome
  157. Statseeker – Information Is Ammunition
  158. When Demos Attack
  159. Network Field Day 4
  160. Reality As A Service