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.

Event Staff

Mobility Field Day 7 Delegate Group Photo

Field Day Appearances

Field Day Videos

Links with Tag @NetworkingNerd

  1. Meet Field Day Delegate – Kerry Kulp, Founding Partner at Velaspan
  2. Aruba Isn’t a Wireless Company (Any More)
  3. Making Mobility Magic at Mobility Field Day 9
  4. Fixing Firewall Sizing Issues With Prosmio
  5. The Amazing Way Observability Shapes Automation
  6. Excitement in the Air at Aruba Atmosphere 2023!
  7. Rethinking Search With Cribl
  8. Networking Field Day Returns This April!
  9. Tech Field Day Is Extra at Cisco Live EMEA!
  10. Friday Networking Field Day Thoughts
  11. Networking Into the Future With Networking Field Day 30
  12. The Imposter Syndrome Network Podcast: Tom Hollingsworth
  13. Safe, Sound, and Secure With Security Field Day 8!
  14. Why Do We Accept Bad Wireless Clients?
  15. Monday Mobility Quick Thoughts
  16. Moving Faster With Mobility Field Day 8
  17. Redundancy Is Not Resiliency
  18. Even More to Explore With Networking Field Day 29!
  19. The Puzzle of Peering With Kentik
  20. Networking Field Day: Service Provider 2 Is Here!
  21. Friday Mobility Field Day Thoughts
  22. On the Go With Mobility Field Day 7!
  23. Creating a Consistent User Experience Across the Network
  24. The Silver Lining of Cisco Live
  25. Friday Thoughts Pre-Cisco Live
  26. Tech Field Day Extra Is Live With Cisco!
  27. Consistency Across the Board With Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN
  28. Quality to Be Named Later
  29. Friday Thoughts on the Full Stack
  30. Networking Field Day 28 Is Here!
  31. A Modest Proposal for Cisco Interface Naming
  32. Securing 2022 With Security Field Day 7!
  33. Join Tech Field Day and Cisco for an Exclusive!
  34. The Network Does Too Much
  35. A New Year of Networking at Networking Field Day 27!
  36. Threat Hunting for Exploits With Cisco
  37. A Service Provider Network Is Not Your Enterprise Network
  38. Get Ready for Networking Field Day: Service Provider!
  39. Securing 5G and IoT With Betacom
  40. Solving the Multi-Cloud Puzzle With Prosimo
  41. Tending Your Security Garden With Swimlane
  42. Is the M1 MacBook Pro Wi-Fi Really Slower?
  43. Fast Friday Thoughts From Security Field Day
  44. Focusing on a Secure Future at Security Field Day 6
  45. ZPE Systems Unifies the Remote Office
  46. Arrcus and the Vision for Application Acceleration
  47. All the Networking You Crave at Networking Field Day 26!
  48. Sharpening the Edge With Aruba
  49. Racing to the Future With NGINX Sprint
  50. The Future of Cloud Is Now With Cisco and Tech Field Day
  51. Start Your Engines for Networking Field Day – Service Provider
  52. Experience at the Edge With Mobility Field Day!
  53. Bringing Network Automation Home With Anuta Networks ATOM
  54. The Fork in the Network to Code Road With Nautobot
  55. Presenters React to Networking Field Day
  56. Networking Isn’t Just a Tool
  57. Even More Networking Field Day Headed Your Way May 12-14, 2021!
  58. Scality Announces ARTESCA | Gestalt IT Rundown: April 28, 2021
  59. Nailing Down Home Networking Issues With NetBeez
  60. Presenters React to Security Field Day
  61. Tune in for Tech Field Day Exclusive at Cisco Live Global 2021
  62. Session-Aware AI-Driven Networking With Juniper Networks
  63. Cisco Live Global 2021 Keynote Liveblog
  64. Presenters React to the Cloud Field Day Experience
  65. What Do the Delegates Think About Networking Field Day?
  66. Security Field Day Is Back March 23-25, 2021
  67. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live Global 2021 – Anniversary
  68. Unifying SD-WAN and Edge With Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series
  69. Translating Your Network With Cisco Crosswork Network Controller
  70. Riverbed Wants You to Stop Being the Network Superhero
  71. Operationalizing Zero Trust Security With Illumio
  72. Cisco Tetration Helps Keep Security From Getting Left Behind
  73. Troubleshooting in an Isolated World With PathSolutions
  74. Keeping SLAs Honest With Broadcom
  75. Taking a Network Mulligan With Apstra
  76. Educating Teachers About Wireless With Metageek Rampart
  77. Top-Notch Troubleshooting With Arista and Cloudvision-As-A-Service
  78. Wide Area AI Networking With Juniper
  79. Gestalt IT Rundown: December 16, 2020
  80. Tomversations: Episode 11 – Data Processing Units (DPUs)
  81. Ending Wireless Eavesdropping With Wi-Fi Enhanced Open and Cisco
  82. The Value of Synthetic Testing With Catchpoint
  83. Challenging the Status Quo With CBRS and Celona
  84. Telemetry Troubles Solved With Intel Ingenuity
  85. Nothing but the Truths With IP Fabric
