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.

Events Attended

Event Staff

Links with Tag @NetworkingNerd

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