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InteropNet Visuals: Power Use & Performance

InteropNet Visuals: Power Use & Performance

InteropNet providers TSO Logic and ThousandEyes weighed in on their experience helping to run InteropNet, the custom-built production network that provides connectivity and wireless for attendees, exhibitors and staff at Interop Las Vegas. TSO Logic, which makes power management software, monitored power usage on the…

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Inside A Bank’s Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan

Inside A Bank’s Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan

In June 2013, Scott McGillivray joined Seattle Bank as VP, Director of Information Technology. The regional community bank, which has five branches in the Seattle area and offers financial services for individuals and businesses, had recently closed down a secondary data center at a colocation…

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Cisco CIO Talks SDN, OpenStack & IT Challenges

Cisco CIO Talks SDN, OpenStack & IT Challenges

I had a chance to sit down with Cisco CIO and Senior Vice President Rebecca Jacoby and several other editors at a roundtable talk after her Interop keynote last week. For an executive at a multibillion-dollar, publicly-traded company (with all of the media reticence such…

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Cloud Fuels Business Changes for Warner Music

Cloud Fuels Business Changes for Warner Music

The following post is by James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief of The Enterprise Cloud Site: Much of the conversation about cloud computing strategies at conferences and on the web seems to focus on how to move today’s architectures and applications to a cloud environment….

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Startups Take The Hot Seat At Interop Las Vegas

Startups Take The Hot Seat At Interop Las Vegas

Startups are a critical part of the innovation lifecycle of the IT industry. They take risks on new ideas and new technology, target problems that incumbents can’t or won’t, and bring a fresh perspective to traditional ways of doing things. Interop attendees can hear directly…

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InteropNet Performance Monitoring & Path Visualization

InteropNet Performance Monitoring & Path Visualization

The following post is by Nick Kephart, Director of Product Marketing at ThousandEyes: Delivering network services at a conference is not a trivial task. Over 350 solution providers and 13,000 attendees at Interop Las Vegas will depend on a wide range of services, from Salesforce…

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Innovation, Creativity & Leadership On E2 Radio

Innovation, Creativity & Leadership On E2 Radio

Innovation and creativity are invaluable traits that can help companies develop new products and services and identify opportunities for growth. Unfortunately, it can be really hard to innovate and be creative, especially if it means taking risks or changing the way things have always been…

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Will Cloud Kill The CIO? Survey Says No

Will Cloud Kill The CIO? Survey Says No

The following post is by Jimit Arora, VP at Everest Group: If supermarket tabloids covered enterprise cloud adoption, their headlines would scream “The CIO is Dead,” “Security Concerns are Old News,” and “Cloud Makes Consumption Easy—No External Help Required.” And as we perused these headlines…

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Interop New Exhibitor Crossword Puzzle

Interop New Exhibitor Crossword Puzzle

Interop is just one week away! We’re delighted to introduce a host of new exhibitors to the Expo floor. Help us welcome these new exhibitors by playing our crossword puzzle (download a PDF of the puzzle here). Bring your finished puzzle to the Interop HQ…

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Hardware-Defined Networking: Bridging The Gap For Enterprise SDN

Hardware-Defined Networking: Bridging The Gap For Enterprise SDN

The following post is by Greg Ferro, a network architect and Network Computing contributor: An enterprise data center has any number of servers that will remain attached to physical network ports because legacy applications are resistant to virtualization. In some cases, organizations are reluctant to…

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