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.

IDC networking trifecta: SD-WAN, automation, and analytics

Juniper targets data-center automation with Apstra update

Juniper targets data-center automation with Apstra update

Apstra intent-based networking software from Juniper gains new configuration capabilities, multivendor support and improved environmental analytics.

Telemetry steps into the enterprise-networking spotlight

Telemetry steps into the enterprise-networking spotlight

With the ability to analyze ever-expanding telemetry data generated by network infrastructure and applications, open-source projects and AI/ML are helping to create predictive networks.

Cisco amps-up its UCS server line with new Intel processors

Cisco amps-up its UCS server line with new Intel processors

New high-end Cisco Unified Computing System servers with the 4th Generation Xeon processors will be more powerful and energy efficient.

Former VMware exec Gillis resurfaces to run Cisco security business (again)

Former VMware exec Gillis resurfaces to run Cisco security business (again)

Tom Gillis, who left VMware in December, is expected to drive growth in Cisco's cloud, AI and end-to-end security initiatives.

Arista floats its answer to the strain AI puts on networks

Arista floats its answer to the strain AI puts on networks

AI Spine relies on Arista’s switches with deep packet buffers and its networking software to control heavy AI traffic, reduce latency, and eliminate packet loss.

Data center networking trends to watch for 2023

Data center networking trends to watch for 2023

Hybrid and multicloud initiatives are driving changes in data center networks, including new security rollouts, greater automation, and evolving netops strategies.

Arista adds to its data-center switches

Arista adds to its data-center switches

Arista adds 8 new switches aimed at offering customers network speed, density and performance options

Gartner: Top trends to know for infrastructure and operations in 2023

Gartner: Top trends to know for infrastructure and operations in 2023

Two networking technologies – secure access service edge and wireless— lead a list of six core trends that will impact enterprise infrastructure and operations activity in 2023, according to new research revealed by Gartner analysts...

SONiC builds muscle for enterprise-network service in 2023

SONiC builds muscle for enterprise-network service in 2023

Startups Aviz Networks and Hedgehog lead commercial support and innovation for the open-source network operating system Software for Open Networking in the Cloud, hoping to attract large enterprises.

Gartner: What to do to make data centers more sustainable

Gartner: What to do to make data centers more sustainable

Gartner says working to attain environmentally sustainable infrastructure is a marathon, not a sprint, that requires long-term goal setting.

Cisco updates SD-WAN to simplify provisioning, management

Cisco updates SD-WAN to simplify provisioning, management

Latest Cisco SD-WAN release will include new features to automate connectivity and expand support for regions, enabling greater redundancy and failover-centric network designs.

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