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. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  2. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  3. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  4. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  5. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  6. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  7. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  8. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  9. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  10. Intelligence in the Mist
  11. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  12. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  13. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  14. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  15. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  16. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  17. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  18. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  19. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  20. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  21. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  22. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  23. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  24. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  25. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  26. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  27. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  28. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  29. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  30. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  31. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  32. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  33. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  34. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  35. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  36. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  37. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  38. The Need for Security Field Day
  39. Presenting To The D-Suite
  40. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  41. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  42. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  43. A Matter of Perspective
  44. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  45. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  46. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  47. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  48. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  49. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  50. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  51. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  52. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  53. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  54. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  55. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  56. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  57. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  58. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  59. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  60. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  61. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  62. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  63. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  64. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  65. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  66. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  67. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  68. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  69. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  70. Don’t Build Big Data With Bad Data
  71. Short Take – The Present Future of the Net
  72. Extreme-ly Interesting Times In Networking
  73. Datanauts 077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
  74. Building Reliability
  75. Sorting Through SD-WAN
  76. Two Takes On ASIC Design
  77. Bringing 2017 To Everyone
  78. The Power of ONUG And What It Means To You
  79. OpenFlow Is Dead. Long Live OpenFlow.
  80. Nutanix and Plexxi – An Affinity to Converge
  81. Designer or Architect? It’s A Matter Of Choice
  82. Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?
  83. DevOps and the Infrastructure Dumpster Fire
  84. Ten Years of Cisco Live – Community Matters Most of All
  85. DockerCon Thoughts – Secure, Sufficient Applications
  86. Flash Needs a Highway
  87. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2
  88. How Networking Is Driving Systems Development
  89. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 1
  90. Intel and the Network Arms Race
  91. Wireless As We Know It Is Dead
  92. Don’t Touch My Mustache, Aruba!
  93. Drowning in the Data of Things
  94. Will Cisco Shine On?
  95. The Tortoise and the Austin Hare
  96. Critical Applications And the WAN
  97. A Voyage of Discover-E
  98. A Stack Full Of It
  99. ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services – Network Computing
  100. Join Tech Field Day at ONUG Fall 2015 in New York City
  101. Open Networking Needs to Be Interchangeable
  102. Tips For Presenting On Video
  103. This WAN Is Your WAN, This WAN Is My WAN
  104. Open Choices In Networking
  105. Hypermyopia In The World Of Networking
  106. NBase-ing Your Wireless Decisions
  107. VFD4 – The email
  108. Time For A Data Diet?
  109. A Bright And Happy 2015 Ahead
  110. Cisco Just Killed The CLI
  111. Riding the SD-WAN Wave
  112. HP Networking – Hitting The Right Notes
  113. Wires Are The Exception
  114. The Atomic Weight of Policy
  115. SDN Use Case: Content Filtering
  116. Why is Lync The Killer SDN Application?
  117. Do We Need To Redefine Open?
  118. Maybe MU-MIMO Matters
  119. 08 – Wireless Field Day 7 Kickoff « On The Fly Wi-Fi
  120. Cisco Live 2014 – Recap
  121. The SDNicorn
  122. Tom Hollingsworth Offers Snazzy Insight on the 2014 SDDC Symposium
  123. Throw More Storage At It
  124. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  125. Dear Syslog, regarding NAT & #VFD3 Day 0
  126. The Slippery Slope of Social Sign-In
  127. 2014 – Introductions Are In Order
  128. Write Like The Wind
  129. SDN and Appeal of Abstraction
  130. Should Microsoft Buy Big Switch?
  131. Avaya and the Magic of SPB
  132. HP Networking and the Software Defined Store
  133. SDN 101 at ONUG Academy
  134. Cisco CMX – Marketing Magic? Or Big Brother?
  135. Your Data Center Isn’t Facebook And That’s Just Fine
  136. Know the Process, Not the Tool
  137. The Vision Of A ThousandEyes
  138. A Complicated World Without Wires
  139. SDDC Interview: Tech Field Day’s Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth
  140. Software Defined Data Center: Marketing or Meaty?
  141. Show 153 – Cisco Live 2013 Roundtable Discussion with Tech Field Day
  142. Cisco Live 2013 Wrap Up
  143. Tech Field Day 9
  144. Cisco Live 2013 Tweetup
  145. WhoIS Episode 004: Tom Hollingsworth
  146. Brocade’s Pragmatically Defined Network
  147. Juniper and the Removal of the Human Element
  148. Plexxi and the Case for Affinity
  149. Brocade Defined Networking
  150. Causing A Network Ruckus
  151. Solarwinds – The Right Tool For A New Job
  152. Cisco Borderless Idol
  153. Cisco Data Center Duel
  154. Show 139 – Making Your Way Down The Path To Nirvana
  155. Aerohive Is Switching Things Up
  156. Network Field Day 5
  157. Enterprise Networking’s 10 Ten to Watch List
  158. Juniper MX Series – Review
  159. BYOD vs MDM – Who Pays The Bill?
  160. Cisco To Buy Meraki?
  161. Juniper – Land of Unicorns and Broccoli
  162. Cisco – Borderless Speed Dating
  163. 99 Problems But A Switch Ain’t One
  164. Brocade – Packet Spraying and SDN Integrating
  165. Spirent – Bringing The Tests To You
  166. Opengear – A Box Full Of Awesome
  167. Statseeker – Information Is Ammunition
  168. When Demos Attack
  169. Network Field Day 4
  170. Reality As A Service