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October 14, 2012

Interop NY 2012 Recap
By Tom D'Auria | IMI TechTalk
Interop NY has come to a conclusion, and we've got some interviews from the floor to your ears. But before we get to the exhibitor interviews, we have a special guest, the Interop GM Jessica Jessup to talk with us about Interop NY and Interop around the world


October 11, 2012

Top HP Networking Exec Takes His Leave
By Chad Berndtson | CRN
HP Networking, which was at Interop New York this month touting HP's software-defined networking strategy, was one of the HP Enterprise segment's strongest growth categories in 2011. The Enterprise division, whose overall revenue fell 4 percent in HP's fiscal third quarter, still posted 6 percent year-over-year growth in networking, even as servers, business-critical systems and storage revenue all dropped.


October 11, 2012

QuickVid: HP Networking chief on SDN's impact
By Robert Dutt | ChannelBuzz
As I discussed in a story yesterday, HP recently advanced its software-defined networking strategy in a press event announcing new products, solutions and services around SDN at the Interop event in New York City.


October 11, 2012

Going Beyond VDI: Here, There be Virtual Dragons
By Doug Bonderud | Midsize Insider
SearchVirtualDesktop recently did a roundup of quotes from experts at the Interop New York conference, quotes that showcase several concerns with VDI deployments. Don Krueger of GlassHouse technology, for example, says that "ROI is kind of a myth when it comes to VDI." Simply put, big providers will often try to sell virtual desktops as a cheaper alternative to in-house provisioning but may neglect to mention the costs of thin client hardware, extra storage, and employee training. Savings are possible, but they're certainly not instant.


October 11, 2012

Pros and cons of the new desktop management: Six sound bites on VDI
By Alyssa Wood | TechTarget
Those challenges have left many admins wondering if VDI is right for their environments.VDI experts have a lot to say about the pros and cons of desktop virtualization, with a few choice quotes coming out of the Interop New York conference last week.


October 10, 2012

Interop New York 2012: A Variably Cloudy Perspective
By Mike Spanbauer | Current Analysis
Last week's Interop show was a success by many measures. It offered users and vendors the opportunity to interact on critical topics. The track sessions were reasonably attended, though no one had to fight for seats at this event. There were few logistical issues, due in large part to the efforts by UBM TechWeb, the company behind the Interop magic (and a great crew running the show).


October 10, 2012

Next-gen Wi-Fi could end the battle for office bandwidth
By Jon Yeomans | ZDNet
In a panel session at the Interop conference in New York last week, Mark Hamilton, CTO of Polycom's SpectraLink, described 60GHz Wi-Fi as "low-hanging fruit" - that is, "well-understood technology".


October 10, 2012

The Future of Wireless Networks
By Michael J. Miller | PC Magazine
While at the Interop show last week, I had a chance to sit down with Edgar Figueroa, CEO of the Wi-Fi Alliance, to discuss the progress on these issues.


October 10, 2012

HP goes deeper into SDN with new offerings
By Robert Dutt | ChannelBuzz
HP furthered its journey into the new concept, using New York's Interop event as a backdrop for a set of announcements that include products and solutions centered around SDN. Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager of HP Networking, called the move towards SDN something that will "completely revolutionize the industry" and "a completely different paradigm than any we've operated under."


October 10, 2012

Favorite Interop cloud computing tweets, and a shameless Big Bird plug
By Caitlin White | SearchCloudComputing.com
The Interop 2012 conference last week brought many IT professionals to New York City -- and also to Twitter.


October 9, 2012

The Great CIO Debate
By Eric Lundquist | InformationWeek
This conundrum between what tech execs want to be and where they find themselves on the org chart was reinforced to me during a couple of days at the Interop show in New York.


October 9, 2012

Interop New York 2012: Software-Defined Networking, BYOD, and More
By Michael Miller | PC Magazine
Last week, I attended the Interop conference and expo in New York. While it's not as big as the spring show in Las Vegas, HP and Cisco made exciting announcements.


