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The forecast was cloudy at Interop last week

Posted by bobegilbert on May 18, 2011

Las Vegas was a buzz last week as networking vendors showcased their latest and greatest product offerings.  Taking a stroll around the IT Expo show floor, it was obvious that cloud computing was the hot topic for vendors ranging from Intel to F5.

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Vendors were demonstrating a variety of cloud technologies that essentially help to overcome many of the obstacles that companies are facing when leveraging the cloud for infrastrusture, platforms, and software as a service.  Much of the focus of the show was around security, management, and connectivity.

Riverbed on the other hand focused on another key cloud consideration and that is performance.  As I blogged about last week, performance is a major consideration for organizations looking to take advantage of the benefits that the cloud has to offer.  Riverbed hammered home this point with a daily booth demonstration of its Cloud Steelhead product.  Cloud Steelhead essentially provides LAN-like performance when accessing servers and applications hosted in the cloud.

To further demonstrate the cloud performance point, Riverbed held a contest where we asked folks to guess how long it would take to transfer (unoptimized and optimized) a 50MB file from the cloud to the Interop show floor. 

I believe our very own Sr. Director of Marketing Miles Kelly summed it up nicely when he basically said that Interop is demonstrating that the cloud is moving from hype to reality.

 

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Interop Las Vegas in 3 minutes

Posted by bobegilbert on May 11, 2011

 

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Interop 2011 – A sneak peek at the future of booth personnel?

Posted by bobegilbert on May 11, 2011

 

 

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Interop 2011 video – “Cloud Bouncing”

Posted by bobegilbert on May 11, 2011

Steve Riley from Riverbed's Office of the CTO takes a moment to share his thoughts around a term he coined "Cloud Bouncing"

 

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Interop 2011 video – Cloud Steelhead demo

Posted by bobegilbert on May 10, 2011

 

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Interop in less than 2 minutes

Posted by bobegilbert on April 28, 2010

So you didn't get a chance to make it to Interop this year?  Don't fret!  I had an opportunity to walk the show floor and here is the video.

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Riverbed Customer Rayonier Presenting to a Crowd

Posted by bobegilbert on April 28, 2010

Mitch Walters, VP of IT @ Rayonier, giving a great presentation on the Interop show floor.

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Anatomy of a live stage demo at Interop – Side-stepping Murphy’s Law

Posted by bobegilbert on December 2, 2009

With my 17+ years experience working with various technology companies, I should have known better that the live demo I signed up to both prepare and present during Interop 2009 in NYC would be much more challenging than originally anticipated.

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Riverbed interview about cloud computing product direction

Posted by bobegilbert on November 20, 2009

Bob Gilbert and Eric Wolford discuss cloud computing and Riverbed's recent announcement regarding a product direction for accelerating cloud environments.

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How is virtualization like Walmart?

Posted by riverbedtest on November 19, 2009

Riverbed Senior Director of Product Marketing discusses how virtualization is like Walmart and how Riverbed can help from his Interop New York presentation earlier today. 

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