News & Commentary
Content tagged with Interop posted in May 2011
Mobile Security Gets The Spotlight At Interop
Commentary  |  5/18/2011  | 
Organizations must decide how securing mobile devices and the data therein will be handled both strategically and tactically.
Tough Questions To Ask Cloud Service Providers
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Cloud SLAs warrant close scrutiny from enterprises planning a move to the cloud, a SunGard executive said at Interop.
Rackspace Cloud Guru Says Service Trumps Technology
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Jonathan Bryce opens up about the Amazon outage, OpenStack, and how he's come to be a cloud veteran at age 29.
Terremark VP Defines Attributes Of Enterprise Cloud Suppliers
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Comparing Amazon Web Services to a Terremark-like environment, Bill Lowry cited isolation and security as key enterprise needs in the cloud.
Intel Sees 15 Billion Devices On The Cloud By 2015
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Chipmaker is counting on new 3D processor technology to make cloud ubiquity economically possible.
Cloud Customers Must Understand Weak Points
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
In discussing Amazon's three-day outage, cloud computing advocates said customers must do more homework before selecting a vendor.
Microsoft: 'Incredible Economies Of Scale' Await Cloud Users
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
A Windows Server instance costs between 5 cents and 96 cents an hour because Microsoft has been able to drive down operational expenses.
Cutting Through Buzzword Bull At Interop
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
After a couple of days in Las Vegas hearing all about 'cloud' this and 'fabric' that, a translation is in order.
Consumerization And Cloud: IT Isn't Keeping Up
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
Citrix CEO in his Interop keynote envisions a policy of letting employees bring their own devices to work, and a world where IT's role is supporting, not controlling.
Engine Yard Sees Ruby As Cloud Springboard
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Company executives tout the application platform provider's ability to quickly transfer customers out of the crashing Amazon cloud in April.
Citrix CTO Advises Demanding Clarity From Vendors On Cloud
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Cloud thought leader Simon Crosby talks about standards, open source, Xen's power center, and where VMware kicks butt.
IBM Hopes Tigers Will Tame Cloud
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Big Blue is deploying elite teams to secure cloud computing wins as it looks to reignite services growth.
Vint Cerf's Final Frontier: The Inteplanetary Internet
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
"Father of the Internet" now focused on building a communications network capable of supporting deep space exploration.
HP's Donatelli Comes Out Swinging At Cisco
Commentary  |  5/10/2011  | 
Executive VP's Interop keynote emphasizes new products and open standards.
Dell Intros Enterprise Servers, Switches
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Products, including networking and storage offerings, are targeted at companies looking to scale bandwidth and utilize more virtualized services.
Aryaka Completes WAN Optimization Network
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
The startup says it can accelerate in-house applications between a data center and branch offices with a pure cloud service, eliminating the need for customer-side hardware or software.
Riverbed, Akamai Partner On WAN Optimization For Clouds
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Akamai will install Riverbed's Steelhead appliances into its points of presence, while Riverbed will integrate Akamai's routing and caching smarts into its enterprise data center appliances.
Top Signs You Need NoSQL For Your Data
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
When your relational database takes longer to process your data than to collect it, it's time to call in big data technology, said panelists at Interop.
IT Must Play Central Role In Enterprise Innovation
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Panel of CIOs at Interop wrestles with transforming IT's role from protectors of the status quo to leaders in development of novel business solutions.
F5 Virtualizes App Delivery Controllers
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Virtual Clustered Multiprocessing is a technology that F5 says can run multiple virtual instances of the BIG-IP, the company's popular line of load balancers and offload devices.
InformationWeek Analytics Presents: The Best of Interop 2011
Slideshows  |  5/6/2011  | 
Well, the votes are in and once again we're pleased to bring you the top new products that appeared at Interop 2011 Las Vegas. Every year, my fellow judges and I are delighted to be able to review and compare some of the hottest technology available, and this year was no exception. This year we had 135 qualified entries for Best of Interop, and in reviewing the nominees this year the trend seems to be a focus on a number of great products to allocate, secure, manage, and improve the performance
Inside Interop 2011 Hot Stage
Slideshows  |  5/6/2011  | 
Three months of planning the Interop network. Two weeks staging the equipment and preparing the network. Dozens of people from as many vendors all focused on putting together a network that will go live for six days. Glenn Evans, Interop network project lead and benevolent dictator, works with the vendors and volunteers to design, build, troubleshoot, and manage the InteropNet.

The hot stage is when all of the planning comes together. The InteropNet team documents every detail, down to
IT Managers Can't Be Drill Sergeants
Commentary  |  5/5/2011  | 
Learn how to make the consumerization of IT work for you at Interop, where we'll discuss how to balance the needs of the business against maintaining a happy workforce.
VMware Cloud Foundry Suffers Service Outage
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
As the beta development platform was recovering from a minor power supply problem, human error worsened the setback.
Interop Las Vegas: From Cloud SLAs To Slates
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Annual desert tech fest to cover the full range of technology and service issues that will confront IT pros as they implement next-generation architectures.
Virtualized Desktops The Next IT Challenge
Commentary  |  5/2/2011  | 
As consumerization of IT takes hold and more employees want to bring their own computers to work, Interop 2011 explores the strategies for developing a standard virtualized desktop.


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