Interop 2015: Special conference coverage

Last updated:April 2015

Editor's note

The decade's midpoint finds networking on the cusp of fundamental and transformational change -- from software-defined everything and cloud adoption to the Internet of Things and collaboration. Network engineers must carefully consider these evolving technological innovations even as they wrestle with the day-to-day demands of running their networks. Faster speeds, the increasing importance of mobility, application performance management: These are just a few of the areas engineers and administrators are examining as they position their networks to meet the business demands of tomorrow.  

SearchNetworking editors look at these trends and more at 2015 Interop Las Vegas, reporting what you need to know about the state of the industry -- from the data center to the WAN. 

1Software-defined networking

Software-defined networking (SDN) is becoming more real and less hype. Read about the moves made by vendors to take this technology to the next step.

2Collaboration and mobility

The implementation of Gigabit Wi-Fi means big changes to the data network. Find out what you should be doing next to make sure your network is ready.

3Network management and security

Maintaining a network isn’t just about making sure all the switches are plugged in and turned on; network management and security are essential to ensuring network health and performance. Find out what network engineers, industry analysts and vendors are saying.