Interop 2011 Looks Ahead to Cloudy Future

This year’s Interop will feature a heavy emphasis on cloud computing from vendors large and small, with heavy hitters like Cisco, HP, Citrix and Juniper appearing to tout advances in the network architecture that makes cloud implementations possible.’s Interop preview says that all these major players are competing for more than just market share: They’re also jockeying for position in an unfolding standards battle, with vendors working hard to make the case for their own take on existing networking standards.

After reading the InternetNews preview, be sure to check out the Interop 2011 preview podcast, where senior editor Sean Michael Kerner is joined by Interop GM Lenny Heyman to discuss the major themes of Interop 2011, OpenFlow, and how conference keynotes are planned.

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