  86. The Truth Will Set You Free With NetBox
  87. Ring Around the Datacenter With Airvine
  88. SD-IoT With VMware Nyansa
  89. Mist Is the New Edge
  90. Modernizing AirMagnet With NetAlly
  91. Thoughts From Networking Field Day 23
  92. Unified Security Theory With Fortinet
  93. Host Separation With Tempered
  94. Opening Up Remote Access With Opengear
  95. Powering Your People With Ventev
  96. Redefining Service Protection With VMware Service-Defined Firewall
  97. Bad Behavior Analysis With Juniper Networks
  98. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 5 Edition
  99. What Will HPE Do With Silver Peak? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 15, 2020
  100. Why Did VMware Buy Datrium? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 8, 2020
  101. Cisco SecureX Roundtable
  102. Cisco Intent-Based Networking Roundtable
  103. The New Branch With Riverbed SD-WAN
  104. A Tale of Scale in Three Parts With Broadcom
  105. Go Time With PathSolutions
  106. Insightful Fabric Management With Cisco Network Insights
  107. Defeating Configuration Drift With Gluware
  108. Rogue Device Detection Thanks to PathSolutions
  109. A Week of Unexpected Expectedness With Forward Networks
  110. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live US 2020
  111. Leaving Legacy Behind to Build Better Networks With DriveNets
  112. Pensando Places Programmability First
  113. Ensuring Code Quality With Arista
  114. Monitoring Application Performance From the Inside Out With Solarwinds AppOptics
  115. The Programmability Voyage With Barefoot Networks
  116. NGINX Meshes Well With Others
  117. Exorcising Network Ghosts With VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  118. A Measure of Automation With Juniper Networks
  119. Cloud Rich Updates in Zerto 8.0
  120. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director- Weaving a Tapestry of Green
  121. SD-WAN and Technical Debt
  122. Itential – The Network Glue You Need
  123. Moving Past the Edge With Aruba SD-Branch
  124. What Is Closed-Loop Automation?
  125. The Power of Communities – An Interview With David Penaloza Seijas
  126. Fast Friday – Networking Field Day 22 Thoughts
  127. Does SPB Mean “Secure Path Bridging”?
  128. Answers at Your Fingertips With Forward Networks
  129. Meraki Is Almost an Enterprise Solution
  130. Cisco Live Europe Reactions | Gestalt IT Rundown: January 29, 2020
  131. Priming Your Application Performance With Intel Application Device Queues
  132. Captivating Wireless Connectivity With Cisco OpenRoaming
  133. Testing the Whole System With NetAlly EtherScope nXG
  134. Really Late Company Christmas Shopping
  135. Assuring Your Service Level With Ixia IxProbe
  136. Over the Ramparts, Metageek Watched
  137. Stopping vMotion Roulette With Virtana
  138. Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus
  139. Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet
  140. The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto
  141. AI and Trivia
  142. The Name’s the Thing With Guardicore
  143. Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop
  144. Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth
  145. Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks
  146. Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches
  147. Malware Microsegmentation With Illumio
  148. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  149. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21
  150. Stopping Security Silos With Palo Alto Networks Cortex
  151. Bleeding the Dragon With WPA3 and Aruba – Gestalt IT
  152. 128 Technology – The Best Voice Routing Platform You’ve Never Heard Of
  153. Securing Your Enterprise With VIAVI Observer Apex
  154. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 4
  155. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  156. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  157. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  158. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  159. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  160. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  161. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  162. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  163. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  164. Intelligence in the Mist
  165. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  166. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  167. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  168. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  169. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference