Top Coverage Highlights from Interop


June 14, 2011

HP launches mobile strategy for events
By Charlotte Woolard | BtoB
Hewlett-Packard Co. debuted a new mobile engagement strategy for events at the Interop IT conference and expo in May.


May 25, 2011

Taking the Pulse of the Cloud
By Jeff Vance | Forbes
I decided to give Interop one last shot. I'm glad I did. Rumors of Interop's demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated. The show has bounced back on the strength of one thing: cloud computing. Using Interop as a highly unscientific, purely anecdotal gauge of how the economy is trending, things are looking up.


May 25, 2011

Interop 2011
Calysto PR VibesOne of the key events for the global business technology community, Interop Las Vegas helps decision-makers who are trying to figure out what's what in enterprise IT. Produced by UBM TechWeb, Interop Las Vegas is their flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held in the fall and annual international events in Mumbai and Tokyo.


May 24, 2011

MuleSoft Unveils Cloud Integration PaaS Beta
By Steve Wexler | Network Computing
According to a survey of attendees at Interop earlier this month, nearly 70 percent have deployed or plan to deploy cloud computing, but nearly as many admit to not having confidence in the strategy for managing the performance of those cloud computing resources.


May 24, 2011

Practical Analysis: Cisco Eats Its Own Dog Food, But Pragmatically
By Art Wittmann | InformationWeek
At the Interop show in Las Vegas this month, I attended the keynote presentation of Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby. Later that day, she sat down with Rob Preston and me for a longer conversation. What we got was a fairly pragmatic discussion of Cisco's needs and how those fit into the ideal view of service-oriented IT and delivery of those services.


May 24, 2011

Cisco adds IPv6 migration features to routers
By Jim Duffy | Network World
That was the first time InteropNet, which supported more than 15,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors, ran IPv4 and IPv6 side by side, end to end, Cisco says.


May 23, 2011

What's Next in Wireless Network Standards?
By Doug Haider | PC World
I admit it. I have been star struck in Vegas few times. There was the time I saw Vanna White. There was the time I saw Mike Tyson. And there was last week, when I got the opportunity to speak with Matthew Gast at Interop.


May 23, 2011

Server Technology Talks with TMCnet about Data Center Power Monitoring
By Carrie Schmelkin | TMCnet
At Interop Las Vegas 2011, the leading business technology event, Server Technology's Director of New Technologies Calvin Nicholson sat down with TMCnet's CEO Rich Tehrani to talk about what's next for Server Technology and the data center power space.


May 23, 2011

Consumerization of IT: A Double-Edged Sword
By Ericka Chickowski | Channel Insider
The explosion of smartphones and tablets is only serving to intensify the trend of increased use of employee-owned devices in the workplace. A recent survey conducted by Enterasys Systems among attendees of Interop Las Vegas recently showed that IT professionals are conflicted about the consumerization of IT, particularly when it comes to security.


May 23, 2011

Serious Mobile Security: We Need Two-Factor Authentication for Handsets
By Craig Mathias | Network World
I spent some time at Interop discussing what I think is a critical requirement for mobility, hardware-based two-factor authentication.


May 23, 2011

No end to innovation
By John Dix | Network World
The recent Interop show in Las Vegas was awash with big ideas and the latest and greatest technologies, a healthy sign that IT is alive and well and the industry is brimming with innovation.


May 23, 2011

snom's Storella Talks snom Phone Systems with TMCnet at InterOp
By Stefanie Mosca | TMCnet
TMCnet never passes up an opportunity to meet with IP phone provider snom when they can and earlier this month at Interop was no exception.


May 23, 2011

Winners of the Larry Awards for Best Presentations at Interop
By Larry Chaffin | Network World
Well it is time again for the Larry Awards that recognize the best presentations at Interop.


May 20, 2011

InteropNet can deploy IPv6, and you should too
By Tessa Parmenter | SearchEnterpriseWAN.com
If the IANA's IPv4 depletion hasn't scared you into an IPv6 transition, perhaps Glenn Evans, lead engineer of InteropNet-the network that supports Interop conferences-can provide some incentive.


May 20, 2011

Interop 2011: What Happens in Vegas...the Video Edition
By Evan Guthrie | Breaking Point
After seeing more than a thousand people pass through our booth last week during Interop 2011, I wanted to provide a quick recap of the event.


May 19, 2011

The Hangover: Breaking Down Interop Vegas From Three Dyn Perspectives
Dyn blogIn our post-event review and analysis, the consensus was that it was worth the effort as between the power of our infrastructure and personnel, more people than ever left Interop knowing who Dyn was and why we were there - quite a feat considering what Vegas can do to the mind.


May 18, 2011

Cloud Failures Aren't The Problem; IT Is
By Andrew Murray | InformationWeek
Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby says the company has been on this path for three years and the infrastructure is 80% virtualized--that includes servers as well as networking and storage. She also notes that of the 1,300 business applications run inside the company, 57% are now run in a private cloud environment. She made these remarks at a press roundtable at Interop 2011 in Las Vegas, a UBM TechWeb event.


May 17, 2011

Trade Show Secrets
By Cheryl Gale | Business 2 Community
I recently returned from Interop Las Vegas, supporting a number of clients including Zeus, ExtraHop and Certeon. I also met with journalists from top-tier publications and analyst firms including Forbes, IDC and InformationWeek. The press room was always buzzing and the panel discussions were well-attended.


May 17, 2011

Mobility: What's a CSO to do?
By Joanie Wexler | Network World
During a highly charged conference session at last week's Interop trade show in Las Vegas, moderator Philippe Winthrop, managing director of the Enterprise Mobility Foundation, posed what seemed like an innocent enough question: "How do chief security officers handle mobility?"


May 17, 2011

Cloud Services, SaaS Pose WAN Bandwidth Challenges
By Lorna Garey | InformationWeek
As Interop 2011 in Las Vegas, a UBM TechWeb event, was winding down I got a chance to speak with Pat Calhoun, CTO of the Ethernet and wireless technology group at Cisco, about the company's efforts to help enterprises secure branch office communications while conserving WAN bandwidth, even as they use more SaaS and cloud-based services.


May 17, 2011

Interop: Cyberwar test runs yield information about defenses
By Tim Greene | CIO
Cyber warfare strategy is getting so sophisticated that network attacks suitable for major assaults are being used instead as trial runs meant solely to probe enemies with the aim of figuring out what their defenses are, an audience at an Interop security talk was told.


May 17, 2011

Interop 2011 Trip Report
By Dave Michels | UCStrategies
Interop still has some kick to it. As many of you know, this was quite a conference in the 90s. Of course, back then it was N I (Networld Interop). Evidently, the Networld folks went somewhere else. Despite the conference's smaller size, it is still quite large and focused on networking technologies.


May 17, 2011

Interop Premiers New Technology; Everyone Wins
By Mike Fratto | Network Computing
One of the coolest displays I saw at Interop was not in Start-up City nor in the Czech Republic zone. It wasn't the Lamborghini that Securent rolled onto the floor nor was it the Barracuda Bus. It was the fiber backplane that HP brought out from their R&D facility and had running as a proof of concept, and the number of vendors who had products--nearly all proof of concepts--in the InteropNet Openflow lab.


May 17, 2011

When Industry Heavyweights Get Together - Some Takeaways From Interop 2011
Cloud TweaksInterop 2011 is one such event that brought together several notables from the cloud computing world.


May 16, 2011

Vint Cerf: "Engineering is about turning science fiction into reality" (Interop 2011)
By Matthew Sacks | The Bitsource
At the 25th annual Interop conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, founded by Internet veteran Dan Lynch, who in 1982 at the USC information sciences institute computer center was involved in the pushing of the early deployment of the Internet by turning off deprecated protocols in favor of what would become the new standard for the modern Internet, TCP/IP, according to Vint Cerf, Vice President and Internet Evangelist, Father of the Internet.


May 16, 2011

Interop Net Demo (video)
By Tessa Parmenter | SearchNetworking.com
SearchNetworking.com tours the Interop network operating center with InteropNet lead engineer Glenn Evans at Interop Las Vegas 2011.


May 16, 2011

An Extreme 40 Gbps Switch
By Sean Kerner | EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet
The X8 was first shown last week during the Interop conference running 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40 GbE) traffic.


May 16, 2011

A Couple of Interesting Uses of OpenFlow
By Wendell Odom | Network World
At the beginning of Interop, I wrote a post that introduced the basics of OpenFlow. I promised to ask around and find out what problems different vendors are trying to solve using OpenFlow.


May 15, 2011

Everybody is a Networking Winner at Interop in Vegas
By Stuart Miniman | Wikibon Blog
Optimism was abundant at Interop in Las Vegas this week. Attendance and energy was up from the more economically subdued shows of the last two years. While I only got to spin through the event for a few hours, I did get to talk to a bunch of the companies and bloggers at the show.


May 14, 2011

Startup rolls out 40G data center switches at Interop
By Jim Duffy | CIO
Tucked way in the back corner of the exhibition floor in a tiny cubicle, Gnodal Limited, a startup data center switch vendor from Bristol, U.K., unveiled its initial Ethernet offerings at Interop 2011 this week.


May 13, 2011

What's everybody talking about at Interop?
By David Spark | Dice
David Berlind, Chief Content Officer of TechWeb, the company that produces Interop, has been coming to this conference and reporting on it for years. He's the host of the Interop live stream and one of the best people to ask, "What's everybody talking about Interop?" I asked him to give me the highlights of the show, and here's what he boiled it down to:


May 13, 2011

Interop's Best Of The Best, Network Concerns
By Steve Wexler | Network Computing
Interop, the IT industry's biggest networking event, closed out its 25th annual outing by selecting the best of the best of products to allocate, secure, manage and improve the performance of the increasingly extended IT environment.


May 13, 2011

Interop Attendees Moving Cautiously To Cloud: Surveys
By Andrew Hickey | CRN
For better or for worse, cloud computing dominated the discussion at Interop Las Vegas 2011 this week.


May 13, 2011

Cloud Standards Dominate Interop Discussion
By Andrew Hickey | CRN
Cloud standards, or the lack thereof, dominated a good deal of the cloud discussion at Interop Las Vegas 2011 this week, with many vendors and industry experts calling for some kind of standardization in the wild west that is cloud computing.


May 12, 2011

Hot Products at Interop 2011
CIOHere's a rundown of many of the hottest products introduced at Interop so far.


May 12, 2011

Extreme Networks Unveils Ethernet Switching Fabric at Interop
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
At the Interop 2011 show in Las Vegas, Extreme officials unveiled their Open Fabric solutions portfolio of cloud-scale data center switches, which includes the BlackDiamond X8 modular chassis, Summit X670 top-of-rack switches and BlackDiamond 8900 high-density Gigabit Ethernet blades.


May 12, 2011

Intel, partners push for cloud standards
By Pat Thibodeau | Computerworld
"Today, cloud computing is like the email of the 1980s, [when] things were not interconnected, you couldn't interchange things between email (systems). {Now] you can't interchange things between clouds - that is going to change," said Cerf, at the Interop conference this week.


May 12, 2011

Best Tidbit from Interop: Amazon is Hiring!
By Wendell Odom | Network World
t's the last day of the Interop show, and I happened by the Amazon booth. They are hiring in IT groups all over Amazons business units. And when some of the folks working the booth flip their badges over, it says "we're hiring". And for what? Lots of things, but many look like good matches for anyone who's working towards their Cisco certs, at any level.


May 12, 2011

Looking Ahead to 2015? Where Will the 'Net Look Like?
By Sean Kerner | internetnews.com
Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group, told Interop attendees that infrastructure and server costs need to come down more and that people are worried about power, security manageability and lock-in issues.


May 12, 2011

Interop Survey Takes Pulse of Personal PCs, Devices on Corporate Networks
By David Sims | TMCnet
Enterasys Networks has announced the results of its "Consumerization of IT" Interop survey, taking the pulse of Interop Las Vegas 2011 attendees with regard to personal PCs and devices connecting to the corporate network.


May 12, 2011

Terremark VP Defines Attributes Of Enterprise Cloud Suppliers
By Charlie Babcock | InformationWeek
The Interop 2011 session "Evaluating Enterprise Clouds" Wednesday offered pointers on how an enterprise's needs in the cloud might be different from a search engine's or an online retailer's.


May 12, 2011

Interop Startup City: 5 Cool Tech Startups You Need To Know
CRNInterop's Startup City has historically been a breeding ground for some of the next big things in tech. And at Interop Las Vegas 2011, the five companies comprising Startup City are no exception.


May 12, 2011

Network Instruments Announces Sharp Rise in Cloud Computing Services Adoption
By Shamila Janakiraman | TMCnet
Network Instruments announced that the migration to cloud computing services has increased significantly, according to results obtained at Interop Las Vegas 2010.


May 12, 2011

Managing the Chaos of Cloud Computing
By Michael Vizard | IT Business Edge
To address this issue, ScienceLogic at the Interop 2011 conference this week rolled out version 7.1 of the ScienceLogic EM7 cloud management platform, which adds a Dynamic Component Mapping Facility that automatically discovers not only changes to the internal environment, but also any changes made to virtual machines on Amazon Web Services, GoGrid, RackSpace Hosting and Cloudkick cloud computing services.


May 12, 2011

What Will the 'Net Look Like in 2015?
By Sean Kerner | internetnews.com
Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group, told Interop attendees that infrastructure and server costs need to come down more and that people are worried about power, security manageability and lock-in issues.


May 12, 2011

Businesses need to look at security as a military operation
By Tim Greene | Network World
Businesses need to look at security as a military exercise and can benefit from strategies that have proved useful in battle, a former military security expert told an Interop audience this week.


May 11, 2011

Cisco Borderless Networks Experience to Be Streamed Live from Interop Las Vegas May 12
By Laura Stotler | TMCnet
Cisco will unveil the Cisco Borderless Networks Experience at Interop Las Vegas on Thursday, May 12, beginning at 10 a.m. PDT.


May 11, 2011

Interop: Extreme Networks, Avaya, F5, Riverbed
By John Rath | Data Center Knowledge
Here's a roundup of some of the news coming out of the Interop Conference this week in Las Vegas...


May 11, 2011

Cisco unveils wireless LAN controller, hooks Bass Pro Shops
By Marc Speir | RCR Wireless
Cisco Systems, Inc. launched a wireless LAN controller this week that allows a management system to operate as many as 500 branch office locations, 2,000 access points and 20,000 Wi-Fi clients from a single data center.


May 11, 2011

Diverse Security Products Seize Spotlight at Interop Show
By Fahmida Y. Rashid | eWeek
While primarily a networking showcase, several security vendors took advantage of the Interop show taking place May 8-12 in Las Vegas to launch security software, platforms and appliances.


May 11, 2011

Amazon Cloud Outage Aftermath: Questions, Concerns Linger
By Andrew Hickey | CRN
Amazon's cloud outage shook the cloud computing industry to its core last month, and at Interop Las Vegas 2011 a panel of cloud experts examined the fallout and the lasting impact of Amazon's cloud outage.


May 11, 2011

Cisco Demos WLAN Controller for Branch Offices at Interop
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
At Interop 2011 this week in Las Vegas, Cisco officials are showing off their new Flex 7500 Series Cloud Controller and new Integrated Services Router Web Security products for the ISR G2 branch router.


May 11, 2011

Survey: Execs at Interop say more companies migrate to cloud
By Jim O'Neill | FierceVoIP
What a difference a year makes. A new study out of this week's Interop Conference shows that migration to cloud computing services has increased 20 percent compared to a year ago; the report also said companies who have adopted the cloud reported the greatest gains in increased application availability and scalability.


May 11, 2011

Network Equipment Market Growing to $51 Billion by 2015
By Sean Kerner | internetnews.com
At IDC's annual breakfast meeting held at the Interop conference in Las Vegas, the analyst firm detailed their projections for the networking industry moving forward.


May 11, 2011

Faster-Moving Clouds: Akamai and Riverbed Team Up
By Tim Beyers | Motley Fool
Yesterday at the Interop trade show in Las Vegas, the companies announced their intent to jointly develop technology for embedding Akamai's algorithmic magic in Riverbed's Steelhead appliances, and vice versa.


May 11, 2011

Citrix CEO: Don't Fight the Consumerization of IT
By Chris Talbot | Channel Insider
Citrix CEO Mark Templeton told IT pros during his Interop address that the consumerization of IT will force more changes in the next 10 years than any other technology trend.


May 11, 2011

Cisco CIO Takes Aim at IT Transformation
By Sean Kerner | internetnews.com
During an in-depth discussion at the Interop trade show in Las Vegas with press and analysts, Jacoby explained how she tackles the role of CIO and what her organization is doing to move the business forward.


May 11, 2011

Cutting Through Buzzword Bull At Interop
By Kurt Marko | InformationWeek
Cloud and fabric are the two main themes at Interop 2011, a UBM TechWeb event, and like every IT term that attains buzzword status, these two are overused and ill-defined.


May 11, 2011

Interop Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of Rain
By Ron Culler | Channel Partners
Interop, the event that beckons IT folk from around the world to the desert sands and smoke-filled casinos of Las Vegas, is upon us once again this week. As I was preparing for my annual pilgrimage, I wondered whether to bring a pair of waders and raincoat because I have no doubt I will be soaked by a deluge of cloud marketing.


May 11, 2011

Cisco Borderless Networks Experience to Be Streamed Live from Interop Las Vegas May 12
By Laura Stotler | TMCnet
Cisco will unveil the Cisco Borderless Networks Experience at Interop Las Vegas on Thursday, May 12, beginning at 10 a.m. PDT. The event will highlight the latest security and video innovations and will be streamed live from the show floor. TechWiseTV broadcasters Jimmy Ray Purser and Robb Boyd will be hosting the event.


May 11, 2011

Consumerization And Cloud: IT Isn't Keeping Up
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
Citrix Systems CEO Mark Templeton, on his way to this week's Interop conference in Las Vegas, took out his iPad at 10,000 feet and was connected to his personal desktop, the Web, email, and public cloud applications before his plane had reached 30,000.


May 11, 2011

Neat Net Stories from Vint Cerf and Dan Lynch at Interop
By Wendell Odom | Network World
As part of the keynote session Tuesday AM at the show, Vint Cerf, currently Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, and Dan Lynch, founder of the Interop show (in its 25th anniversary year this year), sat on the stage and discussed the history of the Internet and some ideas about where we are headed.


May 11, 2011

HP To Cisco: "We Try Harder"
By Jon Oltsik | Network World
Yesterday at Interop, HP General Manager and EVP Dave Donatelli did something unusual in his keynote address. Rather than go into the standard industry rhetoric around cloud computing and mobile device ga ga, Dave took the opportunity to call out industry big-wig Cisco Systems.


May 10, 2011

Citrix CEO: We're Moving From the PC Era to the Cloud Era
By Sean Kerner | internetnews.com
Apple isn't the only vendor that thinks we're moving into the post-PC era. Citrix CEO Mark Templeton took the keynote stage at the Interop conference today detailing his vision of the post-PC era.


May 10, 2011

Extreme looks to one-up Cisco, others in data center
By Jim Duffy | Network World
At Interop this week, Extreme Networks rolled out two new switches designed to migrate users from legacy data center infrastructures into cloud computing environments.


May 10, 2011

Extreme Networks Pitches 40-Gbps Ethernet Switch Fabric
By Andy Dornan | InformationWeek
So what makes Extreme different from its competitors? At Interop 2011 in Las Vegas, a UBM TechWeb event, the company was touting its high capacity, along with simplified management and a unified architecture from the data center to the mobile network.


May 10, 2011

How Cisco's CIO is Transforming IT
By Sean Kerner | CIO Update
During an in-depth discussion at the Interop trade show in Las Vegas with press and analysts, Jacoby explained how she tackles the role of CIO and what her organization is doing to move the business forward.


May 10, 2011

Cisco Goes to the Cloud for Control and Security
By Sean Kerner | EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet
The Interop networking show in Las Vegas has a heavy focus on the cloud this year. It's a focus that Cisco is delivering on with a pair of announcement made at the show today.


May 10, 2011

Cisco branch networks simplified with cloud-managed WLAN and security
By Shamus McGillicuddy | SearchNetworking.com
At Interop Las Vegas 2011, Cisco Systems announced cloud-based remote network management and centralized security products to address the biggest challenge faced by enterprises with very large WANs: the lack of on-site IT staff at branch offices.


May 10, 2011

Day 1 of Interop: Avaya, Cisco, Juniper and lots of technology chatter
By Jon Oltsik | Network World
It's Tuesday AM in Vegas and the official start of the 25th Interop trade show. I arrived yesterday, got some early meetings in, and I've already heard my share on industry banter.


May 10, 2011

What To See At The Interop Exhibit Hall
By Mike Fratto | Network Computing
Yesterday I had a chance to walk the Interop show floor before it opened. Controlled chaos is a good word for it. It's hard to imagine that all the exhibitors and show staff get the exhibit hall ready in a little more than 24 hours.


May 10, 2011

Cisco launches wireless LAN Flex controller
By Matt Hamblen | Computerworld
The Cisco Flex 7500 Series Cloud Controller is now shipping and is priced from $47,995, said Sylvia Hooks, senior manager for mobility marketing. The controller will be demonstrated at Interop in Las Vegas this week.


May 10, 2011

'Next-Gen' Vulnerability Management Is About Actually Adopting 'This Gen'
By Sara Peters | Enterprise Efficiency
This morning at Interop, I attended "Next-Gen Vulnerability Management," a session given by Tas Giakouminakis of Rapid 7.


May 10, 2011

Vint Cerf's Final Frontier: The Inteplanetary Internet
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
What does the man who invented the Internet do for an encore? He builds a space-based version of the worldwide computing and communications network. "We need a set of protocols that work on interplanetary distances, TCP/IP does not," said Cerf, at a press conference following his keynote Tuesday at the Interop Las Vegas tech expo at Mandalay Bay.


May 10, 2011

Why Cloud is Like Email in the 1980's
By Sean Kerner | internetnews.com
Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google took the keynote stage at the Interop trade show today. Cerf recounted for the audience how the early days of the Internet are similar to the early days of the cloud.


May 10, 2011

Interop: Cloud, Consumerization Create IT Sea Change
By Andrew Hickey | CRN
Cloud computing and the consumerization of IT are the two key forces driving IT and changing the face of the industry, Citrix President and CEO Mark Templeton told a packed house Tuesday at Interop Las Vegas 2011.


May 10, 2011

InterOp at 25: Where the Internet Came From, Where It Is Heading
By Michael Miller | PC Magazine
To celebrate the 25th year of InterOp, Dan Lynch, who founded the show 25 years ago, interviewed Vinton Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist and one of the early Internet pioneers, at the show's keynote this morning.


May 10, 2011

BreakingPoint Unveils Network Processor Capabilities at Interop 2011
By Rajani Baburajan | TMCnet
BreakingPoint, a cyber security company, is demonstrating the word's first fully integrated, massively scalable solution for testing LTE/4G infrastructures at this week's Interop 2011.


May 10, 2011

HP Interop 2011 Keynote: We Manage Cisco Better than Cisco
The VARGuyDuring their keynote address at Interop 2011, HP's Dave Donatelli and Marius Haas discussed HP's networking portfolio, focusing on converged infrastructure and ease of management, and outlined how HP is bringing the future of network fabric to the enterprise by playing nice with other vendors.


May 10, 2011

Interop 2011: HP Focuses on Vendor Neutrality
The VARGuyFollowing HP's keynote address at Interop 2011, the VAR Guy spoke to Erik Papir, manager of Worldwide Technical Marketing for HP Networking, who offered a deep-dive into HP's networking strategy and how the company is helping its partners get on board with its new product offerings.


May 10, 2011

Interop's still got some kick
By Jeff Caruso | Network World
This week's Interop in Las Vegas is proving why the trade show is still around after 25 years, with some early fireworks and new products that demonstrate just how vital the networking industry remains.


May 10, 2011

HP's Donatelli Comes Out Swinging At Cisco
By Andrew Murray | InformationWeek
HP executive VP Dave Donatelli used his Interop keynote address Tuesday morning to do what most up-and-coming networking vendors do: He took a few shots at Cisco.


May 10, 2011

HP At Interop: Competition Is Good, We're Better
By Andrew Hickey | CRN
HP continued to hammer home its converged network story at Interop Las Vegas 2011 Tuesday, and in its bid to be a major networking player the tech powerhouse drew a line in the sand by welcoming competition, but claiming it does networking better than the rest of the field, namely chief rival Cisco.


May 10, 2011

HP Blasts Cisco at Interop
By Sean Kerner | internetnews.com
During a keynote at the Interop conference in Las Vegas, Dave Donatelli, Executive VP and General Manager, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking at HP detailed his company's networking approach as being an alternative to Cisco.


May 10, 2011

HP takes swipes at Cisco on Interop stage
By Jim Duffy | Network World
It's not often HP and Cisco share the same stage during a keynote address. But today at Interop that's exactly what they did -- and HP didn't share the stage nicely.


May 10, 2011

Riverbed, Akamai Partner On WAN Optimization For Clouds
By Andy Dornan | InformationWeek
In a partnership announced Tuesday at Interop 2011 in Las Vegas, a UBM TechWeb event, Akamai will install Riverbed's Steelhead appliances into its points of presence (POPs) so that enterprise customers will be able to apply Riverbed WAN optimization to any cloud service--even one from a service provider that isn't a Riverbed or Akamai customer.