October 9, 2012

Cisco network virtualization acquisition: What about VXLAN?
By Rivka Gewirtz | TechTarget
Cisco quietly announced the vCider acquisition on a corporate blog last week. In fact, the company didn't bother to mention the acquisition or its network virtualization plans during an Interop NY keynote the very next morning. Instead Doug Merritt, a Cisco senior vice president, used the stage time to outline the new Unified Access strategy.


October 9, 2012

802.11ad: Wi-Fi Is About to Get Fast
By UCStrategies Staff | UCStrategies
The Wi-Fi world is currently anticipating the approaching large-scale release of the new 802.11ac standard, yet experts speaking at an Interop NY panel have stated that the 802.11ad standard will probably be more momentous and consequential.


October 8, 2012

Pros and cons of the new desktop management: Six sound bites on VDI
By Alyssa Wood | TechTarget
VDI experts have a lot to say about the pros and cons of desktop virtualization, with a few choice quotes coming out of the Interop New York conference last week


October 8, 2012

BYOD arrangements at Interop NY - A closer look
By John Gold | Computerworld
In recognition of the central importance of BYOD issues to this year's Interop NY conference, organisers provided a specially configured Wi-Fi network as a demonstration of one possible solution.


October 5, 2012

Cisco Unifies Wireless, Wired Management
By Michael Endler | Network Computing
Too much time is spent on day-to-day maintenance, especially in BYOD environments. Cisco aims to help with its Unified Access platform, an integrated network infrastructure introduced this week at Interop New York.


October 5, 2012

802.11ad expected to offer new benefits when it arrives in 2014
By Paul Mah | Fierce CIO
But, experts on an Interop panel would explain that the 802.11ad standard is the wireless technology that incorporates a greater ability for transformation. Specifically, 802.11ad uses the 60GHz spectrum for attaining a speed of up to multiple gigabits suitable for uncompressed HD video streaming or applications such as wireless docking. This differs from 802.11ac, which operates on the same 5GHz band that is used by existing Wi-Fi access points.


October 5, 2012

Another call for market-based pricing of private cloud services
By Jon McKendrick | ZDNet
These are some of the points drove home by Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson, speaking at this week's Interop conference in New York.


October 5, 2012

Riverbed, 6connect, Ixia Unveil New Products, Services at Interop
By Todd Weiss | Network Computing
A host of networking products and services were unveiled at Interop New York this week, including Riverbed's integration of VMware vSphere into its Steelhead EX appliances, 6connect's new ProVision Suite, which helps users provision and manage their IPv4 and IPv6 networks, and Ixia's Anue Advanced Feature Module 16, which optimizes network traffic.


October 4, 2012

Interop NY: A look at the show's own BYOD arrangements
By Jon Gold | Network World
According to Koster, the system installed at Interop NY splits the difference -- while it requires a sign-up process, it's a one-time activation, and users don't need to be provided with any credential information in order to get a constant connection.Along with Cloudpath's authentication system, the Interop NY setup uses Xirrus hardware to power the network, as well as F5's firewall to enforce access limitations.


October 4, 2012

Making the Rounds at Interop NY
VPN HAUSWe are here at Interop New York at booth #831, so feel free to drop by and say hello to the NCP engineering team - including many familiar faces and names from VPN Haus. Not only will you be able to see some cool product demos, but also, we'd be curious to know your thoughts on the show's presentations, expos and keynote addresses.


October 4, 2012

Desktop Virtualization No Cost Saver?
By Paul McDougall | Network Computing
"ROI is kind of a myth" when it comes to VDI, Krueger said during a session Wednesday at the Interop Conference & Expo in New York City.


October 4, 2012

Making the Rounds at Interop NY
VPN HAUSWe are here at Interop New York at booth #831, so feel free to drop by and say hello to the NCP engineering team - including many familiar faces and names from VPN Haus. Not only will you be able to see some cool product demos, but also, we'd be curious to know your thoughts on the show's presentations, expos and keynote addresses.


October 4, 2012

Interop NY: Security is the top BYOD challenge
By Jon Gold | Network World
Security issues and the relative novelty of the technology have Interop NY attendees worried about the impact of mobile device use in the enterprise.Troy Reid, marketing director for Metropolitan Website Design, says that mobile infrastructure is the main reason he came to the conference.


