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.

Fortinet targets SD-WAN, 5G with new AIOps support

Shortages force network vendors into creative product redesigns

Shortages force network vendors into creative product redesigns

Scarcity of mundane hardware components have Cisco, Arista, Juniper, and others looking to redesigns, re-engineering, and alternate sources.

Linux Foundation to blaze a path forward for mainframes

Linux Foundation to blaze a path forward for mainframes

The Linux Foundation's Open Mainframe Project is targeting the development of mainframe applications and skill sets, and now has its own Big Iron to work with.

Kyndryl service integrates, automates infrastructure resources

Kyndryl service integrates, automates infrastructure resources

The Kyndryl Bridge service brings the company's engineering expertise and vendor alliances to bear on integrating enterprise tools and platforms to provide better performance.

Juniper increases flexibility of its data-center automation and assurance platform

Juniper increases flexibility of its data-center automation and assurance platform

Juniper Networks broadens the scope of its Apstra intent-based networking software to include broader configuration and multivendor support as well as a new licensing scheme.

Arista extends security of EOS, doubles R3 router portfolio

Arista extends security of EOS, doubles R3 router portfolio

Arista Network has added security, cloud and mobile connectivity to its flagship operating system and doubled its portfolio of routing products giving enterprises tons of new networking configuration options.

Cisco expands its SD-WAN software for wider reach, better security

Cisco expands its SD-WAN software for wider reach, better security

Cisco SD-WAN software adds encrypted site-to-cloud connectivity; expands its ability to support multi-region fabric deployment, and improves security.

VMware to pay $8M fine, settling charges it fudged the timing of backlogged orders

VMware to pay $8M fine, settling charges it fudged the timing of backlogged orders

The SEC alleged VMware manipulated order fulfillment to hide 'the company’s slowing performance' in 2019 and 2020.

AWS, Harvard collaborate to advance quantum networking

AWS, Harvard collaborate to advance quantum networking

The AWS Center for Quantum Networking (CQN) and Harvard’s Quantum Initiative (HQI) group will team to cultivate projects to develop quantum memories, integrated photonics, and quantum applications that could help underpin future...

Cisco plans to predict, solve network problems via SaaS

Cisco plans to predict, solve network problems via SaaS

Cisco's Thousand Eyes intelligent network software is at the heart of a strategy to predict and fix network problems before they cause trouble.

Palo Alto Networks bulks-up its SASE portfolio

Palo Alto Networks bulks-up its SASE portfolio

Palo Alto's Prisma SASE package now includes more security for SaaS applications and better detection of unknown threats.

VMware touts multicloud networking, security,  management upgrades

VMware touts multicloud networking, security, management upgrades

VMware adds SaaS features for its NSX core networking software, announces VMware Aria cloud-native management service.

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