1Interop Show Expands Beyond Networking to Cloud Computing, Security
by Sean Michael Kerner
2Docker CEO Takes Aim at Virtualization
At the Cloud Connect Summit, Docker CEO Ben Golub explained his company’s container vision for application virtualization.
3IDC Forecasts $7 Billion in Combined 10/40 GbE Port Revenue
During IDC’s annual Interop breakfast meeting, the analyst firm presented its latest forecasts for the state of the networking market.
4Deloitte CIO Wants IT to Be Cool
Larry Quinlan, CIO of consulting firm Deloitte, wants IT to be cool and to be a key part of every organization’s culture and corporate strategy.
5Cisco CIO Is Looking Forward to the Internet of Things
During her keynote presentation, Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby detailed how policy is a key driving force for better business outcomes.
6Western Union’s CISO Gets Wise About Security
When it comes to achieving better outcomes for security, Mike Kalac, the chief information security officer (CISO) of Western Union, detailed how he helped transform the internal security at his company to deal with the modern era of information security threats.
7VMware CTO Explains the Goldilocks Zone for Security
Speaking alongside VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, Martin Casado (left), the CTO of networking at VMware, explained how the virtualization hypervisor can be leveraged as a key security control point he refers to as the Goldilocks Zone.
8Biggest Names in IT Show Up on the Interop Show Floor
The exhibitor hall at Interop was a showcase of the biggest names in networking, including Cisco and HP.
9Fun Zone Brings Air Hockey to the Table
In addition to all the exhibitor booths, the Interop 2014 event also had a Fun Zone area that included an air hockey table.
10Show Floor Giveaways Include a Folding Bike
No Interop exhibit floor would be complete without vendors giving away interesting items. One of the most interesting was a folding bike at the Ixia booth.
11OpenStack Pavilion Demonstrates Open-Source Cloud
The OpenStack Foundation had a pavilion on the show floor, educating attendees about the open-source cloud platform.
12Many Hands Run Interop Network Operations Center
At the core of every Interop conference is the InteropNet Network Operations Center (NOC), with many vendors working together to provide networking services.
1349ers Linebacker Patrick Willis Makes an Appearance
Extreme Networks brought in San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis to sign autographs at the event.
14An Edward Snowden Sighting
Interop exhibitor Smart File brought out a cardboard cutout of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden to help deliver its message about file security.
15NSA Provides Security Information
At the opposite end of the Interop exhibitor floor from where the Snowden cardboard cutout was stationed, the NSA had a booth providing attendees with security information materials.