Top Coverage Highlights from Interop


June 14, 2010

Interop 2010 Las Vegas Video Summary
TMCnetWe've got lots of great content from Interop 2010 Las Vegas which I am still getting questions about so I decided to post a summary of some of the articles which TMCnet has written as well as providing links to the videos which were shot on These articles are all about the videos by the way - allowing you to read about videos you may not have a chance to view.


June 11, 2010

Aprius' Thompson Talks I/O Virtualization Benefits
By David Sims | Panduit
At the Interop 2010 show in Las Vegas, TMC's CEO Rich Tehrani (News - Alert) had a chance to interview Aprius's Craig Thompson, VP Product Marketing. A relatively new company, they're developing technology designed to address what Thompson called "a growing problem in the modern data center related to I/O bottlenecks, or I/O constraints."


June 11, 2010

Netronome's Proch Touts Advantages of Specialized Processing Cores
By David Sims | TMCnet
At the Interop 2010 show in Las Vegas, TMC's CEO Rich Tehrani had a chance to interview Netronome's Daniel Proch (News - Alert), Director of Product Management. "We're a small startup, of about a hundred people," he said, developing a line of programmable semiconductor products for network flow processing." They're used in devices that need intelligent flow processing, "unlike what you would consider a general-purpose CPU."


May 24, 2010

Vu Telepresence Going After Small Business Market
By Alice Straight | Business Vide
TMCnet CEO Rich Tehrani sat down with Akash Saraf, co-founder of Vu Telepresence (News - Alert)at Interop2010 Las Vegas to talk about the telepresence market.


May 19, 2010

Virtualization Management at Interop; new focus for network managers
By Amy Kucharik | Searchnetworking.com
The addition this year of a Virtualization Management track at Interop signals the growing pervasiveness of virtual technologies in the data center. Since managing virtual environments can create new challenges for network managers, SearchNetworking caught up with Virtualization/Virtualization Management Track Chairs Barb Goldworm and Anne Skamarock of FOCUS to find out what virtualization management means for network managers today.


May 19, 2010

Up in the Cloud - 10 Things About Cloud Computing You Don't Already Know
By Robert McGarvey | CIO Update
They should have re-named this year's Interop "Up in the Cloud" because the dominant theme at this April's business computing show was the time has come for Cloud computing. And yet there remains so much that many of us -- CIOs very much included -- still don't get about this fundamental shift of computing out of the office, off the desktop and into the Cloud.


May 14, 2010

Amax's Chua Talks Cloud Computing, Tablets
By David Sims | TMCnet
Recently, at the Interop 2010 show in Las Vegas, TMC's CEO Rich Tehrani (News - Alert) interviewed Shoulin Chua, Business Development Manager for Amax.


May 14, 2010

Q&A: Jim Metzler previews the networking track at Interop
By Shamus McGillicuddy | Searchnetworking.com
Although Interop is much more than a networking show these days, it still has a strong program of networking topics. Dr. Jim Metzler, of Metzler, Ashton & Associates, will chair the networking track at this year's Interop Las Vegas. SearchNetworking.com talked to Dr. Metzler about some of the hot networking topics that will be up for discussion at the show this year.


May 14, 2010

Display Link's Crespo Demos Latest Remote Graphics Offerings
By David Sims | TMCnet
At the Interop (News - Alert) 2010 show in Las Vegas, TMC's Erik Linask found time to talk with Dennis Crespo, Executive Vice President from Display Link. Noting that "pretty much every computer manufacturer out there" has a Display Link product, Linask invited Crespo to tell more about the company.


May 14, 2010

Corning Cable's Ugolini Discusses Optical Standards, Productivity
By David Sims | TMCnet
At the Interop 2010 show in Las Vegas recently, TMC's Erik Linask interviewed Alan Ugolini from Corning (News - Alert) Cable Systems, about some of the things companies looking to deploy optical products in their data centers should think about.


May 13, 2010

Polycom Enjoys Strong Growth; Demonstrates Excitement for Future of Video
By Susan J. Campbell | Unified Communications
TMCnet took advantage of this event to speak with a number of key industry players at Interop this year, including Polycom (News - Alert). John Antanaitis, VP of Product Marketing with Polycom,visited the TMCnet media booth for an interview captured in this video .


May 13, 2010

Elixir CEO Shares How to Extract Value from Data in the Cloud
By Susan J. Campbell | InfoTech Spotlight
Shih Hor first expressed his excitement to be at Interop as it is Elixir's first time in attendance. The Singapore-based company provides business intelligence platforms companies can now put on cloud platform.


May 13, 2010

Spirent: Evaluating the Whole Picture of Cloud Computing
By Susan J. Campbell | Panduit
Jefferson first noted that Spirent was excited to be at Interop. Overall, the company is focusing on making sure data centers are performing as necessary. He highlighted that there is a tremendous focus on cloud and that customers need to evaluate the performance of the cloud service and not just economics.


May 13, 2010

Metageek Video: Interference is Easily Identified and Eliminated
By Susan J. Campbell | TMCnet
Interop presented an exciting opportunity for those in the technology and telecommunications space as it brought multiple players together in one location to provide informative presentation on new offerings, next-generation technologies and opportunities for the coming year.


May 12, 2010

Applian and Skype, Interop 2010 and Brocade, Talari Networks, ShoreTel, Auto Dialers in Idaho
By n/a | TMCnet
Recently at the Interop 2010 show in Las Vegas, TMC's CEO Rich Tehrani interviewed Jason Nolet, vice-president of application delivery products from data center networking vendor Brocade about the company's latest news.


May 11, 2010

Clearhub's Chan Discusses Mobility Suite
By David Sims | TMCnet
Recently, TMC's Erik Linask was in Las Vegas for Interop 2010, and had a chance to interview Michelle Chan, managing director from Clearhub.


May 10, 2010

Adding Unified Communications to Your Network
By Eric Krapf | No Jitter
While we were out in Las Vegas for Interop, we shot a bunch of videos that I'll be posting over the next couple of weeks, including some "Whiteboard," or "chalk talk"-style videos with some of our friendly No Jitter/Enterprise Connect experts. These folks agreed to do some short, under-5-minute explanations of some pressing concepts in enterprise communications.


May 10, 2010

A healthy glow from Interop
By John Dix | ComputerWorld
If the annual Interop conference in Las Vegas is a bellwether of industry health, than the recent show reflected a certain vibrancy. Attendee levels seemed steady and show goers packed into conference sessions to hone their knowledge and roamed the floor to see the latest tech wares.


May 7, 2010

Interview with Joel Hackney of Avaya
By Eric Krapf | No Jitter
We shot some videos in Las Vegas last week at Interop. Here's an interview with Joel Hackney, formerly the head of Nortel Enterprise Solutions, who now runs Avaya's data portfolio and government solutions unit.


