The saying goes that to know where you are going, you have to know where you have been. And so I reflected on next week’s Borderless Networks events at Interop 2010. Interop has been around for a long time; over 20 years. And during that time, there is no question that innovation has changed the way we live, learn, work and play.
The very first Interop show in 1985 was all about TCP/IP. Dan Lynch, the “father” of Interop, envisioned a gathering of vendors coming together to test the interoperability of their TCP/IP implementations. Interop played a meaningful role in the development and adoption of TCP/IP. Just six short years ago, the theme of the show focused on VoIP, collaboration, and data centers. This year the themes focus on Cloud, Green IT and Virtualization. What is important to note is Cisco has been at the forefront of all these themes and conversations, in most cases driving the technological evolution, that is making these themes a reality – where today we are able to realize the secure, mobile freedom of a truly Borderless Network Experience.
Cisco’s presence at Interop this year will provide a plethora of insights into the competitive differentiation our customers can gain when they realize what being Borderless really means to them – a Borderless Network Architecture that makes it possible to have seamless, reliable, and secure access to information anytime, anywhere, from any device.
Please stop by the Cisco Booth 1719 where you will find examples of Cisco Borderless Networks in action, as well as data center and unified communications solutions. Don’t miss Brett Galloway’s keynote presentation on Tuesday, April 27th at 9:30 a.m. as he discusses how Cisco innovations can help IT professionals ensure a secure mobile network in a borderless world of hyper-connected humans.
Again this year, we will feature partner demonstrations and a presentation theater. And you can always find Cisco at speaking sessions throughout the show. Cisco experts will speak at several sessions including data center, virtualization, cloud computing, wired/wireless, LAN switching and more.
Experiencing Interop is being part of history. I would love to hear from the “ol timers” (the Interop veterans) out there about their Interop experiences throughout the years…