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 backlog still looms

Cisco backlog still looms

Cisco reports that FY2022 product orders are at a record high, but so are the orders it hasn’t been able to fill.

AWS (sort of) brings private 5G to market

AWS (sort of) brings private 5G to market

New private 5G managed service from AWS lets enterprises kick the tires on a private mobile network, but so far it only supports 4G LTE.

Cisco embraces multi-cloud networking software

Cisco embraces multi-cloud networking software

Cisco: Cloud networking should let customers place workloads wherever it makes sense for their business

Cisco shakeup: Networking chief Todd Nightingale to helm Fastly

Cisco shakeup: Networking chief Todd Nightingale to helm Fastly

Cisco said it will its enterprise and carrier groups under Jonathan Davidson, the current head of the carrier group.

Top IT vendors report good financials, onging supply woes

Top IT vendors report good financials, onging supply woes

Arista, Extreme, Juniper, F5 say supply-chain challenges will likely persist through 2023.

Arista buys software-defined networking pioneer Pluribus

Arista buys software-defined networking pioneer Pluribus

Arista Networks has acquired Pluribus Networks with an eye toward bolstering its own Unified Cloud Networking service.

IBM bolsters quantum cryptography for z16 mainframe

IBM bolsters quantum cryptography for z16 mainframe

IBM adds NIST’s new public-key encryption and digital signatures algorithms to defend against attacks by future quantum computers.

Aruba boosts AI capabilities to help enterprises manage, troubleshoot the edge

Aruba boosts AI capabilities to help enterprises manage, troubleshoot the edge

Aruba’s Edge Services Platform gains AIOps features to streamline network troubleshooting, performance tuning, and security controls.

Network automation, SASE, 5G rank among enterprise priorities

Network automation, SASE, 5G rank among enterprise priorities

Distributed users, applications and workloads are driving enterprises to rethink their network architecture, says World Wide Technology.

Juniper upgrades management platform, adds a switch

Juniper upgrades management platform, adds a switch

Juniper has added troubleshooting features to its flagship Mist AI/ML cloud-based management platform and announced the EX4100 Series Ethernet access switch.

AWS WAN service aims to simplify global network deployments

AWS WAN service aims to simplify global network deployments

AWS Cloud WAN service supports SD-WAN packages from Aruba, Aviatrix, Checkpoint, Cisco Meraki, Prosimo and VMware.

IBM brings hybrid-cloud app services to z/OS mainframes

IBM brings hybrid-cloud app services to z/OS mainframes

Big Blue’s Wazi as a Service can be used to create z/OS infrastructure instances for cloud app testing and development

VMware brings on-prem cloud connectivity to vSphere, vSAN

VMware brings on-prem cloud connectivity to vSphere, vSAN

VMware has unwrapped subscription-based offerings vSphere+ and vSAN+ to bring cloud connectivity to its core systems

Linux Foundation works toward improved data-center efficiency

Linux Foundation works toward improved data-center efficiency

The Linux Foundation Open Programmable Infrastructure Project seeks to make it easier to offload tasks from CPUs and onto DPUs and IPUs for more efficient data centers.

AWS moves towards quantum networking

AWS moves towards quantum networking

AWS Center for Quantum Networking will focus on communication hardware, software and apps

Cisco puts app-performance tools in the cloud

Cisco puts app-performance tools in the cloud

Cisco moves AppDynamics to the cloud, rolls out two security, networking development tools.

Cisco data-center switches promise 800Gb Ethernet, deliver 400GbE today

Cisco data-center switches promise 800Gb Ethernet, deliver 400GbE today

Cisco rolls out 5 new Nexus data-center switches for high-bandwidth apps.

Cisco service predicts SD-WAN problems

Cisco service predicts SD-WAN problems

Cisco's ThousandEyes WAN Insights service provides forecasts and SD-WAN policy recommendations for optimizing enterprise network sites.

Cisco moves Catalyst, Nexus management to the cloud

Cisco moves Catalyst, Nexus management to the cloud

Cisco is adding a cloud-based option to its on premises management for its Catalyst networking and Nexus data-center gear.

AWS turns-up mainframe-migration service

AWS turns-up mainframe-migration service

AWS Mainframe Modernization, offers a set of tools for migrating and running mainframe workloads in the cloud

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