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 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

What is power over Ethernet (PoE)?

What is power over Ethernet (PoE)?

Power over Ethernet technology has evolved to be a key part of wireless LAN architectures, smart buildings and enterprise networks

Cisco goes after wireless IoT with Fluidmesh acquisition

Cisco goes after wireless IoT with Fluidmesh acquisition

Cisco wants Fluidmesh to bolster wireless connectivity applications in large-scale distributed sites

Palo Alto grows SD-WAN platform by snapping-up CloudGenix for $420M

Palo Alto grows SD-WAN platform by snapping-up CloudGenix for $420M

Palo Alto looks to build up SD-WAN, SASE portfolio take on Cisco, VMware with CloudGenix technology

COVID-19: Tech giants, government agencies add supercomputing to the fight

COVID-19: Tech giants, government agencies add supercomputing to the fight

The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which ncludes IBM, AWS, Google, HPE and Microsoft as well as NASA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and U.S. Department of...

Coronavirus challenges capacity, but core networks are holding up

Coronavirus challenges capacity, but core networks are holding up

As the new coronavirus continues its infestation and more people work from home, the impact of the increased traffic on networks in the US so far seems to be minimal.

Cisco warns of five SD-WAN security weaknesses

Cisco warns of five SD-WAN security weaknesses

Cisco has issued five – three on the high-end of the vulnerability scale – warnings about security weaknesses in its SD-WAN offerings.

Cisco moves WiFi roaming technology to wireless broadband consortium

Cisco moves WiFi roaming technology to wireless broadband consortium

Cisco has transferred he development and promotion of its OpenRoaming technology – which lets users move seamlessly between wireless and cellular networks such as LTE without interruption—to the Wireless Broadband Alliance.

Coronavirus challenges remote networking

Coronavirus challenges remote networking

COVID-19 sends IBM, Google, Amazon, AT&T, Cisco, Apple and others scrambling to securely support an enormous rise in teleworkers, and puts stress on remote-access networks.

VMware launches apps-development platform for on-prem, cloud

VMware launches apps-development platform for on-prem, cloud

VMware rolled out its Kubernetes technology, Tanzu, across its major software platforms, including vSphere and Cloud Foundation, in a major revamp of its key product families.

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