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Demos, theater sessions and giveaways at Interop NY

By Teri Shiozaki, Social Media Program Manager, HP Networking



The Javits Center, New York, New York – Home to Interop 2012\



Learn more about your cloud, your way.

Interop opened Monday to a gorgeous day in NYC!  Not a cloud in sky. Today, it’s raining – keeping cloud a topic of discussion inside and out.


After registering, I stopped by the Interop Expo. The teams from the many different exhibitors and sponsors are hard at work to make the Expo an amazing experience. 


To help you make the most of your time at Interop, I’m sharing info and highlights about the theater sessions and demo sessions in the HP booth.  Come join us and hear more about “Your cloud, your way” and about SDN.


Visit HP at Both 407 at the Interop Expo

The Interop Expo will be open on both Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm.  In the HP Booth, you can see demos on:

HP 3PAR Storage


HP Converged Cloud Workshop

HP FlexNetwork Architecture

HP Public Cloud: Consume cloud services

OpenFlow /SDN – Software Defined Networks

HP CloudSystem: Self-service infrastructure


The time is now for IPv6

IMC Virtual Application Networks Manager


HP ExpertOne

HP Data Center Interconnect & MDC – Multi-tenant    

       Device Connect

StoreOnce Catalyst B6200

HP Small Business Networking

HP BladeSystem 




Don’t miss these HP Theater Sessions and give-away drawings

Be sure and check out these HP Booth Theater sessions. One gift card will be given away at the end of each HP Booth theater presentation.  A name will be drawn from those that attend the session and you must be present to win. 








Flex your Management Muscles with Intelligent Management Center  

Les Stuart, Global Product Line Manager

Intelligent Management Center gives you the FlexManagement power to do it all - manage your network end-to-end, unify your access layer, and see the network with deep visibility. Come learn how you can manage over 6000 networking devices from over 220 manufacturers from the data center to the branch using ONE tool – IMC.


The time is now for IPv6

Yanick Pouffary, Chief Technologist - Technology Services Networking

Understand the steps to secure and transition to IPv6, remove fear of and break down barriers preventing an IPv6 transition, IPv6 is about more than just the network, learn about implications across other domains,


HP Unified Wired and Wireless Access

Rebecca Humphress, Global Product Marketing

How can HP’s unified wired and wireless access solutions benefit you? With HP, you can unify wired and WLAN campus networks to deliver a seamless user experience and integrated security—all by leveraging HP’s single-pane-of-glass management.


Are your IT skills ready to storm ahead?

Patrick Eitenbichler, Director Americas ExpertOne

Cloudy days ahead for small-to-global business alike.  The IT weather report predicts a service-centric, cloud based future, with on-demand delivery of IT infrastructure resources, applications, and data to any user, any device, anywhere with greater efficiency, agility, security and ROI. Learn more about gaining the right expertise to design, build and manage the future of IT with HP ExpertOne.


Free yourself from CLI

Gladys Alegre-Kimura, Global Product Marketing Manager

Free yourself from CLI drudgery to accelerate deployment of cloud applications. Learn how IMC Virtual Application Networks Manager reduces time to deploy applications from months to minutes.


Simplify operations and reduce cost and complexity with HP Dynamic VPN (DVPN) solution

Sam Rastogi, Global Product Marketing Manager

Find out how you can securely connect your branch, regional, campus, and data center locations with the HP Dynamic VPN solution and learn how enterprises can simplify their secure WAN deployments with automated VPN configuration and deployment across HP MSR branch routers and HP 6600 campus/data center routers with HP IMC


HP Converged Cloud Workshop –simplifying the complex world of Cloud

George Sourvinos, Senior Solution Architect, HP Technology Consulting

The HP Converged Cloud workshop helps organizations gain clarity on the right strategy, identify the cloud initiatives, explore future and current state, capability gaps and create a tactical plan across people, process and technology.


