• Cisco looks at extending OpFlex alternative

    Posted April 3, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Cisco says it is looking into extending its OpFlex policy protocol, unveiled this week at Interop, to legacy platforms such as the Catalyst 6500.
  • Interop 2014: Mobile is here, cloud is next, SDN is coming

    Posted April 3, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    Interop, one of the premier shows for networking each year, kicked off its general session on Wednesday proclaiming that a new era of IT is upon the world, led by a mobile revolution and supported by cloud computing. And more change is on the way as software-defined networking quickly matures into a platform for enterprises to seriously consider.
  • HP bucks up unified access line to better battle Cisco, others

    Posted April 1, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    HP this week at the annual Interop Las Vegas conference is rolling out extensions to its unified access wired/wireless product portfolio designed to deliver consistent operation and management across the mixed infrastructure.
  • Interop network squares off against controlled 70G bit/sec DDoS attack

    Posted May 8, 2013 - 4:33 pm

    Testing company Ixia launches high-volume DDoS tests against F5 firewalls.
  • SDN and InteropNet: Cranking up and running world's biggest temporary network

    Posted May 6, 2013 - 1:58 pm

    Hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees all depend on a network managed by 23 different vendors.
  • The cloud's the limit for new Arista, Brocade and HP switches

    Posted May 6, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Cloud scaling will be all the switching rage at this week’s Interop. Three major vendors last week took their platforms deeper into and then beyond the data center, outdueling each other on server access density and software programmability, two key attributes needed for the virtualized goldmine called the cloud. And in so doing, they have raised the bar and perhaps set the stage for one of the more anticipated announcements in SDN switching from Cisco spin-in Insieme.
  • Interop planning guide 2013

    Posted April 22, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    It's that time of the year again: Interop is almost here.
  • Interop NY: A look at the show's own BYOD arrangements

    Posted October 5, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    In recognition of the central importance of BYOD issues to this year's Interop NY conference, organizers provided a specially configured Wi-Fi network as a demonstration of one possible solution.
  • Interop: Data center operators in for a world of change

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 8:32 am

    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.
  • Up next for the cloud: Big data analytics?

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 4:59 pm

    In an effort to diversify its cloud offerings, NaviSite - a Time Warner Cable cloud computing and managed hosting company - announced plans to offer storage service for customers in what one analyst says could the beginning of service providers looking to offer big data analysis from the cloud.
  • Five ways to improve data center power efficiency you might not have thought of

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 10:41 am

    While few doubt the importance of maximizing the energy efficiency of their corporate data centers, executive vice president of data center technology for Las Vegas-based Switch, Mark Thiele's talk at Interop this week showcased just how much companies might still be missing.
  • Interop panelists debate future of physical WAN optimizers

    Posted May 9, 2012 - 9:05 pm

    The need for a dedicated physical appliance to handle WAN optimization tasks, in many cases, is a thing of the past, according to experts who participated in a panel discussion Tuesday at Interop in Las Vegas.
  • Cisco offers API to fight call fraud

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    Cisco this week at Interop 2012 released an API for its branch routers designed to enable third-party developers to write applications to enhance the security of phone calls over the router network.
  • HP, F5 partner to speed delivery of cloud apps

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 11:38 am

    HP this week unveiled several initiatives at Interop 2012 in Las Vegas to enhance the provisioning and performance of virtual applications over a network, including an alliance with application delivery controller leader F5.
  • Alcatel-Lucent brings 40G to the core

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    Alcatel-Lucent this week at Interop will flesh out its data center fabric vision with 40G Ethernet and higher-density 10G Ethernet capabilities on its core switches, as well as enhanced software for its top-of-rack and core switches.
  • Interop puts software-defined networking in limelight

    Posted May 3, 2012 - 7:43 am

    The potential game-changing technology that surrounds software-defined networking (SDN) will be center stage at Interop next week with high-profile product introductions, technology demos and information sessions all set to roll.
  • Startup rolls out 40G data center switches at Interop

    Posted May 13, 2011 - 11:52 am

    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.
  • Facebook, Twitter need corporate security policies

    Posted May 13, 2011 - 10:48 am

    Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter open threats to sensitive corporate data that businesses need to deal with aggressively, Interop attendees were told.
  • Is OpenFlow a go?

    Posted May 13, 2011 - 10:41 am

    Interop 2011 could have been called The OpenFlow Show. Vendors were hawking OpenFlow switches and controllers, and a lab demonstration on the show floor displayed the traffic management technique and applicability among multivendor switches.
  • Interop: Cloud services take a beating in debate over security

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    Cloud services are not secure enough for businesses to use, or at least that was the conclusion drawn by attendees of an Interop debate, although all of the participants acknowledged the real answer was more subtle.
  • Businesses need to look at security as a military operation

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    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.
  • HP takes swipes at Cisco on Interop stage

    Posted May 10, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    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.
  • Virtualization, cloud computing to dominate Interop

    Posted April 18, 2011 - 6:34 am

    Interop Las Vegas will focus on virtualization, cloud computing, the impact of social technologies and smartphones on work, and much more.
  • Virtualization, cloud computing put new stress on network

    Posted April 18, 2011 - 6:34 am

    Networking makes a comeback at Interop to meet the demands of virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Tips for using Twitter, Facebook and other "anti-social networks"

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 12:22 pm

    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.
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