Michael Cooney

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 issues critical security warnings  its Data Center Network Manager

Cisco issues critical security warnings its Data Center Network Manager

Cisco warns of vulnerabilities that can let attackers issue arbitrary actions with administrative permissions.

Cisco:  5 hot networking trends for 2020

Cisco: 5 hot networking trends for 2020

Cisco exec says SD-WAN, Wi-Fi 6, multi-domain control, virtual networking and the evolving role of network engineers will be big in 2020

Cisco grabs Exablaze for low-latency chip technology

Cisco grabs Exablaze for low-latency chip technology

Cisco continues to build up its internal electronics tools, saying it will acquire Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology designer Exablaze for an undisclosed amount.

Cisco targets hyperscalers with silicon, high-end routers

Cisco targets hyperscalers with silicon, high-end routers

Cisco rolls out its Silicon One plan, 8000 Series carrier-class routers and aims at selling chips to whitebox or hyperscale developers

What’s hot at the edge for 2020? Everything

What’s hot at the edge for 2020? Everything

From SD-WAN and cloud interconnection to security, the edge will be one active place in 2020

What’s hot for Cisco in 2020

What’s hot for Cisco in 2020

Experts expect that Cisco will focus on building-out cloud, SD-WAN and security in 2020.

Juniper broadens SD-Branch management, switch options

Juniper broadens SD-Branch management, switch options

Juniper expands Contrail SD-WAN package to include support for SD-LAN operations.

AWS rolls out Outposts for on-premises hybrid cloud

AWS rolls out Outposts for on-premises hybrid cloud

Cisco, Aruba, Juniper are among others that support Amazon's Outposts hybrid-cloud service supported by hardware in customers' private data centers.

Cisco goes deep into AWS hybrid cloud with SD-WAN, security, Outposts data center support

Cisco goes deep into AWS hybrid cloud with SD-WAN, security, Outposts data center support

Cisco took its integration with Amazon Web Services to a new level by saying it would integrate its SD-WAN, network services and security with the cloud giant’s just-released Outposts hybrid cloud environment.

Extreme targets data center automation with software, switches

Extreme targets data center automation with software, switches

Extreme Networks software and switches are trying to bring simplicity to complex data center fabric management

IBM aims at hybrid cloud, enterprise security

IBM aims at hybrid cloud, enterprise security

IBM Cloud Pak for Security features open-source Red Hat technology for hunting threats and automation to speed response to cyberattacks

Juniper aims to ease wired, wireless, multicloud management

Juniper aims to ease wired, wireless, multicloud management

Juniper has enhanced its network and hybrid cloud management software by integrating further the AI technology it recently acquired from Mist, and adding new features to its Contrail Enterprise Multicloud software.

Arista targets cloud networking with CloudEOS software

Arista targets cloud networking with CloudEOS software

Two new Arista software packages address connectivity issues between public and private clouds, create instances of its Cloud EOS in a Kubernetes container.

Cisco Meraki ups security with new switch, software

Cisco Meraki ups security with new switch, software

Cisco is bringing some of the bells and whistles of it Catalyst environment to Meraki customers with hardware and software to help customers better support and secure distributed network resources.

VMware amps security with in-house, Carbon Black technology

VMware amps security with in-house, Carbon Black technology

VMware's Carbon Black platform, along with VMware NSX, VMware Workspace ONE, VMware Secure State and future innovations, will deliver built-in security to networks, endpoints, workloads, identity\ies, cloud and analytics.

Cisco forges tighter SD-WAN links to Microsoft Azure cloud, Office 365

Cisco forges tighter SD-WAN links to Microsoft Azure cloud, Office 365

A broadened Cisco-Microsoft partnership promises extending Cisco SD-WAN to the Azure cloud and optimizing and securing connectivity to Office 365.

Juniper set to reinforce edge, cloud technologies

Juniper set to reinforce edge, cloud technologies

Juniper is expected to detail a number of trends and directions but perhaps the most important development is the vendor’s further integration of technology it bought from Mist in March for $405 million.

Gartner crystal ball: Looking beyond 2020 at the top IT-changing technologies

Gartner crystal ball: Looking beyond 2020 at the top IT-changing technologies

Gartner’s top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond is heavily weighted toward the human side of technology

Gartner: Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020

Gartner: Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020

Gartner: Hyperautomation, AI-based security, distributed cloud computing and intelligent edge systems will be all the rage

Cisco issues critical security warning for IOS XE REST API container

Cisco issues critical security warning for IOS XE REST API container

This Cisco IOS XE REST API vulnerability could lead to attackers obtaining the token-id of an authenticated user.

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