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.

Private 5G: Its use in enterprises faces challenges

Private 5G: Its use in enterprises faces challenges

The availability of services from AWS, Cisco and HPE is propelling private 5G forward, but enterprises still have to contend with the technology's costs, device limitations, and competition from established alternatives such as Wi-Fi...

Extreme Networks: Supply chain-woes, backlogs, higher prices

Extreme Networks: Supply chain-woes, backlogs, higher prices

Extreme Networks Q3 financial results reveal double-digit revenue gains despite an increasing backlog of orders.

Duke University to test private LTE/5G network using CBRS spectrum

Duke University to test private LTE/5G network using CBRS spectrum

Pilot program launched by Cisco, DISH Wireless, Duke and Internet2 aims to demonstrate the practicality of low-cost, shared wireless spectrum using CBRS.

Microsoft shifts SONiC development to the Linux Foundation

Microsoft shifts SONiC development to the Linux Foundation

With the Linux Foundation in charge, Software for Open Networking in the Cloud could attract stronger enterprise interest for the open-source NOS.

US security agencies warn of threats to industrial, utility control networks

US security agencies warn of threats to industrial, utility control networks

Possible vulnerable devices include Schneider Electric and OMRON controllers and servers that comply with the OPC Unified Architecture.

Cisco SD-WAN software gains broader application access, enhanced analytics

Cisco SD-WAN software gains broader application access, enhanced analytics

Cisco upgraded its SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp for SaaS service to provide secure connectivity to a wider range of cloud-based apps and greater visibility into network metrics.

New from Cisco: Workplace-safety service, branch office firewall

New from Cisco: Workplace-safety service, branch office firewall

Cisco unwraps Secure Firewall 3100 Series and SmartWorkspace, monitoring that can locate free workplace meeting rooms, report on their occupancy, even their humidity.

AMD grabs DPU maker Pensando for a cool $1.9B

AMD grabs DPU maker Pensando for a cool $1.9B

AMD wants the DPU-based architecture and technology that Pensando is developing and that could be instrumental in smartNICs.

IBM z16: A mainframe designed for AI, hybrid cloud, security and open source

IBM z16: A mainframe designed for AI, hybrid cloud, security and open source

IBM says its latest mainframe will support AI analytics at scale and security to withstand expected quantum attacks.

IBM's game-changing mainframe moments

IBM's game-changing mainframe moments

The latest generation of IBM mainframes, the z16, is just the most recent chapter of one of the longest running tech success stories.

Fortinet tightens integration of enterprise security, networking controls

Fortinet tightens integration of enterprise security, networking controls

Fortinet adds new security, SD-WAN, branch, and zero-trust capabilities to FortiOS software.

Aruba exec: Centralized policies, NaaS, segmentation are big

Aruba exec: Centralized policies, NaaS, segmentation are big

Network and security perimeters are becoming outdated, and AI can help optimize network efficiency, says Aruba chief product and technology officer David Hughes.

Aruba service overlays existing infrastructure with virtual networks

Aruba service overlays existing infrastructure with virtual networks

Aruba NetConductor offers a centralized management platform that provides policy and security enforcement across the LAN and WAN.

Arista bundles edge networking gear for small enterprises

Arista bundles edge networking gear for small enterprises

Arista’s Cognitive Unified Edge service is a turnkey package of Arista network and security gear all controlled via a single dashboard.

Cisco upgrades target Kubernetes, cloud, and AI/ML

Cisco upgrades target Kubernetes, cloud, and AI/ML

Cisco has added new features to its Intersight cloud management system, UCS X-Series server, and HyperFlex hyperconverged system.

IBM service aims to secure multicloud operations

IBM service aims to secure multicloud operations

IBM’s new Unified Key Orchestrator lets customers integrate multiple security key-management systems into a single managed service that spans hybrid and multicloud environments.

HPE's GreenLake expansion adds NaaS, HPC, storage options

HPE's GreenLake expansion adds NaaS, HPC, storage options

HPE unveiled 12 new cloud services in networking, data services and high performance computing, expanding its GreenLake platform to more than 50 cloud services.

Cisco DevNet certs jump 50%, fanned by network automation

Cisco DevNet certs jump 50%, fanned by network automation

Cisco’s DevNet certifications emphasize network programing, automation, and application-development skills.

Cisco and NetApp upgrade their converged-infrastructure for hybrid cloud

Cisco and NetApp upgrade their converged-infrastructure for hybrid cloud

New Cisco and NetApp FlexPod XCS features better management and automation capabilities.

Pluribus extends cloud fabric to Nvidia smartNICs

Pluribus extends cloud fabric to Nvidia smartNICs

Pluribus can extend its switch fabric to Nvidia data processing units as a way to reduce the workload on CPUs across distributed infrastructure.

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