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.

HPE kicks off software-defined storage-as-a-service

HPE kicks off software-defined storage-as-a-service

HPE is rolling out Data Services Console, a cloud offering that utilizes HPE Aruba Edge Services Platform to support AI-based analytics, workflow automation, and security.

Cisco adds to its Catalyst software stack for back-to-work safety

Cisco adds to its Catalyst software stack for back-to-work safety

Cisco expands DNA Spaces location services to Catalyst 9000 switches as workplaces reopen post-COVID.

Extreme CEO talks AI, automation, chip shortages

Extreme CEO talks AI, automation, chip shortages

Extreme CEO Ed Meyercord says its tools that incorporate automation, AI, and ML can help IT catch more problems earlier and head them off before they hit the network.

IBM buys Turbonomic  for AIOps, hybrid-cloud management support

IBM buys Turbonomic for AIOps, hybrid-cloud management support

By acquiring Turbonomic, IBM gains tools that manage performance of everything from applications and containers to virtualization, cloud, and on-prem compute, storage, and network resources.

Juniper: Managing the complexity of future networks

Juniper: Managing the complexity of future networks

Juniper’s chief product officer Manoj Leelanivas explains the company's software strategies that include intent-based networking, AI, automation and the open-source SONiC network operating system.

VMware bundles support for the branch-of-one workforce

VMware bundles support for the branch-of-one workforce

VMware's new Anywhere Workspace packages networking, SASE, cloud security, and access control.

Cisco tool opens telemetry for advanced network, security analytics

Cisco tool opens telemetry for advanced network, security analytics

Cisco Telemetry Broker works across enterprise siloes and has no ties to proprietary protocols or data.

VMware, Dell split to form independent firms

VMware, Dell split to form independent firms

VMware and Dell say separating gives both companies financial flexibility but lets them continue to grow their technology-development partnership.

Cisco DevNet certs: 10k awarded in first year

Cisco DevNet certs: 10k awarded in first year

Cisco’s revamped DevNet certification portfolio focuses on network programing, automation and application development, and those software-based skills have never been more important.

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 play a big role in future networks

Open source, programmability, and as-a-service 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 adds to cloud-app security with Mesh7 buy

VMware adds to 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.

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