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Cloud Connect at Interop Las Vegas 2016 to Uncover the Potential of Disruptive Cloud Options for the Enterprise
From the Pragmatic to the Futuristic: Range of Cloud Sessions Include Proven End-User Case Studies and Industry Predictions

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop Las Vegas today highlights the 2016 event's full scope of resources dedicated to helping enterprise IT professionals recognize and harness the potential of the cloud. From a dedicated conference track, to a series of hands-on workshops, to an expo floor full of the newest solutions, Interop will explore a range of cloud options and how the disruptive technology is improving business. Interop Las Vegas will celebrate its 30th anniversary as the top independent Networking and IT Conference, returning to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center May 2-6, 2016. For more information and to register, visit: 

Interop Las Vegas celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016, presenting a reimagined conference and expo that celebrates the network, the technologies that feed off of it, and the IT professionals behind it all.

As the cloud drives operational innovation for many startups, enterprise IT organizations are facing challenges with legacy application portfolios, new security models and compliance complexities. Determining how to deploy private, public or hybrid cloud for existing and cloud native applications will have direct impact on their business successes or failures. Interop's Cloud Connect track will help attendees select the cloud architectures and services that are best suited for their businesses, and explore how the technology can be integrated into both legacy systems and new initiatives.

Cloud Connect sessions present a mix of proven and emerging applications. Highlights include:

  • AWS vs Azure: Understanding the Differences: Bernard Golden, CEO of Navica, CIO thought-leader and author of "Cloud Computing for Dummies", will discuss the similarities and differences between the two leading Cloud Computing platforms and how to align them to your business needed.
  • True Cloud Security in the As-a-Service World: Jamie Tischart, CTO for Cloud/SaaS at Intel Security, will explain how as-a-service models complicate and compromise security. Learn where security control points need to reside and how to define a perimeter in a complex environment.
  • IoT: The Heart of Your Customer Dynamic: Salesforce EVP Adam Bosworth shows how every business can leverage IoT data to proactively engage with customers and deliver personalize experiences.
  • Developing a Cloud Sourcing Strategy: Kent State University's VP of Information Services and CIO, Edward Mahon, will share his experience sourcing cloud options, contrasting two service delivery models. He'll focus on the intersection of an IT premised budgeting model (CapEx) and that of a Cloud consumption based pricing model (OpEx).

"With so much change happening in the industry, the Interop community wants help implementing Cloud Computing. We've structured the Cloud Connect track to have a great mix of practical ways to learn and implement solutions for business," said Brian Gracely, Interop's Cloud Connect Track Chair.

Two Days of In-Depth Workshops, including the Container Summit:
The full-day Container Summit joins a new lineup of hands-on learning opportunities at Interop Las Vegas. Containers have sky-rocketed into popularity, driving dramatic changes in developer workflow, operational efficiencies, and application architectures. Expert speakers from companies already leveraging containers will explain why containers are poised to become part of the new standard for enterprise agility. Sessions will cover security, networking, orchestration, and more.

To see the full schedule of workshops and summits—spanning containers, DevOps, PaaS, OpenStack, Automation, software-defined architecture, the future of networking, security and leadership—visit

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About Interop
Interop is the leading global IT infrastructure event series, offering in-depth education alongside a showcase of emerging technologies in an independent, vendor-neutral environment. For 30 years, Interop has brought the IT community together to explore the latest in network infrastructure, encouraging collaboration, and interoperability. Through dynamic conference programs, Interop helps professionals at all career levels leverage the network, systems and applications that enable business innovation. The Interop Expo and InteropNet Demo Lab provide immersive, hands-on experiences, while connecting enterprise IT buyers with leading suppliers. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with an annual event in Tokyo and Cloud Connect China in Shanghai. For more information, visit Interop is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit

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