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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth, CCIE #29213, is a 15-year veteran of the networking industry. He spent over a decade as a senior network engineer for an education-focused reseller, specializing in the implementation and operation of advanced technologies. Tom is well versed in the mechanics of campus and data center networks, voice and collaboration systems, and data center virtualization. Tom has also been a vocal member of the networking community. He is active on Twitter as @NetworkingNerd, and writes on his blog at NetworkingNerd.net, as well as being a columnist for Network Computing. He has been a speaker and panel moderator for TechUnplugged and Interop, in addition to serving as the Interop Networking Track Chair and Infrastructure Advisory Board member. Tom has been a regular guest on industry podcasts, including Packet Pushers and Current Status. Tom is currently serving as an organizer on the Tech Field Day event series, specializing in networking and mobility technologies. He speaks daily with companies on the forefront of exciting new ideas and incredible new solutions, and works with industry influencers to help the greater networking community understand how they work and how networking professionals can take advantage of them in everyday practice.

Posts Featuring Tom Hollingsworth

Getting Out Of Infrastructure Mode

Have you talked to your users lately? Here’s a fun task for you this week or next: Take one of your most problematic users out to coffee. Just tell them…

How TV Viewership Is Like Application Monitoring

Have you ever read about TV ratings? Almost every person that watches TV has heard of the ratings produced by the Nielsen Media Research group. These statistics shape how we watch TV…

Application Mapping: Turn-by-Turn for Your Data Center

When you go on a trip somewhere, you always take a map. When I was growing up, that map came in the form of a road atlas that was bigger…

What Is Root Cause Analysis?

If you work in engineering or support, you’ve probably spent a lot of time troubleshooting things. You’ve probably spent just as much time trying to figure out why things were…

How Well Do You Know Your IT Environment?

Do you know what’s in your data center? How about your wide area network (WAN)? If you had to draw a map or produce a list of all the things…

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