Virtualization, cloud computing to dominate Interop

By , Network World |  Cloud Computing, interop

A discussion with Interop general manager Lenny Heymann

Tuesday, May 10

Pick of the day: 

8 a.m. Tuesday morning keynotes featuring Vint Cerf

Interop will start with a bang Tuesday morning with an all-star lineup of keynote speakers including none other than Vint Cerf, who helped create the Internet and is the Chief Internet Evangelist at Google. Dan Lynch, who founded the Interop conference in 1986, will interview Cerf on stage. High-ranking executives from HP, Citrix and Cisco will also make appearances.

Keynote Speaker - Dave Donatelli, Executive VP and General Manager, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, HPKeynote Speaker - Mark Templeton, President and CEO, Citrix SystemsKeynote Speaker - Rebecca J. Jacoby, Senior Vice President and CIO, Cisco Keynote Speaker - Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, GoogleKeynote Speaker - Dan Lynch, Entrepreneur, founder of Interop

10:15 a.m. Emerging architectures and tools for the social enterprise

Microsoft SharePoint has become a seemingly ubiquitous product for enterprise collaboration, but it is not a "panacea," nor is it the only game in town. This session will examine maturation in the Enterprise 2.0 technology market, current state-of-the-art social and collaboration technologies, and "how enterprises should plan for emerging trends and standards."

Speaker - Tony Byrne, President, Real Story Group

11:30 a.m. What is the impact of cloud computing on the network? 

Although cloud computing and virtualization can make IT more efficient, your network still has to be rock solid. This session will look at new challenges posed by cloud-related technologies and methods to head off problems resulting from management tools and processes being focused on static, rather than dynamic resources. For example, the deployment of virtual switches "will potentially result in IT organizations having to manage hundreds of new switches from multiple vendors," and "today's WAN can't effectively support the dynamic movement of VMs nor cloud bursting."

Speaker - Jim Metzler, Vice President, Ashton Metzler & Associates

1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon keynotes

Microsoft's Windows Azure team and Juniper's fabric and switching group will discuss "the growth and future of IT," and the vendors' approaches to next-generation technologies.

Keynote Speaker - Zane Adam, General Manager of Azure and Middleware, Microsoft CorporationKeynote Speaker - David Yen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Fabric and Switching Business Group (FSG), Juniper Networks

2:15 p.m. Future of work: the great debate

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