May 7, 2010

After Interop, Cloud Computing Issues Still Take Center Stage
By David Sims | TMCnet
Though cloud computing is no longer in its infancy, it's still uncharted territory.During last week's Interop conference in Las Vegas a number of industry vets told their stories during the session, "Clouds and Enterprises: Lessons Learned."


May 6, 2010

Crescendo Application Delivery Controllers Scale as Giant Virtual ADC
By Rich Tehrani | infoTech Spotlight
At last week's Interop (News - Alert) 2010 in Las Vegas, it was apparent that this market was one of the hottest - but I didn't see it gaining anywhere near the coverage of more mainstream topics like the cloud and security. I was a bit surprised at how many companies have decided that this is a market where they want to stake a claim.


May 6, 2010

Outsourced managed security: What should you outsource?
By Sean Martin | SC Magazine
During a breakout session at last week's Interop IT Expo and Conference in Las Vegas, Jay Leek, global manager of corporate IT security at Nokia, noted that the failures of managed security service programs are often attributed to an improper selection of activities to be outsourced to an improperly selected provider.


May 4, 2010

Mobile VoIP - Cisco's Kozup Talks Interference at Interop 2010
By David Sims | TMCnet
At Interop 2010 in Las Vegas recently, TMC's (News - Alert) Erik Linask sat down and talkedwith Cisco's Chris Kozup, senior manager mobility solutions, about some of the things going on in wireless technology, specifically interference.


May 4, 2010

ShoreTel Offers Cost of Ownership Guarantee
By David Sims | TMCnet
Recently at Interop 2010 in Las Vegas Rich Tehrani (News - Alert) sat down and interviewed Kevin Gavin, vice president of marketing at ShoreTel (News - Alert), who said that the company recently announced a total cost of ownership guarantee - "the lowest total cost of ownership."


May 4, 2010

Interoperability a must for virtualisation, says cloud panel
By n/a | ZDnet
At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, panelists discuss the issue of portability within the cloud. Simon Crosby of Citrix says nobody is served by proprietary stacks and touts the open virtualisation format. Randy Rowland of Terremark adds that the biggest challenge in moving workloads between clouds is networking.


May 4, 2010

Brocade Intros the BARB in Vegas at Interop 2010
By David Sims | TMCnet
Recently at the Interop 2010 show in Las Vegas, TMC's CEO Rich Tehrani interviewed Jason Nolet, vice-president of application delivery products from data center networking vendor Brocade about the company's latest news.


May 4, 2010

Joyent Gathers Steam With Cloud Partnerships, Software Play
By Andrew R Hickey | ChannelWeb
The Joyent-Arista partnership, which the pair forged at Interop Las Vegas 2010, enables automated management of network infrastructure using Joyent's cloud computing software, said Adrian Ludwig, senior director of marketing for San Francisco-based Joyent.


May 3, 2010

Cloud TCO, Private Clouds and Cloudwashing at Interop
By Bernard Golden | CIO
I attended Interop last week for the first time to participate in its cloud computing track (I spoke on cloud computing total cost of ownership). Several things stood out for me:Cloud computing is hot.


April 30, 2010

NAC Standard Emerges as IETF NEA
By Sean Michael Kerner | internet.com
At the Interop conference this week, the open source alliance OpenSEA demonstrated the first implementation of the NEA standards was demonstrated in the Trusted Computing Group's (TCG) booth. The TCG is the organization behind the Trusted Network Connect (TNC) NAC standards that have won the support of a myriad of vendors including HP, Juniper and Microsoft.


April 30, 2010

Tips for using Twitter, Facebook and other "anti-social networks"
By Tim Greene | Network Wold
Corporations should institute daily one-minute Internet safety lessons that users must complete before they are allowed online, a security expert told Interop attendees this week, but he said even that might not work because attackers pay more attention to the advice than those it is intended to protect.


April 30, 2010

Final thoughts on Interop -- and Las Vegas
By John Olstik | Network World
As for Interop, a lot of people thought that the 2009 downer indicated that Interop may not be around much longer. In less than a year, the buzz has returned under the guise of strong financials, more market demand, and cloud computing. Here are my final thoughts on the show:


April 30, 2010

Citrix downplays Red Hat's decision to drop Xen
By Jon Brodkin | Network World
Xen doesn't need special standing within Linux distributions because it goes well beyond what Crosby calls the simple virtualization capabilities of the KVM hypervisor, which has been included in Linux since 2007. Xen is more technology-agnostic than KVM, Crosby said during an interview this week at the Interop Las Vegas tech conference


April 30, 2010

Interop Crowd Eyes Cloud, Virtualization
By Andrew R Hickey | ChannelWeb
An onsite survey of Interop Las Vegas 2010 attendees found that 41 percent already run some form of cloud service and more are looking to the cloud for applications.


April 30, 2010

Social Web Email Close
By Tim Greene | Network World
Corporations should institute daily one-minute Internet safety lessons that users must complete before they are allowed online, a security expert told Interop attendees this week, but he said even that might not work because attackers pay more attention to the advice than those it is intended to protect.


April 29, 2010

IBM CTO at Interop: Consumerization of IT is a driving force
By Sam Diaz | ZDnet
At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, Kristof Kloeckner, CTO of cloud computing at IBM, talks about the big trends in that arena and what that means for enterprise IT. He says the consumerization of IT is driving the expectations of how users access IT services and will lead to the evolution of IT infrastructure.


April 29, 2010

Will InfiniBand get new life in the quest for converged I/O?
By Rivka Gewirtz Little | Searchnetworking.com
In case you thought the high-performance computing fabric InfiniBand was a dying technology - think again. This week at Interop 2010, much of the conversation has centered on strategies for implementing converged data center networks with unified storage and servers.


April 29, 2010

InfiniBand Moving to Ethernet?
By Sean Michael Kerner | internetnews.com
The Infiniband Trade Association (IBTA)and a number of its members here at the Interop trade show including Mellanox and Voltaire, this week discussed new technologies that will bring some of the low latency benefits of InfiniBand to 10 gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) networks.


April 29, 2010

Varaha Systems Harness Android, iPad for FMC
By Alice Straight | TMCnet
The uMobility solution is now available for Android (News - Alert) phones and Apple's iPad platform according to an announcement by Varaha Systems, Inc. at Interop, which finished today in Las Vegas.