May 10, 2011

River, Akamai Partner to Accelerate Apps in the Cloud
The VARGuyRiverbed Technology and Akamai have announced a strategic partnership and joint product vision to create acceleration solutions for hybrid cloud networks.


May 10, 2011

Akamai and Riverbed team to speed hybrid cloud performance
By Tim Greene | Network World
Riverbed and Akamai are teaming up to offer technology and services that promise to optimize WAN traffic more effectively when it travels between corporate data centers and cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) providers.


May 10, 2011

Interop 2011 keynotes: Where's the networking beef?
By Shamus McGillicuddy | SearchNetworking.com
The highlight of the HP Interop presentation was HP distinguished architect Les Stuart's live demo of Integrated Management Center (IMC), HP's beefy network management product.


May 9, 2011

Tilera Unveils Many-Core Chips for Networking Applications
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
Tilera officials, who are pushing the design of their processors to as many as 200 cores, will talk about a new series of chips aimed at networking applications at Interop 2011.


May 9, 2011

Interop Previews the Future of Networking
By Sean Kerner | internetnews.com
The annual Interop Las Vegas conference kicks off this week, showcasing the latest and greatest in networking technologies.


May 9, 2011

Inside Interop 11 Hot Stage
By Mike Fratto | InformationWeek
Three months of planning the Interop network. Two weeks staging the equipment and preparing the network. Dozens of people from as many vendors all focused on putting together a network that will go live for six days.


May 9, 2011

Data Center Power: Server Technology to Power the InteropNet at Interop
By Carrie Schmelkin | TMCnet
Interop Las Vegas 2011, the leading business technology event, is certainly the place to be for leading technology companies and Server Technology is eager to attend the event which starts today and runs until May 12.


May 9, 2011

Dell Stretches Its Networking Reach
By Steve Wexler | Network Computing
While better known for its PCs and servers, Dell has been morphing into more of a full-line IT vendor with storage, appliances and software capabilities, so it should come as no surprise that the company is flexing its networking muscles at this week's Interop.


May 9, 2011

Cure The Tech Hangover: 25 Hot New Products To See At Interop
CRNLas Vegas doesn't mess around. Nor do Interop attendees. As the widely popular comedy "The Hangover" proved, sometimes Vegas can get the better of people. But with Interop Las Vegas 2011 in full swing this week at Mandalay Bay, a host of vendors from myriad disciplines will show their wares hoping to cure, or at least soften the blow, of the tech hangover.


May 9, 2011

Interop 2011 Looks Ahead to Cloudy Future
By Sean Kerner | internetnews.com
When Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google helped to invent the Internet, the cloud was not a topic of discussion. At Interop, Cerf is scheduled to deliver a keynote, where the Internet luminary will give his views on what's wrong and what's right with Internet today and where it should be going.


May 9, 2011

HP Extends Unified Network Management
By Andy Dornan | InformationWeek
Both the switches and the software, introduced at Interop 2011, a UBM TechWeb event, are parts of FlexNetwork, a newly announced unified network architecture that HP hopes to distinguish from competitors by its openness to non-HP switches and its wide scope, spanning from the data center fabric to the wireless access point.


May 9, 2011

HP counters Cisco with new switches, architecture
By Jim Duffy | Network World
At Interop this week, HP unveiled products supporting a new architecture that attempts to unify enterprise data center, campus and branch networks under a common and consistent operating environment.


May 9, 2011

HP's FlexNetwork Architecture Ramps Up War With Cisco
By Chad Berndston | CRN
HP was set to make the announcement in a press conference in Las Vegas Monday, in line with the kickoff of Interop, where some of HP's top executives, including David Donatelli, executive vice president and general manager for HP's Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) business, are scheduled to speak.


May 9, 2011

NEC Goes GA On OpenFlow Switches
By Steve Wexler | Network Computing
This week's 25th edition of Interop may be showcasing the emerging OpenFlow standard as one element of the future of networking, but for NEC, the future is right here, right now.


May 9, 2011

Enterprise Networking News Brocade, Emulex to Talk Networking Fabric at Interop
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
Brocade will be demonstrating a 100 Gigabit Ethernet-capable networking offering at the Interop 2011 show this week that is designed to help service providers become more optimized for cloud computing.


May 9, 2011

Interop Watch: Talking OpenFlow & 100G
By Craig Matsumoto | Light Reading
Cloud networking is going to be the big topic at Interop this week, and there'll be a smattering of 100 Gbit/s talk in there as well. Here's a peek at a few of the early announcements.


May 9, 2011

OpenFlow Buzz at Interop
By Wendell Odom | Network World
From time to time, I like to write about something a bit more futuristic, something that is not yet common enough to get into the Cisco cert track. And because I was headed to Interop this week, the folks at Network World suggested I take a closer look at a new initiative called OpenFlow.


May 9, 2011

InteropNet blends cutting-edge technologies with network needs
By Tessa Parmenter, Site Editor | SearchEnterpriseWAN.com
Building a network for one of the world's largest tech conferences has its demands. Glenn Evans, lead architect of the vendor-sponsored Interop network, InteropNet, must showcase the year's cutting edge technologies while supporting the needs of more than 13,000 attendees, 350 vendors and 250 speakers.


