Michael Cooney

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Cooney is an Online News Editor. He is also the author of the Layer 8 blog, Network World's daily home for the not-just-networking news. He has a Journalism degree from The Pennsylvania State University and has been working with Network World since 1992. Direct: 508.766.5421 NETWORK WORLD 492 Old Connecticut Path| Framingham, MA 01701

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 HPE joins Cisco, Juniper with faulty clock technology problem

HPE joins Cisco, Juniper with faulty clock technology problem

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the latest vendor to identify a faulty clocking component of its products that can cause them to crash and not recover.

SD-WANs get IPv6 support from Versa

SD-WANs get IPv6 support from Versa

Software Defined Networking vendor Versa this week added support for IPv6 to its SD-WAN and security packages. According to Kumar Mehta, founder and CDO of Versa Networks by supporting IPv4 and IPv6 for SD-WAN and SD-Security,...

Cisco reserves $125 million to pay for faulty clock component in switches, routers

Cisco reserves $125 million to pay for faulty clock component in switches, routers

In its quarterly financial results announcement, this week, Cisco said it had set aside $125 million to help cover the cost of replacing networking gear impacted by a fatal clock component.

India blasts 104 satellites into orbit aboard one rocket

India blasts 104 satellites into orbit aboard one rocket

India’s space agency said today it had launched 104 satellites from a single rocket, crushing the previous record of 37 satellites from a single rocket by the Russian space agency in 2014.

Juniper facing fatal clock flaw that impacts Cisco routers, switches

Juniper facing fatal clock flaw that impacts Cisco routers, switches

Communication clock signal component dies over time killing key networking gear.

Cisco, competitors infiltrate Avaya customer doubts

Cisco, competitors infiltrate Avaya customer doubts

It is not surprising that Cisco, Mitel and others are targeting Avaya’s customers as the networking company goes through Chapter 11 bankruptcy but sometimes it is a bit startling in its boldness. For example, Cisco wrote: “Let’s not...

DARPA hits snag in GEO satellite service plan

DARPA hits snag in GEO satellite service plan

DARPA is going to have to contend with an Earth-bound problem if it is to get its plan to service satellites in geosynchronous orbit into space. The agency this week said it had picked Space Systems Loral (SSL) as its commercial...

Cisco Umbrella cloud service shapes security for cloud, mobile resources

Cisco Umbrella cloud service shapes security for cloud, mobile resources

In an attempt to address such anxieties Cisco today announced Umbrella, a secure, cloud-based gateway, based on technology from OpenDNS and other technologies it acquired such as CloudLock as well as existing Cisco security services...

Cisco grows cloud menu, brings Microsoft Azure Stack into UCS

Cisco grows cloud menu, brings Microsoft Azure Stack into UCS

Cisco today said it would expand its hybrid cloud offerings by integrating Microsoft Azure Stack into its Unified Computing System. The turnkey package, officially known as the Cisco Integrated Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack,...

Gartner: Algorithm-based technology patents are raging

Gartner: Algorithm-based technology patents are raging

Gartner wrote that according to a worldwide search on analytics vendor Aulive, nearly 17,000 patents applied for in 2015 mentioned "algorithm" in the title or description, versus 570 in 2000. Including those mentioning "algorithm"...

NASA has a shadow IT problem

NASA has a shadow IT problem

It not often enterprises get direct evidence of a shadow IT operation but a recent audit of NASA’s IT realm came up with 28 unsanctioned cloud services operating in its environment. NASA’s own CIO office found eight such services...

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