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. Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus
  2. Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet
  3. The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto
  4. AI and Trivia
  5. The Name’s the Thing With Guardicore
  6. Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop
  7. Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth
  8. Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks
  9. Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches
  10. Malware Microsegmentation With Illumio
  11. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  12. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21
  13. Stopping Security Silos With Palo Alto Networks Cortex
  14. Bleeding the Dragon With WPA3 and Aruba – Gestalt IT
  15. 128 Technology – The Best Voice Routing Platform You’ve Never Heard Of
  16. Securing Your Enterprise With VIAVI Observer Apex
  17. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 4
  18. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  19. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  20. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  21. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  22. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  23. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  24. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  25. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  26. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  27. Intelligence in the Mist
  28. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  29. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  30. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  31. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  32. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  33. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  34. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  35. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  36. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  37. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  38. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  39. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  40. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  41. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  42. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  43. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  44. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  45. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  46. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  47. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  48. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  49. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  50. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  51. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  52. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  53. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  54. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  55. The Need for Security Field Day
  56. Presenting To The D-Suite
  57. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  58. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  59. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  60. A Matter of Perspective
  61. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  62. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  63. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  64. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  65. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  66. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  67. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  68. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  69. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  70. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  71. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  72. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  73. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  74. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  75. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  76. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  77. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  78. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  79. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  80. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  81. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  82. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  83. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  84. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  85. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  86. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  87. Don’t Build Big Data With Bad Data
  88. Short Take – The Present Future of the Net
  89. Extreme-ly Interesting Times In Networking
  90. Datanauts 077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
  91. Building Reliability
  92. Sorting Through SD-WAN
  93. Two Takes On ASIC Design
  94. Bringing 2017 To Everyone
  95. The Power of ONUG And What It Means To You
  96. OpenFlow Is Dead. Long Live OpenFlow.
  97. Nutanix and Plexxi – An Affinity to Converge
  98. Designer or Architect? It’s A Matter Of Choice
  99. Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?
  100. DevOps and the Infrastructure Dumpster Fire
  101. Ten Years of Cisco Live – Community Matters Most of All
  102. DockerCon Thoughts – Secure, Sufficient Applications
  103. Flash Needs a Highway
  104. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2
  105. How Networking Is Driving Systems Development
  106. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 1
  107. Intel and the Network Arms Race
  108. Wireless As We Know It Is Dead
  109. Don’t Touch My Mustache, Aruba!
  110. Drowning in the Data of Things
  111. Will Cisco Shine On?
  112. The Tortoise and the Austin Hare
  113. Critical Applications And the WAN
  114. A Voyage of Discover-E
  115. A Stack Full Of It
  116. ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services – Network Computing
  117. Join Tech Field Day at ONUG Fall 2015 in New York City
  118. Open Networking Needs to Be Interchangeable
  119. Tips For Presenting On Video
  120. This WAN Is Your WAN, This WAN Is My WAN
  121. Open Choices In Networking
  122. Hypermyopia In The World Of Networking
  123. NBase-ing Your Wireless Decisions
  124. VFD4 – The email
  125. Time For A Data Diet?
  126. A Bright And Happy 2015 Ahead
  127. Cisco Just Killed The CLI
  128. Riding the SD-WAN Wave
  129. HP Networking – Hitting The Right Notes
  130. Wires Are The Exception
  131. The Atomic Weight of Policy
  132. SDN Use Case: Content Filtering
  133. Why is Lync The Killer SDN Application?
  134. Do We Need To Redefine Open?
  135. Maybe MU-MIMO Matters
  136. 08 – Wireless Field Day 7 Kickoff « On The Fly Wi-Fi
  137. Cisco Live 2014 – Recap
  138. The SDNicorn
  139. Tom Hollingsworth Offers Snazzy Insight on the 2014 SDDC Symposium
  140. Throw More Storage At It
  141. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  142. Dear Syslog, regarding NAT & #VFD3 Day 0
  143. The Slippery Slope of Social Sign-In
  144. 2014 – Introductions Are In Order
  145. Write Like The Wind
  146. SDN and Appeal of Abstraction
  147. Should Microsoft Buy Big Switch?
  148. Avaya and the Magic of SPB
  149. HP Networking and the Software Defined Store
  150. SDN 101 at ONUG Academy
  151. Cisco CMX – Marketing Magic? Or Big Brother?
  152. Your Data Center Isn’t Facebook And That’s Just Fine
  153. Know the Process, Not the Tool
  154. The Vision Of A ThousandEyes
  155. A Complicated World Without Wires
  156. SDDC Interview: Tech Field Day’s Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth
  157. Software Defined Data Center: Marketing or Meaty?
  158. Show 153 – Cisco Live 2013 Roundtable Discussion with Tech Field Day
  159. Cisco Live 2013 Wrap Up
  160. Tech Field Day 9
  161. Cisco Live 2013 Tweetup
  162. WhoIS Episode 004: Tom Hollingsworth
  163. Brocade’s Pragmatically Defined Network
  164. Juniper and the Removal of the Human Element
  165. Plexxi and the Case for Affinity
  166. Brocade Defined Networking
  167. Causing A Network Ruckus
  168. Solarwinds – The Right Tool For A New Job
  169. Cisco Borderless Idol
  170. Cisco Data Center Duel
  171. Show 139 – Making Your Way Down The Path To Nirvana
  172. Aerohive Is Switching Things Up
  173. Network Field Day 5
  174. Enterprise Networking’s 10 Ten to Watch List
  175. Juniper MX Series – Review
  176. BYOD vs MDM – Who Pays The Bill?
  177. Cisco To Buy Meraki?
  178. Juniper – Land of Unicorns and Broccoli
  179. Cisco – Borderless Speed Dating
  180. 99 Problems But A Switch Ain’t One
  181. Brocade – Packet Spraying and SDN Integrating
  182. Spirent – Bringing The Tests To You
  183. Opengear – A Box Full Of Awesome
  184. Statseeker – Information Is Ammunition
  185. When Demos Attack
  186. Network Field Day 4
  187. Reality As A Service