October 4, 2012

Cisco Unviels Unified Access Solution to Widen Security Unbrellas
By Doug Bonderud | Midsize Insider
That's the idea behind the company's Unified Access solution, unveiled at the Interop 2012 conference. A recent eWeek article discusses the details of this new solution, which aims to bring wireless, wired, branch, and campus networks under a single umbrella. According to Cisco's senior director of enterprise network marketing, IT pros spend so much time managing multiple networks that they don't have time to innovate. "They have all these technologies," he says, "but they have not come together yet."


October 4, 2012

Interop: MDM Is Dead, Long Live EMM
By Larry Seltzer | BYTE
A session I attended here at Interop New York brought out much of this reasoning. In a sense this is not surprising, as it had a panel of mobile security vendors, but the arguments are hard to dispute. The session was on enterprise mobility management (EMM). Think of EMM as the new MDM.


October 4, 2012

HP joins software-defined networking fray with new controller, switches
By Jon Yeomans | ZDNet
"If you look at the cloud... it takes a lot of time and a lot of people to provision the network, to bring new users onto the cloud," Bethany Mayer, HP's senior vice president of networking, said in a keynote at Interop in New York on Thursday. "Really that amount of time and effort and money just can't remain, it has to change."


October 4, 2012

ADTRAN ActivReach Supercharges Old Ethernet
By Dave Courbanou | Channelnomics
Networking infrastructure continues to be a prominent focus of the channel, especially with Interop New York in full swing. Networking has primarily focused on the delivery of faster networking complemented by even faster wireless infrastructure, but ADTRAN Inc. is approaching the opportunity of infrastructure from a different angle: much like virtualization can re-purpose old machines, ADTRAN's latest technology can repurpose old networking cable.


October 4, 2012

Interop: Data center operators in for a world of change
By John Gold | Computerworld
The basic tasks of running a data center will change out of all recognition in the near future, according to an expert panel speaking at Interop NY on Wednesday, and there really aren't any easy blueprints to follow.


October 3, 2012

Major enhancements coming for Cisco Catalyst 6500
By Jim Duffy | Network World
Cisco's working on some new ASICs for the entire Catalyst line that will enhance programmability, service richness and wire-speed performance, said Rob Soderbery, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Enterprise Networking Group. Soderbery, who met with Network World during the Interop New York trade show this week, heads up Cisco's $18 billion enterprise networking business.


October 3, 2012

HP Launches Comprehensive SDN Portfolio
By John Rath | Data Center Knowledge
Services include a HP Transformation Experience Workshop, a HP Provisioning Baseline Asessment Service, and a HP SDN Proof of Concept Service. HP will demonstrate new software solutions for HP Virtual Application Networks, as well as products in the FlexNetwork architecture and services at Interop New York 2012 October 1-5.


October 3, 2012

Interop: Don't sweat 802.11ac Wi-Fi - because 802.11ad will knock your socks off
By Jon Gold | Computerworld
While the Wi-Fi world is rightly abuzz over the rapidly approaching large-scale deployment of the new 802.11ac standard, experts at an Interop NY panel said today that the 802.11ad standard is likely to be even more transformative.


October 3, 2012

5 Ways Amazon Web Services Protects Cloud Data
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
"Amazon.com is a really demanding customer of ours," said Stephen Schmidt, chief information security officer for AWS , during a keynote Wednesday at the Interop Conference & Expo in New York City. Schmidt, who was formerly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, outlined a number of ways that the cloud provider works to keep customers' data safe and their operations up and running.


October 3, 2012

4 Ways To End Your IT Break-Fix Rut
By Eric Lundquist | InformationWeek
IT leaders, this year's Interop keynote speakers pushed one common theme. If you can't get out of being the break-fix department, you will see your budget and your status in the company disappear. What can you do now to end the cycle? Here are four ideas drawn from the Interop show in New York this week.


