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. Nailing Down Home Networking Issues With NetBeez
  2. Presenters React to Security Field Day
  3. Tune in for Tech Field Day Exclusive at Cisco Live Global 2021
  4. Session-Aware AI-Driven Networking With Juniper Networks
  5. Cisco Live Global 2021 Keynote Liveblog
  6. Presenters React to the Cloud Field Day Experience
  7. What Do the Delegates Think About Networking Field Day?
  8. Security Field Day Is Back March 23-25, 2021
  9. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live Global 2021 – Anniversary
  10. Unifying SD-WAN and Edge With Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series
  11. Translating Your Network With Cisco Crosswork Network Controller
  12. Riverbed Wants You to Stop Being the Network Superhero
  13. Operationalizing Zero Trust Security With Illumio
  14. Cisco Tetration Helps Keep Security From Getting Left Behind
  15. Troubleshooting in an Isolated World With PathSolutions
  16. Keeping SLAs Honest With Broadcom
  17. Taking a Network Mulligan With Apstra
  18. Educating Teachers About Wireless With Metageek Rampart
  19. Top-Notch Troubleshooting With Arista and Cloudvision-As-A-Service
  20. Wide Area AI Networking With Juniper
  21. Gestalt IT Rundown: December 16, 2020
  22. Tomversations: Episode 11 – Data Processing Units (DPUs)
  23. Ending Wireless Eavesdropping With Wi-Fi Enhanced Open and Cisco
  24. The Value of Synthetic Testing With Catchpoint
  25. Challenging the Status Quo With CBRS and Celona
  26. Telemetry Troubles Solved With Intel Ingenuity
  27. Nothing but the Truths With IP Fabric
  28. The Truth Will Set You Free With NetBox
  29. Ring Around the Datacenter With Airvine
  30. SD-IoT With VMware Nyansa
  31. Mist Is the New Edge
  32. Modernizing AirMagnet With NetAlly
  33. Thoughts From Networking Field Day 23
  34. Unified Security Theory With Fortinet
  35. Host Separation With Tempered
  36. Opening Up Remote Access With Opengear
  37. Powering Your People With Ventev
  38. Redefining Service Protection With VMware Service-Defined Firewall
  39. Bad Behavior Analysis With Juniper Networks
  40. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 5 Edition
  41. What Will HPE Do With Silver Peak? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 15, 2020
  42. Why Did VMware Buy Datrium? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 8, 2020
  43. Cisco SecureX Roundtable
  44. Cisco Intent-Based Networking Roundtable
  45. The New Branch With Riverbed SD-WAN
  46. A Tale of Scale in Three Parts With Broadcom
  47. Go Time With PathSolutions
  48. Insightful Fabric Management With Cisco Network Insights
  49. Defeating Configuration Drift With Gluware
  50. Rogue Device Detection Thanks to PathSolutions
  51. A Week of Unexpected Expectedness With Forward Networks
  52. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live US 2020
  53. Leaving Legacy Behind to Build Better Networks With DriveNets
  54. Pensando Places Programmability First
  55. Ensuring Code Quality With Arista
  56. Monitoring Application Performance From the Inside Out With Solarwinds AppOptics
  57. The Programmability Voyage With Barefoot Networks
  58. NGINX Meshes Well With Others
  59. Exorcising Network Ghosts With VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  60. A Measure of Automation With Juniper Networks
  61. Cloud Rich Updates in Zerto 8.0
  62. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director- Weaving a Tapestry of Green
  63. SD-WAN and Technical Debt
  64. Itential – The Network Glue You Need
  65. Moving Past the Edge With Aruba SD-Branch
  66. What Is Closed-Loop Automation?
  67. The Power of Communities – An Interview With David Penaloza Seijas
  68. Fast Friday – Networking Field Day 22 Thoughts
  69. Does SPB Mean “Secure Path Bridging”?
  70. Answers at Your Fingertips With Forward Networks
  71. Meraki Is Almost an Enterprise Solution
  72. Cisco Live Europe Reactions | Gestalt IT Rundown: January 29, 2020
  73. Priming Your Application Performance With Intel Application Device Queues
  74. Captivating Wireless Connectivity With Cisco OpenRoaming
  75. Testing the Whole System With NetAlly EtherScope nXG
  76. Really Late Company Christmas Shopping
  77. Assuring Your Service Level With Ixia IxProbe
  78. Over the Ramparts, Metageek Watched
  79. Stopping vMotion Roulette With Virtana
  80. Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus
  81. Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet
  82. The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto
  83. AI and Trivia
  84. The Name’s the Thing With Guardicore
  85. Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop
  86. Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth
  87. Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks
  88. Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches
  89. Malware Microsegmentation With Illumio
  90. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  91. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21
  92. Stopping Security Silos With Palo Alto Networks Cortex
  93. Bleeding the Dragon With WPA3 and Aruba – Gestalt IT
  94. 128 Technology – The Best Voice Routing Platform You’ve Never Heard Of
  95. Securing Your Enterprise With VIAVI Observer Apex
  96. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 4
  97. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  98. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  99. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  100. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  101. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  102. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  103. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  104. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  105. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  106. Intelligence in the Mist
  107. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  108. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  109. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  110. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  111. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  112. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  113. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  114. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  115. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  116. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  117. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  118. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  119. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  120. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  121. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  122. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  123. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  124. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  125. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  126. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  127. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  128. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  129. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  130. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  131. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  132. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  133. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  134. The Need for Security Field Day
  135. Presenting To The D-Suite
  136. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  137. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  138. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  139. A Matter of Perspective
  140. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  141. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  142. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  143. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  144. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  145. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  146. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  147. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  148. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  149. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  150. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  151. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  152. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  153. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  154. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  155. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  156. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  157. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  158. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  159. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  160. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  161. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  162. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  163. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  164. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  165. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  166. Don’t Build Big Data With Bad Data
  167. Short Take – The Present Future of the Net
  168. Extreme-ly Interesting Times In Networking
  169. Datanauts 077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
  170. Building Reliability
  171. Sorting Through SD-WAN
  172. Two Takes On ASIC Design
  173. Bringing 2017 To Everyone
  174. The Power of ONUG And What It Means To You
  175. OpenFlow Is Dead. Long Live OpenFlow.
  176. Nutanix and Plexxi – An Affinity to Converge
  177. Designer or Architect? It’s A Matter Of Choice
  178. Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?
  179. DevOps and the Infrastructure Dumpster Fire
  180. Ten Years of Cisco Live – Community Matters Most of All
  181. DockerCon Thoughts – Secure, Sufficient Applications
  182. Flash Needs a Highway
  183. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2
  184. How Networking Is Driving Systems Development
  185. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 1
  186. Intel and the Network Arms Race
  187. Wireless As We Know It Is Dead
  188. Don’t Touch My Mustache, Aruba!