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. Ring Around the Datacenter With Airvine
  2. SD-IoT With VMware Nyansa
  3. Mist Is the New Edge
  4. Modernizing AirMagnet With NetAlly
  5. Thoughts From Networking Field Day 23
  6. Unified Security Theory With Fortinet
  7. Host Separation With Tempered
  8. Opening Up Remote Access With Opengear
  9. Powering Your People With Ventev
  10. Redefining Service Protection With VMware Service-Defined Firewall
  11. Bad Behavior Analysis With Juniper Networks
  12. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 5 Edition
  13. What Will HPE Do With Silver Peak? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 15, 2020
  14. Why Did VMware Buy Datrium? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 8, 2020
  15. Cisco SecureX Roundtable
  16. Cisco Intent-Based Networking Roundtable
  17. The New Branch With Riverbed SD-WAN
  18. A Tale of Scale in Three Parts With Broadcom
  19. Go Time With PathSolutions
  20. Insightful Fabric Management With Cisco Network Insights
  21. Defeating Configuration Drift With Gluware
  22. Rogue Device Detection Thanks to PathSolutions
  23. A Week of Unexpected Expectedness With Forward Networks
  24. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live US 2020
  25. Leaving Legacy Behind to Build Better Networks With DriveNets
  26. Pensando Places Programmability First
  27. Ensuring Code Quality With Arista
  28. Monitoring Application Performance From the Inside Out With Solarwinds AppOptics
  29. The Programmability Voyage With Barefoot Networks
  30. NGINX Meshes Well With Others
  31. Exorcising Network Ghosts With VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  32. A Measure of Automation With Juniper Networks
  33. Cloud Rich Updates in Zerto 8.0
  34. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director- Weaving a Tapestry of Green
  35. SD-WAN and Technical Debt
  36. Itential – The Network Glue You Need
  37. Moving Past the Edge With Aruba SD-Branch
  38. What Is Closed-Loop Automation?
  39. The Power of Communities – An Interview With David Penaloza Seijas
  40. Fast Friday – Networking Field Day 22 Thoughts
  41. Does SPB Mean “Secure Path Bridging”?
  42. Answers at Your Fingertips With Forward Networks
  43. Meraki Is Almost an Enterprise Solution
  44. Cisco Live Europe Reactions | Gestalt IT Rundown: January 29, 2020
  45. Priming Your Application Performance With Intel Application Device Queues
  46. Captivating Wireless Connectivity With Cisco OpenRoaming
  47. Testing the Whole System With NetAlly EtherScope nXG
  48. Really Late Company Christmas Shopping
  49. Assuring Your Service Level With Ixia IxProbe
  50. Over the Ramparts, Metageek Watched
  51. Stopping vMotion Roulette With Virtana
  52. Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus
  53. Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet
  54. The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto
  55. AI and Trivia
  56. The Name’s the Thing With Guardicore
  57. Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop
  58. Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth
  59. Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks
  60. Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches
  61. Malware Microsegmentation With Illumio
  62. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  63. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21
  64. Stopping Security Silos With Palo Alto Networks Cortex
  65. Bleeding the Dragon With WPA3 and Aruba – Gestalt IT
  66. 128 Technology – The Best Voice Routing Platform You’ve Never Heard Of
  67. Securing Your Enterprise With VIAVI Observer Apex
  68. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 4
  69. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  70. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  71. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  72. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  73. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  74. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  75. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  76. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  77. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  78. Intelligence in the Mist
  79. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  80. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  81. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  82. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  83. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  84. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  85. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  86. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  87. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  88. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  89. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  90. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  91. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  92. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  93. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  94. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  95. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  96. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  97. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  98. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  99. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  100. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  101. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  102. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  103. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  104. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  105. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  106. The Need for Security Field Day
  107. Presenting To The D-Suite
  108. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  109. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  110. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  111. A Matter of Perspective
  112. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  113. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  114. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  115. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  116. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  117. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  118. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  119. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  120. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  121. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  122. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  123. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  124. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  125. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  126. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  127. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  128. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  129. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  130. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  131. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  132. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  133. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  134. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  135. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  136. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  137. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  138. Don’t Build Big Data With Bad Data
  139. Short Take – The Present Future of the Net
  140. Extreme-ly Interesting Times In Networking
  141. Datanauts 077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
  142. Building Reliability
  143. Sorting Through SD-WAN
  144. Two Takes On ASIC Design
  145. Bringing 2017 To Everyone
  146. The Power of ONUG And What It Means To You
  147. OpenFlow Is Dead. Long Live OpenFlow.
  148. Nutanix and Plexxi – An Affinity to Converge
  149. Designer or Architect? It’s A Matter Of Choice
  150. Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?
  151. DevOps and the Infrastructure Dumpster Fire
  152. Ten Years of Cisco Live – Community Matters Most of All
  153. DockerCon Thoughts – Secure, Sufficient Applications
  154. Flash Needs a Highway
  155. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2
  156. How Networking Is Driving Systems Development
  157. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 1
  158. Intel and the Network Arms Race
  159. Wireless As We Know It Is Dead
  160. Don’t Touch My Mustache, Aruba!
  161. Drowning in the Data of Things
  162. Will Cisco Shine On?
  163. The Tortoise and the Austin Hare
  164. Critical Applications And the WAN
  165. A Voyage of Discover-E
  166. A Stack Full Of It
  167. ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services – Network Computing
  168. Join Tech Field Day at ONUG Fall 2015 in New York City
  169. Open Networking Needs to Be Interchangeable
  170. Tips For Presenting On Video
  171. This WAN Is Your WAN, This WAN Is My WAN
  172. Open Choices In Networking
  173. Hypermyopia In The World Of Networking
  174. NBase-ing Your Wireless Decisions
  175. VFD4 – The email
  176. Time For A Data Diet?
  177. A Bright And Happy 2015 Ahead
  178. Cisco Just Killed The CLI
  179. Riding the SD-WAN Wave
  180. HP Networking – Hitting The Right Notes
  181. Wires Are The Exception
  182. The Atomic Weight of Policy
  183. SDN Use Case: Content Filtering
  184. Why is Lync The Killer SDN Application?
  185. Do We Need To Redefine Open?
  186. Maybe MU-MIMO Matters
  187. 08 – Wireless Field Day 7 Kickoff « On The Fly Wi-Fi
  188. Cisco Live 2014 – Recap
  189. The SDNicorn
  190. Tom Hollingsworth Offers Snazzy Insight on the 2014 SDDC Symposium