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. Unified Security Theory With Fortinet
  2. Host Separation With Tempered
  3. Opening Up Remote Access With Opengear
  4. Powering Your People With Ventev
  5. Redefining Service Protection With VMware Service-Defined Firewall
  6. Bad Behavior Analysis With Juniper Networks
  7. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 5 Edition
  8. What Will HPE Do With Silver Peak? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 15, 2020
  9. Why Did VMware Buy Datrium? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 8, 2020
  10. Cisco SecureX Roundtable
  11. Cisco Intent-Based Networking Roundtable
  12. The New Branch With Riverbed SD-WAN
  13. A Tale of Scale in Three Parts With Broadcom
  14. Go Time With PathSolutions
  15. Insightful Fabric Management With Cisco Network Insights
  16. Defeating Configuration Drift With Gluware
  17. Rogue Device Detection Thanks to PathSolutions
  18. A Week of Unexpected Expectedness With Forward Networks
  19. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live US 2020
  20. Leaving Legacy Behind to Build Better Networks With DriveNets
  21. Pensando Places Programmability First
  22. Ensuring Code Quality With Arista
  23. Monitoring Application Performance From the Inside Out With Solarwinds AppOptics
  24. The Programmability Voyage With Barefoot Networks
  25. NGINX Meshes Well With Others
  26. Exorcising Network Ghosts With VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  27. A Measure of Automation With Juniper Networks
  28. Cloud Rich Updates in Zerto 8.0
  29. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director- Weaving a Tapestry of Green
  30. SD-WAN and Technical Debt
  31. Itential – The Network Glue You Need
  32. Moving Past the Edge With Aruba SD-Branch
  33. What Is Closed-Loop Automation?
  34. The Power of Communities – An Interview With David Penaloza Seijas
  35. Fast Friday – Networking Field Day 22 Thoughts
  36. Does SPB Mean “Secure Path Bridging”?
  37. Answers at Your Fingertips With Forward Networks
  38. Meraki Is Almost an Enterprise Solution
  39. Cisco Live Europe Reactions | Gestalt IT Rundown: January 29, 2020
  40. Priming Your Application Performance With Intel Application Device Queues
  41. Captivating Wireless Connectivity With Cisco OpenRoaming
  42. Testing the Whole System With NetAlly EtherScope nXG
  43. Really Late Company Christmas Shopping
  44. Assuring Your Service Level With Ixia IxProbe
  45. Over the Ramparts, Metageek Watched
  46. Stopping vMotion Roulette With Virtana
  47. Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus
  48. Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet
  49. The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto
  50. AI and Trivia
  51. The Name’s the Thing With Guardicore
  52. Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop
  53. Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth
  54. Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks
  55. Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches
  56. Malware Microsegmentation With Illumio
  57. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  58. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21
  59. Stopping Security Silos With Palo Alto Networks Cortex
  60. Bleeding the Dragon With WPA3 and Aruba – Gestalt IT
  61. 128 Technology – The Best Voice Routing Platform You’ve Never Heard Of
  62. Securing Your Enterprise With VIAVI Observer Apex
  63. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 4
  64. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  65. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  66. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  67. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  68. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  69. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  70. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  71. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  72. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  73. Intelligence in the Mist
  74. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  75. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  76. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  77. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  78. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  79. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  80. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  81. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  82. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  83. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  84. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  85. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  86. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  87. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  88. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  89. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  90. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  91. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  92. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  93. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  94. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  95. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  96. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  97. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  98. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  99. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  100. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  101. The Need for Security Field Day
  102. Presenting To The D-Suite
  103. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  104. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  105. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  106. A Matter of Perspective
  107. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  108. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  109. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  110. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  111. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  112. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  113. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  114. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  115. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  116. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  117. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  118. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  119. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  120. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  121. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  122. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  123. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  124. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  125. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  126. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  127. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  128. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  129. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  130. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  131. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  132. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  133. Don’t Build Big Data With Bad Data
  134. Short Take – The Present Future of the Net
  135. Extreme-ly Interesting Times In Networking
  136. Datanauts 077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
  137. Building Reliability
  138. Sorting Through SD-WAN
  139. Two Takes On ASIC Design
  140. Bringing 2017 To Everyone
  141. The Power of ONUG And What It Means To You
  142. OpenFlow Is Dead. Long Live OpenFlow.
  143. Nutanix and Plexxi – An Affinity to Converge
  144. Designer or Architect? It’s A Matter Of Choice
  145. Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?
  146. DevOps and the Infrastructure Dumpster Fire
  147. Ten Years of Cisco Live – Community Matters Most of All
  148. DockerCon Thoughts – Secure, Sufficient Applications
  149. Flash Needs a Highway
  150. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2
  151. How Networking Is Driving Systems Development
  152. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 1
  153. Intel and the Network Arms Race
  154. Wireless As We Know It Is Dead
  155. Don’t Touch My Mustache, Aruba!
  156. Drowning in the Data of Things
  157. Will Cisco Shine On?
  158. The Tortoise and the Austin Hare
  159. Critical Applications And the WAN
  160. A Voyage of Discover-E
  161. A Stack Full Of It
  162. ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services – Network Computing
  163. Join Tech Field Day at ONUG Fall 2015 in New York City
  164. Open Networking Needs to Be Interchangeable
  165. Tips For Presenting On Video
  166. This WAN Is Your WAN, This WAN Is My WAN
  167. Open Choices In Networking
  168. Hypermyopia In The World Of Networking
  169. NBase-ing Your Wireless Decisions
  170. VFD4 – The email
  171. Time For A Data Diet?
  172. A Bright And Happy 2015 Ahead
  173. Cisco Just Killed The CLI
  174. Riding the SD-WAN Wave
  175. HP Networking – Hitting The Right Notes
  176. Wires Are The Exception
  177. The Atomic Weight of Policy
  178. SDN Use Case: Content Filtering
  179. Why is Lync The Killer SDN Application?
  180. Do We Need To Redefine Open?
  181. Maybe MU-MIMO Matters
  182. 08 – Wireless Field Day 7 Kickoff « On The Fly Wi-Fi
  183. Cisco Live 2014 – Recap
  184. The SDNicorn
  185. Tom Hollingsworth Offers Snazzy Insight on the 2014 SDDC Symposium
  186. Throw More Storage At It
  187. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  188. Dear Syslog, regarding NAT & #VFD3 Day 0
  189. The Slippery Slope of Social Sign-In
  190. 2014 – Introductions Are In Order
  191. Write Like The Wind