InteropNET 2011 was a great success and enabled Opengear the opportunity to demonstrate our ARMS (Automated Remote Management and Support) feature to thousands of IT Directors and decision makers. Our products provided vital connectivity to core network infrastructure including; Cisco, F5, ServerTech, Vyatta and more. We also had the chance to integrate with cutting edge routing technology from OpenFlow Labs.
“After working with Opengear at Interop Las Vegas, we knew their Advanced Console Servers and KVMs were ideal for Indiana University’s new SDN/OpenFlow Interoperability Lab,” said Ron Milford, manager of the lab and a network engineer in IU’s GlobalNOC. “Opengear’s generous equipment donation has been a significant help during the lab’s development and we look forward to a continued partnership.”
In addition to this donation to Indiana University’s SDN Interoperability Lab, Opengear donated equipment to the OpenFlow Consortium booth at Interop Las Vegas this year. In this video, Jed Daniels, InteropNet OpenFlow Lab team lead, talks about OpenFlow and Opengear’s donation:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZdjW55jjEc
“Opengear is very excited about working with Indiana University and the first OpenFlow/SDN network of this scale,” said Todd Rychecky, vice president of sales, Opengear North and South America. “It is a unique opportunity to be an integral part of the first production deployment of OpenFlow technology that will allow academic institutions and researchers to experiment with new Internet architectures and collaborate globally.”
Partnering with Cormant
Interop helped form a new partnership with Cormant, to Increase Security, Visibility, Control and Reporting For Remote Physical Infrastructure. “CableSolve and Opengear engineers started working together leading up to this year’s InteropNet in Las Vegas,” said Bob Waldie, CEO of Opengear. “We found that our products complement each other well in providing visibility and control over all the physical assets in edge networks that have hundreds of connections. CableSolve communicates with Opengear console servers to manage all the gear commonly found in remote networks including Cisco, F5 and others.”
A short video of Bob Waldie speaking at Interop on new challenges for network edge security is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-oMjprjehY&feature=channel_video_title.