Michael Cooney

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.

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Extreme faces challenges, girds for future networking battles

Extreme faces challenges, girds for future networking battles

Extreme Networks is grappling with how to best integrate and sell technologies it acquired from Avaya and Brocade, as well as incorporate and develop its own products.

IEEE sets fog computing standard for compute, storage, control and networking technology

IEEE sets fog computing standard for compute, storage, control and networking technology

The OpenFog Consortium developed IEEE 1934, a standard shaped by ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft and Princeton University, to handle the massive data generated by IoT, 5G and artificial intelligence.

Cisco's buying July Systems to bolster its Wi-Fi application options

Cisco's buying July Systems to bolster its Wi-Fi application options

Cisco says July Systems offers an enterprise-grade wireless location platform with features such as instant customer activation, data-driven behavioral insights, contextual rules engine and APIs.

Cisco’s David Goeckeler talks security, networking, software and SD-WAN outlook

Cisco’s David Goeckeler talks security, networking, software and SD-WAN outlook

Goeckeler, Cisco executive vice president and general manager, masterminds the company’s network and security strategy which now features ever more emphasis on software.

Cisco makes SD-WAN integration a top priority

Cisco makes SD-WAN integration a top priority

After acquiring Viptela last year for its SD-WAN technology, Cisco says integration of the technology is progressing with plans to integrate it into Cisco’s DNA Center.

Cisco opens DNA Center network control and management software to the DevOps masses

Cisco opens DNA Center network control and management software to the DevOps masses

Opening up Cisco DNA Center's network controller, assurance, automation and analytics platform to developers holds the promise of customers building strategic network applications.

Cisco developer push yields 500,000 DevNet members working on programmable networks

Cisco developer push yields 500,000 DevNet members working on programmable networks

Cisco’s developer program, DevNet, is on a hot streak. Speaking at Cisco Live 2018, DevNet CTO Susie Wee said the group, which was founded in 2014, now has 500,000 registered members. DevNet includes curated list of sample code,...

Network-intelligence platforms, cloud fuel a run on faster Ethernet

Network-intelligence platforms, cloud fuel a run on faster Ethernet

At 45 years old, Ethernet, the ubiquitous networking technology, is having a banner year in the data center where in the first quarter alone it's recorded the strongest year-over-year revenue growth in more than five years, and 100G...

IBM strengthens mainframe cloud services with CA’s help

IBM strengthens mainframe cloud services with CA’s help

IBM and CA have teamed up to achieve better performing applications for private, hybrid and multicloud operations.

Cisco taps AMD to power a hyper-dense server for data centers, edge computing

Cisco taps AMD to power a hyper-dense server for data centers, edge computing

Cisco announces the C-Series C4200 server, a 2RU box comprised of the C4200 chassis and C125 server nodes that boosts processor-core density 128% using AMD EPYC 7000 CPUs.

20 hot jobs ambitious IT pros should shoot for

20 hot jobs ambitious IT pros should shoot for

4M ‘well-paying’ IT jobs over the next decade will require practitioners certified in IoT, converged infrastructure, cloud and more, IDC/Cisco study says

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