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 18 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

Field Day Videos

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  1. Fast Friday Thoughts From Security Field Day
  2. Focusing on a Secure Future at Security Field Day 6
  3. ZPE Systems Unifies the Remote Office
  4. Arrcus and the Vision for Application Acceleration
  5. All the Networking You Crave at Networking Field Day 26!
  6. Sharpening the Edge With Aruba
  7. Racing to the Future With NGINX Sprint
  8. The Future of Cloud Is Now With Cisco and Tech Field Day
  9. Start Your Engines for Networking Field Day – Service Provider
  10. Experience at the Edge With Mobility Field Day!
  11. Bringing Network Automation Home With Anuta Networks ATOM
  12. The Fork in the Network to Code Road With Nautobot
  13. Presenters React to Networking Field Day
  14. Networking Isn’t Just a Tool
  15. Even More Networking Field Day Headed Your Way May 12-14, 2021!
  16. Scality Announces ARTESCA | Gestalt IT Rundown: April 28, 2021
  17. Nailing Down Home Networking Issues With NetBeez
  18. Presenters React to Security Field Day
  19. Tune in for Tech Field Day Exclusive at Cisco Live Global 2021
  20. Session-Aware AI-Driven Networking With Juniper Networks
  21. Cisco Live Global 2021 Keynote Liveblog
  22. Presenters React to the Cloud Field Day Experience
  23. What Do the Delegates Think About Networking Field Day?
  24. Security Field Day Is Back March 23-25, 2021
  25. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live Global 2021 – Anniversary
  26. Unifying SD-WAN and Edge With Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series
  27. Translating Your Network With Cisco Crosswork Network Controller
  28. Riverbed Wants You to Stop Being the Network Superhero
  29. Operationalizing Zero Trust Security With Illumio
  30. Cisco Tetration Helps Keep Security From Getting Left Behind
  31. Troubleshooting in an Isolated World With PathSolutions
  32. Keeping SLAs Honest With Broadcom
  33. Taking a Network Mulligan With Apstra
  34. Educating Teachers About Wireless With Metageek Rampart
  35. Top-Notch Troubleshooting With Arista and Cloudvision-As-A-Service
  36. Wide Area AI Networking With Juniper
  37. Gestalt IT Rundown: December 16, 2020
  38. Tomversations: Episode 11 – Data Processing Units (DPUs)
  39. Ending Wireless Eavesdropping With Wi-Fi Enhanced Open and Cisco
  40. The Value of Synthetic Testing With Catchpoint
  41. Challenging the Status Quo With CBRS and Celona
  42. Telemetry Troubles Solved With Intel Ingenuity
  43. Nothing but the Truths With IP Fabric
  44. The Truth Will Set You Free With NetBox
  45. Ring Around the Datacenter With Airvine
  46. SD-IoT With VMware Nyansa
  47. Mist Is the New Edge
  48. Modernizing AirMagnet With NetAlly
  49. Thoughts From Networking Field Day 23
  50. Unified Security Theory With Fortinet
  51. Host Separation With Tempered
  52. Opening Up Remote Access With Opengear
  53. Powering Your People With Ventev
  54. Redefining Service Protection With VMware Service-Defined Firewall
  55. Bad Behavior Analysis With Juniper Networks
  56. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 5 Edition
  57. What Will HPE Do With Silver Peak? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 15, 2020
  58. Why Did VMware Buy Datrium? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 8, 2020
  59. Cisco SecureX Roundtable
  60. Cisco Intent-Based Networking Roundtable
  61. The New Branch With Riverbed SD-WAN
  62. A Tale of Scale in Three Parts With Broadcom
  63. Go Time With PathSolutions
  64. Insightful Fabric Management With Cisco Network Insights
  65. Defeating Configuration Drift With Gluware
  66. Rogue Device Detection Thanks to PathSolutions
  67. A Week of Unexpected Expectedness With Forward Networks
  68. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live US 2020
  69. Leaving Legacy Behind to Build Better Networks With DriveNets
  70. Pensando Places Programmability First
  71. Ensuring Code Quality With Arista
  72. Monitoring Application Performance From the Inside Out With Solarwinds AppOptics
  73. The Programmability Voyage With Barefoot Networks
  74. NGINX Meshes Well With Others
  75. Exorcising Network Ghosts With VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  76. A Measure of Automation With Juniper Networks
  77. Cloud Rich Updates in Zerto 8.0
  78. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director- Weaving a Tapestry of Green
  79. SD-WAN and Technical Debt
  80. Itential – The Network Glue You Need
  81. Moving Past the Edge With Aruba SD-Branch
  82. What Is Closed-Loop Automation?
  83. The Power of Communities – An Interview With David Penaloza Seijas
  84. Fast Friday – Networking Field Day 22 Thoughts
  85. Does SPB Mean “Secure Path Bridging”?
  86. Answers at Your Fingertips With Forward Networks
  87. Meraki Is Almost an Enterprise Solution
  88. Cisco Live Europe Reactions | Gestalt IT Rundown: January 29, 2020
  89. Priming Your Application Performance With Intel Application Device Queues
  90. Captivating Wireless Connectivity With Cisco OpenRoaming
  91. Testing the Whole System With NetAlly EtherScope nXG
  92. Really Late Company Christmas Shopping
  93. Assuring Your Service Level With Ixia IxProbe
  94. Over the Ramparts, Metageek Watched
  95. Stopping vMotion Roulette With Virtana
  96. Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus
  97. Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet
  98. The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto
  99. AI and Trivia
  100. The Name’s the Thing With Guardicore
  101. Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop
  102. Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth
  103. Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks
  104. Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches
  105. Malware Microsegmentation With Illumio
  106. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  107. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21
  108. Stopping Security Silos With Palo Alto Networks Cortex
  109. Bleeding the Dragon With WPA3 and Aruba – Gestalt IT
  110. 128 Technology – The Best Voice Routing Platform You’ve Never Heard Of
  111. Securing Your Enterprise With VIAVI Observer Apex
  112. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 4
  113. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  114. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  115. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  116. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  117. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  118. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  119. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  120. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  121. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  122. Intelligence in the Mist
  123. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  124. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  125. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  126. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  127. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  128. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  129. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  130. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  131. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  132. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  133. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  134. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  135. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  136. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  137. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  138. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  139. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  140. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  141. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  142. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  143. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  144. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  145. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  146. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  147. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  148. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  149. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  150. The Need for Security Field Day
  151. Presenting To The D-Suite
  152. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  153. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  154. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  155. A Matter of Perspective
  156. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  157. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  158. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  159. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  160. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  161. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  162. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  163. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  164. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  165. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  166. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  167. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  168. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  169. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  170. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  171. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  172. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  173. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  174. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  175. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  176. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  177. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  178. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  179. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  180. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  181. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  182. Don’t Build Big