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 Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  2. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  3. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  4. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  5. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  6. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  7. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  8. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  9. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  10. The Need for Security Field Day
  11. Presenting To The D-Suite
  12. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  13. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  14. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  15. A Matter of Perspective
  16. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  17. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  18. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  19. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  20. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  21. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  22. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  23. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  24. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  25. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  26. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  27. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  28. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  29. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  30. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  31. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  32. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  33. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  34. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  35. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  36. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  37. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  38. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  39. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  40. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  41. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  42. Don’t Build Big Data With Bad Data
  43. Short Take – The Present Future of the Net
  44. Extreme-ly Interesting Times In Networking
  45. Datanauts 077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
  46. Building Reliability
  47. Sorting Through SD-WAN
  48. Two Takes On ASIC Design
  49. Bringing 2017 To Everyone
  50. The Power of ONUG And What It Means To You
  51. OpenFlow Is Dead. Long Live OpenFlow.
  52. Nutanix and Plexxi – An Affinity to Converge
  53. Designer or Architect? It’s A Matter Of Choice
  54. Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?
  55. DevOps and the Infrastructure Dumpster Fire
  56. Ten Years of Cisco Live – Community Matters Most of All
  57. DockerCon Thoughts – Secure, Sufficient Applications
  58. Flash Needs a Highway
  59. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2
  60. How Networking Is Driving Systems Development
  61. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 1
  62. Intel and the Network Arms Race
  63. Wireless As We Know It Is Dead
  64. Don’t Touch My Mustache, Aruba!
  65. Drowning in the Data of Things
  66. Will Cisco Shine On?
  67. The Tortoise and the Austin Hare
  68. Critical Applications And the WAN
  69. A Voyage of Discover-E
  70. A Stack Full Of It
  71. ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services – Network Computing
  72. Join Tech Field Day at ONUG Fall 2015 in New York City
  73. Open Networking Needs to Be Interchangeable
  74. Tips For Presenting On Video
  75. This WAN Is Your WAN, This WAN Is My WAN
  76. Open Choices In Networking
  77. Hypermyopia In The World Of Networking
  78. NBase-ing Your Wireless Decisions
  79. VFD4 – The email
  80. Time For A Data Diet?
  81. A Bright And Happy 2015 Ahead
  82. Cisco Just Killed The CLI
  83. Riding the SD-WAN Wave
  84. HP Networking – Hitting The Right Notes
  85. Wires Are The Exception
  86. The Atomic Weight of Policy
  87. SDN Use Case: Content Filtering
  88. Why is Lync The Killer SDN Application?
  89. Do We Need To Redefine Open?
  90. Maybe MU-MIMO Matters
  91. 08 – Wireless Field Day 7 Kickoff « On The Fly Wi-Fi
  92. Cisco Live 2014 – Recap
  93. The SDNicorn
  94. Tom Hollingsworth Offers Snazzy Insight on the 2014 SDDC Symposium
  95. Throw More Storage At It
  96. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  97. Dear Syslog, regarding NAT & #VFD3 Day 0
  98. The Slippery Slope of Social Sign-In
  99. 2014 – Introductions Are In Order
  100. Write Like The Wind
  101. SDN and Appeal of Abstraction
  102. Should Microsoft Buy Big Switch?
  103. Avaya and the Magic of SPB
  104. HP Networking and the Software Defined Store
  105. SDN 101 at ONUG Academy
  106. Cisco CMX – Marketing Magic? Or Big Brother?
  107. Your Data Center Isn’t Facebook And That’s Just Fine
  108. Know the Process, Not the Tool
  109. The Vision Of A ThousandEyes
  110. A Complicated World Without Wires
  111. SDDC Interview: Tech Field Day’s Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth
  112. Software Defined Data Center: Marketing or Meaty?
  113. Show 153 – Cisco Live 2013 Roundtable Discussion with Tech Field Day
  114. Cisco Live 2013 Wrap Up
  115. Tech Field Day 9
  116. Cisco Live 2013 Tweetup
  117. WhoIS Episode 004: Tom Hollingsworth
  118. Brocade’s Pragmatically Defined Network
  119. Juniper and the Removal of the Human Element
  120. Plexxi and the Case for Affinity
  121. Brocade Defined Networking
  122. Causing A Network Ruckus
  123. Solarwinds – The Right Tool For A New Job
  124. Cisco Borderless Idol
  125. Cisco Data Center Duel
  126. Show 139 – Making Your Way Down The Path To Nirvana
  127. Aerohive Is Switching Things Up
  128. Network Field Day 5
  129. Enterprise Networking’s 10 Ten to Watch List
  130. Juniper MX Series – Review
  131. BYOD vs MDM – Who Pays The Bill?
  132. Cisco To Buy Meraki?
  133. Juniper – Land of Unicorns and Broccoli
  134. Cisco – Borderless Speed Dating
  135. 99 Problems But A Switch Ain’t One
  136. Brocade – Packet Spraying and SDN Integrating
  137. Spirent – Bringing The Tests To You
  138. Opengear – A Box Full Of Awesome
  139. Statseeker – Information Is Ammunition
  140. When Demos Attack
  141. Network Field Day 4
  142. Reality As A Service