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 18 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.

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  1. Even More to Explore With Networking Field Day 29!
  2. The Puzzle of Peering With Kentik
  3. Networking Field Day: Service Provider 2 Is Here!
  4. Friday Mobility Field Day Thoughts
  5. On the Go With Mobility Field Day 7!
  6. Creating a Consistent User Experience Across the Network
  7. The Silver Lining of Cisco Live
  8. Friday Thoughts Pre-Cisco Live
  9. Tech Field Day Extra Is Live With Cisco!
  10. Consistency Across the Board With Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN
  11. Quality to Be Named Later
  12. Friday Thoughts on the Full Stack
  13. Networking Field Day 28 Is Here!
  14. A Modest Proposal for Cisco Interface Naming
  15. Securing 2022 With Security Field Day 7!
  16. Join Tech Field Day and Cisco for an Exclusive!
  17. The Network Does Too Much
  18. A New Year of Networking at Networking Field Day 27!
  19. Threat Hunting for Exploits With Cisco
  20. A Service Provider Network Is Not Your Enterprise Network
  21. Get Ready for Networking Field Day: Service Provider!
  22. Securing 5G and IoT With Betacom
  23. Solving the Multi-Cloud Puzzle With Prosimo
  24. Tending Your Security Garden With Swimlane
  25. Is the M1 MacBook Pro Wi-Fi Really Slower?
  26. Fast Friday Thoughts From Security Field Day
  27. Focusing on a Secure Future at Security Field Day 6
  28. ZPE Systems Unifies the Remote Office
  29. Arrcus and the Vision for Application Acceleration
  30. All the Networking You Crave at Networking Field Day 26!
  31. Sharpening the Edge With Aruba
  32. Racing to the Future With NGINX Sprint
  33. The Future of Cloud Is Now With Cisco and Tech Field Day
  34. Start Your Engines for Networking Field Day – Service Provider
  35. Experience at the Edge With Mobility Field Day!
  36. Bringing Network Automation Home With Anuta Networks ATOM
  37. The Fork in the Network to Code Road With Nautobot
  38. Presenters React to Networking Field Day
  39. Networking Isn’t Just a Tool
  40. Even More Networking Field Day Headed Your Way May 12-14, 2021!
  41. Scality Announces ARTESCA | Gestalt IT Rundown: April 28, 2021
  42. Nailing Down Home Networking Issues With NetBeez
  43. Presenters React to Security Field Day
  44. Tune in for Tech Field Day Exclusive at Cisco Live Global 2021
  45. Session-Aware AI-Driven Networking With Juniper Networks
  46. Cisco Live Global 2021 Keynote Liveblog
  47. Presenters React to the Cloud Field Day Experience
  48. What Do the Delegates Think About Networking Field Day?
  49. Security Field Day Is Back March 23-25, 2021
  50. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live Global 2021 – Anniversary
  51. Unifying SD-WAN and Edge With Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series
  52. Translating Your Network With Cisco Crosswork Network Controller
  53. Riverbed Wants You to Stop Being the Network Superhero
  54. Operationalizing Zero Trust Security With Illumio
  55. Cisco Tetration Helps Keep Security From Getting Left Behind
  56. Troubleshooting in an Isolated World With PathSolutions
  57. Keeping SLAs Honest With Broadcom
  58. Taking a Network Mulligan With Apstra
  59. Educating Teachers About Wireless With Metageek Rampart
  60. Top-Notch Troubleshooting With Arista and Cloudvision-As-A-Service
  61. Wide Area AI Networking With Juniper
  62. Gestalt IT Rundown: December 16, 2020
  63. Tomversations: Episode 11 – Data Processing Units (DPUs)
  64. Ending Wireless Eavesdropping With Wi-Fi Enhanced Open and Cisco
  65. The Value of Synthetic Testing With Catchpoint
  66. Challenging the Status Quo With CBRS and Celona
  67. Telemetry Troubles Solved With Intel Ingenuity
  68. Nothing but the Truths With IP Fabric
  69. The Truth Will Set You Free With NetBox
  70. Ring Around the Datacenter With Airvine
  71. SD-IoT With VMware Nyansa
  72. Mist Is the New Edge
  73. Modernizing AirMagnet With NetAlly
  74. Thoughts From Networking Field Day 23
  75. Unified Security Theory With Fortinet
  76. Host Separation With Tempered
  77. Opening Up Remote Access With Opengear
  78. Powering Your People With Ventev
  79. Redefining Service Protection With VMware Service-Defined Firewall
  80. Bad Behavior Analysis With Juniper Networks
  81. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 5 Edition
  82. What Will HPE Do With Silver Peak? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 15, 2020
  83. Why Did VMware Buy Datrium? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 8, 2020
  84. Cisco SecureX Roundtable
  85. Cisco Intent-Based Networking Roundtable
  86. The New Branch With Riverbed SD-WAN
  87. A Tale of Scale in Three Parts With Broadcom
  88. Go Time With PathSolutions
  89. Insightful Fabric Management With Cisco Network Insights
  90. Defeating Configuration Drift With Gluware
  91. Rogue Device Detection Thanks to PathSolutions
  92. A Week of Unexpected Expectedness With Forward Networks
  93. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live US 2020
  94. Leaving Legacy Behind to Build Better Networks With DriveNets
  95. Pensando Places Programmability First
  96. Ensuring Code Quality With Arista
  97. Monitoring Application Performance From the Inside Out With Solarwinds AppOptics
  98. The Programmability Voyage With Barefoot Networks
  99. NGINX Meshes Well With Others
  100. Exorcising Network Ghosts With VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  101. A Measure of Automation With Juniper Networks
  102. Cloud Rich Updates in Zerto 8.0
  103. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director- Weaving a Tapestry of Green
  104. SD-WAN and Technical Debt
  105. Itential – The Network Glue You Need
  106. Moving Past the Edge With Aruba SD-Branch
  107. What Is Closed-Loop Automation?
  108. The Power of Communities – An Interview With David Penaloza Seijas
  109. Fast Friday – Networking Field Day 22 Thoughts
  110. Does SPB Mean “Secure Path Bridging”?
  111. Answers at Your Fingertips With Forward Networks
  112. Meraki Is Almost an Enterprise Solution
  113. Cisco Live Europe Reactions | Gestalt IT Rundown: January 29, 2020
  114. Priming Your Application Performance With Intel Application Device Queues
  115. Captivating Wireless Connectivity With Cisco OpenRoaming
  116. Testing the Whole System With NetAlly EtherScope nXG
  117. Really Late Company Christmas Shopping
  118. Assuring Your Service Level With Ixia IxProbe
  119. Over the Ramparts, Metageek Watched
  120. Stopping vMotion Roulette With Virtana
  121. Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus
  122. Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet
  123. The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto
  124. AI and Trivia
  125. The Name’s the Thing With Guardicore
  126. Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop
  127. Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth
  128. Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks
  129. Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches
  130. Malware Microsegmentation With Illumio
  131. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  132. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21
  133. Stopping Security Silos With Palo Alto Networks Cortex
  134. Bleeding the Dragon With WPA3 and Aruba – Gestalt IT
  135. 128 Technology – The Best Voice Routing Platform You’ve Never Heard Of
  136. Securing Your Enterprise With VIAVI Observer Apex
  137. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 4
  138. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  139. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  140. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  141. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  142. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  143. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  144. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  145. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  146. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  147. Intelligence in the Mist
  148. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  149. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  150. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  151. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  152. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  153. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  154. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  155. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  156. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  157. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  158. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  159. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  160. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  161. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  162. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  163. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  164. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  165. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  166. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  167. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  168. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE