InteropNet

What is InteropNet?

Unique to Interop, the InteropNet is an industry-leading example of a heterogeneous, temporary, volunteer-run network.

The InteropNet provides high-speed network connectivity to the Interop attendees and exhibitors and supports the Expo floor, Conference sessions and wireless access.

The InteropNet strives for 100 percent reliability and zero downtime. In addition, the InteropNet offers unique educational opportunities for the team of volunteers and the networking community at large.

SDN Lab

New to Interop Las Vegas, InteropNet will create a lab on the Expo Floor to test Software-Defined Networking (SDN) systems and applications including open source software and vendor hardware and software. Aiming to educate attendees on the principles, functions, and features of SDN concepts and technology, the SDN Lab will test the interoperability of open source and vendor products, and demonstrate SDN concepts in a variety of scenarios.

During hands-on whiteboard sessions, our team of network experts, industry veterans and vendor engineers will use open source and Vendor tools to demonstrate:

  • Networks that adjust to changing workloads and conditions
  • Using SDN to initiate traffic engineering functions such as selectively routing around problem spots, sending traffic to monitoring devices, or routing to multiple Cloud providers based on dynamic network conditions
  • Automated integration between applications and network resources using APIs and controllers

The SDN Lab gives attendees the opportunity to interact in the lab environment.

Learn from the InteropNet

Our InteropNet volunteers share the knowledge they've gained while putting together our best-practices network in classes and on tours of the network itself.

InteropNet Tours

InteropNet Tours begin at the InteropNet area on the Expo Floor
Tuesday, April 28 3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 29 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 30 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM

InteropNet Classes

InteropNet Classes - Tuesday, April 28
3:00 - 3:45 PM Wireless - Presented by Ruckus
4:00 - 4:45 PM 10G/40G/100G Optics – How has the market changed the and where are we headed? - Presented by Curvature and the InteropNet Team
InteropNet Classes - Wednesday, April 29
11:00 - 11:45 AM Curvature and InteropNet Team - Presented by Stefano Gridelli, Panos Vouzis, Panickos Neophytou
12:00 - 12:45 PM Video Surveillance as an Application Overlay to Traditional Network Infrastructure - Presented by Axis Communications
1:00 - 1:45 PM Power Monitoring and Capacity Planning at the InteropNet - Presented by Calvin Nicholson
2:00 - 2:45 PM NOC Root-Cause Network Troubleshooting - Presented by PathSolutions
3:00 - 3:45 PM Infoblox and DeepDive Core Services in the InteropNet - Presented by DeepDive Networking and InfoBlox
4:00 - 4:45 PM Power Protection in the InteropNet - Presented by Eric Anderson and Dorian Haro
InteropNet Classes - Thursday, April 30
11:00 - 11:45 AM CenturyLink Cloud Services and the InteropNet
12:00 - 12:45 PM HP SDN Platform - Presented by Jeff Enters
1:00 - 1:45 PM Delivering Immediate Savings with Application-level Metrics and Automation - Presented by Gabriel Wiebe
2:00 - 2:45 PM IPv6 - Presented by Brandon Ross

Become an InteropNet Volunteer Team Member!

Are you an IT student with limited funds or an employee whose company can't send you to Interop? Do you still want to be involved and lend a hand in building an industry-leading, volunteer-run network?

Whatever the reason, you may still be able to attend this premiere event by volunteering in the InteropNet! Apply to volunteer as an InteropNet Team Member (ITM)! There are around 8 positions available, so please fill out the following application form. We will let you know in early spring 2015 if you have been accepted.

InteropNet Participants

Axis Communications

Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the global market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to its customers and carried through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets.


CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through SAVVIS, a CenturyLink company. www.CenturyLink.com/Business


Curvature

Curvature transforms how companies procure, maintain, and upgrade equipment. A strategic partner for more than 10,000 organizations globally, Curvature specializes in delivering 24X7 global technical support, advanced hardware replacement, and complete lifecycle management of networking and data center equipment from corporate locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.


CyberPower

CyberPower Systems (USA), Inc., designs and manufactures award-winning power products, including uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, power distribution units (PDUs), surge protectors, mobile charging devices, connectivity devices and Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTx) backup power solutions. CyberPower provides power protection and power management solutions for data center, corporate networks, and office applications. http://www.cpsww.com


DeepDive Networking

DeepDive Networking possesses and delivers an incredible depth of knowledge related to DNS, DHCP, and core networking technologies. Our core specialties include, architecture, design, implementation services, training delivery, and training development for firms worldwide. DeepDive strives to exceed all expectations, and delivers master-level results to ensure ultimate, repeatable success.


HP

Visit us in the new InteropNet SDN Lab – see key SDN concepts, such as new ways of delivering network security, and automated integration of application and network resources using Apps from our store. Talk with our experts about their experiences building this nationwide production network, and see SDN in action! As a world-leading information technology company, HP applies new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology. Our focus is to continuously improve the way our customers live and work through technology products and services, form the individual consumer to the largest enterprise.


InfoBlox

Infoblox delivers network control solutions that connect and secure end users, devices, and networks. These solutions enable approximately 7,700 enterprises and service providers to transform, secure, and scale complex networks. Infoblox helps take the burden of complex network control out of human hands, reduce costs, and increase security, accuracy, and uptime. (NYSE:BLOX | www.infoblox.com)


Lantronix, Inc.

Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a specialized networking company providing M2M (machine to machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions. Our easy to use, smart solutions provide the fundamental pillars of IoT deployment: secure connectivity, device management and mobility. For more information, visit www.Lantronix.com.


