Daniel Hertzberg comments on his blog: I was fortunate enough to go to Interop in Las Vegas on the behalf of tech field day. So I cannot thank them enough for the opportunity to go to Interop. For me this was my first Interop I was able to take part in. Which was really eye-opening and will […]
Drew Lentz of Wireless Nerd comments: Interop 2016 has hit the halfway point. We have a couple more days left of sessions but I wanted to jot down some thoughts on the show. The one thing that is undeniable is that Interop has changed. Tom Hollingsworth wrote an article questioning if Interop was dead or […]
Daniel Dib writes on his blog: The Cisco ISR G2 routers have been around for a while now. Roughly a year ago, Cisco released the Cisco 4451-X router which was the first ISR running IOS-XE. Cisco has now added new routers to the 4000 family, which means that the ISR G2 family will eventually go […]
John Herbert of Lame Journal comments: Basically, HP have three data centers in this example — San Francisco (SFO), Denver (DEN) and EWR (Newark), shown across the top of the diagram, all interconnected with 1G links. Then there’s the “Warehouse” where they stage networks to be used at events like Interop, before they are shipped […]
Lee Badman of wirednot comments: With time to kill at Syracuse and Cleveland airports (as I travel to Interop in Las Vegas), I find myself ruminating on a topic that I’ll be talking about in a workshop in a couple of days: mobility. As with terms like “convergence” and “unified”, the notion of mobility often […]
Robert Novak of RSTS11 writes: First, I’m looking forward to meeting some Twitterverse friends, and maybe a Twitter-averse friend or two, as well as contacts I’ve made at my conferences last year. I will be dropping in on the Interop HQ and Social Media Command Center to see how the UBM team handles social media […]
Edward Haletky of The Virtualization Practice writes: Recently, I had the opportunity to talk about the shortest path bridging (SPB) protocol with Avaya while at Interop. This conversation was one of many with networking companies. While SPB is a very interesting protocol, my questions were about how deep into the virtual environment the protocol extends. […]
Prashanth Shenoy writing for Cisco comments: Over the last 15 months Cisco has revolutionized how organizations provide reliable, secure access to end-users and devices that connect via wireless, wired or VPN networks. This new approach to unified access delivers significant operational improvements by delivering One Policy, One Management, and One Network. However, operational improvements are […]
The most interesting products and companies at Interop Las Vegas 2011 were found around the edges of the show floor. Companies like NEC, Synology, Ciphertex, and Endace may have gone unnoticed in the shadows of towering booths of the industry titans but deserve attention. One such pairing was two Wi-Fi analysis companies, MetaGeek and Ekahau. Both work together to enable spectrum analysis and site surveying on portable devices – smart phones and tablets.
Why do we care about thin provisioning? Because storage is not getting cheaper. If you went to buy a disk ten years ago, you’re going to spend about the same as would today, but you’re going to get a lot more capacity – a lot more capacity! The fact that we have terrible utilization of enterprise resources is really not helping us, and it’s not getting any better. It hasn’t improved because they are “doing storage” the same way.