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.

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.

VMware amps up security for network, SASE, SD-WAN products

VMware amps up security for network, SASE, SD-WAN products

VMware is filling out its SASE and SD-WAN offerings and bolstering NSX security capabilities, the company announced at its virtual VMworld event.

Arista adds IoT, remote-work management to campus family

Arista adds IoT, remote-work management to campus family

Arista has added IoT monitoring and management to its CloudVision platform that can be shared with products by VMware, Microsoft and IBM's Red Hat.

VMware plan disaggregates servers, offloads network virtualization and security

VMware plan disaggregates servers, offloads network virtualization and security

At its virtual VMworld 2020 event, the company previewed a new architecture called Project Monterey that goes a long way to meld bare metal servers, graphics processing units (GPUs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), network...

Cisco turns out security patches 25 high-threat flaws for IOS,  IOS XE

Cisco turns out security patches 25 high-threat flaws for IOS, IOS XE

Cisco this week posted 25 security advisories defining 34 vulnerabilities rated high that should be fixed right away

Still  not dead: The mainframe  hangs on, sustained by Linux and hybrid cloud

Still not dead: The mainframe hangs on, sustained by Linux and hybrid cloud

The mainframe-Linux alliance turns 20 this month and is proving to be more vital than ever, primarily in the form of Big Iron-based Red Hat OpenShift.

Cisco extends  SD-WAN options with AWS, Azure hybrid-cloud integration

Cisco extends SD-WAN options with AWS, Azure hybrid-cloud integration

New Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp features simplify access to multi-cloud services and provide better security and lower latency.

Palo Alto beefs-up its SD-WAN menu with machine learning, analytics

Palo Alto beefs-up its SD-WAN menu with machine learning, analytics

Palo Alto upgrades the SD-WAN gear it bought via CloudGenix with machine learning and artificial intelligence to embrace cloud deployment

Extreme unveils universal networking gear to simplify infrastructure decisions

Extreme unveils universal networking gear to simplify infrastructure decisions

Extreme Networks takes the wraps off new core switches; cloud-based management platform adds wireless intrusion protection, location services, IoT management, guest access, and compliance apps.

Cisco extends Meraki SD-WAN to Microsoft Azure

Cisco extends Meraki SD-WAN to Microsoft Azure

Cisco and Microsoft have teamed up on another joint effort, this time to make it easier for enterprise branch offices with Cisco Meraki SD-WAN gear to tap into the Azure Virtual WAN service.

IBM/Red Hat open hybrid-cloud application market

IBM/Red Hat open hybrid-cloud application market

IBM and its Red Hat company have opened up what they call a one-stop-shop for customers looking to build deploy and manage hybrid cloud applications on-premises or in multicloud environments.

 Cisco: Making remote users feel at home on the new enterprise network

Cisco: Making remote users feel at home on the new enterprise network

With many remote workers likely to keep working from home even after COVID-19 subsides, Cisco joins other vendors offering infrastructure to make the remote network experience close to what it's like at corporate sites.

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