Software-Defined Networking (SDN) with HP Virtual Application Networks

Steve Brar, Global Product Marketing Manager

HP Virtual Application Networks can deliver consistency, device-independent provisioning, and dynamic application delivery. Come learn about software-defined networking with HP.









Delivering unparalleled business advantage with BYOD

Juliano Forti, HP Global Solutions Product Line Manager

Mobile technology is transforming businesses. Your workforce uses a variety of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to conduct business and engage customers anywhere, anytime.  In a recent IDC survey, 69% of employees said they are accessing business applications on personal devices. The BYOD trend presents opportunities and challenges to your business.


Deploy Your Clouds in Minutes

Ahmad Zamer          Global Product Marketing Manager

Virtualize and multiply the value of your core switches by saving up to 75% of the cost of physical switches with HP multitenant device contest (MDC) solution. If interconnecting geographically dispersed data centers is bogging you down, then take a few minutes to learn how you can interconnect your data centers and deploy clouds in minutes not weeks or months.


 Is Your Wireless LAN Ready for THIS?

Rich Horsley  Wireless Product Manager
Americas Region

The proliferation of wireless devices has changed the way that companies are deploying wireless LAN solutions.  More than 40% of the devices used to access corporate information in 2011 were PERSONALLY OWNED.  How do you design your network to handle the ever increasing number of smart phones and tablets? 


Provision infrastructure and applications in minutes with CloudSystem

Brenda Basista, CloudSystem Matrix Product Marketing Manager

The HP CloudSystem brings together server blades, storage blades, virtualized networking, and software to provision, optimize, and protect infrastructure and basic application services —all in a single, integrated platform ideally suited for private cloud and IaaS implementations.


Converged Storage Without Boundaries

Jorge Maestre            3PAR Specialist,
HP Enterprise Solutions & Architecture

Architected for the next era of computing


Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D and Firmware 3.70 update

Kant Deshpande, Senior Product Marketing Manager

This session will focus on Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module, latest addition to Virtual Connect product portfolio. In addition the session will highlight firmware 3.70 features set, which includes latest offering of Flat SAN. Flat SAN allows Virtual Connect FlexFabric directly connect to FC based 3PAR storage without a SAN Fabric.


Flex Networks for Small Growing Business

Prince Joseph, Regional Product Line Manager

HP Networking has what it takes to connect your small business network. Web-based smart managed switches for more advanced networks, plug-and-play unmanaged switches for starter installations, and Wireless Access Points for untethered network access within your business. Join us as we showcase HPN's small business products, including the 1000 series switch, M200 AP, and Intellijack products.



Tom Sammons

Learn how to achieve LAN-like experience across the distributed enterprise with converged network services, optimized application delivery and converged network management. The FlexBranch solution is a component in the HP end-to-end enterprise network infrastructure.


Want to win an HP Slate tablet?

At the end of the week, there will be a drawing for an HP Slate 2 Tablet PC. One name will be drawn from those who complete a short survey in the HP Booth. And good news: the winner does not need to be present to win.  Just fill out a survey and you’re entered. 


InteropNet tour

One of the highlights at Interop is the InteropNet Tour. You may also hear folks refer to it as the “NOC Tour.” You can take an engineer-led tour of InteropNet. It is open to everyone attending Interop.  For more information, stop by the NOC area.


Wednesday: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Thursday:  11:00 am and 1:00 pm


Reminder: Don’t miss Thursday’s keynote

Join Bethany Mayer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Networking for a discussion that debunks the myths of SDN at Thursday’s keynote at 9:00 am.  Bethany will share HP’s vision for SDN and discuss what is a true SDN and what is not.

Follow along on social media

We will be using the hashtags #HP, #HPN, and #Interop.  Follow these industry bloggers for info as they see and hear it.


Ernesto Pellegrino


Hector Russo


Luigi Tiano


Justin Vashisht


We’re looking forward to a great week and welcome the chance to talk with you about your IT needs and answer any questions you have.


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Teri is responsible for the social media program for the HP Networking and HP Storage business units. Teri has has held global roles in IT,...

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