May 9, 2011

Deciphering the New Network at Interop
By Stuart Miniman | Wikibon Blog
This week in Las Vegas, just about every networking vendor will release one of more press releases at Interop telling you about all of the latest and greatest products and technologies.


May 6, 2011

Gigamon Introduces New Data Access Switch For High-Density Uses
By Robert Mullins | Network Computing
The GigaVUE-HD8 will be demonstrated at the Interop technology conference that begins May 8 in Las Vegas.


May 6, 2011

Cloud, Virtualization Take Center Stage at Interop 2011
By n/a | The VARGuy
However, he knows a sure thing when he sees one, and based on the amount of noise coming from Interop 2011, our resident blogger is willing to bet this year's event is gonna be big.


May 6, 2011

Extreme Networks to Showcase Network Solutions for Cloud and Mobile Enterprise at Interop
By Rajani Baburajan | TMCnet
Extreme Networks will be showcasing its open Cloud and mobile enterprise network solutions at Interop Las Vegas, from May 10-12.


May 6, 2011

Why OpenFlow Isn't Like Active Networking
By Craig Matsumoto | Light Reading
OpenFlow has become a hot topic in data center and cloud networking discussions, and the OpenFlow Lab at next week's Interop will further spotlight the technology.


May 5, 2011

InteropNet addresses unique challenges with cloud and new DNS
By Tessa Parmenter | SearchNetworking.com
Creating a network to host a five-day event may not seem intimidating, but when that event is Interop, one of the largest tech conferences on the planet, meeting the expectations of the industry's brightest brings on the pressure.


May 4, 2011

Networking Struts IT's Stuff At Interop Las Vegas
By Steve Wexler | Network Computing
Next week, the IT industry's largest and longest-running independent conference and trade show, Interop, will explore all things network-related.


May 3, 2011

Motorola Solutions launches controller, four APs
By Matt Hamblen | Computerworld
The products, announced in advance of next week's Interop conference, are part of the Motorola's WiNG 5 architecture that's designed to replace the hub-and-spoke design of many wireless LANs.


May 2, 2011

Interop Las Vegas: From Cloud SLAs To Slates
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
The forecast for next week's Interop 2011 conference in Las Vegas, May 8 to 12 at Mandalay Bay, is cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. Dozens of sessions and technology demonstrations on cloud computing and other advanced IT platforms will be part of the program. The sprinkles? Those are for cakes to mark the fact that this year's show represents Interop's 25th anniversary.


May 2, 2011

Question: Will Vendors Open Up About OpenFlow at Interop?
By Jon Oltsik | Network World
It's the week before Interop so you are likely to face a fortnight of public relations buzz from the networking industry.


April 30, 2011

Interop 2011 countdown: More network manageability on a single pane of glass
By Tim Swiader | HP blog
What's the scoop on InteropNet 2011 network operations? InteropNet likes to call them pedestals or peds...you and I call them data closets and cores or IDFs (Initial Distribution Frames) and MDFs (Main Distribution Frames).


April 28, 2011

Spirent, Napatech announcement shows promise of speed and scalability
By Susana Schwartz | Connected Planet
Spirent, best known for testing, measurement and service assurance solutions, today announced it would partner with network analysis company Napatech to demonstrate at Interop 2011 a data center virtualization environments supporting 40G Ethernet (GbE) server interfaces.


April 28, 2011

UC Interoperability - 2011 Update
By David Yedwab | UCStrategies
As several UCStrategies Experts prepare for their roles at INTEROP 2011 - Las Vegas (May 8-12), the UCStrategies team takes on the topic of unified communications interoperability in this week's Industry Buzz podcast.


April 25, 2011

The Future Of Networking On Display At Interop
By Mike Fratto | InformationWeek
There is quite a round-up of networking sessions and demonstrations at Interop. Here is a taste.


April 21, 2011

How to sort through Enterprise Mobility Challenges
By Fritz Nelson | InformationWeek
Start with the Wireless and Mobility Conference Track at this year's Interop in Las Vegas, where Farpoint Group's Craig Mathias has cobbled together more than his usually stellar lineup of sessions and speakers.


April 21, 2011

Creating Functional Teams In A Cloudy, Virtualized World
By Jonathan Feldman | InformationWeek
I'll explore the link between people and agility in depth at our second InformationWeek Analytics Live track at Interop, along with co-chair Michael Biddick, the CTO of Fusion PPT.


April 20, 2011

Best Of Interop 2011 Finalists
By Ben Tomkins | InformationWeek
For more than a decade, one of the highlights of the Interop show in Las Vegas has been Best of Interop. This annual competition shines a light on the very best that IT vendors have to offer and recognizes the progress and ingenuity of the companies that make IT systems run.


April 19, 2011

Sizing Up The Unified Computing Stack Wars
By Kurt Marko | InformationWeek
In our "InformationWeek Analytics Live session at Interop Las Vegas on Thursday, May 12, called "Unified Computing Stack Wars," we'll untangle the hash of network topologies, storage architectures, and procurement models to help attendees come to grips with unified computing.


April 19, 2011

Schwartz On Security: Talking Risk Equals Reward
By Mathew Schwartz | InformationWeek
What's hot in information security? Put that question to the head of the Interop 2011 information security and risk management track, John P. Pironti, and he says the question shouldn't start with security.


