Interop Show Expands Beyond Networking to Cloud Computing, Security

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2014-04-04

The annual Interop Las Vegas conference, which this year ran from March 31 to April 2, provided insight into a number of sectors of the IT landscape. While the Interop show has its roots as a networking interoperability showcase, the event has expanded to look beyond the network. "To be a networking architect today, you also have to consider applications, cloud and security," says Interop General Manager Jennifer Jessup. "It's no longer about just looking at the network." To that end, the Interop 2014 event had multiple sessions on security, including one from the chief information security officer of Western Union. The cloud was also a topic of discussion and presentation at the Cloud Connect Summit, which was co-located with Interop. And there were a number of sessions on how IT professionals can improve the own careers, including one from the CIO of Deloitte, who delivered a keynote on how to make IT cool. In Interop's core area of networking, the topic of software-defined networking (SDN) was front and center at the event. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights and sights of Interop 2014.


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