Enterprise IT Watch Blog:

April, 2010


April 29, 2010  3:58 PM

In and round Interop, HP and Cisco wage a not-so-subtle war



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Cisco, HP, Interop, Interop Las Vegas 2010, Networking, Networking in 2010

This week at Interop and beyond, the battle lines between Cisco's and HP's networking divisions were clearly drawn in black and...

April 29, 2010  8:30 AM

Borderless Networks: Ensuring Technology Leadership (Sponsored)



Posted by: Guest Author
borderless networks, Cisco, Guest Post, Networking in 2010, Sponsored Posts

This sponsored guest is from Cisco Systems and was written by Mark...

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April 28, 2010  5:17 PM

Peek in on Interop’s NOC and browse what your peers are browsing



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Interop, Interop Las Vegas 2010, Networking in 2010, NOC, Splunk

I snuck over to the Interop NOC today and surreptitiously took some pictures of all the shiny monitoring tools on display, but it was all for naught. No, my camera wasn't confiscated. Splunk, which provided the most interesting visualizations, went ahead and posted a live streaming video of NOC...


April 28, 2010  3:32 PM

What recession? Interop: Las Vegas sees paid conference attendance spike 30%



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Interop, Interop Las Vegas 2010, IT Conferences, Networking, Networking in 2010

When I spoke with Lenny Heymann, general manager of Interop, he was very conservative in predicting event turnout, saying Interop 2010 was "going to be a little smaller than last year's" conference. Maybe he was just being modest, because once the crowds swelled in, the show was...


April 27, 2010  6:37 PM

Cisco’s quiet 122nd acquisition set the stage for CleanAir announcement



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Cisco, CleanAir, Interop, Interop Las Vegas 2010, Networking, Networking in 2010

Cisco's been on an acquisition tear throughout most of the recession (


April 27, 2010  2:16 PM

Cisco’s CleanAir defends against WLAN-mutating microwaves, Bluetooth and more



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Cisco, Interop, Interop Las Vegas 2010, Wireless Networking

In what may or may not have been a ploy to break the record...


April 27, 2010  12:34 PM

Avaya’s Kevin Kennedy: SIP is the New IP



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Avaya, Interop, Interop Las Vegas 2010, Kevin Kennedy, Networking in 2010, SIP

Kevin Kennedy, Avaya's president and CEO, said IP was able to consolidate or supersede dozens of other protocols like PUP and RIP and that the time was soon coming for SIP to take the same route, but a layer higher. Avaya was pushing SIP as the protocol of choice for voice, video, Instant...


April 27, 2010  9:08 AM

This year, Interop Las Vegas is for the hungry



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Interop, Interop Las Vegas 2010, IT Conferences, Networking in 2010, SuperComm

With a few exceptions, conferences are growing smaller: Travel budgets are slashed, work loads are up, and companies...


April 26, 2010  7:20 PM

Interop 2010: Is there an IT guy in the house?



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Interop, Interop Las Vegas 2010, IT Conferences

Maybe it was the equivalent of having a heart attack at a cardiology trade show, but a number of Interop's early bird registrants found themselves on the receiving end of an IT snafu: Attendees were told to "Wait just 10 more minutes" as they were left to stare at an endlessly looping...


April 26, 2010  11:30 AM

Interop Las Vegas: 6 can’t-miss sessions for your itinerary



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Interop, Interop Las Vegas 2010, Networking, Networking in 2010

Now that everyone has checked in (well, almost everyone) and is finishing up on


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