April 29, 2010

HP's $1.2B purchase of Palm may be a win for the enterprise
By Sue Marek | FierceWireless
It was probably fitting that I was attending Interop (the business IT technology conference) in Las Vegas yesterday when Hewlett-Packard announced it acquired struggling device and software firm Palm for $1.2 billion. After spending some time listening to enterprise attendees at Interop voice their confusion over which mobile operating system makes the most sense for corporate users, I am optimistic about this deal.


April 29, 2010

What's wrong with the PCI security standard
By Tim Greene | Network World
The security standard used to protect credit cards isn't up to the task and upgrades that are planned for this fall do virtually nothing to improve it, a security expert told Interop attendees this week.


April 29, 2010

Cloud Computing Is About Portability: Interop
By Sean Michael Kerner | Server Watch
The cloud leverages virtual infrastructure, but that doesn't mean there aren't real reasons for enterprises to consider it. In a keynote here at the Interop conference, Kristof Kloeckner, IBM's CTO for cloud computing, argued that the cloud is a viable mechanism for application deployment in the enterprise.


April 29, 2010

Interop: Avaya breathes new life into Nortel enterprise
By Jim Duffy | Network World
Avaya's data networking business - obtained from its recent $900 million acquisition of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions group - grew 30% in the company's second quarter, while its government business grew 15%, indications that momentum has returned following Nortel's bankruptcy.


April 29, 2010

Interop: Mobile Security Is Weak Link
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
While most enterprises have well defined policies for securing laptops and PCs, many still treat mobile devices as an afterthought even though the latter are increasingly likely to be in widespread use and contain valuable corporate data.


April 29, 2010

Marvell Debuts Gigabit Ethernet Switch Platform
By Nathan Eddy | eWeek
Zimmerman said Marvell took a comprehensive system-level cost reduction approach by reducing the bill-of-materials (BoM) needed for the devices. Additional cost savings were achieved by utilizing the same software across the entire product family, regardless of port and speed configuration. Moreover, all products are compatible with the previous generation and family of Prestera 98DX3000 devices, he said. The company's Ethernet switch platform technologies will be showcased at the Interop 2010 conference in Las Vegas.


April 29, 2010

Interop: IBM urges cloud adoption
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
In an economy where every dollar counts, businesses can quickly boost productivity while significantly cutting capital and labor costs by moving to cloud computing, a senior IBM official said during a keynote presentation at the recent Interop Las Vegas 2010 conference at Mandalay Bay.


April 29, 2010

Wi-Fi 2015: Where Is Wireless Networking Going?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Wi-Fi Planet
With more than 1 billion devices in service, Wi-Fi arguably ranks as one of the most successful networking technologiesever created.But what will it take for Wi-Fi to continue to grow? A panel of standards experts tackled that question here at the Interop conference.


April 29, 2010

Storage highlights from Interop 2010
By Dave Simpson | InfoStor
A number of vendors used this week's Interop show in Las Vegas as a stage to debut storage networking products, including Emulex, Mellanox, Voltaire, Ixia, Vizioncore and virtual I/O startup Aprius. Here's a quick recap.


April 28, 2010

Observations from Interop
By Jon Oltsik | Network World
I'm here in the wasteful energy capital of the world, Las Vegas, for Interop. After back-to-back meetings and a few strolls across the show floor, here are some of my observations:


April 28, 2010

Interop: Avaya chief pushes SIP
By Larry Dignan | ZDNet
At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, Kevin Kennedy, CEO of Avaya, outlines the characteristics of Session Initiation Protocol. He sees SIP as a consolidating technology that will follow a similar adoption path to that of TCP/IP.


April 28, 2010

Top 10 Reasons I Wish I Was in Vegas for Interop
By Fredric Paul | Enterprise Efficiency
This week, Las Vegas is the center of the enterprise IT universe. That's because the city is hosting Interop, which brings together top vendors, resellers, users, and other leaders for intensive buying, selling, networking, partying, and -- for some -- gambling.


April 28, 2010

Interop: Focusing on the Cloud
By Michael Miller | PC Mag
Cloud computing was the focus of the keynotes on the second day of InterOp, with representatives from IBM, Citrix, Terremark, and VMware all pushing cloud technologies and their methods of deploying it.


April 28, 2010

Minority of Interop attendees are trying cloud computing, have concerns
By Shamus McGillicuddy | Searchnetworking.com
So who is adopting cloud computing? Well, if you include software-as-a-service (SaaS), which has been swept up into the cloud marketing vortex, cloud computing is taking off, I suppose. About 41% of Interop attendees are using SaaS products like Salesforce.com, according to a survey of 104 IT pros conducted at Interop by Network Instruments.


April 28, 2010

Used Cisco gear from Cisco
By Shamus McGillicuddy | Searchnetworking.com
Cisco's Interop booth includes a presentation on Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment. I wasn't aware that Cisco had its own program for refurbishing and selling used gear, but apparently it's had this program in place since 2001.


April 28, 2010

Extreme, Force10 unveil 40 Gigabit Ethernet at Interop
By Shamus McGillicuddy | Searchnetworking.com
Extreme Networks and Force10 Networks are both showing off 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology at Interop.


April 28, 2010

Interop panel discusses future of data center network architecture
By Shamus McGillicuddy | Searchnetworking.com
In an ambitious session at Interop entitled "How the Network Must Fundamentally Change," a broad panel of vendors reached a shaky consensus. Data center network architecture should flatten. The days of the three- and four-tiered data center networks with Layer 2 and Layer 3 are entering their twilight years as enterprises begin to adopt data center network architectures based on Layer 2 with just edge and core switches.


April 28, 2010

Citrix, Terremark, VMware Examine Cloud Computing Triggers And Obstacles
By Andrew R Hickey | Channel Web
What triggers the move to the cloud? Conversely, what is keeping some enterprises from making the jump?At Interop Las Vegas 2010, a panel of three high-profile cloud executives convened to break down what's fueling the cloud and why some are yet to embrace it.


April 28, 2010

Interop: 41% Of Attendees Tap Cloud
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
A survey of network managers and other IT pros attending this week's Interop Las Vegas business technology conference found that more than 40% have some form of public cloud resources available on their corporate systems.


April 28, 2010

Network Virtualization Key at Interop
By Amy Newman | internetnews.com
Virtualization seems to be everywhere these days. Traditionally, it's been server virtualization that's front and center. At this week's Interop in Las Vegas, however, network virtualization was an important topic of conversation. Interop is all about networking, so it's not surprising that any news will be in that context. From panels to news announcements, network virtualization appears to have reached a new maturity milestone and is now getting its due.


April 28, 2010

40 Gig Ethernet Makes an Extreme Debut
By Sean Michael Kerner | Internetnews.com
Extreme Networks is showing a 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switching setup. Yes that's a big deal seeing at 40 GbE is not yet a full standard (though it will be soon).