MonoPrice

Monoprice specializes cables, fiber, electronics and accessories to I.T. professionals worldwide. Established in 2002, the company has built a stellar reputation for product excellence and customer service through a proven disruptive business model that eliminates entire layers of markup within the supply chain, selling premium products at a fraction of marketplace prices with incomparable speed and service.


NetBeez

NetBeez is a distributed network monitoring solution that measures and reports key performance indicators of network and service quality from the end-user perspective. NetBeez enables companies to proactively detect, troubleshoot, and fix remote network or application issues before they impact business operations, cutting costs and reducing network downtime.


Opengear

Opengear is a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions delivering advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, failover connectivity and cellular out-of-band products. Opengear Smart OOB™ management enables companies to access/manage mission critical systems and devices, remotely and securely from anywhere, even if the network is down, maximizing IT Resilience.


PathSolutions

PathSolutions software identifies the root-causes of network faults that cause network instability and voice quality problems. Our Total Network Visibility® suite continuously monitors the health and state of the entire network -- identifying the specific location, fault and root-cause issue. Discovered issues are then disclosed in plain-English for rapid remediation.


Ruckus

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has over 48,000 end-customers worldwide.


Server Technology

For 30 years, Server Technology’s power strategy experts have provided power solutions to critical networking, disaster recovery, lab, storage, and production data center environments. We work step-by-step with you to define your current and future power needs so that you can stay powered, be supported and get ahead.


TSO Logic

TSO Logic is the energy efficiency software for data centers that can improve IT efficiency by up to 50%. It’s called Application-Aware Power Management™ and it all happens from a single server, with no impact on performance, no additional hardware, and no costly changes to infrastructure.


InteropNet SDN Lab Participants

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a global leader in networking, communications and cloud solutions with over 500,000 customers, delivers comprehensive SDN technologies with its OmniSwitch, OmniAccess and OmniVista products. With OpenFlow support and OpenStack integration, its SDN-based capabilities reach across the access, the core and the data center to enable business agility.



Big Switch Networks

Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale data center networking technologies to mainstream data centers. BSN will demo its fit-for-purpose bare-metal SDN solutions including Big Cloud Fabric and Big Tap Monitoring Fabric that provide unprecedented agility, tremendous operational simplicity and hyper-scale economics.


CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through SAVVIS, a CenturyLink company. www.CenturyLink.com/Business


Cisco

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity - transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.


Curvature

Curvature transforms how companies procure, maintain, and upgrade equipment. A strategic partner for more than 10,000 organizations globally, Curvature specializes in delivering 24X7 global technical support, advanced hardware replacement, and complete lifecycle management of networking and data center equipment from corporate locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.


CyberPower

CyberPower Systems (USA), Inc., designs and manufactures award-winning power products, including uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, power distribution units (PDUs), surge protectors, mobile charging devices, connectivity devices and Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTx) backup power solutions. CyberPower provides power protection and power management solutions for data center, corporate networks, and office applications. http://www.cpsww.com


HP

Visit us in the new InteropNet SDN Lab – see key SDN concepts, such as new ways of delivering network security, and automated integration of application and network resources using Apps from our store. Talk with our experts about their experiences building this nationwide production network, and see SDN in action! As a world-leading information technology company, HP applies new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology. Our focus is to continuously improve the way our customers live and work through technology products and services, form the individual consumer to the largest enterprise.


Lantronix, Inc.

Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a specialized networking company providing M2M (machine to machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions. Our easy to use, smart solutions provide the fundamental pillars of IoT deployment: secure connectivity, device management and mobility. For more information, visit www.Lantronix.com.


MonoPrice

Monoprice specializes cables, fiber, electronics and accessories to I.T. professionals worldwide. Established in 2002, the company has built a stellar reputation for product excellence and customer service through a proven disruptive business model that eliminates entire layers of markup within the supply chain, selling premium products at a fraction of marketplace prices with incomparable speed and service.


NEC

NEC is a pioneer in Software-Defined Open Networking. Winner of Best of Interop, the NEC ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite was the first production ready SDN solution, enabling complete network virtualization and allowing customers to easily deploy, control, monitor, and manage multi-tenant network infrastructure. Deployed by enterprise and data center customers globally, SDN from NEC has improved end-user access to applications, enhanced collaboration, and dramatically increased efficiency of IT resource utilization.


Netronome

Netronome is the leading provider of data plane processing solutions for software-defined networking (SDN) communications products. Netronome’s flow processing solutions increase the performance of virtualized servers by offloading compute-intensive workloads such as virtualization, security, flow classification, DPI, and dynamic load balancing. Netronome’s products include FlowProcessors, FlowNIC accelerators, and FlowKit software.



OpenGear

Opengear provides both IM7216 and IM4216 Infrastructure Managers which facilitate initial configuration and remote management of network, server and power equipment for the InteropNET NOC team. Infratstructure Managers combine Smart OOB™ out-of-band management with Failover to Cellular™ to deliver proactive monitoring and remediation, even in the event of network outages. http://opengear.com/products/im7200-infrastructure-manager


Server Technology

For 30 years, Server Technology’s power strategy experts have provided power solutions to critical networking, disaster recovery, lab, storage, and production data center environments. We work step-by-step with you to define your current and future power needs so that you can stay powered, be supported and get ahead.


Telchemy

Telchemy is the leading provider of real-time analytics software for VoIP, Video Conferencing, Video Streaming and Data. Telchemy's next generation management solution implements a scalable distributed architecture with virtualized software probes and embedded agents, accurately measuring QoE, service performance providing the performance management layer for emerging SDN and NFV based networks.


TSO Logic

TSO Logic is the energy efficiency software for data centers that can improve IT efficiency by up to 50%. It’s called Application-Aware Power Management™ and it all happens from a single server, with no impact on performance, no additional hardware, and no costly changes to infrastructure.


 

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