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Interop Selects Providers for InteropNet, Volunteer-Based High-Speed Network

Vendors Collaborate to Build Network to Support Connectivity Demands of Top IT Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop® Las Vegas, produced by UBM Tech, today announces the complete list of providers chosen to design and power the InteropNet. Delivering a reliable, high-speed network throughout the conference center, the InteropNet is the foundation of Interop Las Vegas, which takes place March 31-April 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information, visit: interop.com/lasvegas/.

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Leading companies volunteer their time, expertise and cutting-edge products to build an IT infrastructure and network to support exhibitors, vendors and attendees at the annual Interop Las Vegas conference. The InteropNet is a practical demonstration of best practices in the design and deployment of a converged network.

"InteropNet is a real-world example of all that Interop celebrates—interoperability and the collaboration among the IT community," said Glenn Evans, Lead Engineer, InteropNet. "While the technologies are essential building blocks, the talented teams who design and operate InteropNet are responsible for creating an open learning environment and reference model for attendees."

The complete list of selected InteropNet vendors includes:

  • Avaya
  • CenturyLink
  • Cormant
  • cPacket Networks
  • Emerging Threats*
  • Endace/Emulex
  • F5
  • HP
  • Ixia
  • Monoprice*
  • NetScout
  • NHR
  • Opengear
  • PathSolutions
  • ScienceLogic
  • Server Technologies
  • Thousand Eyes*
  • TSO Logic*

InteropNet Supporting Providers:

  • Fluke Networks
  • Splunk
  • Brocade

InteropNet Hotstage Support Provider:

  • ServerLift

* First-time sponsors

"InteropNet is the gold standard example of a multi-vendor, converged network that showcases the industry's latest and most advanced network technology. Its mission is to provide a stable, high-performance environment so thousands of IT professionals—attendees and exhibitors—can rely on it to get business done," said PathSolutions CTO Tim Titus. "As an InteropNet vendor, we are honored to provide the NOC team with complete visibility into the performance and health of the entire network.  PathSolutions TotalView provides broad coverage, continuous visibility, deep analytics on every device and link in the network, enabling rapid troubleshooting of problems no matter when, where, or why they occur."

Interop Las Vegas provides attendees the opportunity to take free, engineer-led tours of the InteropNet throughout the exhibition and gain a practical, behind-the-scenes view. Tours start at the InteropNet Network Operations Center (NOC) and are scheduled to run Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3 at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. In addition, InteropNet will host free classes based on the shared learnings of building the network during the event.

InteropNet will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the InteropNet Hot Stage Test Facility located at 159 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005. Please RSVP to [email protected] no later than Friday, February 14.

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About Interop®
Interop® is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform and inspire the world's IT community. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in Mumbai, London and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events, visit www.interop.com.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, Interop, and Light Reading. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBMTech.


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