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On The Road In Sin City: Rackspace At Interop Las Vegas

Interop, which is among the longest running trade shows in IT, kicks off this week in Las Vegas.

The event promises to “give attendees a comprehensive and unbiased understanding of all the latest innovations—including cloud computing, virtualization, security, mobility and data center advances—that help position your company for growth.”

Well, that sounds like it’s right up Rackspace’s alley, doesn’t it?

Rackspace will have three speaking sessions and several appearances at Interop Las Vegas this year, including a spot on a keynote panel moderated by tech evangelist Alistair Croll. Rackspace CTO John Engates will join the panel, dubbed “Clouds and the Enterprise: Revolution, Evolution, or More of the Same?” along with  Ellen Rubin, vice president of cloud products at Terremark, and Steven Shalita, vice president of marketing at NetScout. The panel takes place at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 9.

In addition to the keynote panel, Rackspace Advisory Services Manager Arrian Mehis will discuss hybrid cloud architectures on Wednesday, May 9 at 2:15 p.m. Mehis also appears on cloud panels on Sunday and Monday during the Enterprise Cloud Summit portion of Interop.

Meanwhile, OpenStack Developer Advocate Wayne Walls discusses open source in the enterprise on Tuesday, May 8 at 12:15 p.m.

As part of expo floor activities, Rackspace will bring the Rackstream out of its secret hiding location so it can dazzle on the Mandalay Bay Convention Center show floor. The inside the Rackstream will be a photobooth so visitors can have their pictures taken with fun signs and take home as a souvenir.

We will also have a lounge for customers and partners to stop by, take a load off and visit with us.

Are you visiting Interop Las Vegas this year? Swing by and say hello to our hard-working booth staff!

Rackspace in-booth demos at Interop Las Vegas 2012:

Tuesday, May 8
11:00a-11:30p – OpenStack Private Clouds – Supported by Rackspace
12:00p-12:30p – Next Generation Rackspace Cloud
1:00-1:30p – RackConnect: The Power of Hybrid Hosting
2:00-2:30p – Managed Private Cloud: Virtualized by VMware
3:00-3:30p – Advisory Services: From Vision to Reality

Wednesday, May 9
11:00a-11:30p – Managed Private Cloud: Virtualized by VMware
12:00p-12:30p – Advisory Services: From Vision to Reality
1:00-1:30p – Next Generation Rackspace Cloud
2:00-2:30p – RackConnect: The Power of Hybrid Hosting
3:00-3:30p – OpenStack Private Clouds – Supported by Rackspace

Thursday, May 10
11:00a-11:30a – RackConnect: The Power of Hybrid Hosting
12:00p – 12:30p – Next Generation Rackspace Cloud
1:00p-1:30p – OpenStack Private Clouds – Supported by Rackspace

All times mentioned are in PDT unless otherwise stated

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Andre Lenartowicz.

Andre Lenartowicz is a PR Specialist at Rackspace Hosting, a position he’s held since May 2011. Before joining Rackspace, Andre worked in government relations for a public relations agency in Austin as well as in technology for an agency in Miami, Fla. In addition to technology and government relations and technology, Andre also has experience in health care and real estate PR. Andre holds a BA in communications from The University of Texas at San Antonio. In his spare time, Andre enjoys running, watching sports and being a budding foodie. He's also a fledgling tennis player and photographer.

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