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.

Apstra arms SONiC support for enterprise network battles

IBM sharpens its hybrid cloud, AI focus with Instana buy

IBM sharpens its hybrid cloud, AI focus with Instana buy

Instana brings AI-powered application performance management for hybrid clouds to IBM lineup.

Cisco gains container security with Banzai Cloud buy

Cisco gains container security with Banzai Cloud buy

Banzai deal follows Cisco's acquisition of cloud-native security startup Portshift.

VMware preps network software to support distributed work, faster application delivery

VMware preps network software to support distributed work, faster application delivery

VMware upgrades span its Tanzu, NSX and SD-WAN product families.

Palo Alto cloud service prevents distributed enterprise data loss

Palo Alto cloud service prevents distributed enterprise data loss

Palo Alto’s Enterprise Data Loss Prevention service will help protect intellectual property

IBM grows automation, data features for hybrid cloud control

IBM grows automation, data features for hybrid cloud control

IBM continued enhancing its core Cloud Pak hybrid cloud software offerings, this week bolstering automation and data features that will let customers simplify everything from software provisioning and patching, to data discovery and...

Top metrics for effective multicloud management

Top metrics for effective multicloud management

Key multicloud management metrics involve network performance, security, application availability and more.

Cisco fortifies and simplifies its security portfolio with eye toward cloud, zero trust

Cisco fortifies and simplifies its security portfolio with eye toward cloud, zero trust

Cisco expands its SecureX integrated security platform, which has gained 11,000 customers since June, and streamlines its renamed Cisco Secure portfolio.

Cisco software upgrades to simplify hybrid-cloud management, operations

Cisco software upgrades to simplify hybrid-cloud management, operations

Cisco tools look to bridge gap between DevOps and NetOps.

Gartner crystal ball: Look to neuromorphic computing, DNA storage

Gartner crystal ball: Look to neuromorphic computing, DNA storage

New technologies will help meet IT goals, and responsibility for digital business success will rest more squarely on CIOs, Gartner says.

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...

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