Michael Cooney

Senior Editor

Michael Cooney is a Senior Editor with Network World who has written about the IT world for more than 25 years. He can be reached at michael_cooney@idg.com.

Gartner crystal ball: Look to neuromorphic computing, DNA storage

Gartner: COVID-era infrastructure trends you should know about

Gartner: COVID-era infrastructure trends you should know about

A remote IT workforce, distributed cloud services, and core modernization efforts are driving changes in enterprise infrastructure and operations teams.

Gartner: IT spending to grow 4% in 2021

Gartner: IT spending to grow 4% in 2021

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $3.8 trillion in 2021, an increase of 4% from 2020, according to research firm Gartner, but still shy of pre-pandemic levels. IT spending in 2020 is expected to total $3.6 trillion, down...

Cisco targets WAN edge with new router family

Cisco targets WAN edge with new router family

Cisco unpacked Catalyst 8000, a new family of edge networking gear that support SD-WAN, branch office, zero-trust security, SASE,

Gartner: Top strategic technology trends for 2021

Gartner: Top strategic technology trends for 2021

Cybersecurity mesh, AI engineering, and distributed cloud services are among the top trends that Gartner says will shape future enterprise IT operations.

IBM expands the role of its hybrid-cloud security package

IBM expands the role of its hybrid-cloud security package

IBM adds data, threat intelligence and security service to Cloud Pak for Security system.

IBM set to spin-off managed service business to focus on hybrid cloud

IBM set to spin-off managed service business to focus on hybrid cloud

IBM plans to dedicate itself to hybrid cloud, AI, quantum computing, and mainframe technologies, and is breaking out its $19B Managed Infrastructure Services group in order to do so.

Meet SONiC, the new NOS (definitely not the same as the old NOS)

Meet SONiC, the new NOS (definitely not the same as the old NOS)

The open-source SONiC network operating system has the potential to become 'the Linux of networking,' experts say.

Pluribus goes big to support larger, multi-vendor data center networks

Pluribus goes big to support larger, multi-vendor data center networks

Adaptive Cloud Fabric from Pluribus can now support up to 1,024 switches in a unified fabric.

Juniper upgrades security software with threat intelligence, VPN package

Juniper upgrades security software with threat intelligence, VPN package

Juniper adds to its Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP) Cloud and releases an in-house VPN offering

Cisco slapped with $1.9 billion judgement in security patent lawsuit

Cisco slapped with $1.9 billion judgement in security patent lawsuit

Centripetal Networks sued Cisco for infringing on four security patents related to encrypted traffic and packet filtering.

VMware highlights security in COVID-era networking

VMware highlights security in COVID-era networking

VMware is tackling the challenges of securing distributed enterprise resources with product enhancements including the new Carbon Black Cloud Workload software and upgrades to its SD-WAN and SASE products.

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