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: Product sales jump, so do some prices

Cisco: Product sales jump, so do some prices

From Cisco's year-end earnings call: Its software strategy is working, 400G Ethernet is on the march, supply shortages affect some pricing.

Cisco to buy Epsagon for application, microservice management

Cisco to buy Epsagon for application, microservice management

Cisco’s fifth acquisition this year is Epsagon, whose application-performance technology will be integrated into Cisco’s AppDynamics performance-management platform.

Juniper touts cloud-ready data center, AI, automation

Juniper touts cloud-ready data center, AI, automation

Juniper’s chief operating officer Manoj Leelanivas sees AI and automation as leading a change in network architecture.

Extreme targets SD-WAN services with Ipanema buy

Extreme targets SD-WAN services with Ipanema buy

Extreme Networks says it will acquire Ipanema’s SD-WAN business for about $73M.

Chip shortage has networking vendors scrambling

Chip shortage has networking vendors scrambling

The most recent round of earnings calls found many large high-tech vendors battling supply chain problems and higher costs brought on by the current semiconductor shortage.

Juniper software triggers network response to threats

Juniper software triggers network response to threats

Juniper Cloud Workload Protection controls application execution, monitors for signs of attacks, and takes steps to block them.

Extreme CEO: Cloud, hybrid workplaces drive big growth for networking

Extreme CEO: Cloud, hybrid workplaces drive big growth for networking

As Extreme Network's revenues top $1 billion, CEO Ed Myercord claims the company's XIQ management has features that Cisco's and other company's products lack.

Cisco preps now for the hybrid workforce

Cisco preps now for the hybrid workforce

Cisco says its employees will work from home part of the time and be supported with its networking gear.

IBM upgrades its Big Iron OS for better cloud, security, and AI support

IBM upgrades its Big Iron OS for better cloud, security, and AI support

IBM's latest version of z/OS addresses easier provisioning and embraces Linux applications and utilities.

What is Network as a Service (NaaS)?

What is Network as a Service (NaaS)?

NaaS typically includes integrated hardware, software and licenses delivered in a subscription-based offering.

10 competitors Cisco just can’t kill off

10 competitors Cisco just can’t kill off

Try as it might to be all-things-networking to all enterprises, Cisco faces a wily group of rivals with assets that are hard to overcome. Here’s our list of a notable 10.

Cisco completes purchase of security risk-management firm

Cisco completes purchase of security risk-management firm

Cisco bought Kenna Security to integrate its data-science-driven, security risk-management technology into Cisco's Secure X platform.

Cisco bolts together enterprise and industrial edge with new routers

Cisco bolts together enterprise and industrial edge with new routers

The new Catalyst 5G Industrial Router family includes three modular routers and a gateway that run Cisco's core operating system, IOS XE, and support a variety of network access technologies such as SD-WAN, Wi-Fi 6, 5G, 4G, Private...

Cisco upgrades intent-based-networking performance, security, analytics

Cisco upgrades intent-based-networking performance, security, analytics

The new DNA Center software integrates a ThousandEyes agent to improve network-intelligence monitoring, double the number of clients the system supports, and strengthen security.

Juniper Networks upgrades its Apstra intent-based networking software

Juniper Networks upgrades its Apstra intent-based networking software

Juniper aims to improve its data-center story with streamlined configuration tools, real-time monitoring, and support for VMware NSX and the SONiC network operating system.

Palo Alto Networks pushes enterprise zero trust

Palo Alto Networks pushes enterprise zero trust

Palo Alto Networks has added products and features to for enterprises looking to a zero-trust protection environment.

Cisco CEO: There's no enterprise perimeter to defend anymore

Cisco CEO: There's no enterprise perimeter to defend anymore

At RSA, Cisco announces new features for SecureX, Secure Endpoint, and Umbrella, plus integration between Cisco/Meraki Wi-Fi and Cisco SD-WAN

Chip shortage will hit IT-hardware buyers for months to years

Chip shortage will hit IT-hardware buyers for months to years

Tech executives and analysts say the current processor-chip shortage and disruption of supply chains thanks to COVID-19 could have a long-term impact on price and availability.

IBM moves toward consumption-based mainframe pricing

IBM moves toward consumption-based mainframe pricing

IBM now offers Tailored Fit Pricing options for hardware and software with an eye toward hybrid-cloud enterprises.

IBM embraces zero trust with upgraded Cloud Pak service

IBM embraces zero trust with upgraded Cloud Pak service

IBM has broadened the scope of security features in its Cloud Pak for Security bundle, and has partnered with Zscaler for SASE and other enterprise security efforts.

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