Last week, I had the opportunity to attend and speak at Interop ITX 2018, in Las Vegas. It was my first Interop — and an interesting opportunity to see more of the enterprise networking side of things. That’s a space that is growing, and increasing in complexity, even as cloud and software as a service are notionally taking on the heavy lifting of corporate IT.
The refrain that I overheard several times captured that attendees really enjoyed having a vendor-neutral conference to talk about a variety of practical topics. Indeed, it felt a bit like a NOG with an enterprise focus.