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 grabs ThousandEyes for network-intelligence technology

Cisco grabs ThousandEyes for network-intelligence technology

Cisco said it envisions embedding ThousandEyes technology in a variety of its products including its AppDynamics application performance, SD-WAN, WebEx and Meraki families.

Cisco fortifies ACI for Amazon, Microsoft integration and multicloud management

Cisco fortifies ACI for Amazon, Microsoft integration and multicloud management

Cisco has upgraded its core networking software to include better support for multicloud integration and management as well as tools to help telcos or hyperscalers tie together large scale data center networks.

VMware, Dell add heft to on-prem cloud service

VMware, Dell add heft to on-prem cloud service

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC 2.0 brings support for high density and high-performance data-center applications

Juniper's big push: AI in all areas of enterprise networking

Juniper's big push: AI in all areas of enterprise networking

Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim plans expansion of its Mist artificial intelligence technology into cloud, data center, Wi-Fi and SD-WAN environments.

Gartner: IT spending will drop 8% as COVID-19 hits enterprise wallets

Gartner: IT spending will drop 8% as COVID-19 hits enterprise wallets

Gartner forecasts spending on data-center systems will be hit hardest in 2020

Ethernet Alliance study finds Power over Ethernet issues

Ethernet Alliance study finds Power over Ethernet issues

Four out five users experience challenges with Power over Ethernet deployments, according to a new survey of nearly 800 Ethernet designers, manufacturers, resellers, system integrators, network operators

Cisco, others, shine a light on VPN split-tunneling

Cisco, others, shine a light on VPN split-tunneling

Cisco, Microsoft and others play up VPN split-tunneling features to handle growing enterprise remote workload security

IBM rolls Red Hat into edge, AI, hybrid-cloud expansion

IBM rolls Red Hat into edge, AI, hybrid-cloud expansion

Every company will be an AI company new IBM CEO Krishna tells Think! virtual gathering

Nvidia, after $7B Mellanox hardware deal, grabs Cumulus for big network software  play

Nvidia, after $7B Mellanox hardware deal, grabs Cumulus for big network software play

Nvidia, a company known for developing advanced chips for artificial intelligence and high-speed gaming applications has is making a concerted effort to go after cloud-based data center customers by acquiring Cumulus Networks for an...

Cisco spotlights new IT roles  you've never heard of

Cisco spotlights new IT roles you've never heard of

A Cisco report on IT trends says new jobs to address changing IT needs include business translator, network guardian and network detective.

Why didn’t COVID-19  break the internet?

Why didn’t COVID-19 break the internet?

The internet survived huge surges in traffic during the coronavirus pandemic because the infrastructure was designed to survive just such an emergency.

UPDATE 4-28: How enterprise networking is changing with a work-at-home workforce

UPDATE 4-28: How enterprise networking is changing with a work-at-home workforce

As the coronavirus spreads, public and private companies as well as government entities are requiring employees to work from home, putting unforeseen strain on all manner of networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security...

Juniper CTO talks COVID-19, SD-WAN and shifting multicloud technology

Juniper CTO talks COVID-19, SD-WAN and shifting multicloud technology

After three months as CTO of Juniper Networks, Raj Yavatkar discusses key technologies the company is focused on including microservices and data-center automation.

Cisco integrates SD-WAN connectivity with Google Cloud

Cisco integrates SD-WAN connectivity with Google Cloud

A new, joint Cisco and Google platform integrates Cisco's SD-WAN connectivity with applications on Google Cloud

Speed race: Just as 400Gb Ethernet gear rolls out, an 800GbE spec is revealed

Speed race: Just as 400Gb Ethernet gear rolls out, an 800GbE spec is revealed

To meet a need for faster high-end Ethernet, 800GbE has become a formal specification, but the reality on the ground is that 400GbE shipments are just ramping up, and much lower speeds are what’s in common use.

Cisco says to patch critical UCS security holes now

Cisco says to patch critical UCS security holes now

Cisco has posted a package of 17 critical security warnings about authentication vulnerabilities in its Unified Computing System that could let attackers break into systems or cause denial of service troubles.

Network World 2020 State of the Network: SD-WAN, edge networking and security are hot

Network World 2020 State of the Network: SD-WAN, edge networking and security are hot

Network World survey finds SD-WAN, edge networking, security, 5G, IoT, server consolidation and WAN optimization top priorities.

IBM extends z15 mainframe family, intensifies Linux security

IBM extends z15 mainframe family, intensifies Linux security

IBM rolled out two new entry level, 19” single-frame, air-cooled platforms, the z15 Model T02 and LinuxONE III Model LT2. The new machines are extensions of the IBM z15 family that Big Blue rolled out in September of last year.

VMware overhauls NSX software to manage, secure larger virtual networks

VMware overhauls NSX software to manage, secure larger virtual networks

VMware NSX-T 3.0 includes improved baked-in security and network control functions.

IBM taps new leaders for hybrid-cloud battles ahead

IBM taps new leaders for hybrid-cloud battles ahead

IBM installs Arvind Krishna as CEO, and appoints Red Hat execs to round out new cloud-oriented team

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