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Innovation: Then and Now @ Interop 2010

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…

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  1. I am a student at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. A group of Graduate students from the school will be attending Interop 2010. It is going to be my first time and am really looking forward to it.

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  2. Borderless networking is fascinating to me. The idea that only a few years ago people strugged to get networking inside their homes, yet now we are pushing for it worldwide. Amazing!

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  3. I agree with keith. I believe that borderless networking will be the next step in the evolution of how we all build relationships and conduct business.

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  4. It’s really amazing! I am quite interested in it and look forward to it!

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  5. Although I won’t be able to join this even but will definitely follow the updates. In my innovation drives the real value for all of us and to a great extent it is the competition that drives innovation. Involving the whole world through border-less networking initiatives will allow us to enter into a new arena of the connected world.

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  6. I also agree with Keith, a few years back I was amazed with home networking, now we have a/b/g ranges…. I think it’s incredible how much networking has evolved. On a global scale this is going to be so powerful.

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  7. We are attending Interop 2010 in Tokyo on the month of June too. I hope you will update us here what is happening on your Interop 2010 in The U.S.

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  8. Well borderless networking is such a great thing which help to connect with rest of the world,make better relationships & get more innovative ideas.

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  9. Borderless networking would truly bring the world at your feet. It’s fascinating to see Cisco’s initiative towards the Architecture.

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  10. I totally agree on this, o know where you are going, you have to know where you have been.”””^0^1^^^0^0
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  11. I wish people appreciated more how much scientists and innovators contribute to their lives. My life is run over the internet and it all happened in just 12 years!

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  12. This should definitely increase the flow of information and productivity. I wonder who will regulate it…

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  13. even i ‘m a engineer of network, wear my nike shox shoes on the beach, always thinking, how come people build such a world ,so much skills we understand, you can not believe it’s our job!!

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  14. I think it’s incredible how much networking has evolved, especially in the globalization tendency.

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  15. I know that Thomas Scheibe the Cisco Director of the Datacenter Switching and Services Group will be a featured speaker at the Las Vegas Interop DEEP DIVE – Why Networking Must Fundamentally Change, Tuesday, April 27 – 2:45 PM-5:00 PM, Mandalay Bay Hotel, Lagoon L.

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  16. Cisco has always excelled in its ventures and this one is no exception and it sounds fascinating and im looking forward to it. Borderless networking will go a long way in connecting the world,nice article by the way thanks a lot

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  17. Networking is becoming more and more popular as the days pass bye. You are seeing more and more company’s coming to market through network marketing. Which gives us all the ability to earn additional income as well.

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  18. Cisco has so many new technologies that are now going to become available to us with the new borderless network architecture.the new video innovations is one of my favorite, not only does it open up the business sector, but it also is a wonderful new aspect of comunication for the family, and friends. This is just one of the many new technolgies that Cisco will make available to us. I also like the energy saving and efficiency capabilities as well.

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  19. Borderless networking has to be wonderful for those who want to work from home or when traveling around the world.

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  20. I am amazed by the growth in networking and the endless innovation that has accompanied it. I even came across a little gizmo the other day that allows you to run a network over the electric wiring in your house!

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  21. Borderless networking is amazing, you can get the information you need anywhere. This can be very usefull and make things a lot easier

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  22. Interop played a great part on the Network Development. I also agree with you jane. A man should know where to go back as he travel to another places. :)

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  23. It’s amazing how the things changed after 20 years. This event is very interesting. I hope I will be free to go.

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  24. I really believe companies with mammoth IT infrastructure have to take the initiative and go Fully Green.I hope Interop 2010 brings consensus in the industry to go green with a definitive roadmap.

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  25. Hello Friend….It’s really amazing!…..I am quite interested in it and look forward to it!

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  26. This is very good to see that networking is becoming more and more powerful.This will surely increase the flow of information in the world.

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  27. I’m looking forward to the new BGP technology. I’m a CCIE and my certification has held it’s value all these years.

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  28. Borderless networking is amazing, you can get the information you need anywhere. This can be very usefull and make things a lot easier”” I Igree with it.”

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  29. As a EE-Telecommunication Undergraduate student, I am quite stunned to see the rising exponential graph of network technology. I hope these think tanks will provide each and every aspect of networking to the remote parts of the world. In other words, I expect Network Technology for everyone”” in upcoming years.”

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  30. I love what networking has been able to do for healthcare. Eager to see whats next.

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  31. I’m interested! Count me in! Seriously!

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  32. It also is a wonderful new aspect of comunication for the family, and friends. This is just one of the many new technolgies that Cisco will make available to us. I also like the energy saving and efficiency capabilities as well.

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  33. I really believe companies with mammoth IT infrastructure have to take the initiative and go Fully Green.

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  34. Borderless networking is becoming more and more popular as the days pass bye. You are seeing more and more company’s coming to market through network marketing.

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  35. Really amazing what has taken place since 1985 and the days of TCP/IP connections. Hard to believe that is had been 25 years already. I can only imagine what the next 25 years will hold as we continue to innovate.

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  36. Appreciation should be given to the persons who work for the sake of technoligy and improvement.

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  37. I am inlove with networking. I like to read articles and new research regarding networking and Its really good to read this all. Thanks for sharing it.

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  38. Interop played a great part on the Network Development.

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  39. Although I missed Brett’s speech, I heard it was a good one. The LAN switching was one I would have also liked to have been at as well.I family member works at Cisco so hopefully he’ll fill me in on details.

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  40. I remember stitching network together with sellotape and string”” and I marvel at the growth of networking technology.”

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  41. Seamless interaction would be amazing but security is a big concern. Not sure if will ever be addressed fully as hackers make a game out of it.

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    • Marie Hattar

      Advances in collaboration and security are making our interactions not only more seamless, but also more secure. Although I would tend to agree that 100% secure is not easily achievable, we can take actions to reduce risk and become more and more secure. So, the degree of risk is balanced out by the value of the productivity and innovation that is enabled. We need to continually evolve our security to stay ahead of those “hackers who [try] to make a game of it”.

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  42. I love the high tech atmoshpere of Interop… I hope to make it next year!

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  43. Cisco is a leader in the development platform. What we like are the solutions of virtualization and cloud-hosting. “Those interested in this world must continue to Cisco.

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