May marked the month of Interop Las Vegas 2011. While I got to shake the hand of celebrity chef Rick Moon and meet the likes of industry experts Jim Metzler and John Curran, what I valued most was speaking with the network architects, engineers and managers who attended the show.
Attendees came from companies of all types and sizes. One headed an international Fortune 500 enterprise IT department; while another said he “is it” for the IT department –- really: the title on his business card read “IS/IT”— information systems / information technology.
Despite their varied backgrounds, these IT professionals, like many others, were interested in what breakthrough WAN technologies were shaping up in the enterprise as well as how to move to IPv6. We answered these questions on SearchEnterpriseWAN.com in our Interop 2011 Las Vegas recap, which covers the conference exclusively around wide area networks. In addition to answering the questions above we also cover what’s going on with Cisco, how the role of network manager is changing and how vendors are helping organizations embrace the cloud. Check out Q&As, blogs, articles and video on our conference page or send us your feedback from the conference by commenting below.