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Interop Radio Continues From Hot Stage

Interop Radio is coming to you live from the Hot Stage warehouse again this week. You won't want to miss an episode.

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Last week we saw Interop Radio move into high gear with a great show on Tuesday and a full week of the Hot Stage Diaries. Things aren't slowing down this week as the activity at Hot Stage turns to the SDN Lab. We have an episode of Interop Radio centered on all the networks (and network technology) not defined by software. Whether you're planning to join us in Las Vegas, or are part of the Interop community that meets us online, you'll want to be part of Interop Radio every day this week.

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If you follow the enterprise networking press (and really, why wouldn't you?) then you would be excused for thinking that SDN is the only thing that matters in the world of moving bits from place to place. The truth, though, is that the vast majority of networks deployed today are still defined by switches, routers, and old-fashioned configuration methods, rather than by software.

In the episode of Interop Radio airing at 3:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 31, we'll be talking about all the networks that aren't SDN, and why these "traditional" networks are still important -- and still evolving. On Interop Radio: The Network Beyond SDN, you'll get insight and analysis from our guest, Ethan Banks. He is cohost of the popular Packet Pushers Podcast, and is scheduled to speak during Interop in Las Vegas, April 27-May 1. What sort of things might we discuss? We could start with one of these:

  • Improving communications between IT and business stakeholders.
  • IPv6 -- coming of age, finally?
  • Should your network mirror cloud scale architecture?
  • Troubleshooting skills matter more than ever for networkers.

Banks, CCIE #20655, has been managing networks for higher ed, government, financials, high tech, and medical since 1995. The Packet Pushers Podcast has seen millions of downloads and reaches more than 10,000 listeners worldwide.

Hot Stage Diaries

Each day this week a new "page" in the Hot Stage Diaries will come your way at 7:00 p.m. ET. These shows will take you inside the secret location where Hot Stage takes place, bringing you the stories as the teams come together to build one of the world's largest, most complex, temporary networks. There will be feature stories and interviews with the professionals charged with making technology from many companies come together to serve the Interop Community when it meets at Interop 2015.

Join us every day to keep up with the rapidly developing network as the attention of the engineers and architects turns to the SDN Labs.

Did you miss an episode last week? It's not too late to catch up! Join us by listening to one (or all) of the first week's diary pages on-demand at BlogTalkRadio.


Find Us On iTunes

Does your busy schedule make it easier for you to listen to great audio when you're on the go? Interop Radio is available as a podcast on iTunes. Simply subscribe to Interop Radio on iTunes and you'll get all the great Interop Radio shows (including the Hot Stage Diaries and every Interop LIVE! show from Interop 2015) right on your smartphone or other mobile device.

Attend Interop Las Vegas, the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inspire, inform, and connect the world's IT community. In 2015, look for all new programs, networking opportunities, and classes that will help you set your organization's IT action plan. It happens April 27 to May 1. Register with Discount Code MPOIWK for $200 off Total Access & Conference Passes.

Curtis Franklin Jr. is Senior Analyst at Omdia, focusing on enterprise security management. Curtis has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. He has been on staff and contributed to technology-industry publications ... View Full Bio
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