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. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  2. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21
  3. Stopping Security Silos With Palo Alto Networks Cortex
  4. Bleeding the Dragon With WPA3 and Aruba – Gestalt IT
  5. 128 Technology – The Best Voice Routing Platform You’ve Never Heard Of
  6. Securing Your Enterprise With VIAVI Observer Apex
  7. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 4
  8. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  9. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  10. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  11. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  12. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  13. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  14. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  15. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  16. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  17. Intelligence in the Mist
  18. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  19. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  20. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  21. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  22. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  23. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  24. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  25. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  26. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  27. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  28. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  29. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  30. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  31. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  32. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  33. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  34. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  35. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  36. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  37. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  38. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  39. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  40. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  41. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  42. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  43. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  44. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  45. The Need for Security Field Day
  46. Presenting To The D-Suite
  47. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  48. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  49. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  50. A Matter of Perspective
  51. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  52. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  53. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  54. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  55. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  56. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  57. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  58. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  59. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  60. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  61. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  62. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  63. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  64. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  65. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  66. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  67. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  68. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  69. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  70. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  71. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  72. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  73. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  74. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  75. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  76. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  77. Don’t Build Big Data With Bad Data
  78. Short Take – The Present Future of the Net
  79. Extreme-ly Interesting Times In Networking
  80. Datanauts 077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
  81. Building Reliability
  82. Sorting Through SD-WAN
  83. Two Takes On ASIC Design
  84. Bringing 2017 To Everyone
  85. The Power of ONUG And What It Means To You
  86. OpenFlow Is Dead. Long Live OpenFlow.
  87. Nutanix and Plexxi – An Affinity to Converge
  88. Designer or Architect? It’s A Matter Of Choice
  89. Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?
  90. DevOps and the Infrastructure Dumpster Fire
  91. Ten Years of Cisco Live – Community Matters Most of All
  92. DockerCon Thoughts – Secure, Sufficient Applications
  93. Flash Needs a Highway
  94. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2
  95. How Networking Is Driving Systems Development
  96. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 1
  97. Intel and the Network Arms Race
  98. Wireless As We Know It Is Dead
  99. Don’t Touch My Mustache, Aruba!
  100. Drowning in the Data of Things
  101. Will Cisco Shine On?
  102. The Tortoise and the Austin Hare
  103. Critical Applications And the WAN
  104. A Voyage of Discover-E
  105. A Stack Full Of It
  106. ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services – Network Computing
  107. Join Tech Field Day at ONUG Fall 2015 in New York City
  108. Open Networking Needs to Be Interchangeable
  109. Tips For Presenting On Video
  110. This WAN Is Your WAN, This WAN Is My WAN
  111. Open Choices In Networking
  112. Hypermyopia In The World Of Networking
  113. NBase-ing Your Wireless Decisions
  114. VFD4 – The email
  115. Time For A Data Diet?
  116. A Bright And Happy 2015 Ahead
  117. Cisco Just Killed The CLI
  118. Riding the SD-WAN Wave
  119. HP Networking – Hitting The Right Notes
  120. Wires Are The Exception
  121. The Atomic Weight of Policy
  122. SDN Use Case: Content Filtering
  123. Why is Lync The Killer SDN Application?
  124. Do We Need To Redefine Open?
  125. Maybe MU-MIMO Matters
  126. 08 – Wireless Field Day 7 Kickoff « On The Fly Wi-Fi
  127. Cisco Live 2014 – Recap
  128. The SDNicorn
  129. Tom Hollingsworth Offers Snazzy Insight on the 2014 SDDC Symposium
  130. Throw More Storage At It
  131. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  132. Dear Syslog, regarding NAT & #VFD3 Day 0
  133. The Slippery Slope of Social Sign-In
  134. 2014 – Introductions Are In Order
  135. Write Like The Wind
  136. SDN and Appeal of Abstraction
  137. Should Microsoft Buy Big Switch?
  138. Avaya and the Magic of SPB
  139. HP Networking and the Software Defined Store
  140. SDN 101 at ONUG Academy
  141. Cisco CMX – Marketing Magic? Or Big Brother?
  142. Your Data Center Isn’t Facebook And That’s Just Fine
  143. Know the Process, Not the Tool
  144. The Vision Of A ThousandEyes
  145. A Complicated World Without Wires
  146. SDDC Interview: Tech Field Day’s Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth
  147. Software Defined Data Center: Marketing or Meaty?
  148. Show 153 – Cisco Live 2013 Roundtable Discussion with Tech Field Day
  149. Cisco Live 2013 Wrap Up
  150. Tech Field Day 9
  151. Cisco Live 2013 Tweetup
  152. WhoIS Episode 004: Tom Hollingsworth
  153. Brocade’s Pragmatically Defined Network
  154. Juniper and the Removal of the Human Element
  155. Plexxi and the Case for Affinity
  156. Brocade Defined Networking
  157. Causing A Network Ruckus
  158. Solarwinds – The Right Tool For A New Job
  159. Cisco Borderless Idol
  160. Cisco Data Center Duel
  161. Show 139 – Making Your Way Down The Path To Nirvana
  162. Aerohive Is Switching Things Up
  163. Network Field Day 5
  164. Enterprise Networking’s 10 Ten to Watch List
  165. Juniper MX Series – Review
  166. BYOD vs MDM – Who Pays The Bill?
  167. Cisco To Buy Meraki?
  168. Juniper – Land of Unicorns and Broccoli
  169. Cisco – Borderless Speed Dating
  170. 99 Problems But A Switch Ain’t One
  171. Brocade – Packet Spraying and SDN Integrating
  172. Spirent – Bringing The Tests To You
  173. Opengear – A Box Full Of Awesome
  174. Statseeker – Information Is Ammunition
  175. When Demos Attack
  176. Network Field Day 4
  177. Reality As A Service