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