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