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. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  2. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  3. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  4. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  5. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  6. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  7. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  8. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  9. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  10. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  11. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  12. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  13. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  14. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  15. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  16. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  17. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  18. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  19. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  20. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  21. The Need for Security Field Day
  22. Presenting To The D-Suite
  23. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  24. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  25. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  26. A Matter of Perspective
  27. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  28. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  29. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  30. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  31. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  32. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  33. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  34. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  35. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  36. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  37. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  38. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  39. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  40. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  41. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  42. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  43. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  44. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  45. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  46. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  47. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  48. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  49. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  50. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  51. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  52. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  53. Don’t Build Big Data With Bad Data
  54. Short Take – The Present Future of the Net
  55. Extreme-ly Interesting Times In Networking
  56. Datanauts 077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
  57. Building Reliability
  58. Sorting Through SD-WAN
  59. Two Takes On ASIC Design
  60. Bringing 2017 To Everyone
  61. The Power of ONUG And What It Means To You
  62. OpenFlow Is Dead. Long Live OpenFlow.
  63. Nutanix and Plexxi – An Affinity to Converge
  64. Designer or Architect? It’s A Matter Of Choice
  65. Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?
  66. DevOps and the Infrastructure Dumpster Fire
  67. Ten Years of Cisco Live – Community Matters Most of All
  68. DockerCon Thoughts – Secure, Sufficient Applications
  69. Flash Needs a Highway
  70. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2
  71. How Networking Is Driving Systems Development
  72. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 1
  73. Intel and the Network Arms Race
  74. Wireless As We Know It Is Dead
  75. Don’t Touch My Mustache, Aruba!
  76. Drowning in the Data of Things
  77. Will Cisco Shine On?
  78. The Tortoise and the Austin Hare
  79. Critical Applications And the WAN
  80. A Voyage of Discover-E
  81. A Stack Full Of It
  82. ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services – Network Computing
  83. Join Tech Field Day at ONUG Fall 2015 in New York City
  84. Open Networking Needs to Be Interchangeable
  85. Tips For Presenting On Video
  86. This WAN Is Your WAN, This WAN Is My WAN
  87. Open Choices In Networking
  88. Hypermyopia In The World Of Networking
  89. NBase-ing Your Wireless Decisions
  90. VFD4 – The email
  91. Time For A Data Diet?
  92. A Bright And Happy 2015 Ahead
  93. Cisco Just Killed The CLI
  94. Riding the SD-WAN Wave
  95. HP Networking – Hitting The Right Notes
  96. Wires Are The Exception
  97. The Atomic Weight of Policy
  98. SDN Use Case: Content Filtering
  99. Why is Lync The Killer SDN Application?
  100. Do We Need To Redefine Open?
  101. Maybe MU-MIMO Matters
  102. 08 – Wireless Field Day 7 Kickoff « On The Fly Wi-Fi
  103. Cisco Live 2014 – Recap
  104. The SDNicorn
  105. Tom Hollingsworth Offers Snazzy Insight on the 2014 SDDC Symposium
  106. Throw More Storage At It
  107. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  108. Dear Syslog, regarding NAT & #VFD3 Day 0
  109. The Slippery Slope of Social Sign-In
  110. 2014 – Introductions Are In Order
  111. Write Like The Wind
  112. SDN and Appeal of Abstraction
  113. Should Microsoft Buy Big Switch?
  114. Avaya and the Magic of SPB
  115. HP Networking and the Software Defined Store
  116. SDN 101 at ONUG Academy
  117. Cisco CMX – Marketing Magic? Or Big Brother?
  118. Your Data Center Isn’t Facebook And That’s Just Fine
  119. Know the Process, Not the Tool
  120. The Vision Of A ThousandEyes
  121. A Complicated World Without Wires
  122. SDDC Interview: Tech Field Day’s Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth
  123. Software Defined Data Center: Marketing or Meaty?
  124. Show 153 – Cisco Live 2013 Roundtable Discussion with Tech Field Day
  125. Cisco Live 2013 Wrap Up
  126. Tech Field Day 9
  127. Cisco Live 2013 Tweetup
  128. WhoIS Episode 004: Tom Hollingsworth
  129. Brocade’s Pragmatically Defined Network
  130. Juniper and the Removal of the Human Element
  131. Plexxi and the Case for Affinity
  132. Brocade Defined Networking
  133. Causing A Network Ruckus
  134. Solarwinds – The Right Tool For A New Job
  135. Cisco Borderless Idol
  136. Cisco Data Center Duel
  137. Show 139 – Making Your Way Down The Path To Nirvana
  138. Aerohive Is Switching Things Up
  139. Network Field Day 5
  140. Enterprise Networking’s 10 Ten to Watch List
  141. Juniper MX Series – Review
  142. BYOD vs MDM – Who Pays The Bill?
  143. Cisco To Buy Meraki?
  144. Juniper – Land of Unicorns and Broccoli
  145. Cisco – Borderless Speed Dating
  146. 99 Problems But A Switch Ain’t One
  147. Brocade – Packet Spraying and SDN Integrating
  148. Spirent – Bringing The Tests To You
  149. Opengear – A Box Full Of Awesome
  150. Statseeker – Information Is Ammunition
  151. When Demos Attack
  152. Network Field Day 4
  153. Reality As A Service