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Interop planning guide 2013

Brandon Butler | April 22, 2013
It's that time of the year again: Interop is almost here.

Panelists > Jim Metzler, (Instructor) Ashton Metzler & Associates with speakers form Cisco, HP, Extreme Networks, VMware, Broadcom and analyst Jim Frey from Enterprise Management Associates.

Other TUESDAY workshops include

Big Data Myths and Real Decisions; Enterprise Cloud Summit focuson private clouds; Mac & iOS Conference Day 2.

Wednesday, May 8


8:30 AM to 10:15 AM


The first general sessions of Interop kick off on Wednesday morning with three power-packed keynote speeches, including from Frank Frankovsky, vice president of hardware design and engineering at Facebook. In addition to his duties managing the infrastructure at the biggest social media company in the world, Frankovsky has also been instrumental in launching and growing the Open Compute Project, a community-based approach to building technical hardware infrastructure with commodity and open source components, instead of using proprietary, pre-packaged vendor solutions. During his speech hear how Facebook has used this philosophy to reduce energy by 38% and costs by 24% in one of the company's newest data centers, and find out how enterprise customers can incorporate this strategy into their shops.

OTHER keynote speakers include

Robert Soderbery, SVP and GM of Cisco's enterprise networking group who will discuss how networking can become more intelligent, context-aware, programmable and agile, while Bob Mulgia, executive vice president of Juniper Networks' Software Solutions Group, will talk about the principles of the SDN and steps toward embracing an SDN strategy.

10:15 a.m.

Business Interoperability

Interop got its roots as a conference discussing interoperability - a topic that is just as relevant today as ever. Security, disaster recovery and compliance all have to be integrated with next-generation tools like the cloud, and SDNs. Hear how to do it.

Presenter: Francis Rabuck, Director/Former CTO, Real time Asset Labs at Bentley Systems .

10:15 a.m.

Softening the network: Virtualization's final frontier

Compute and storage have been virtualized, and now it's time for the network to catch up. Find out about the driving factors for SDNs and how they can be integrated into existing networks.

Speaker: Steve Riley, technical leader, Riverbed Technology.

11:30 a.m

The future of data centers

Data centers are at the heart of IT operations, but they're changing quickly. Learn how some of the leading technology companies are building their next-generation data centers and find out how you can operate your own data center more efficiently at scale.

Presenters: Mark Thiele, Executive VP of Data Center technology, Switch; Ron Vokoun, JE Dunn Construction.

2:30 p.m.

The State of the SDN, OpenFlow and ONF Movement

Since 2011 the Open Network Foundation (ONF) has been working to advance the commercialization and adoption of software defined networking. Listen to an update on the road map from the organization's executive director.


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