Interop® Las Vegas Announces the InteropNet and Selected Providers for 2011

No Other Network Provides InteropNet Caliber Cutting Edge Technology for Event Attendees

Jan 18, 2011, 13:43 ET from UBM TechWeb

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop® Las Vegas 2011, produced by UBM TechWeb, proudly releases a complete list of selected providers that will embark on the ultimate networking challenge of powering the InteropNet, Interop's specialized cutting edge temporary network. The InteropNet supplies the most reliable, high-speed network for thousands of attendees, hundreds of exhibitors, and throughout the entire conference center at Interop Las Vegas 2011. Interop Las Vegas happens May 8-12, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

"For 25 years, Interop has brought leading vendors together to build a showcase network to foster interoperability and quicken the adoption of emerging technologies," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "At a time of tremendous change across the industry, this year's InteropNet participants play a key role in highlighting innovation and giving Interop attendees the confidence to incorporate the latest solutions into their own networks."

Interop puts technology to the test through the InteropNet program. Attendees experience the latest innovations first-hand through this state-of-the-art, wide-scale deployment and interactive lab environment. This network is a key feature of Interop and is built in collaboration with hand selected, innovative vendors and volunteers, who come together to create a completely interoperable network using the industry's most cutting edge technology.

The InteropNet is a leading example of how to design, deploy and manage a multi-vendor, converged network. It is a platform for the introduction of new technologies and, utilizing "best practice" methodologies, provides a viable demonstration and reference model of networks that meet current and future business needs. The complete list of hand-selected vendors involved in building InteropNet includes:

"Forward-thinking organizations around the world are harnessing the power of the network to transform every aspect of their businesses. For years, Interop has been the proving grounds where attendees can experience the latest technologies and solutions that enable business innovation," said Marie Hattar, Vice President, Borderless Networks Marketing at Cisco. "This year, the spirit of Interop lives on, where Cisco will showcase interoperable innovations and IPv6-enabled solutions that span Collaboration, Data Center, and Cisco Borderless Networks architectures."

"Networking customers are seeking flatter architectures to improve performance, single pane-of-glass management to simplify operations, and complete interoperability with their existing technology to simplify adoption and maximize their return on investment," said Mike Banic, vice president, Marketing, Networking, HP. "The HP Networking A-Series portfolio at the heart of our data center solution offerings meets these needs and will provide routing, switching and network orchestration for InteropNet Las Vegas 2011."

For 25 years, Interop has held a unique place in the IP infrastructure markets, and is now the industry's leading, largest, independent business technology event. Interop has fostered the innovation that has fueled the revolution and evolution in IP networking, and is the event where the future of IT comes to life. As the landscape continues to change at a rapid pace, cloud, virtualization, mobile and other technologies are creating a drastically new environment. Interop continues to show IT organizations how to deal with changing business practices while overcoming business challenges. Additional information on Interop Las Vegas, including registration information, is available online at

Interop Las Vegas attendees will have the opportunity to take free, engineer-led tours of the InteropNet throughout the exhibition and gain a practical, behind-the-scenes view. Tours start at the InteropNet Network Operations Center (NOC) and are scheduled to run at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11; and at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 12.


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