April 28, 2010

Smartphone management becoming a nightmare
By Jon Brodkin | Network World
Management was relatively simple when IT managers gave mobile employees a Dell Latitude laptop and a BlackBerry and told them "you're good to go," said Gartner wireless analyst Paul DeBeasi, who took part in an Interop Las Vegas panel discussion on key issues in wireless and mobile technology.


April 28, 2010

VPI Unveils the Next Generation of its VPI PERFORMANCE Software
By Raju Shanbhag | TMCnet
Contact centers often depend on the real-time and historical performance information from multiple telephony and business systems to detect and address issues that can hamper their performances. Helping them in this area, VPI (Voice Print International (News - Alert)), has launched the next generation of its VPI PERFORMANCE software at the Interop Business Technology Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.


April 28, 2010

Interop: HP sees no China-related threat to U.S. business
By Jim Duffy | Network World
HP's immersion into China stemming from the purchase of 3Com does not present challenges as far as landing enterprise accounts in North America, specifically with large governmental institutions, according to the company's networking chief.


April 28, 2010

ISS Founder's New Startup: Power Management With Joulex
By Sean Michael Kerner | internetnews.com
Noonan's new venture is a company called Joulex, which is officially launching today. In an interview with InternetNews.com at the Interop conference this week in Las Vegas, Noonan explained how he made the jump from security to energy and why he thinks his company has the solution for solving power management problems for IT.


April 28, 2010

The evolution of Green IT: Key takeaways from Interop
By Doug Washburn | ZDnet
The green IT track at Interop Las Vegas kicked off with a session from yours truly on "The Evolution Of Green IT: Projects That Cut Cost, Avoid Risk And Grow Revenues" to help IT professionals plan for green IT's current and future state backed up with a number of real-life examples. Here are they key takeaways that I&O professionals should pay attention to:


April 28, 2010

Extreme, Force 10 Push 40Gb Ethernet at Interop
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
Extreme Networks at the Interop 2010 show demonstrated a 40GbE uplink, called the VIM3-40G4X, for its stackable Summit switches. At the same time, Force 10 officials, who earlier had said they will bring 40GbE to their switches later this year, continued to promote the faster I/O technology, which is due to be ratified by the IEEE in June.


April 28, 2010

IBM Urges Cloud Computing Readiness
By Andrew R Hickey | ChannelWeb
Get ready for cloud computing, because it isn't going anywhere any time soon, IBM (NYSE:IBM) proclaimed Wednesday it its keynote presentation at Interop Las Vergas 2010.


April 28, 2010

Clouds helping start-ups grow, but lack enterprise capability, investors say
By Jon Brodkin | Network World
Cloud computing is making it easier for start-ups to develop new technology, but once companies grow beyond a certain size they may find current cloud technologies do not meet their requirements, tech investors said during Interop in Las Vegas this week.


April 28, 2010

Avaya CEO: Networks Need to be More Resilient
By Sean Michael Kerner | Enterprise VoIP Planet
At Interop, Avaya is rolling out a number of new enterprise networking products it said are designed to meet the needs of next generation networks. Among the new products is the Ethernet Routing Switch 8800 (ERS) which is a campus core and data center switch with up to 200 10GbE ports. The ERS is an expansion of a portfolio that Nortel has had in the market for several years.


April 28, 2010

WiFi Takes Center Stage at Interop
By Andrew Garcia | eWeek
Wireless LAN vendors took center stage at Interop Las Vegas 2010 to announce new WLAN products and technologies. While product vendors argued about the best way to do things and looked ahead to future technology advances, implementers wanted best practices for the present.


April 28, 2010

Interop 2010 to Host RADVISION's New SCOPIA XT1000 High Definition Video Conferencing Room System
By Raju Shanbhag | TMCnet
The Interop Exposition in Las Vegas will host many emerging technologies. RADVISION, is one company that has announced it will demonstrate the new SCOPIA XT1000 high definition video conferencing room system and the SCOPIA end-to-end conferencing solution.


April 28, 2010

Virtualization Technologies for Network Application Delivery Can Work
By Sean Michael Kerner | InternetNews.com
Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are increasingly becoming available as virtualized appliances, but do they actually work?It's a question tackled by a panel of vendors here at the Interop conference - including Certeon, Blue Coat, F5, Citrix and A10 - that debated the merits and limitations of virtual ADCs.


April 28, 2010

How UL Views UC
By Eric Krapf | No Jitter
The centerpiece of my session on Presence here at Interop Las Vegas yesterday was a discussion with Christian Anschuetz, who's CIO of Underwriters Laboratories. In a lot of ways, UL is exactly the kind of company that we hear about that's supposed to be able to get a lot of business benefit out of Unified Communications, and Christian shared some ideas about exactly how that works at UL.


April 28, 2010

Interop: Cloud security raises concerns for auditors
By Tim Greene | Network World
If you think meeting security audits is tough, try passing one if you've got your data in a cloud, Interop attendees were told today.The role of auditors is to hold businesses to well defined standards, and those standards just don't exist for cloud environments, says Chris Richter, vice president of security services for Savvis, who led a panel on cloud security. So auditors tend to err on the side of caution.


April 28, 2010

Interop: Avaya rolls out new wireless products
By Greg Meckbach | IT Business
This is "arguably the first integrated wired-wireless system out there," said Zeus Kerravala, senior vice-president of Cambridge, Mass.-based Yankee Group Research Inc. Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Avaya announced the 8100 series at the Interop industry conference in Las Vegas.


April 28, 2010

D-Link Intros Value in Partnership Channel Partner Program
By Jayashree Adkoli | TMCnet
D-Link, a provider of end-to-end networking solutions, announced that it will showcase affordable mid to large-enterprise solutions in switching, storage, wireless, security and IP surveillance at the ongoing 2010 Interop in Las Vegas. In addition, it will be introducing a new Value in Partnership "VIP" channel partner program at the show.


April 28, 2010

Hot Security Products At Interop 2010
By N/A | ChannelWeb
Security has become a crucial, if not integral, part of networking. And as the malicious threats such as viruses, Trojans and botnets persist, security becomes an even more important part of a customers' network. That fact is not lost at Interop 2010, held this week in Las Vegas. As in years' past, the mega networking conference includes a wide array of security products and services added to the exhibition lineup. Here are a few you'll see at the show.


April 28, 2010

ATEN Introduces New 4 Input/Output HDMI Matrix Switch
By Channelworld staff | ComputerWorld
At Interop Las Vegas, Extreme Networks demonstrated the VIM3-40G4X installed in a Summit X650 stackable switch in a "Top-of-Rack" configuration connected to the BlackDiamond 8900 chassis with a four port 40 GbE module configured as the Data Center core. All of the industry-leading features of the ExtremeXOS modular operating system, including Layer 2/Layer 3 forwarding, redundancy and resiliency features such as EAPS, and the ability to bond together multiple links, are implemented at 40 GbE speeds.


