INTEROP: Networking Gets Software Defined and Goes BYOD

LAS VEGAS. Every year, the networking world descends on Las Vegas for the annual Interop conference. It’s the place where new networking technologies debut and broad industry movement trends are exposed. For 2012, new General Manager Jennifer Jessup, is running the show as the Software Defined Networking (SDN) and BYOD revolutions are heralded from vendor booths and conference sessions alike. The event boast keynotes from the CTOs of Cisco, VMware, Zynga and Rackspace as well as the Networking general managers for Avaya, HP and Dell.


A key highlight of any Interop Las Vegas conference are the keynote speaker sessions which bring top executives to the podium to talk about industry trends. This year the stellar keynote lineup includes Cisco CTO, Padmasree Warrior talking about the BYOD revolution. Warrior’s keynote will follow a long standing tradition of Cisco execs delivering Interop keynotes. In 2006, Cisco CEO John Chambers used the Interop stage to deliver his vision for the Network as the platform which has formed the basis of Cisco’s core strategy for the last six years. The movement towards BYOD in modern networking leverages the strength of the network and overlays policy to enable the vision that Chambers laid out over a half a decade ago.

The movement towards BYOD is also the topic of a panel discussion titled, How BYOD is Driving Change in the Campus Network. Panelists from HP, Cisco, Brocade and Juniper will debate and discuss how they see the BYOD revolution playing out.

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