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.

Cisco spreads ACI to Microsoft Azure, multicloud and SD-WAN environments

IBM z15 mainframe, amps-up cloud, security features

IBM z15 mainframe, amps-up cloud, security features

IBM has rolled out a new mainframe – the z15 – that bolsters the speed and power of the Big Iron and promises to integrate hybrid cloud, data privacy and security controls.

Cisco adds speed, smarts to MDS storage networking family

Cisco adds speed, smarts to MDS storage networking family

Cisco brings 64G, Ansible and analytics support to SAN family

HPE's vision for the intelligent edge

HPE's vision for the intelligent edge

HPE plans to incorporate segmentation, artificial intelligence and automation into its wired and wireless gear in order to deal with the increased network challenges imposed by IoT and SD-WAN.

Q&A: HPE's networking chief opens up about intelligent edge, Cisco and micro data centers

Q&A: HPE's networking chief opens up about intelligent edge, Cisco and micro data centers

HPE’s Keerti Melkote talks about networking challenges at the edge, network-based security, micro data centers and his company's strategies as he negotiates one of the most technologically and competitively challenging markets.

VMware touts hyperscale SD-WAN

VMware touts hyperscale SD-WAN

VMware is teaming up with Dell/EMC to offer a hardware/software package rolled up into a managed SD-WAN service.

VMware boosts load balancing, security intelligence, analytics

VMware boosts load balancing, security intelligence, analytics

VMware has added new features to its core networking software that will let customers more securely control cloud application traffic running on virtual machines (VMs), containers, or bare metal.

VMware fortifies its hybrid-cloud portfolio with management, automation, AWS and Dell offerings

VMware fortifies its hybrid-cloud portfolio with management, automation, AWS and Dell offerings

VMware expanded its hybrid-cloud offerings with AWS and delivers one with Dell/EMC, and continues to expand its own cloud portfolio with announcements at VMworld.

VMware plan elevates Kubernetes to star enterprise status

VMware plan elevates Kubernetes to star enterprise status

VMware detailed Tanzu which is made up of myriad new and existing VMware technologies to create a portfolio of products and services aimed at enterprises looking to more quickly build software on Kubernetes containers.

Cisco: 6 critical security alarms for UCS software, small-biz routers

Cisco: 6 critical security alarms for UCS software, small-biz routers

Cisco finds critical bugs in its Unified communications Director and Director Express software for Big Data packages as well as its Small Business 220 Series Smart Switches.

Big Switch targets shadow IT, hybrid cloud growth with fortified software family

Big Switch targets shadow IT, hybrid cloud growth with fortified software family

Big Switch's new products include a version of its Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) for Amazon Web Services virtual private cloud (VPC) management, adding support for Global VPCs (G-VPCs), and a cloud-based version of its Multi-Cloud Director...

IBM fuses its software with Red Hat’s to launch hybrid-cloud juggernaut

IBM fuses its software with Red Hat’s to launch hybrid-cloud juggernaut

IBM is starting a potentially huge run at hybrid cloud by tying more than 100 of its products to the Red Hat OpenShift platform.

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