Interop New York 2009

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Imagine What Borderless Networks Can Do

Visit us at booth 221, where you will hear from subject matter experts in our theater area and see technology demonstrations that will show what borderless networks can do for you.

Show Date and Location
Conference: November 16-20, 2009
Exhibition: November 18-19, 2009
Jacob Javits Convention Center
Booth 221

Exhibit Dates and Times:
Day Date Time
Wednesday November 18 2009 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday November 19 2009 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Meet with Cisco executives and subject matter experts to learn about Borderless Networks, Cisco's next-generation architecture. Cisco Borderless Networks architecture makes it easier for IT organizations to connect anyone, anywhere, using any device, to any resource -- securely, reliably, seamlessly.

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Imagine What You Can Do with Borderless Networks

Marie Hattar, VP, Network Systems & Security Solutions

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Keynote & Cisco Speaking Sessions

Marie Hattar


Wednesday, November 18
Marie Hattar, Vice President
Network Systems and Security Solutions

The consumerization of technology is changing the way we work and interact more dramatically than ever before. Borders that once existed around location, device, or application are disappearing—or at the very least, blurring. Our workspace is no longer defined by walls in the office. In addition, applications are more pervasive and complex and video usage is on the rise. Marie Hattar, Cisco VP of Network Systems and Security Solutions, will discuss how a borderless network architecture can help business and IT transform, and how processes based on mobility, video, collaboration, and virtualization can be accelerated in secure, game-changing ways. In addition, Marie will unveil the latest Cisco security innovation that helps IT professionals ensure network security in a borderless world.

Speaking Sessions


Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Understanding, Designing, and Deploying Network Access Control (NAC)
David Klein, Consulting Systems Engineer

This full-day seminar will cover the concepts behind NAC, giving you the tools to understand both single-vendor solutions and multi-vendor NAC architectures from Cisco, Microsoft and the Trusted Computing Group. We'll discuss specific issues in deploying NAC in enterprise networks, and cover key strategies you can use to ensure successful NAC planning and deployment. During the day, a panel of leading NAC experts will the debate issues and take your questions.

Conference Track: Data Center

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 11 a.m.–noon
The Next-Generation Data Center Network
John Sebasteanski, Distinguished Engineer, Technical Marketing

Most IT organizations are consolidating their data centers at the same time that they are virtualizing their servers and implementing applications that require exceptionally low levels of latency. As a minimum, this creates an "all of your eggs in one basket" phenomenon that drives the need for higher levels of availability and throughput. It also creates an environment in which IT resources are dynamically provisioned and de-provisioned and applications signal the network to request resources. This panel will discuss how you need to redesign your data center network to cope with the existing and emerging requirements.

Conference Track: Mobile Business

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Next-Generation Wireless and Mobile Technologies
Neil Diener, Technical Leader, Office of the CTO and Strategic Initiatives, Wireless Networking Business Unit

Wireless is a notoriously difficult space for engineers, caught between the unforgiving laws of physics and the economic requirements inherent in designing, building, and manufacturing products. And yet, talented researchers and developers continue to push throughput, range, and reliability, all the while lowering costs and power requirements. This session will provide an update on the latest developments in wireless, including gigabit wireless LANs, orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA, the basis of most 4G technologies), and advanced antennas. If you want to know what's next in wireless, and what it will mean to you, this is the place.

Conference Track: VoIP and Unified Communications

Wednesday, November 19, 2009, 4:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.
Communications as a Service and Cloud-Based Communications
Alex Hadden-Boyd Director, WebEx - Enterprise Marketing

Panel: Communications as a Service and Cloud-Based Communications
Should your communications functions (or some subset of them) be outsourced and run out of the cloud? What models for cloud-based communications are being devised by service providers? By equipment vendors? By new players such as Amazon and Google? Are we heading toward hybrid systems that draw features and functions from a mix of premises-based and cloud-based systems? This session will identify the state of the art.

Conference Track: Application Delivery

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 9–10 a.m.
A Comparison of WAN Optimization Controllers
Mark Weiner, Director, Data Center Solutions

Panel: A Comparison of WAN Optimization Controllers
The vast majority of workers currently reside in branch offices and access applications over a relatively low-speed, high-latency WAN. This use of the WAN causes many applications to perform badly. To mitigate the impact of the WAN on application performance, many vendors have developed a solution referred to as a WAN Optimization Controller (WOC). In this PowerPoint-free session, leading WOC vendors will be asked questions to identify the similarities and differences between their products.

Moderator - Jim Metzler, Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates

Conference Track: Green IT

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 3–4 p.m.
Measuring Your Green IT Baseline: Your First Step to Greener IT
Berna Devrim, Cisco CMO Network Systems

Panel: Measuring Your Green IT Baseline
The old adage that "you can't manage what you can't measure" is relevant to any IT project, green or not. So before re-architecting your data center or purchasing new energy-saving IT equipment, measure your green IT baseline - an annual estimate of the energy consumption, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and financial costs of operating IT. Not only will this data offer a practical green IT starting point by exposing your most eco-taxing assets, but without it you cannot accurately quantify and report the benefits of your greening efforts to senior management. This panel discussion will offer IT professionals practical steps to measuring the energy consumption of IT assets within and outside of the data center - the first step to greener IT.

