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. Unifying SD-WAN and Edge With Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series
  2. Translating Your Network With Cisco Crosswork Network Controller
  3. Riverbed Wants You to Stop Being the Network Superhero
  4. Operationalizing Zero Trust Security With Illumio
  5. Cisco Tetration Helps Keep Security From Getting Left Behind
  6. Troubleshooting in an Isolated World With PathSolutions
  7. Keeping SLAs Honest With Broadcom
  8. Taking a Network Mulligan With Apstra
  9. Educating Teachers About Wireless With Metageek Rampart
  10. Top-Notch Troubleshooting With Arista and Cloudvision-As-A-Service
  11. Wide Area AI Networking With Juniper
  12. Gestalt IT Rundown: December 16, 2020
  13. Tomversations: Episode 11 – Data Processing Units (DPUs)
  14. Ending Wireless Eavesdropping With Wi-Fi Enhanced Open and Cisco
  15. The Value of Synthetic Testing With Catchpoint
  16. Challenging the Status Quo With CBRS and Celona
  17. Telemetry Troubles Solved With Intel Ingenuity
  18. Nothing but the Truths With IP Fabric
  19. The Truth Will Set You Free With NetBox
  20. Ring Around the Datacenter With Airvine
  21. SD-IoT With VMware Nyansa
  22. Mist Is the New Edge
  23. Modernizing AirMagnet With NetAlly
  24. Thoughts From Networking Field Day 23
  25. Unified Security Theory With Fortinet
  26. Host Separation With Tempered
  27. Opening Up Remote Access With Opengear
  28. Powering Your People With Ventev
  29. Redefining Service Protection With VMware Service-Defined Firewall
  30. Bad Behavior Analysis With Juniper Networks
  31. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 5 Edition
  32. What Will HPE Do With Silver Peak? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 15, 2020
  33. Why Did VMware Buy Datrium? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 8, 2020
  34. Cisco SecureX Roundtable
  35. Cisco Intent-Based Networking Roundtable
  36. The New Branch With Riverbed SD-WAN
  37. A Tale of Scale in Three Parts With Broadcom
  38. Go Time With PathSolutions
  39. Insightful Fabric Management With Cisco Network Insights
  40. Defeating Configuration Drift With Gluware
  41. Rogue Device Detection Thanks to PathSolutions
  42. A Week of Unexpected Expectedness With Forward Networks
  43. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live US 2020
  44. Leaving Legacy Behind to Build Better Networks With DriveNets
  45. Pensando Places Programmability First
  46. Ensuring Code Quality With Arista
  47. Monitoring Application Performance From the Inside Out With Solarwinds AppOptics
  48. The Programmability Voyage With Barefoot Networks
  49. NGINX Meshes Well With Others
  50. Exorcising Network Ghosts With VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  51. A Measure of Automation With Juniper Networks
  52. Cloud Rich Updates in Zerto 8.0
  53. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director- Weaving a Tapestry of Green
  54. SD-WAN and Technical Debt
  55. Itential – The Network Glue You Need
  56. Moving Past the Edge With Aruba SD-Branch
  57. What Is Closed-Loop Automation?
  58. The Power of Communities – An Interview With David Penaloza Seijas
  59. Fast Friday – Networking Field Day 22 Thoughts
  60. Does SPB Mean “Secure Path Bridging”?
  61. Answers at Your Fingertips With Forward Networks
  62. Meraki Is Almost an Enterprise Solution
  63. Cisco Live Europe Reactions | Gestalt IT Rundown: January 29, 2020
  64. Priming Your Application Performance With Intel Application Device Queues
  65. Captivating Wireless Connectivity With Cisco OpenRoaming
  66. Testing the Whole System With NetAlly EtherScope nXG
  67. Really Late Company Christmas Shopping
  68. Assuring Your Service Level With Ixia IxProbe
  69. Over the Ramparts, Metageek Watched
  70. Stopping vMotion Roulette With Virtana
  71. Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus
  72. Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet
  73. The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto
  74. AI and Trivia
  75. The Name’s the Thing With Guardicore
  76. Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop
  77. Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth
  78. Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks
  79. Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches
  80. Malware Microsegmentation With Illumio
  81. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  82. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21
  83. Stopping Security Silos With Palo Alto Networks Cortex
  84. Bleeding the Dragon With WPA3 and Aruba – Gestalt IT
  85. 128 Technology – The Best Voice Routing Platform You’ve Never Heard Of
  86. Securing Your Enterprise With VIAVI Observer Apex
  87. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 4
  88. Stopping Network Blame With Kemp
  89. Rooted in Security With Banyan
  90. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  91. Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez
  92. Remote Access Amazement With Opengear
  93. The Briar Patch of Software Patches
  94. The Development of DevNet’s Future
  95. Tackling Troublesome Tunnels With 128 Technology
  96. Meraki’s Eye in the Sky
  97. Intelligence in the Mist
  98. The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable: Acquisition Activities
  99. Avoiding Automation Archipelagos With Extreme Networks
  100. Yellow Capes and Safe Escapes – The Journey of Zoë Rose
  101. All-In With SD-WAN and Fortinet
  102. Security Field Day – The Non-Conference
  103. Layered Security Isn’t About Devices
  104. Defeating DDoS in the Network With Nokia
  105. Keeping the Network OS Contained With SnapRoute
  106. NSX-T Is Transformative for the Future of VMware
  107. Who Do You Trust in Your Community?
  108. OpenConfig and Wi-Fi – the Winning Combo
  109. Gestalt IT Live Blog – Aruba HER Keynote Address
  110. The Foundation of the Future With Barefoot Networks
  111. Fast Friday – Aruba Atmosphere 2019
  112. Device Validation Security in Service Provider Networks
  113. Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed
  114. Making Way for the New With Cisco
  115. Kentik and the Negative Roadmap
  116. The Future of Sports Wi-Fi Is Intelligent With Extreme Networks
  117. Using Identity To Secure Workloads with Aporeto
  118. Aruba and the Need for WPA3 with OWE
  119. Visual Networking At It’s Finest with Apstra
  120. The Power of a Great Demo with Illumio
  121. Building More Factors For Security with Cisco Duo
  122. Some Random Thoughts From Security Field Day
  123. Automating the Mundane with Silver Peak
  124. When Is It Not Always DNS?
  125. The Need for Security Field Day
  126. Presenting To The D-Suite
  127. Jack Daniel and Tom Hollingsworth Discuss Community and Security
  128. Ookla Acquires Ekahau – The Future of Wi-Fi Design is Speedy!
  129. ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018
  130. A Matter of Perspective
  131. The Cargo Cult of Google Tools
  132. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  133. Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks
  134. Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless
  135. Friday Musings on Network Analytics
  136. Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective
  137. Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud
  138. Accessing Security Insights with SolarWinds Network Insight For Cisco ASA
  139. Unlocking VXLAN with Mellanox
  140. Extreme Networks SLX Platform – Extremely Easy Analytics
  141. Wireless Thoughts From Aruba Atmosphere
  142. Orchestration From the Top Versus Automation From the Bottom
  143. Is ACI Coming For The CLI?
  144. Legacy IT Is Not A Monument
  145. Going Faster with 400Gbps Ethernet and Andy Bechtolsheim
  146. Architecting Container Direction with Nirmata
  147. Keeping An Eye On Containers with Ixia CloudLens
  148. Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight
  149. Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon
  150. Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank
  151. Pluribus Networks Is the Definition of “Software Defined”
  152. Back In The Saddle Of A Horse Of A Different Color
  153. It’s Probably Not The Wi-Fi
  154. The History of The Wireless Field Day AirCheck
  155. Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
  156. Not The Cisco of John Chambers Anymore
  157. Don’t Build Big Data With Bad Data
  158. Short Take – The Present Future of the Net
  159. Extreme-ly Interesting Times In Networking
  160. Datanauts 077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
  161. Building Reliability
  162. Sorting Through SD-WAN
  163. Two Takes On ASIC Design
  164. Bringing 2017 To Everyone
  165. The Power of ONUG And What It Means To You
  166. OpenFlow Is Dead. Long Live OpenFlow.
  167. Nutanix and Plexxi – An Affinity to Converge
  168. Designer or Architect? It’s A Matter Of Choice
  169. Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?
  170. DevOps and the Infrastructure Dumpster Fire
  171. Ten Years of Cisco Live – Community Matters Most of All
  172. DockerCon Thoughts – Secure, Sufficient Applications
  173. Flash Needs a Highway
  174. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2
  175. How Networking Is Driving Systems Development
  176. Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 1
  177. Intel and the Network Arms Race
  178. Wireless As We Know It Is Dead
  179. Don’t Touch My Mustache, Aruba!
  180. Drowning in the Data of Things
  181. Will Cisco Shine On?
  182. The Tortoise and the Austin Hare
  183. Critical Applications And the WAN
  184. A Voyage of Discover-E
  185. A Stack Full Of It
  186. ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services – Network Computing
  187. Join Tech Field Day at ONUG Fall 2015 in New York City
  188. Open Networking Needs to Be Interchangeable