April 18, 2011

TE Connectivity Embeds Monitoring Chips into Data Center Cabling
By Chris Preimesberger | eWeek
TE Connectivity will demonstrate Quareo products at the Interop Conference and Expo in Las Vegas May 10-12.


April 18, 2011

Talking about InteropNet with Glenn Evans, Chief Engineer (Part 1 of 2)
By Brian Boyko | ScienceLogic blog
It comes to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for a few days in May. Each year, it gets more complex, and more daunting. It serves thousands of users for a short - but critical - time frame. And the man responsible for it is Glenn Evans, Chief Engineer of the InteropNet. We interviewed him about this massive project, and this is what he had to say:


April 18, 2011

25 'critical' things you need to know about Interop, Las Vegas
By Jon Brodkin | Network World
For those of you going to Las Vegas for Interop, here are 25 fun facts about the show and things to while you're there.


April 18, 2011

Virtualization, cloud computing put new stress on network
By Jon Brodkin | Network World
The network has long been king at Interop, the tech conference that will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011. But networking "has fallen behind" over the past couple of years as a new emphasis on cloud computing and virtualization has taken hold, says Interop general manager Lenny Heymann. But now it's time to put the focus back on the network.


April 12, 2011

Opengear Export Business Grows 50%
CIOOpengear is actively investing in market development and will be exhibiting at four major trade shows in USA over the next six months, including Interop, Cisco Live and LISA.


April 12, 2011

Putting Controller Based Networks Security Risks In Context
By Mike Fratto | Network Computing
OpenFlow is starting to gain some buzz in the industry, with a demonstration at the upcoming Interop show in Las Vegas and vendors starting to adopt the protocol.


April 8, 2011

InteropNet's IPv6 Plans
By Mike Fratto | Network Computing
One of the more interesting aspects of attending Interop is seeing the demonstrations that the InteropNet team is putting on. At the upcoming show, the InteropNet is running several IPv6-capable networks that are supporting both exhibitors and attendees.


April 7, 2011

OpenFlow startup Big Switch Networks lands funding
By Jim Duffy | Computerworld
In addition to Big Switch Networks, OpenFlow is available from switch vendor Pica8. Several major vendors are expected to soon announce plans to support it and the Interop conference in Las Vegas next month is expected to have an OpenFlow demonstration.


April 5, 2011

Requirements for Building Today's Data Centers
Data Center KnowledgeJeff Rose, Technology Strategist at Vantage Data Centers, architects and engineers all infrastructure and controls solutions for Vantage. Jeff is also on a "Maximizing Data Center Efficiency" panel at Interop in May.


April 4, 2011

Virtualized service delivery appliances
By Jim Metzler | Network World
Zeus, Citrix, A10 and F5 all provide one or more forms of a virtualized ADC. Certeon and Blue Coat both provide virtualized WOCs. Those six vendors will be on a panel at Interop that Jim is moderating.


March 31, 2011

Get Learned: 4 Minutes on IPv4 / IPv6 from Interop
By Jeff Browning | Sys-Con Media
For those interested, there's a great series of videos cropping up as the Interop folks and vendors begin staging infrastructure to support the event (starting 10-May in Las Vegas). The latest takes on the issues with IPv6 and includes a nice cameo by one of our favorite, highly-talented tech stars... BIG-IP!


March 23, 2011

Opengear takes unusual path to channel success
By Mark Cox | eChannelLine
Rychecky thinks Opengear's participation in the 2011 Interop NOC, where the Opengear IM4216-X2 will provide mission critical out-of-band network access for the NOC, will also raise their profile and drive more business.


March 22, 2011

Interop to Present OpenFlow Technology at UBM TechWeb's Interop Las Vegas 2011
TMCnetInterop, produced by UBM TechWeb, announced that it presents the InteropNet OpenFlow Lab to examine the OpenFlow standard aimed at changing the way traffic flows through a network.


March 21, 2011

OpenFlow Coming To InteropNet Labs
By Mike Fratto | Network Computing
One of the most interesting aspects of Interop is the Interop Labs area on the show floor, which highlights new and emerging technologies. Years past showed VPN's, network access control, and various Trusted Computing Group projects. This year, InteropNet's OpenFlow Lab is going to showcase OpenFlow, with live demonstrations of the OpenFlow protocol. Openflow may well become an important networking protocol that will have significant impact on how you can deploy and manage networks.


March 7, 2011

Cloud Networking Brings Unique Challenges
By Brian Proffitt | Enteprise Networking Planet
That's the conclusion drawn from The 2011 Cloud Networking Report, a summary white paper from Ashton Metzler and Associates and Interop that details the three primary challenges facing cloud networking: data center LAN architecture, wide area networking, and network management complexity.


February 2, 2011

InteropNet 2011: Here We Go
By Larissa Fair | Monitoring Inside & Out


January 27, 2011

UCStrategies Experts Discuss Upcoming Conference Season
By Jim Burton | Unified Communications Strategies


January 27, 2011

Planning the Interop Network Has Begun
By Mike Fratto | Network Computing



January 7, 2011

Interop Las Vegas 2011
By Colleen Miller | Data Center Knowledge


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