Moderator - Doug Washburn, Analyst, Infrastructure & Operations, Forrester Research Speaker - Berna Devrim, Cisco CMO Network Systems, Cisco Systems Speaker - Calvin Nicholson, Director of Product Marketing, Server Technology Inc. Speaker - George Zimmerman, CTO, Solarflare Communications Speaker - Richard Muirhead, CEO and Founder, Tideway

Conference Track: Video Conferencing

Friday, November 20, 2009, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Network Requirements for Supporting Enterprise Video Conferencing
Paul Liesenberg, Enterprise Architecture/Technology Manager

Panel: Network Requirements for Supporting Enterprise Video Conferencing
Video conferencing places significant demands on the enterprise network both in terms of how the traffic needs to be treated (priority and QoS) and in the bandwidth needed to support good video. Designing the right network solution to support an enterprise video conferencing deployment is critical to getting early positive feedback on using a video capability which will affect its uptake as a business tool. This session will look at the technical details of designing, testing and managing an enterprise network to support high quality video conferencing and telepresence communications.

Moderator - John Bartlett, Voice, Video and Data Application Performance, NetForecast, Inc.

Conference Track: Data Center

Friday, November 20, 2009, 11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Planning for Server, Storage And Network Convergence
Errol Roberts, Distinguished Engineer, Global 3.0 Segment HQ

Panel: Planning for Server, Storage And Network Convergence
Virtualization is causing the convergence of server, storage, and network platforms. At the same time, fewer CAPEX dollars coupled with rising energy costs is promoting data center managers to incorporate energy efficient and highly utilized IT equipment in the data center. This session will help data center managers understand virtualization's role in convergence and plan for a more efficient and highly utilized server, storage and network environment.

Moderator - John Bartlett, Voice, Video and Data Application Performance, NetForecast, Inc.

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Cisco Partners

Cisco is pleased to include key partners in the Cisco booth. Partners will showcase key products and solutions that will allow your organization to ignite your business.

Sipera Systems

Sipera Systems enables enterprises to simply and confidently deploy their VoIP and unified communications over any network to any device.

Backed by the extensive vulnerability research of the Sipera VIPER Lab, the Sipera UC-Sec products provide comprehensive threat protection, policy enforcement, access control, and privacy in a single, real-time appliance.

GN Netcom, Inc./Jabra

Through its Jabra brand, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative headset solutions. With sales offices around the world, GN Netcom develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of wireless headsets for mobile users and both wireless and corded headsets for contact center and office-based users. GN Netcom’s business activities also include its original equipment manufacturing (OEM) business. GN Netcom is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S which has been helping people communicate since 1869 and is a listed company on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.


Legrand/Ortronics is a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, offering a complete range of Category 5e, 6 and 10 Gig copper, fiber optic, and residential/MDU connectivity solutions, as well as Layer Zero™ physical support solutions featuring the Mighty Mo® cable management system.


Plantronics delivers a broad range of Cisco Compatible audio solutions that encompass the full Cisco Unified Communications applications portfolio: CIPC, CUPC and CUCI-MOC. The award-winning design, sound quality, reliability and comfort of Plantronics UC headsets, coupled with the Plantronics global reach and world-class service and support, assure enterprises a smooth and successful UC deployment.

Varaha Systems

Varaha Systems will demonstrate its linkage to Cisco’s Borderless Networks initiative with uMobility, a Fixed-Mobile Convergence voice solution providing dual-mode smart-phone users fully featured seamless roaming between corporate WiFi and cellular networks. Furthermore; uMobility will demonstrate with Cisco Unified Wireless Network including the newly introduced Cisco’s Office Extend Access Point, an offering which will bring the headquarters network, security and telephony policies into your remote location with Office Extend AP.

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Borderless Networks – Catalyst Switching

Borderless Networks is Cisco’s next-generation architecture for connecting anyone, anywhere, using any device. Find out how the Cisco Catalyst 6500, 4500, 3750, and 3560 Series Switches optimize applications, including high-definition video. You’ll see how In-Service Software Upgrades, the Virtual Switching System, StackWise, and other advanced technologies deliver an unprecedented user experience.

Cisco EnergyWise

Learn how you can use EnergyWise to measure, report, and regulate the power consumption of devices such as IP phones, wireless access, and computers. This demonstration includes the latest technology embedded in Catalyst Switches and the Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 to help reduce your organization’s carbon footprint and electric bills.

Cisco Unified Wireless Network

Businesses today demand wireless networks supporting reliable, seamless, and secure communications. Learn how the Cisco Unified Wireless Network with next-generation 802.11n enables IT to scale and meet business requirements for anywhere, any device access to resources. See a live 802.11n demonstration of the Aironet 1140 Series access point and the Wireless Control System 6.0 to monitor and control enterprise wireless networks.


Learning@Cisco addresses the need for technical talent across the globe for Cisco customers and partners, and for network professionals worldwide, by providing the resources, training, certifications, and consulting services that accelerate productivity, opportunity, and growth.

Cisco Security Intelligence Operations

Today’s distributed networks and increasingly dynamic threat environment require a new approach to security. The Cisco Security Intelligence Operations demonstration highlights how Cisco automatically protects networks through the ability to leverage its large deployment base, security product breadth, and expert teams in a unified security architecture.

Cisco Unified Computing System Manager

This demonstration highlights the Cisco Unified Computing System Manager and shows how service profiles and dynamic provisioning can reduce the time required to deploy new applications or reprovision resources.

ACE and WAAS Demonstration

Learn how Cisco application delivery products can accelerate end users' performance for virtual desktop experiences while providing increased availability.

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