Interop : What Users Want
But what are users/attendees actually interested in?
Instruments and NetQoS did an on-site survey
of 117 network engineers and IT executives the other day which sheds some light.
As you might expect, virtualization is an area of interest. Survey respondents reported that 50 percent of their apps will run virtualized now increasing to 82 percent within the next two years.
In terms of WAN optimization, which is often something I hear alot of buzz on at an Interop show, respondents were split. 44 percent reported that they had no plans to implement while, 42 percent indicated that they did have plans to implement some form of WAN optimization technology.