Interop Announces the 2012 Selected Providers for the InteropNet

InteropNet Continues to Lead the Way in Creating the Most Cutting Edge Network for Attendees

Jan 24, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop® Las Vegas 2012, produced by UBM TechWeb, proudly announces the complete list of selected providers that will power the InteropNet. The InteropNet is the cornerstone of Interop Las Vegas supplying attendees and exhibitors with the most reliable, high-speed network throughout the entire conference center. Interop Las Vegas takes place May 6-10, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information, visit:

"These vendors have been hand selected to create and showcase their capabilities in an industry that continues to experience tremendous change," said Glenn Evans, Lead Engineer, InteropNet. The InteropNet participants play a key role in highlighting the most innovative technologies, giving Interop attendees the knowledge and insight of the latest solutions available to consider for their own networks."

Interop puts technology to the test through the InteropNet program. Attendees will experience cutting edge innovations first-hand through this state-of-the-art, wide-scale deployment and interactive lab environment. The InteropNet is a key feature of Interop and is built through collaboration by hand selected innovative vendors and volunteers, who come together to create a complete interoperable network using the industries latest technology.

The InteropNet is the premier example of how to design, deploy and manage a multi-vendor, converged network. It is a platform for the introduction of new technologies and, utilizing "best practice" methodologies, provides a viable demonstration and reference model of networks that meet current and future needs. The complete list of hand-selected vendors involved in building the InteropNet includes:


"Interop has built a strong reputation of bringing together the world's best technologies to build and demonstrate real-world networks that are used by both exhibitors and attendees alike," said Steven Wastie, CMO at Xirrus. "In past years, wireless usage has grown from a few hundred 802.11bg notebook users accessing email to several thousands of tablet and smartphone users streaming live multi-media content around the event.  Xirrus will showcase its high-performance Wireless Arrays at Interop Las Vegas where attendees will experience first-hand powerful, scalable, and trusted wireless access." 

"In today's dynamic and complex business environment, the network is a critical success factor. Working to reduce costs, scale globally, and adapt to emerging technologies such as cloud services, virtualization and unified communications, the enterprise is looking for an automated, unified approach to managing service delivery," said Steven Shalita, Vice President of Marketing, NetScout System, Inc. "As part of the InteropNet for Interop Las Vegas 2012, NetScout works to enable this exact kind of unified service delivery management approach through the nGenius Service Assurance Solution."

For over 25 years, Interop has held a unique place in the IP infrastructure markets, and is now the industry's leading, largest, independent business technology event. Interop has fostered the innovation that has fueled the revolution and evolution in IP networking, and is the event where attendees can come together to discover IT. Cloud, virtualization, mobile and other technologies are changing the business technology landscape at a rapid pace. As a result of this new environment, Interop works to present IT organizations with comprehensive insight on how to deal with changing business practices while overcoming business challenges.

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 at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8-9 and at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 10. 

About Interop®
Interop ® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM TechWeb's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. 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 and Tokyo, all produced by UBM TechWeb and partners. For more information about these events visit,

About UBM TechWeb
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