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 to gauge user experience with its cloud-management service

Cisco to gauge user experience with its cloud-management service

AWS re:Invent: Cisco announces the addition of business transaction insights to its AppDynamics Cloud management platform .

Cisco announces $600M restructuring plan, including layoffs

Cisco announces $600M restructuring plan, including layoffs

Layoffs are expected at Cisco, which reported a $600 million restructuring charge along with better-than-expected quarterly revenue.

Palo Alto targets zero-day threats with new firewall software

Palo Alto targets zero-day threats with new firewall software

PAN 11.0 Nova, the latest version of Palo Alto's firewall operating system, enables upgraded malware sandboxing and ties into the vendor’s new CASB.

Cisco study: Network teams look to SDN, automation to manage multicloud operations

Cisco study: Network teams look to SDN, automation to manage multicloud operations

Cisco’s hybrid cloud report details the key challenges that network operations teams face in supporting diverse enterprise workloads.

IBM goes big on quantum-computer hardware, software

IBM goes big on quantum-computer hardware, software

IBM's most powerful quantum computer yet, Osprey, is a 433-qubit machine, and the company is enlisting partners to identify quantum-computing use cases for businesses.

VMware adds  more security for diverse cloud workloads

VMware adds more security for diverse cloud workloads

VMware has added more security capabilities to Project Northstar, its security and networking service due out next year.

VMware says its SD-WAN client makes remote-access VPNs unnecessary

VMware says its SD-WAN client makes remote-access VPNs unnecessary

VMware has reinforced its SD-WAN offering with a variety of enhancements that will improve remote access, network intelligence and its service’s reach.

Kyndryl's first year yields revenue challenges and a plan to make more

Kyndryl's first year yields revenue challenges and a plan to make more

Kyndryl looks to cloud integration, mainframe modernization, increased infrastructure management, and more to succeed a year after spinning out from IBM.

Cisco, Red Hat team to streamline hybrid-cloud container management

Cisco, Red Hat team to streamline hybrid-cloud container management

Cisco integrates its Intersight cloud management with Red Hat OpenShift Assisted Installer to support bare-metal server-based container networking.

Cisco adds a firewall, upgrades security

Cisco adds a firewall, upgrades security

Cisco launches a Secure Firewall for hybrid workers and adds data-loss prevention and passwordless authentication to security products.

Extreme earnings report: Wireless and cloud gains temper record backlogs

Extreme earnings report: Wireless and cloud gains temper record backlogs

Extreme CEO Ed Meyercord says supply-chain challenges haven't prevented a record revenue jump last quarter, particularly in Wi-Fi.

Broadcom CEO: What the VMware merger will look like

Broadcom CEO: What the VMware merger will look like

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan says the goal of buying VMware is more and better products without raising prices.

Cisco issues fixes for active exploits of its Windows VPN clients

Cisco issues fixes for active exploits of its Windows VPN clients

Cisco is offering software updates for two of its AnyConnect for Windows VPN products it says represent a threat ranked 'high'.

What is SD-WAN, and what does it mean for networking, security, cloud?

What is SD-WAN, and what does it mean for networking, security, cloud?

Software-defined wide area networks, a software approach managing wide-area networks, offers ease of deployment, central manageability and reduced costs, and can improve connectivity to branch offices and the cloud.

Fortinet’s SASE enhancements target remote-user access to private cloud, SaaS apps

Fortinet’s SASE enhancements target remote-user access to private cloud, SaaS apps

Fortinet is extending its FortiSASE platform so enterprises can deliver a more consistent security and user experience, including access to privately hosted applications and SaaS apps.

Cisco powers up Nexus switch, offers 800GB optic modules

Cisco powers up Nexus switch, offers 800GB optic modules

Cisco is extending its advanced Silicon One chip technology to core enterprise switches and routers.

Gartner: IT matters more than ever to attract and keep the best talent

Gartner: IT matters more than ever to attract and keep the best talent

IT can help boost productivity and encourage the best workers to stay by boldly adopting cutting-edge technology that makes tasks easier.

Gartner: 10 tech trends you need to know for 2023

Gartner: 10 tech trends you need to know for 2023

Gartner highlights wireless, AI, superapps, and sustainability among key strategic considerations for 2023.

Google Cloud adds networking, security features for enterprises

Google Cloud adds networking, security features for enterprises

Google Cloud rolls out 20+ new features including Layer 7 security, policy analysis, and expanded network-connectivity options at its Google Cloud Next event.

Google Cloud service aims to ease mainframe migration

Google Cloud service aims to ease mainframe migration

Dual Run for Google Cloud lets customers simultaneously run workloads on their existing mainframes and on Google Cloud.

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