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.

Broadcom CEO: What the VMware merger will look like

Broadcom CEO: What the VMware merger will look like

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan says the goal of buying VMware is more and better products without raising prices.

Cisco issues fixes for active exploits of its Windows VPN clients

Cisco issues fixes for active exploits of its Windows VPN clients

Cisco is offering software updates for two of its AnyConnect for Windows VPN products it says represent a threat ranked 'high'.

What is SD-WAN, and what does it mean for networking, security, cloud?

What is SD-WAN, and what does it mean for networking, security, cloud?

Software-defined wide area networks, a software approach managing wide-area networks, offers ease of deployment, central manageability and reduced costs, and can improve connectivity to branch offices and the cloud.

Fortinet’s SASE enhancements target remote-user access to private cloud, SaaS apps

Fortinet’s SASE enhancements target remote-user access to private cloud, SaaS apps

Fortinet is extending its FortiSASE platform so enterprises can deliver a more consistent security and user experience, including access to privately hosted applications and SaaS apps.

Cisco powers up Nexus switch, offers 800GB optic modules

Cisco powers up Nexus switch, offers 800GB optic modules

Cisco is extending its advanced Silicon One chip technology to core enterprise switches and routers.

Gartner: IT matters more than ever to attract and keep the best talent

Gartner: IT matters more than ever to attract and keep the best talent

IT can help boost productivity and encourage the best workers to stay by boldly adopting cutting-edge technology that makes tasks easier.

Gartner: 10 tech trends you need to know for 2023

Gartner: 10 tech trends you need to know for 2023

Gartner highlights wireless, AI, superapps, and sustainability among key strategic considerations for 2023.

Google Cloud adds networking, security features for enterprises

Google Cloud adds networking, security features for enterprises

Google Cloud rolls out 20+ new features including Layer 7 security, policy analysis, and expanded network-connectivity options at its Google Cloud Next event.

Google Cloud service aims to ease mainframe migration

Google Cloud service aims to ease mainframe migration

Dual Run for Google Cloud lets customers simultaneously run workloads on their existing mainframes and on Google Cloud.

Kyndryl, Microsoft tie mainframe to Azure cloud resources

Kyndryl, Microsoft tie mainframe to Azure cloud resources

Kyndryl and Microsoft integrate Kyndryl’s zCloud mainframe service with Microsoft’s Power Platform.

Cisco tightens its SD-WAN integration with Microsoft Azure

Cisco tightens its SD-WAN integration with Microsoft Azure

Cisco SD-WAN customers can use Microsoft’s Azure Virtual WAN and its multi-region fabric for worldwide, regional connectivity

VMware embraces DPUs to stretch the use of CPUs

VMware embraces DPUs to stretch the use of CPUs

VMware eases the use of SmartNICs based on digital processing units to handle networking, security, storage, and other processes, freeing up enterprise-server CPU cycles.

IBM, Vodaphone, GSMA form group to promote quantum-safe networks

IBM, Vodaphone, GSMA form group to promote quantum-safe networks

Goal of GSMA Post-Quantum Telco Network Taskforce is to help develop standards and mitigate future quantum security challenges.

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

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

The company has expanded its FortiAIOps platform which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) technologies to collect enterprise data and analytics to help customers quickly identify and automate network problem...

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.

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