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. A Tale of Scale in Three Parts With Broadcom
  2. Go Time With PathSolutions
  3. Insightful Fabric Management With Cisco Network Insights
  4. Defeating Configuration Drift With Gluware
  5. Rogue Device Detection Thanks to PathSolutions
  6. A Week of Unexpected Expectedness With Forward Networks
  7. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live US 2020
  8. Leaving Legacy Behind to Build Better Networks With DriveNets
  9. Pensando Places Programmability First
  10. Ensuring Code Quality With Arista
  11. Monitoring Application Performance From the Inside Out With Solarwinds AppOptics
  12. The Programmability Voyage With Barefoot Networks
  13. NGINX Meshes Well With Others
  14. Exorcising Network Ghosts With VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  15. A Measure of Automation With Juniper Networks
  16. Cloud Rich Updates in Zerto 8.0
  17. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director- Weaving a Tapestry of Green
  18. SD-WAN and Technical Debt
  19. Itential – The Network Glue You Need
  20. Moving Past the Edge With Aruba SD-Branch
  21. What Is Closed-Loop Automation?
  22. The Power of Communities – An Interview With David Penaloza Seijas
  23. Fast Friday – Networking Field Day 22 Thoughts
  24. Does SPB Mean “Secure Path Bridging”?
  25. Answers at Your Fingertips With Forward Networks
  26. Meraki Is Almost an Enterprise Solution
  27. Cisco Live Europe Reactions | Gestalt IT Rundown: January 29, 2020
  28. Priming Your Application Performance With Intel Application Device Queues
  29. Captivating Wireless Connectivity With Cisco OpenRoaming
  30. Testing the Whole System With NetAlly EtherScope nXG
  31. Really Late Company Christmas Shopping
  32. Assuring Your Service Level With Ixia IxProbe
  33. Over the Ramparts, Metageek Watched
  34. Stopping vMotion Roulette With Virtana
  35. Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus
  36. Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet
  37. The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto
  38. AI and Trivia
  39. The Name’s the Thing With Guardicore
  40. Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop
  41. Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth
  42. Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks
  43. Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches
  44. Malware Microsegmentation With Illumio
  45. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  46. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21
  47. Stopping Security Silos With Palo Alto Networks Cortex
  48. Bleeding the Dragon With WPA3 and Aruba – Gestalt IT
  49. 128 Technology – The Best Voice Routing Platform You’ve Never Heard Of
  50. Securing Your Enterprise With VIAVI Observer Apex
  51. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 4
  52. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  53. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  54. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  55. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  56. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  57. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  58. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  59. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  60. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  61. Intelligence in the Mist
  62. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  63. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  64. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  65. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  66. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  67. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  68. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  69. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  70. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  71. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  72. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  73. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  74. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  75. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  76. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  77. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  78. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  79. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  80. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  81. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  82. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  83. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  84. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  85. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  86. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  87. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  88. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  89. The Need for Security Field Day
  90. Presenting To The D-Suite
  91. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  92. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  93. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  94. A Matter of Perspective
  95. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  96. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  97. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  98. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  99. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  100. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  101. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  102. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  103. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  104. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  105. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  106. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  107. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  108. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  109. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  110. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  111. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  112. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  113. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  114. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  115. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  116. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  117. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  118. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  119. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  120. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  121. Don’t Build Big Data With Bad Data
  122. Short Take – The Present Future of the Net
  123. Extreme-ly Interesting Times In Networking
  124. Datanauts 077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
  125. Building Reliability
  126. Sorting Through SD-WAN
  127. Two Takes On ASIC Design
  128. Bringing 2017 To Everyone
  129. The Power of ONUG And What It Means To You
  130. OpenFlow Is Dead. Long Live OpenFlow.
  131. Nutanix and Plexxi – An Affinity to Converge
  132. Designer or Architect? It’s A Matter Of Choice
  133. Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?
  134. DevOps and the Infrastructure Dumpster Fire
  135. Ten Years of Cisco Live – Community Matters Most of All
  136. DockerCon Thoughts – Secure, Sufficient Applications
  137. Flash Needs a Highway
  138. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2
  139. How Networking Is Driving Systems Development
  140. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 1
  141. Intel and the Network Arms Race
  142. Wireless As We Know It Is Dead
  143. Don’t Touch My Mustache, Aruba!
  144. Drowning in the Data of Things
  145. Will Cisco Shine On?
  146. The Tortoise and the Austin Hare
  147. Critical Applications And the WAN
  148. A Voyage of Discover-E
  149. A Stack Full Of It
  150. ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services – Network Computing
  151. Join Tech Field Day at ONUG Fall 2015 in New York City
  152. Open Networking Needs to Be Interchangeable
  153. Tips For Presenting On Video
  154. This WAN Is Your WAN, This WAN Is My WAN
  155. Open Choices In Networking
  156. Hypermyopia In The World Of Networking
  157. NBase-ing Your Wireless Decisions
  158. VFD4 – The email
  159. Time For A Data Diet?
  160. A Bright And Happy 2015 Ahead
  161. Cisco Just Killed The CLI
  162. Riding the SD-WAN Wave
  163. HP Networking – Hitting The Right Notes
  164. Wires Are The Exception
  165. The Atomic Weight of Policy
  166. SDN Use Case: Content Filtering
  167. Why is Lync The Killer SDN Application?
  168. Do We Need To Redefine Open?
  169. Maybe MU-MIMO Matters
  170. 08 – Wireless Field Day 7 Kickoff « On The Fly Wi-Fi
  171. Cisco Live 2014 – Recap
  172. The SDNicorn
  173. Tom Hollingsworth Offers Snazzy Insight on the 2014 SDDC Symposium
  174. Throw More Storage At It
  175. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  176. Dear Syslog, regarding NAT & #VFD3 Day 0
  177. The Slippery Slope of Social Sign-In
  178. 2014 – Introductions Are In Order
  179. Write Like The Wind
  180. SDN and Appeal of Abstraction
  181. Should Microsoft Buy Big Switch?
  182. Avaya and the Magic of SPB
  183. HP Networking and the Software Defined Store
  184. SDN 101 at ONUG Academy
  185. Cisco CMX – Marketing Magic? Or Big Brother?
  186. Your Data Center Isn’t Facebook And That’s Just Fine
  187. Know the Process, Not the Tool
  188. The Vision Of A ThousandEyes
  189. A Complicated World Without Wires
  190. SDDC Interview: Tech Field Day’s Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth
  191. Software Defined Data Center: Marketing or Meaty?
  192. Show 153 – Cisco Live 2013 Roundtable Discussion with Tech Field Day
  193. Cisco Live 2013 Wrap Up
  194. Tech Field Day 9
  195. Cisco Live 2013 Tweetup
  196. WhoIS Episode 004: Tom Hollingsworth
  197. Brocade’s Pragmatically Defined Network
  198. Juniper and the Removal of the Human Element
  199. Plexxi and the Case for Affinity
  200. Brocade Defined Networking