The Network Hub:

May, 2008


May 5, 2008  7:52 PM

Vyatta more than just open source routing



Posted by: 2020viip
Interop, IT conferences and events, Open source, Routers, video demo

Since I first encountered Vyatta two years ago, they have grown beyond merely being an open source software router. These days, Vyatta is calling itself an "open-source networking" company, and their router is now a router/firewall/VPN. Dave Roberts, Vyatta's VP of Strategy, spoke on a panel...

May 5, 2008  7:04 PM

Mushroom demonstrates organic growth at Interop



Posted by: 2020viip
Interop, Network, video demo

In this video, Cahit Akin, PhD and CEO of Mushroom Networks tells me about Mushroom's broadband bonding device, the "Truffle," and explains the significance of the company's name. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/FjlqYoP-43M" width="425" height="350"...


May 5, 2008  5:32 PM

Interop Poker Extravaganza



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Interop, Network

When I flew to Las Vegas last week for Interop 2008, I never imagined that I'd be wearing one of the most coveted pieces of bling in the poker-playing world. But here I am, wearing one of the two bracelets poker pro Mark Seif. won at the 2005


May 5, 2008  5:23 PM

PacketTrap shares vision of integrated network management, monitoring tools



Posted by: 2020viip
Interop, Network analysis, Network management, PacketTrap

At Interop, I sat down with PacketTrap CEO Steve Goodman, who showed me PacketTrap's network management console and talked about the company's philosophy of integrating disparate tools. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/LFqUayJxfEg" width="425" height="350"...


May 4, 2008  2:58 PM

Finisar and Neterion partner for smaller, faster, cooler cable



Posted by: 2020viip
DataCenter, Ethernet, Interop, Network, Network cable

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May 4, 2008  2:34 AM

University of Florida PHD offers new energy-saving Ethernet idea



Posted by: 2020viip
Ethernet, Ethernet Alliance, Green IT, Interop, Routing and switching

At Interop Las Vegas 2008, I talked with the Ethernet Alliance and their University White Paper Challenge Winner Francisco Blanquicet, a PHD student at University of South Florida. In this video he explains the topic of his winning white paper, "PAUSE Power Cycle: A new backwards compatible...


May 2, 2008  5:20 AM

MacGyver challenges network pros at Interop



Posted by: 2020viip
Interop, IT humor, It's the network, Mazu, Network

One of the more entertaining exhibits on the Interop Las Vegas 2008 show floor this year was Mazu's "MacGyver Challenge," which pitted attendees against timed puzzles which could be solved with the help of the "Mazu Profiler." Mazu tweaked some kids' games to represent network problems. MacGyver...


May 1, 2008  10:22 PM

Perfect storm on its way for networking pros?



Posted by: SusanFogarty
Applications management, Interop, IT conferences and events, Network, Network management

I flew back from Interop this morning, and my head is swimming from all there was to see and try to comprehend. One thing, however, is crystal clear: Today,...


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