The big takeaway from the product fiesta that is Interop Las Vegas 2008 is that 10 GB Ethernet has finally arrived.
Sister site TechRepublic has multiple folks on the scene at Mandalay Bay, here's a look at some of the key items (roundup):
Takeaway: "Using copper cabling for 10 GB Ethernet will be a tempting topic to the network administrator. Expanding the copper infrastructure that may be in place to include 10 GB Ethernet performance is attractive from many perspectives. This includes cable management, patch panels, termination tools, cost, and ease of installation — all making 10 GB Ethernet an attractive migration."
Takeaway: "Although the easiest way to think about Splunk is as a log consolidation and search tool, it can actually search and manage more than just log files, including messages, alerts, scripts, programming code, and virtually anything else that a computer can generate in a text file. Expanding Splunk to include this new change management module is a good idea."
Takeaway: "Netgear launched at Interop a handful of new switches that introduce static routing capabilities to the company’s SMB product line. It also unveiled an 802.11n dual-band access point that brings in support for the 5GHz spectrum. "