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Virtualization, cloud computing to dominate Interop

Jon Brodkin, Network World | April 18, 2011
Interop Las Vegas will focus on virtualization, cloud computing, the impact of social technologies and smartphones on work, and much more.

3:30 p.m. Virtualization security and compliance

Moving from physical to virtual infrastructure can create gaps in compliance, requiring new frameworks to secure virtual data centers and private clouds. This panel will discuss specific regulatory areas such as FISMA, DIACAP, PCI, HIPAA and SOX/GLBA, and examine how physical security constructs like "zones" can be applied to virtual infrastructure. The coupling of hypervisor security architectures with virtual machine introspection and automation to provide greater insight into security will also be on the agenda.

Moderator - Michael Dortch, Director of Research, FocusPanelist – Eric Chiu, President & Founder, HyTrustPanelist - Mike Wronski, VP Product Management, Reflex SystemsPanelist - Tamar Newberger, VP, Marketing at Catbird

Wednesday, May 11

8:30 Wednesday morning keynotes

Data center executives from Avaya and Intel will deliver the second-day keynotes, followed by a panel involving Rackspace, Citrix and Terremark. Given the companies involved, it's safe to say cloud computing, virtualization and the software and chip architectures needed to drive these technologies will be discussed.

Keynote Speaker - Steve Bandrowczak, Vice President and General Manager, Avaya Data SolutionsKeynote Speaker – Kirk Skaugen, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group, IntelKeynote Panelist – Andy Schroepfer, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy, RackspaceKeynote Panelist - Simon Crosby, CTO, Datacenter and Cloud Division, Citrix SystemsKeynote Panelist - Randy Rowland, Senior Vice President of Product Development, Terremark Worldwide

10:15 a.m. FCoE vs. iSCSI – making the choice

The debate over storage network protocols isn't so clear-cut as it once seemed, as "the notion that Fibre Channel is for data centers and iSCSI is for SMBs and workgroups is outdated." Improving LAN speed and the potential of lossless Ethernet make iSCSI a possible fit in the data center. This session will examine how factors like "current product set, future application demands, organizational skill-set and budget" will determine your choice of FCoE or iSCSI.

Speaker - Stephen Foskett, Community Organizer, Gestalt IT

Pick of the day:

11:30 a.m. How do we finally get to IPv6? 

The IPv4 address space is running out, whether you like it or not, and the world's Web infrastructure has to be upgraded and tested to make the transition to IPv6 a success. This panel will identify steps enterprise IT organizations should take to prepare for IPv6, the steps ISPs and network hardware vendors must take, and present a status report on how the major vendors are doing.

Moderator - John Curran, President & CEO, ARINPanelist – Dimitri Desmidt, Technical Marketing Engineer, A10 NetworksPanelist - Martin Levy, Director IPv6 Strategy, Hurricane ElectricPanelist - John Sweeting, Chair, ARIN Advisory Council


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