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.

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Field Day Videos

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  1. Friday Thoughts on the Full Stack
  2. Networking Field Day 28 Is Here!
  3. A Modest Proposal for Cisco Interface Naming
  4. Securing 2022 With Security Field Day 7!
  5. Join Tech Field Day and Cisco for an Exclusive!
  6. The Network Does Too Much
  7. A New Year of Networking at Networking Field Day 27!
  8. Threat Hunting for Exploits With Cisco
  9. A Service Provider Network Is Not Your Enterprise Network
  10. Get Ready for Networking Field Day: Service Provider!
  11. Securing 5G and IoT With Betacom
  12. Solving the Multi-Cloud Puzzle With Prosimo
  13. Tending Your Security Garden With Swimlane
  14. Is the M1 MacBook Pro Wi-Fi Really Slower?
  15. Fast Friday Thoughts From Security Field Day
  16. Focusing on a Secure Future at Security Field Day 6
  17. ZPE Systems Unifies the Remote Office
  18. Arrcus and the Vision for Application Acceleration
  19. All the Networking You Crave at Networking Field Day 26!
  20. Sharpening the Edge With Aruba
  21. Racing to the Future With NGINX Sprint
  22. The Future of Cloud Is Now With Cisco and Tech Field Day
  23. Start Your Engines for Networking Field Day – Service Provider
  24. Experience at the Edge With Mobility Field Day!
  25. Bringing Network Automation Home With Anuta Networks ATOM
  26. The Fork in the Network to Code Road With Nautobot
  27. Presenters React to Networking Field Day
  28. Networking Isn’t Just a Tool
  29. Even More Networking Field Day Headed Your Way May 12-14, 2021!
  30. Scality Announces ARTESCA | Gestalt IT Rundown: April 28, 2021
  31. Nailing Down Home Networking Issues With NetBeez
  32. Presenters React to Security Field Day
  33. Tune in for Tech Field Day Exclusive at Cisco Live Global 2021
  34. Session-Aware AI-Driven Networking With Juniper Networks
  35. Cisco Live Global 2021 Keynote Liveblog
  36. Presenters React to the Cloud Field Day Experience
  37. What Do the Delegates Think About Networking Field Day?
  38. Security Field Day Is Back March 23-25, 2021
  39. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live Global 2021 – Anniversary
  40. Unifying SD-WAN and Edge With Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series
  41. Translating Your Network With Cisco Crosswork Network Controller
  42. Riverbed Wants You to Stop Being the Network Superhero
  43. Operationalizing Zero Trust Security With Illumio
  44. Cisco Tetration Helps Keep Security From Getting Left Behind
  45. Troubleshooting in an Isolated World With PathSolutions
  46. Keeping SLAs Honest With Broadcom
  47. Taking a Network Mulligan With Apstra
  48. Educating Teachers About Wireless With Metageek Rampart
  49. Top-Notch Troubleshooting With Arista and Cloudvision-As-A-Service
  50. Wide Area AI Networking With Juniper
  51. Gestalt IT Rundown: December 16, 2020
  52. Tomversations: Episode 11 – Data Processing Units (DPUs)
  53. Ending Wireless Eavesdropping With Wi-Fi Enhanced Open and Cisco
  54. The Value of Synthetic Testing With Catchpoint
  55. Challenging the Status Quo With CBRS and Celona
  56. Telemetry Troubles Solved With Intel Ingenuity
  57. Nothing but the Truths With IP Fabric
  58. The Truth Will Set You Free With NetBox
  59. Ring Around the Datacenter With Airvine
  60. SD-IoT With VMware Nyansa
  61. Mist Is the New Edge
  62. Modernizing AirMagnet With NetAlly
  63. Thoughts From Networking Field Day 23
  64. Unified Security Theory With Fortinet
  65. Host Separation With Tempered
  66. Opening Up Remote Access With Opengear
  67. Powering Your People With Ventev
  68. Redefining Service Protection With VMware Service-Defined Firewall
  69. Bad Behavior Analysis With Juniper Networks
  70. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 5 Edition
  71. What Will HPE Do With Silver Peak? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 15, 2020
  72. Why Did VMware Buy Datrium? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 8, 2020
  73. Cisco SecureX Roundtable
  74. Cisco Intent-Based Networking Roundtable
  75. The New Branch With Riverbed SD-WAN
  76. A Tale of Scale in Three Parts With Broadcom
  77. Go Time With PathSolutions
  78. Insightful Fabric Management With Cisco Network Insights
  79. Defeating Configuration Drift With Gluware
  80. Rogue Device Detection Thanks to PathSolutions
  81. A Week of Unexpected Expectedness With Forward Networks
  82. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live US 2020
  83. Leaving Legacy Behind to Build Better Networks With DriveNets
  84. Pensando Places Programmability First
  85. Ensuring Code Quality With Arista
  86. Monitoring Application Performance From the Inside Out With Solarwinds AppOptics
  87. The Programmability Voyage With Barefoot Networks
  88. NGINX Meshes Well With Others
  89. Exorcising Network Ghosts With VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  90. A Measure of Automation With Juniper Networks
  91. Cloud Rich Updates in Zerto 8.0
  92. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director- Weaving a Tapestry of Green
  93. SD-WAN and Technical Debt
  94. Itential – The Network Glue You Need
  95. Moving Past the Edge With Aruba SD-Branch
  96. What Is Closed-Loop Automation?
  97. The Power of Communities – An Interview With David Penaloza Seijas
  98. Fast Friday – Networking Field Day 22 Thoughts
  99. Does SPB Mean “Secure Path Bridging”?
  100. Answers at Your Fingertips With Forward Networks
  101. Meraki Is Almost an Enterprise Solution
  102. Cisco Live Europe Reactions | Gestalt IT Rundown: January 29, 2020
  103. Priming Your Application Performance With Intel Application Device Queues
  104. Captivating Wireless Connectivity With Cisco OpenRoaming
  105. Testing the Whole System With NetAlly EtherScope nXG
  106. Really Late Company Christmas Shopping
  107. Assuring Your Service Level With Ixia IxProbe
  108. Over the Ramparts, Metageek Watched
  109. Stopping vMotion Roulette With Virtana
  110. Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus
  111. Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet
  112. The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto
  113. AI and Trivia
  114. The Name’s the Thing With Guardicore
  115. Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop
  116. Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth
  117. Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks
  118. Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches
  119. Malware Microsegmentation With Illumio
  120. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  121. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21
  122. Stopping Security Silos With Palo Alto Networks Cortex
  123. Bleeding the Dragon With WPA3 and Aruba – Gestalt IT
  124. 128 Technology – The Best Voice Routing Platform You’ve Never Heard Of
  125. Securing Your Enterprise With VIAVI Observer Apex
  126. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 4
  127. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  128. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  129. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  130. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  131. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  132. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  133. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  134. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  135. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  136. Intelligence in the Mist
  137. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  138. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  139. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  140. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  141. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  142. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  143. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  144. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  145. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  146. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  147. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  148. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  149. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  150. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  151. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  152. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  153. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  154. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  155. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  156. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  157. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  158. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  159. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  160. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  161. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  162. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  163. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  164. The Need for Security Field Day
  165. Presenting To The D-Suite
  166. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  167. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  168. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  169. A Matter of Perspective
  170. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  171. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  172. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  173. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  174. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  175. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  176. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  177. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  178. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  179. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics