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 adds cloud, automation features

Arista adds cloud, automation features

Arista introduces CloudVision 2021, which enables easier automation and management of workflows.

Gartner: Worldwide IT outlay to hit $4T in 2021

Gartner: Worldwide IT outlay to hit $4T in 2021

Gartner forecasts the biggest growth in IT spending this year will be on laptops, mobile phones and enterprise software.

Cisco streamlines, upgrades its SASE bundle

Cisco streamlines, upgrades its SASE bundle

Cisco is making it simpler to buy its SASE offerings, adding passwordless authentication, and helping to customize the package through a SASE channel in its DevNet software-developer community.

Cisco brings net intelligence to Catalyst switches, app-performance management

Cisco brings net intelligence to Catalyst switches, app-performance management

Cisco this week said it added technology to its widely-used Catalyst switch and AppDynamics application monitoring package that will let customers more easily see and fix critical network and application problems across their...

Cisco takes its first steps toward network-as-a-service

Cisco takes its first steps toward network-as-a-service

Cisco unwraps Cisco Plus, a NaaS offering focused on security and hybrid cloud for now

Open source, programmability,  and as-a-service to play a big role in future networks

Open source, programmability, and as-a-service to play a big role in future networks

As networks rely more on software, industry experts expect open-source to play a role in Layer 2 and 3 functionality, and that data-centers will rely more on cloud-like services.

Google and Cisco extend SD-WAN, cloud network-management integration

Google and Cisco extend SD-WAN, cloud network-management integration

Cisco has integrated its SD-WAN technology with Google's Network Connectivity Center, a new management platform designed to simplify on-prem and cloud networking.

VMware bolsters cloud app security with Mesh7 buy

VMware bolsters cloud app security with Mesh7 buy

Mesh7's security technology will be combined with VMware's Kubernetes-based Tanzu Service Mesh.

Cisco grows UCS server family with high-powered AMD processor

Cisco grows UCS server family with high-powered AMD processor

Cisco is using AMD’s new EPYC 7003 processor to boost performance in its Unified Computing System family of servers.

Cisco bumps up its silicon speed to 25.6Tbps

Cisco bumps up its silicon speed to 25.6Tbps

Cisco's Silicon One webscaler-device family now has 10 members

Top enterprise data center trends you need to know

Top enterprise data center trends you need to know

Enterprise data-center pros are embracing cloud services, growing high-speed networks, enabling remote workforces, and adopting automation and AI.

Microsoft, VMware marry Azure Virtual WAN Hub with VMware SD-WAN

Microsoft, VMware marry Azure Virtual WAN Hub with VMware SD-WAN

The integration of Microsoft's Virtual WAN Hub and VMware's SD-WAN is aimed at making it easier for customers to deploy widely distributed business applications.

Cisco closes $4.5B deal on optical powerhouse Acacia

Cisco closes $4.5B deal on optical powerhouse Acacia

Cisco coveted Acacia for its high-speed, optical interconnect technologies that let data center operators, webscale companies and service providers offer ever-faster service access to widely distributed resources. It also reinforces...

Cisco issues 3 critical warnings around ACI, NS-OX security holes

Cisco issues 3 critical warnings around ACI, NS-OX security holes

Cisco issued three security advisories rated “critical” for some of its high-end software systems – two aimed at its Application Services Engine (ASE) implementation and one at the NX-OS operating system. The most concerning warning...

Juniper extends AI platform to acquired SD-WAN technology, unveils secure access switch

Juniper extends AI platform to acquired SD-WAN technology, unveils secure access switch

Juniper integrates 128 Technology's Session Smart software with its Mist AI-based cloud management family.

Extreme CEO Meyercord sketches 2021 enterprise networking trends

Extreme CEO Meyercord sketches 2021 enterprise networking trends

Ed Meyercord talks cloud network management, core enterprise network changes and 5G opportunities as Extreme nears its 25th anniversary.

Cisco, AWS integrate IoT, edge network software and services

Cisco, AWS integrate IoT, edge network software and services

Cisco ties its Edge Intelligence software with AWS IOT Core service to control industrial-edge networking.

Palo Alto grows cloud security portfolio with new Prisma release, Bridgecrew buy

Palo Alto grows cloud security portfolio with new Prisma release, Bridgecrew buy

Palo Alto bolsters machine learning, security application development, and licensing flexibility with its recent moves.

Juniper targets WAN automation with new software suite

Juniper targets WAN automation with new software suite

The company’s new Paragon Automation suite promises to help eliminate manual tasks and workflow processes to ultimately make sure wide area network operations are working as expected and quickly fix problems if not.

How COVID-19 is shaping enterprise networking

How COVID-19 is shaping enterprise networking

The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the networking arena in a number of ways, including the rise of fully automated remote offices, the need to support a "branch of one," and the growth of new communications software tools. "One...

Load More