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Interop is the leading business technology event. With the most comprehensive IT conference and expo available, business and technology leaders attend Interop to learn about all the latest innovations and how to leverage technology to drive business value. Top technology companies exhibit at Interop to reach the most active IT buyers in one place.

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Latest Content From Interop

Whitepaper: The Downside -- Less Control, Lots To Rewrite: Do We Really Need Clouds?

by InteropMay 18, 2009

Cloud computing is big news, promising unlimited capacity and pay-as-you-go economics, plus connections to an always-on world. Enterprises are excited about cloud computing. However, little of it is ready to use yet. Forrester Research's James Staten addresses the hurdles that clouds present to the enterprise, including the disconnect between business users, who want access, and IT staffers, who don't. Staten further discusses the security risks and the need to rewrite many enterprise applications so they can run on scalable clouds. Licensing is complicated, and privacy's a concern.

Interop's Enterprise Cloud Summit is a no-holds-barred reality check to help CIOs and senior IT management better understand enterprise cloud computing.


Whitepaper: Can You Get There From Here? Desktop And Application Virtualization Workshop

by InteropMay 18, 2009

Many companies have already implemented server consolidation projects utilizing virtualization technologies. These projects have brought significant cost reductions to both capital and operational expenditures. Companies are now looking to leverage server, desktop, and application virtualization technologies to bring order to the long-standing chaos of enterprise desktop management. But what are desktop and application virtualization, and where do they apply in your environment? How can your IT organization leverage these technologies to deal with the unrelenting daily demands of provisioning, administering, securing, and supporting hundreds and thousands of corporate desktops and applications? During this workshop, hosted by Anne Skamarock, research director at Focus, industry analysts and virtualization experts will detail the technologies and solutions available for desktop virtualization, and application virtualization and streaming.


Whitepaper: The Business Of Clouds And The Risks Of Being There

by InteropMay 18, 2009

Cloud computing is big news, promising unlimited capacity and pay-as-you-go economics, plus connections to an always-on world. Enterprises are excited about cloud computing but little of it is ready to use yet. Clouds present security risks, and many enterprise applications have to be completely rewritten to run on scalable clouds. Licensing is complicated, and privacy's a concern.

The Hartford�s Drew Bartkiewicz, presenting at the Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop, discusses the potential rewards—and risks—of on-demand computing, as well as the changes needed in the management of points of risk and aggregation.

Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop is the industry's only event focused on how traditional enterprises can adopt cloud computing models.


Whitepaper: Virtualization Management Workshop

by InteropMay 18, 2009

Once an organization has completed an initial server virtualization/consolidation phase, it becomes clear that a new breed of tools is required to better monitor, manage, troubleshoot, and tune this new virtual infrastructure. IT managers have to sift through the plethora of virtualization management solutions to identify which products are really ready for prime time, and then how to match their particular needs with available solutions. Learn how to fulfill the promise of virtualization, especially improving operational efficiencies and reducing costs, through advanced management and automation in this workshop with Barb Goldworm, president and chief analyst at Focus.


Whitepaper: Different Strokes For Different Folks: A Taxonomy of Cloud Offerings

by InteropMay 18, 2009

Enterprises are excited about cloud computing, but little of it is ready to use yet. Peter Laird, platform architect at Tendril Networks, tackles the question by examining popular working definitions, and then addresses the creation of cloud taxonomies and the approaches taken to do so. Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop is the industry's only event focused on how traditional enterprises can adopt cloud computing models. Featuring panels of thought leaders, candid conversations with industry luminaries and hands-on real-world demonstrations that showcase the promise—and risk—of on-demand computing, Cloud Summit is a no-holds-barred reality check to help CIOs and senior IT management better understand enterprise cloud computing.


Whitepaper: Best Practices on Securing Your Virtual Infrastructure

by InteropMay 18, 2009

Security is an issue that is pervading because it involves almost everything within your network. The object of security is to protect information. Determining the value of the information you need to protect will help you determine which level of security you need to apply to it. Protecting virtual infrastructures presents challenges that you may never have faced. First, you need to understand the types of challenges that will arise in the resource pool, the grouping of your host servers. Second, you need to learn if unknown or unforeseen challenges will arise in the infrastructure you create to run your virtual workloads. This workshop with Nelson Ruest, of Resolutions Enterprises, can help identify new security practices and potential security issues as you move into the virtual data center.


Whitepaper: Voice Over Wireless LANs And Fixed Mobile Convergence

by InteropMay 18, 2009

Research indicates that over 70% of large enterprise organizations either use voice over WLAN technology or plan to add it within the next 12 months. Up until now, WLAN voice has been deployed on a small scale in a few industry vertical markets like healthcare, retail, and materials handling. That capability is now being extended to the general office population where it can be used to reduce cellular costs, increase productivity, and improve accessibility for key personnel. However, to deliver enterprise quality voice service, the WLAN must support the required handoff, quality of service, and battery conservation features along with providing the necessary capacity and management capabilities. Supporting voice on the wireless LAN is only the first step. To provide better access to users while controlling cellular costs, management is now looking toward fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) solutions that integrate WLAN and cellular technologies. Leading-edge users are looking beyond the ability to handoff simple voice calls to mobile unified communications that extend presence, integrated messaging, and the full suite of Unified Communications (UC) capabilities to mobile users.


Whitepaper: What Does Elastic Computing Really Mean?

by InteropMay 19, 2009

Cloud computing is big news, promising unlimited capacity and pay-as-you-go economics, plus connections to an always-on world. With the level of excitement enterprises are showing for it, Ian Rae, CEO of Syntenic, hosts a panel discussion about elastic computing and how it can provide solutions to some of the hurdles presented by enterprise cloud computing. These hurdles can include security risks, complicated licensing, privacy concerns, and the need to rewrite many enterprise applications so they can run on scalable clouds.


Whitepaper: Cloud Computing: The Federal Government Viewpoint

by InteropMay 19, 2009

Cloud computing is big news in both government and private enterprise, with its promises of unlimited capacity and pay-as-you-go economics, plus connections to an always-on world. Rod Fontecilla provides an overview of the federal government's computing landscape and discusses how cloud computing fits into it. He discusses the opportunities and challenges that implementing cloud computing in the public sector presents.

Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop features panels of thought leaders, candid conversations with industry luminaries and hands-on real-world demonstrations that showcase the promise—and risk—of on-demand computing. Cloud Summit is the industry's only event focused on how traditional enterprises can adopt cloud computing models and is a no-holds-barred reality check to help CIOs and senior IT management better understand enterprise cloud computing.


Whitepaper: Green Storage 1: Economics, Environment, Energy, And Engineering

by InteropMay 19, 2009

Hands-on IT professionals, IT managers and even C-level executives are becoming aware of environmental impacts associated with today�s networks and data storage. Microsofts�s SW Worth presents an introduction to the �green storage� discussion, including the concepts fundamental to all components of a data center. This tutorial covers the concepts of economics, environment, energy, and engineering, and allows you to become a full participant in the green discussion in your enterprise. Worth�s presentation takes you from the basics into detailed information regarding environmental, economic, and engineering concepts that will allow you to hold your own in any green IT dialogue.