April 28, 2010

Virtual Servers Top Physical Ones, WAN Optimization Soars: IDC
By Sean Michael Kerner | Datamation
According to IDC analyst Cindy Borovick, 2010 will be the first year in which the number of deployed virtual servers will outnumber the number of physical ones.While the number of virtualized servers are growing, the real driver that IDC is seeing pushing enterprises forward is the need for IT to create efficiencies in the overall business, Borovick said during a presentation here at the Interop conference.


April 28, 2010

In The Zone: 10 Cloud Vendors To See At Interop
By N/A | ChannelWeb
For the first time, Interop Las Vegas played host to the Cloud Computing Zone, a corner of the expansive show floor to showcase the up and comers in the cloud. Yes, some of these are established players in other areas, others are brand new to the scene, but they all have one thing in common: They're looking to leverage cloud computing.


April 28, 2010

What recession? Interop: Las Vegas sees paid conference attendance spike 30%
By Michael Morisy | IT Knowledge Exchange
When I spoke with Lenny Heymann, general manager of Interop, he was very conservative in predicting event turnout, saying Interop 2010 was "going to be a little smaller than last year's" conference. Maybe he was just being modest, because once the crowds swelled in, the show was plenty busy.


April 27, 2010

Interop: Emergence of virtualized application delivery appliances
By Shamus McGillicuddy | Searchnetworking.com
Jim Metzler, of Ashton, Metzler & Associates moderated a session today at Interop Las Vegas 2010 about the emergence of virtualized application delivery appliances, both wan optimization controllers (WOCs) and application delivery controllers (ADCs). Panelists included representatives of Citrix, F5 Networks, Certeon, A10 Networks and Blue Coat


April 27, 2010

HP Interop keynote: All your infrastructure can belong to us
By Shamus McGillicuddy | SearchNetworking.com
During his keynote presentation at Interop Las Vegas 2010, Marius Haas, GM and SVP of HP Networking (the ProCurve brand has been retired along with 3Com), boasted of HP's $1.5 billion internal IT transformation, using nothing but HP hardware (including the newly acquired 3Com network infrastructure). HP consolidated 85 data centers down to six "next generation" data centers, decreased servers by 40%, consolidated applications from 7,000 to less than 2,000 and tripled its bandwidth.


April 27, 2010

Interop Wrap: Latency Craze
By Craig Matsumoto | Light Reading
In rounding up some product news at Interop, which is being held this week in Las Vegas, you might think we'd talk all about 100 Gbit/s. There's so much more to life than wire speeds, though. Today's roundup includes talk of low latency, management systems, and smarter chips.


April 27, 2010

Security pros, meet your new best friend: the CFO
By Tim Greene | Network World
Security pros should also look skeptically at industry compliance standards and avoid outsourcing security wholesale, said John Pironti, president of IT Architects, speaking at the Interop conference in Las Vegas.


April 27, 2010

InterOp Speakers: Time to Rethink Corporate Networks
By Michael J. Miller | PCmag.com
Corporate networks need to be completely transformed, according to the keynote speakers this morning at the annual InterOp conference in Las Vegas. Executives from HP, Avaya, and Cisco all emphasized a need for companies to rethink and change their networks. Of course, they have some selfish interests: All the companies would like to see their new equipment and services replace that of their competitors. But they also have a point. Corporate networks have been built up piecemeal over many years and are now very complex, and probably ripe for simplification and consolidation.


April 27, 2010

Interop: D-Link Sets Sites Up-Market, Launches New Partner Program
By Andrew R Hickey | ChannelWeb
At Interop Las Vegas 2010, Fountain Valley, Calif.-based D-Link on Tuesday officially made its entrance into the chassis switch market. Meanwhile, D-Link launched an all new channel program to help partners better tackle D-Link's new offerings as it continues to swim up-market.


April 27, 2010

Interop: HP Predicts 'Two-Horse Race,' Avaya Pushes SIP; Cisco Goes Borderless
By Andrew R Hickey | Channel Web
Senior Vice President and General Manager Marius Haas didn't mention Cisco Systems (NSDQ:CSCO) by name in his opening keynote at Interop Las Vegas 2010.As the executive who oversees HP's ProCurve networking division, Haas didn't have to name names. Instead, he painted how the complete picture HP offers, thanks in part to the acquisition of 3Com Corp., makes the battle to control the network from the edge to the core a "two-horse race."


April 27, 2010

HP touts transformative investments
By Jim Duffy | Network World
hat was the message delivered by Marius Haas, senior vice president and worldwide general manager for HP Networking, during his keynote address Tuesday at Interop. HP showcased its $3 billion 3Com acquisition and its own IT transformation as evidence that it has the right stuff to inject more innovation into enterprise IT.


April 27, 2010

Interop: Key Vendors Expand Network Offerings
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
Whether through acquisition or homegrown offerings, major networking vendors HP, Avaya, and Cisco are adding to their product portfolios with an eye to becoming one-stop shops for next-generation infrastructures, Interop Las Vegas 2010 attendees learned at Monday's opening keynote presentations.


April 27, 2010

Radvision, Avaya announce offerings at Interop
By Larry Hettick and Steve Taylor | Network World
Among the early announcements from Interop 2010 being held this week in Las Vegas, Radvision has entered the telepresence market with an high-definition video conferencing system, and Avaya has unveiled four products including a Session Initiation Protocol gateway and a unified communications management solution.


April 27, 2010

HP Details Big Data Center Consolidation Savings
By Sean Michael Kerner | Enterprise Networking Planet
LAS VEGAS -- HP's networking portfolio is now complete enough that it can power the computer giant's own network. This, according to HP's CIO Randy Mott, who spoke this week at the Interop conference here.


April 27, 2010

Virtualization Rises as the Star of Networking Event
By Chris Talbot | Channel Insider
More than 80 percent of the products and solutions unveiled at this year's Interop networking trade show are related to virtualization, representing a seismic shift in the culture and future of a technology space that has been dominated by switches, routers, and, well, networking technology. Today it's about the data center.


April 27, 2010

Interop: What (Really) Is Cloud Computing?
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
Numerous enterprise IT organizations claim to be implementing private clouds-data center architectures from which end users can tap information and applications on-demand, from internally managed servers.But does that really fit the definition of cloud computing, an IT model that, some argue, necessarily adds a third-party, external service provider to the equation?


