SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop Las Vegas, produced by UBM Tech, today announced the InteropNet and SDN Lab participants for the 2015 event. InteropNet is a heterogeneous volunteer-run network that supplies Interop attendees high-speed connectivity and unique educational opportunities. New to Interop Las Vegas, the InteropNet–powered SDN Lab will test the interoperability of SDN (Software-Defined Networking) systems in a variety of scenarios. Interop Las Vegas takes place April 27 – May 1 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information, visit: interop.com.
Unique to Interop, InteropNet is an industry-leading demonstration of how varying vendors can collaborate to design and deploy a converged network. Striving for 100 percent reliability and zero downtime, InteropNet supports the Expo Floor, conference sessions and wireless access. InteropNet will also feature tours and classes taught by the knowledgeable volunteers to share insight and best-practices they learned while building the network. Interop welcomes the 2015 production network providers:
"The importance of InteropNet extends well beyond the high-speed network it powers – it's an example of true interoperability and collaboration of the networking community," said Glenn Evans, Lead Engineer, InteropNet. "In addition to InteropNet, we're thrilled to introduce the SDN Lab at this year's Interop Las Vegas. With the support of such an incredible team of volunteers and network experts, attendees will have the opportunity to witness live demonstrations of SDN implementations in a lab environment."
Held on the Expo floor, The SDN Lab will test both open source and vendor products and applications, as well as demonstrate a range of SDN concepts. Attendees will learn the principles, functions and features of SDN technology. The vendors selected to participate in the InteropNet SDN Lab include:
The InteropNet SDN Lab will feature hands-on whiteboard sessions hosted by industry experts using open source and vendor tools for a number of demonstrations. InteropNet tours and classes will run Tuesday, April 28 – Thursday, April 30 at the InteropNet Lounge on the Expo Floor.
About Interop® Interop is the leading independent IT industry event dedicated to providing technology professionals with the unbiased information they need to thrive as new technologies continue to transform the enterprise. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop connects all levels of the IT community by showcasing the latest innovations and technologies while providing unique opportunities for networking and career advancement. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop allows attendees to gain insight into the future of technology, the outlook for the IT industry, and the possibilities of what it means to be in IT. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with annual international events in India, London and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events, visit www.interop.com.
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