Interop 2009 Proves Innovation Going Strong

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Although the economy is down, innovation still appears to be strong, with more than 55 exhibitors announcing new products at the Interop Expo. All of the companies and individuals I interviewed at the show, found several things to interest them, or to help their business.

Brett Jay, CEO of Paperless Concepts, a managed services provider, was looking for server software and wireless transmission devices. Brett said “at the Motorola booth, I found technology that goes for miles, that can help with some security surveilance systems we’re working on.”

Paperless Concepts

Mike Hibbs, at CS Stars, in the data center management space, found useful information about best practices for migrating data centers and improvements in power management. Mike said, “We found some things we can take back and do further detailed study on.” Mike said he collected plenty of business cards, and some schwag too!

Mike Hibbs, CS Stars

Rich Kelly, at the Network Professional Association booth says the Association promotes professionalism and ethics amongst their chapter members. Chapters are currently concentrated in Southern California, with new chapters in Canada and across the USA. The Association presented their Professional Excellence and Innovation Awards at the show, and Rich said he was most impressed by Brio Networks’ content filtering.

Network Professional Association

One of the interesting products I saw was BLADE Network Technologies’ new BNT 10-port 10G Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter and 1000 virtual port VMready switch for virtual machine aware networking.

DisplayLink showed me their USB graphics-enabled devices that allow Macs, PCs, notebooks and netbooks to easily expand by one or more displays, with cost savings and productivity gains.

iTrinegy showed how their application performance monitor turns any PC into a fully functioning networked application monitoring tool.

Interop 2009 was a great event, thanks to great organization by Interop and Techweb.

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Alan Gray is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of NewsBlaze Daily News and other online newspapers. He prefers to edit, rather than write, but sometimes an issue rears it’s head and makes him start pounding the keyboard. Alan has a fascination with making video and video editing, so watch out if he points his Canon 7d in your direction.