April 27, 2010

Tools to simplify cloud implementation launched
By Tom S. Noda | IDG News Service
Morphlabs said it is scheduled to showcase its mCloud series at Interop in Las Vegas Nevada this coming Wednesday until Friday. Immediately after the launch, the mCloud series will be available to the US market, enabling the following: virtualization and automated configuration; monitoring and self healing; system administration tools; self service interface for application developers; automatically configured backups; billing and reporting; and tools for creating a Platform as a Service.


April 27, 2010

APC Intros New Power Protection System at Interop
By n/a | ChannelPro
For SMBs with small data centers, APC by Schneider Electric used this week's Interop Las Vegas IT conference and expo to announce its new Symmetra PX 100 kW power protection system.


April 27, 2010

ADC Presents Wired and Wireless Enterprise Solutions at Interop 2010
By Anamika Singh | http://www.tmcnet.com/tmcnet/interop/articles/83210-adc-presents-wired-wireless-
ADC announced that it will feature its comprehensive line of wired and wireless solutions for the enterprise at the Interop (News - Alert) 2010 Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, April 27-29.


April 27, 2010

The Planet Announces Participation in Interop Las Vegas
By Raju Shanbhag | TMCnet
The Planet, a provider of IT hosting services, will be participating in the expo at Interop (News - Alert), a conference for business technology. The company will showcase its IT management, hosting and cloud solutions during the expo. It will also continue its popular Server Challenge during the event, which tasks conference attendees to post the fastest time in correctly rebuilding a server.


April 27, 2010

Cisco CleanAir Delivers Networkwide RF Analysis
By Andrew Garcia | eWeek
At the Interop IT Expo and Conference, Cisco Systems unveiled new CleanAir Technology comprised of spectrum analysis and diagnosis tools designed to help wireless administrators maintain more stable and consistent wireless LAN performance. Comprised of a new line of Aironet access points with specialized embedded detection hardware and new software revisions for Cisco's data center wireless control elements, CleanAir promises a unique and comprehensive diagnostic solution to the problem of non-WiFi radio interference.


April 27, 2010

Egenera Working With Dell On Clustered, Converged Infrastructure Solutions
By Joseph F. Kovar | ChannelWeb
PAN Manager 6.0 and Dell's new PAN System 3.0, based on Dell servers and the Egenera software, were introduced at the Interop conference, held this week in Las Vegas.


April 27, 2010

Teranetics Demos Second Generation Dual-Port 10GBase-T PHY
By Jayashree Adkoli | TMCnet
Company officials said in a press release that Teranetics will be hosting 10 Gigabit Ethernet reception and speaker panel at Interop. A panel of speakers within the 10 Gigabit market ranging from switches, NICs, cable vendors, and industry analysts such as Sanjay Katsuria of Teranetics; Jag Bolaria of the Linley Group; Rupesh Chakkin of Cisco, Dave Chalupsky of Intel, Valerie Maguire of Siemon, and John Monson of Mellanox, will be talking at the event.


April 27, 2010

Interop: 5 Steps To Desktop Virtualization
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
Desktop virtualization is seeing rapid adoption in the enterprise, as more and more businesses are looking to cut IT administration costs while realizing the security benefits associated with this centralized computing model.


April 27, 2010

Blue Coat's App Delivery Network Infrastructure Optimizes & Secures Flow of Information
By Jayashree Adkoli | TMCnet
In this regard, Blue Coat Systems developed Application Delivery Network "ADN" infrastructure, which will be demonstrated at the ongoing 2010 Interop in Las Vegas.


April 27, 2010

Meru Networks' Joe Epstein to Offer Insights on 802.11n Migration At Interop Las Vegas 2010
By Raja Singh Chaudhary | infoTech
Meru Networks (News - Alert), Inc., a provider of virtualized and optimized 802.11n enterprise networking, has announced that Joe Epstein (News - Alert), its Senior Director of Technology will be present to offer valuable insights upon operational considerations for 802.11n migration at a panel discussion at Interop (News - Alert) Las Vegas 2010.


April 27, 2010

How WAN optimisation and applicated delivery will evolve
By Shamus McGillicuddy | TechTarget
The Application Delivery 2.0 track at Interop Las Vegas explored how technologies like virtualization and cloud computing are putting pressure on the wide area network and forcing enterprises to rethink the future of WAN optimization controllers and application delivery controllers. This Q&A with track chair Jim Metzler offers a preview of what's in store for attendees.


April 27, 2010

Interop's hot new tech products
By n/a | Network World
E-mail for Apple's iPad, virtual desktops, IT security tools and other new technology to be unveiled at Interop Las Vegas this week.


April 27, 2010

Interop: Cisco Rolls Out WLAN Interference Management Tools
By Chad Berndtson | Channel Web
Cisco (NSDQ:CSCO) on Tuesday debuted a new series of wireless access points that come with built-in interference monitoring technology. The products, dubbed Aironet 3500 Series Access Points, are the latest releases around Cisco's Borderless Networks architecture, which since its debut in 2009 has seen new releases around networking, network services and security.


April 26, 2010

Interop: F5 Unveils Cloud Tools
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
F5 Networks on Monday introduced version 10.2 software for its BIG-IP line of application delivery controllers. F5 made the announcement at the Interop Las Vegas 2010 Business Technology Conference and Expo, which runs April 25 to 29 at the Mandalay Bay conference center.


April 26, 2010

Ethernet as a Virtual I/O Transport
By Mike Vizard | CTO Edge
But at Interop this week, Aprius is going to demonstrate a different approach to providing virtual I/O over Ethernet using a prototype of a server gateway that essentially pushes much of the functionality associated with the PCI Express bus out of the server, said Craig Thompson, Aprius vice president of product marketing.


April 26, 2010

Interop: Domino's Mulls Microsoft Cloud
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
Speaking at Enterprise Cloud Summit, part of the Interop Las Vegas 2010 Business Technology Conference and Expo, Vitek said Microsoft's cloud could add resiliency to Domino's online operations, which account for 20% of total orders.


April 26, 2010

F5 steers WAN optimization to virtual, cloud environments
By Tim Greene | Network World
F5 Networks is announcing at Interop an enterprise cloud architecture that incorporates its existing products with new ones to address the range of requirements put forth by businesses that base their networks on varying mixes of virtualization


April 26, 2010

Edgecore Enables 10GBASE-T Capability on its TigerStack Family
By Anuradha Shukla | TMCnet
Edgecore Networks, a joint venture between LG-Nortel and Accton that provides application-driven performance networking solutions designed to meet partner requirements, has announced plans to enable its partners to deliver full 10G performance to meet customer demands for use of installed Cat6a infrastructure with the launch of its state-of-the-art 10GBASE-T uplink module.