October 3, 2012

Huawei Adds Two Distributors, BPO Support For U.S. Channel
By Chad Berndtson | CRN
Huawei, which has designs on being a $100 billion company, began a major U.S. enterprise channel blitz a year ago at Interop, touting a plan to eventually do 100 percent of its enterprise sales in the U.S. through solution providers. In addition to the distribution and BPO launches, this year's Interop finds it touting its TE 30 videoconferencing endpoints, video infrastructure MCUs, and CloudEngine switches. Currently, U.S.-based Huawei partners can sell switches, routers, telepresence and storage products.


October 3, 2012

HP Details SDN Strategy, Announces New Products
By Andrew Conry Murray | Network Computing
This week at Interop New York, HP announced its strategy for Software Defined Networking (SDN), an emerging set of standards and technologies that aim to automate and simplify networking via programmable interfaces.


October 3, 2012

Interop: Cisco Expands Wireless, Unified Access Portfolios
By Chad Berndtson | CRN
New to Cisco, which is touting the unified access concept at Interop New York this week, is an updated version of its Identity Services Engine (ISE), which streamlines how role-based access control is enforced across both wired and wireless networks. ISE 1.1.1 also offers a "My Devices" portal for simplifying which devices are registered and secured.


October 3, 2012

Google CIO: Enterprise Software A Racket
By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek
"It's a racket and we are suckers," said Fried, during a keynote Wednesday at the Interop Conference & Expo, a UBM TechWeb event, in New York City. Beyond his role at Google, Fried moonlights as a partner in a sausage company, which, he said, "provides a rich source of metaphors" for the software industry.


October 3, 2012

Google CIO's IT advice: Let users pick their own hardware and software
By Jon Yeomans | ZDNet
"The social contract between IT and users needs to change," Fried said in a keynote speech at Interop in New York on Wednesday. "IT's job is to empower users with the tools they need to do their job well."


October 3, 2012

Cisco Looks to Bring Networks Together Via Unified Access
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
At the Interop 2012 show in New York this week, Cisco officials will be showing off its latest additions to its Unified Access solution, which includes features that make it easier for employees to get their personal mobile devices-particularly smartphones and tablets-securely onto the network, taking that burden off the IT staff, and to bring wireless, wired, campus and branch networks into a single system, making them easier to design, deploy and manage.


October 2, 2012

This Week in Enterprise Tech 12
By Fr. Robert Ballecer & Brian Chee | TWiT
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October 2, 2012

HP Makes Big SDN Push as It Challenges Cisco, Other Network Rivals
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
Some of HP's offerings won't be ready until next year. While customers immediately can get OpenFlow support on switches and the Sentinel Security software, the controller and Virtual Cloud Networks Application won't be ready until the second half of 2013. The services will start rolling out in early 2013.HP will show off its networking capabilities at the Interop 2012 show in New York this week.


October 2, 2012

Xirrus Adds 802.11ac to Their Wi-Fi Arrays
By Craig Mathias | Network World
While I'm not expecting a whole bunch of enterprise-class 802.11ac before the middle of next year, momentum is clearly building, and I will of course have much more on this technology over the next few months. In the meantime, it's also worth noting that Xirrus is the Official Supplier of Wi-Fi for the Interop New York conference, where I am all this week.


October 1, 2012

iPads and iPhones Now Supported by IOCOM's Video Conferencing Software, Visimeet Mobile
By Jessie Prashar | Telepresence Options
Interested parties can stop by booth #934 at Interop New York in the Javits Convention Center from October 3 -- 4, 2012 for a demo of Visimeet Mobile.


September 29, 2012

Nearpoints Craig Mathias Previous Article Interop New York 2012, and More on 802.11ac
By Craig Mathias | Network World
I think I mentioned this before, but Interop New York (a/k/a Interop Fall) is next week, and once again I have the privilege of serving as the Track Chair for Wireless and Mobility. We have, as you can see, an exceptional program, and I hope you'll be attending.


September 27, 2012

North Jersey IT pros prepare for annual NYC conference
By Mary Diduch | The Record
Information technology companies from the New York metropolitan area and around the country are gearing up to attend one of the industry's biggest trade shows, the Interop Conference, next week in New York City's Javits Center, hoping to expand their client bases while keeping up on the latest technological developments and issues.


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