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.

Arista reinforces multi-cloud edge-networking software

Cisco urges patching flaws in data-center, SD-WAN gear

Cisco urges patching flaws in data-center, SD-WAN gear

Cisco has issued a number of critical security advisories for its data center manager and SD-WAN offerings that customers should deal with now.

Juniper adds a service to find and quickly fix WAN glitches

Juniper adds a service to find and quickly fix WAN glitches

Juniper now features WAN, LAN and wireless management under a central AI-based service called WAN Assurance to better compete with Cisco, VMware, HPE/Aruba, and others.

VMware embraces Google Cloud, Kubernetes with load-balancer upgrades

VMware embraces Google Cloud, Kubernetes with load-balancer upgrades

A new version of VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer distributes workloads uniformly across the network to boost efficiency, reliability.

Counterfeit Cisco switches raise network security alarms

Counterfeit Cisco switches raise network security alarms

In a disconcerting event for IT security professionals, counterfeit versions of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series switches were discovered on an unnamed business network, and the fake gear was found to be designed to circumvent typical...

Options grow for migrating mainframe apps to the cloud

Options grow for migrating mainframe apps to the cloud

Mainframe software migration vendor LzLabs is setting up shop in North America to help mainframe users move legacy applications into cloud application environments.

 HPE makes big SD-WAN play with $925M Silver Peak acquisition

HPE makes big SD-WAN play with $925M Silver Peak acquisition

HPE is buying networking vendor Silver Peak for $925 million. Silver Peak's Unity WAN technology will slide into HPE subsidiary Aruba's portfolio and give it an immediate boost in the hot SD-WAN arena where Cisco, VMware and others...

SD-WAN and analytics: A marriage made for the new normal

SD-WAN and analytics: A marriage made for the new normal

Reliance on SD-WAN analytics grows as customers move toward cloud, security services

Juniper aligns its security portfolio with the SASE model

Juniper aligns its security portfolio with the SASE model

Juniper joins VMware, Cisco and many others in chasing edge security customers

IDC: Covid-19 hits SD-WAN, data center gear; enterprise impact varies

IDC: Covid-19 hits SD-WAN, data center gear; enterprise impact varies

While the previously hot market around most SD-WAN technology has slowed and IT budgets overall are under pressure in general, the Covid-19 pandemic has created demand for other network capabilities such as improved network management...

Fannie Mae’s journey to SD-WAN means less reliance on MPLS and VPNs

Fannie Mae’s journey to SD-WAN means less reliance on MPLS and VPNs

As mortgage lender Fannie Mae adopts SD-WAN, it’s realizing dramatic improvements in latency and network performance.

Cisco bumps up ISR/ASR router performance and capacity

Cisco bumps up ISR/ASR router performance and capacity

The networking vendor rolled out a new pluggable switching module (SM-X) for the Integrated Services Router (ISR) 4000 branch and a pluggable Embedded Services Process module (ESP-X) for its Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 1000 that...

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