April 26, 2010

Data Center Network Testing Solutions at Interop 2010 Showcased by Ixia
By Carolyn J Dawson | TMCnet
Data center network test solutions for network equipment manufacturers, enterprise data centers, information and storage service providers and cloud computing services will be highlighted by Ixia (News - Alert), global provider of converged network IP performance test systems.


April 26, 2010

Avaya reveals new UC module and Gateway at Interop
Fierce VoIPThere is no slowing down the advances in both unified communications (UC) offerings and SIP technology. Avaya's efforts are no exception, and they just put on display two new such offerings at the opening of the Interop trade show today.Read more: http://www.fiercevoip.com/story/avaya-reveals-new-uc-module-and-gateway-interop/2010-04-26#ixzz0mF8FSbXr


April 26, 2010

Interop: CIOs Must Bond With Vendor CEOs
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
In the late 2000's, Delphi was in Chapter 11 and shuttering plants across the country, and former CIO Bette Walker was under extreme pressure to cut IT costs, mostly from the auto parts supplier's major outsourcing contracts.


April 26, 2010

F5 Makes Virtual, Cloud Computing Push at Interop
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
At the Interop 2010 show in Las Vegas April 26, F5 officials unveiled an architecture they are calling the Dynamic Services Model, which touches on a host of the vendor's technologies for all types of environments, from physical and virtual data centers, facilities in different locations, and in private and public clouds.


April 26, 2010

Avaya Releases New Data Gear at Interop
By Eric Krapf | No Jitter
Avaya took another step toward tamping out the speculation that it would jettison Nortel's data product lines (the former Bay Networks) with an announcement of a range of new gear in this line, debuting at Interop Las Vegas, which opens today. The company also promises more data product announcements in June. All of this reinforces the promises Mohamad Ali, Avaya's strategy/bizdev head made when I spoke with him at VoiceCon Orlando.


April 26, 2010

Data Center Network Testing Solutions at Interop 2010 Showcased by Ixia
By Carolyn Dawson | TMCnet
Ixia's test solutions will be highlighted at Interop, Las Vegas and also throughout the show floor at its customers' booths. Separate papers on network security, reliable streaming media delivery, and 4G wireless technology will also be presented by Ixia representatives.


April 26, 2010

40G Ethernet takes center stage at Interop
By Jim Duffy | Network World
Switching will once again be all the rage at this week's Interop conference in Las Vegas as the first 40Gbps Ethernet products are slated to be unveiled.


April 26, 2010

Interop: Avaya Touts Data Networking Business With Four New Releases
By Chad Berndtson | Channel Web
Avaya on Monday introduced four products for wireless and data networking that mark the first new data offerings from the company since it acquired Nortel's enterprise unit in December 2009. Avaya will be officially debuting the products, which include an Ethernet routing switch, 802.11n wireless offerings, and a SIP gateway, at Interop in Las Vegas this week.


April 26, 2010

Avaya Unveils Enterprise UC Solutions
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
At the Interop show in Las Vegas, Avaya is showing off its newest enterprises capabilities, the first since buying Nortel's enterprise unit late last year. The offerings include a new switch and a wireless LAN solution, and are designed to help enterprises more easily handle UC and video applications.


April 26, 2010

Dell, Egenera Make a Deal for Cross-Platform Data Center Controls
By Chris Preimesberger | eWeek
The world's best-selling IT hardware manufacturer co-announced a deal April 26 with enterprise management software maker Egenera to make available Egenera's PAN Manager 6.0, an open-standards, cross-platform control center for converged infrastructures.The companies made the announcement on the opening day of Interop in Las Vegas.


April 26, 2010

Avaya reveals new UC module and Gateway at Interop
By Mike Dolan | FierceVoIP
There is no slowing down the advances in both unified communications (UC) offerings and SIP technology. Avaya's efforts are no exception, and they just put on display two new such offerings at the opening of the Interop trade show today.


April 26, 2010

Sin City, Baby: 25 Sizzling New Products To See At Interop Las Vegas 2010
Channel WebIt's that time of year again, when Las Vegas plays host to the best of the best when it comes to networking and interoperability. Yup, it's Interop time, ladies and gents. And after somewhat of a lull last year due to the bleak economic outlook, Interop Las Vegas is back in full swing for 2010.


April 26, 2010

QUESTION & ANSWER Interop Las Vegas 2010: Storage and network convergence take focus
By Rivka Gewirtz Little | SearchNetworking.com
As enterprises move toward converged data center networks, storage networking becomes an increasingly central concern for networking pros. So it's no surprise that at Interop Las Vegas 2010, the storage track will address a number of issues as they relate to storage and network convergence, cloud computing networks, server and network virtualization and application delivery. Interop Las Vegas 2010 storage track chair Howard Goldstein, of Howard Goldstein Associates, explains how these emerging technologies and the need for application fluidity are influencing storage and network convergence.


April 25, 2010

Wanted: A Rational Approach To Cloud Adoption
By Jonathan Feldman | InformationWeek
And, if you're attending Interop this week, my colleagues Art Wittmann and Michael Biddick and I will be on an InformationWeek Analytics panel called "Preparing for the Cloud". Don't miss it - not only is it a chance to hear what your peers are doing, bounce some ideas off of us, and find out what our latest research is, but you'll also have a chance to win over $2,000 of prizes.


April 25, 2010

Interop Las Vegas 2010: Five hot Interop products
Searchnetworking.comInterop Las Vegas is known to inspire networking vendor product launches.


April 23, 2010

Interop: 50 Product Launches Planned
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
Business technology vendors plan to take the wraps off more than 50 new products and services at Interop Las Vegas 2010, which runs April 25 to April 29 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.


April 23, 2010

Interop 2010: Offering virtualized services Q&A with Barb Goldworm
By Elaine Hom | SearchNetworkingChannel.com
With Interop 2010 almost upon us, we sat down with Barb Goldworm, Interop 2010's virtualization track chair, to discuss offering virtualized services and how virtualization affects networking.


April 22, 2010

Data center network automation tool: Lab-style provisioning in the cloud
Searchnetworking.comThe result is the GaleForce software, which will be launched at Interop Las Vegas 2010 this week. GaleForce aims to automate provisioning of physical and virtual resources across storage, servers and data center networks in a multivendor environment and across public and private clouds.


April 22, 2010

Interop 2010: Data center network infrastructure trends you can't ignore
By Susan Fogarty | Searchnetworking.com
Today's data center network infrastructure is changing at a rapid rate, supporting virtualization, cloud computing and converging technology to deliver elastic yet resilient services with the least amount of overhead. Networking professionals are challenged to build the networks that support this new architecture and to adapt their skills to an evolving workplace. We caught up with Doug Washburn, Forrester Research analyst and chair of Interop's Data Center track, to find out what networking professionals should focus on to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to data center network infrastructure.


