InteropNet: How A Unique Network Takes Shape
InteropNet is the technological backbone of the Interop conference. Built four days before conference doors open, InteropNet serves more than 10,000 users and 300 exhibitors each day of the conference. Here's how it comes together.
InteropNet is the technological backbone of the Interop conferences in Las Vegas and New York. InteropNet provides the IT infrastructure and network connectivity to attendees and exhibitors, and also serves as a real-world lab to test interoperability among different vendor products. It highlights emerging network and data center technologies and serves as a live exhibit that attendees can explore while at the show.
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The InteropNet team has a daunting task: Assemble a working network operations center (NOC) on site in four days. This NOC will manage a network that provides Internet access and other IT services for 10,000 attendees and over 300 exhibitors in Las Vegas. It must cover 360,000 square feet of exhibition space and 330,000 square feet of conference space for the week-long event. Volunteers make up the majority of staff that build and run the NOC.
In addition, InteropNet is designed to provide a practical demonstration of the concepts and technologies that will be discussed and presented at Interop. At Interop 2013 in Las Vegas, these concepts include software defined networking, BYOD and security....