So, here's something I didn't expect from Interop: I met Ozzy Osbourne. I didn't realize he was standing just a few feet away from me, near the Nokia booth, until he walked up and urged me to fill out a form that someone else had just handed me.
Announced at Interop, Endace Analytics Center 2000 provides network analysis for Endace's NinjaProbe, while Solera Networks announced an OEM program providing data-capture services to others. In both cases, the ability to play back captured network traffic eases troubleshooting and resolution.
Halfway through NAC Day at Interop, I moderated a panel populated by representatives from the sponsors. What became clear during and after the panel is that attendees are very concerned about standardizing NAC. Who wants to buy a proprietary product that won't play well with others?
Earlier this summer I was tapped for NAC Day 2008. It's a day-long event on the topic of Network Access/Admission Control at Interop NY held at the Javits Center. I'll agree to almost anything if I can get a trip to Manhattan out of the deal. I hope to cover nearly every aspect of NAC in 5 hours and 45 minutes.
Once again, on Monday, Sept. 15, for one day only, I will be performing my latest one-man show, The Disaster Recovery Cookbook: Recipes for Recovery, as a workshop at Interop at the fabulous Jacob Javits (a New York liberal, Republican senator, and Lantzman. You don't see those together very often anymore) Convention Center in The Big Apple (New York). Over the day we'll explore how to make your organization's IT infrastructure disaster tolerant with an emph
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