April 21, 2010

Enterasys Wireless Enhances its Portfolio
By Carolyn Dawson | TMCnet
The Enterasys AP3605, AP3630 and AP3640, starting at a U.S. list price of $685, will be available in Q2 2010. The Enterasys Wireless portfolio will be on display at the Interop 2010 show in Las Vegas from April 25-29.


April 21, 2010

The future of application delivery appliances
By Shamus McGillicuddy | SearchEnterpriseWAN.com
The Application Delivery 2.0 track at Interop Las Vegas will explore how technologies like virtualization and cloud computing are putting pressure on the wide area network and forcing enterprises to rethink the future of WAN optimization controllers and application delivery controllers.


April 20, 2010

Going to Interop? Get ready to do your homework
By Michael Morisy | IT Knowledge Exchange
I spoke with Interop's general manager Lenny Heymann yesterday, and asked him straightforward what he recommend attendees do to make sure they get the most of the upcoming conference. His answer would send shivers down school boys' spines everywhere: "Do your homework."


April 20, 2010

Interop 2010: What to Expect Beyond Cloud Computing Rhetoric
By Jon Oltsik | Enterprise Strategy Group
Like the RSA Security conference in March, Interop will likely offer non-stop hyperbole about all things related to cloud computing. Nevertheless, I expect a lot of additional and very useful dialogue around the following topics.


April 20, 2010

Avaya to Showcase Data Solutions at Interop Las Vegas 2010
By Anil Sharma | TMCnet
Avaya, a global player in enterprise communications systems, software and services, will showcase data solutions at Interop Las Vegas 2010, one of the industry's data networking trade events.


April 20, 2010

Interop Data Center Chair Jim Metzler On Application Delivery
By Mike Fratto | Network Computing
We caught up with Jim Metzler to discuss his plans for the Interop Application Delivery 2.0 track. Application delivery has always been important, but new demands are being made on IT to delivery applications to user where ever they are on what ever device they are using.


April 20, 2010

IT Companies Head for the Interop Las Vegas 2010
By Anuradha Shukla | TMCnet
All roads seem to lead towards Interop Las Vegas 2010, one of the largest business technology events in North America, which will be the platform for more than 50 news announcements this year.


April 19, 2010

Interop: First Look At IT's Next Wave
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
Interop Las Vegas 2010 opens Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, and the event-which offers keynotes, conference sessions, and live exhibits--promises a close look at the technologies and trends that will define business computing in the months and even years ahead.


April 19, 2010

Abacus Solutions to Come Up With Next-Gen Email Archiving Solution
By Madhubanti Rudra | TMCnet
AbacusSolutions, which is a reliable name in the field of IT infrastructure solutions, recently announced that it will be showcasing its next generation e-mail archiving solution, Enterprise Managed Archiver at the upcoming Interop 2010 Conference in Las Vegas.


April 19, 2010

Extreme Networks Improves Virtualization Efficiency, Performance
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
Extreme Networks will bring two new pieces of their virtualized data center strategy to the Interop 2010 show in Las Vegas, which starts April 25.


April 16, 2010

Vidyo, ShoreTel tout competitive prices
By Larry Hettick | Network World
The VidyoDesktop runs on Mac- and Windows-based endpoints. VidyoDesktop Executive provides a 1080p HD video conference and it has been selected as Best of Interop Finalist in the Collaboration category. The system will be demonstrated at Vidyo's Booth #2207 at Interop in Las Vegas, from April 27 - 29.


April 16, 2010

WatchGuard Readying New Quarantine Appliance For Interop
By Edward J. Correia | Channel Web
WatchGuard spoke with CRN Test Center about the new appliance, which is scheduled to be introduced at Interop IT Expo and Conference in Las Vegas later this month.


April 12, 2010

Five unconventional ways to lose your shirt in Vegas
By Brad Reed | Network World
So when you take the trip to Vegas for Interop this year, here are some things to avoid doing if at all possible. For while they may seem like harmless activities that would not set you back in most normal cities, in Vegas they'll undoubtedly cost you.


April 12, 2010

Cloud computing, virtualization top Interop agenda
By Brad Reed | Network World
Last year's Interop was all about how to survive the economic apocalypse created by a housing bubble and a subsequent Wall Street meltdown. This year, Interop wants to help companies rise from the ashes and get themselves back to growth.Interop general manager Lenny Heymann says that this year's show is going to try to give companies strategies they can use to revitalize their industries and spearhead and economic recovery in the United States.


April 12, 2010

Interop history quiz
By Tim Greene | Network World
The venerable networking tradeshow Interop convenes this month in Las Vegas. The show has survived the battles over client-server and mainframes, token ring and Ethernet, hubs vs. switches and routing vs switching. As planners put the final touches on this year's version, take a look back at some of the odd yet noteworthy events at what started as a down-and-dirty plug fest that eventually drew 60,000 attendees.


April 9, 2010

Interop Planning Guide: Cloudy forecast
By Brad Reed | San Francisco Chronicle / Network World
To say that this year's Interop will feature a lot on cloud computing would be an understatement. Interop's goal this year seems to be to leave no cloud unturned, as its sessions explore topics ranging from optimizing cloud computing to navigating different cloud standards to the economics of cloud computing.


April 9, 2010

Interop Data Center Chair Doug Washburn On Data Center Strategy
By Mike Fratto | Network Computing
It's no secret that the recession has had an impact on IT, but business demands march on. The longer IT projects are put on hold, the increase in that pent-up demand is going to force companies to move plans forward anyway, but with limited funds, says Doug Washburn, an analyst at Forrester Research and the chair of Interop's Data Center conference track.


April 8, 2010

Internap is Rated Second by Current Analysis for CDN Services
By Raju Shanbhag | TMCnet
Recently, the company announced Accelerated IP ("XIP"), a new service-based Internet traffic accelerator that can dramatically improve the performance of enterprise web services and applications by up to 400 percent. XIP - to be shown at Interop (News - Alert) in Las Vegas, April 27-29 in booth 550 - complements Internap's worldwide Performance IP route-optimized network, resulting in end-to-end network and application optimization and a superior experience for end users.


February 19, 2010

Fighting Words
By Linda Armstrong | Exhibitor Online
At Interop Las Vegas 2009, an information-technology (IT) trade show dominated by behemoth brands such as Cisco Systems Inc., Hewlett-Packard Development Co., Motorola Inc., and Nortel Networks, a clever little company, Xirrus Inc., wasn't only noticed by almost 3,000 attendees, it also scanned more badges than every one of the big beasts at the show.


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