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.

Events Attended

Event Staff

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