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 fortifies storage throughput, analytics

Cisco/AppDynamics upgrade broadens DevOps role in app management

Cisco/AppDynamics upgrade broadens DevOps role in app management

Cisco’s AppDynamics this week rolled out a developer toolkit that will let corporate development teams quickly build and measure the business impact of Web and mobile applications.

5 questions for new IETF Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper

5 questions for new IETF Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper

When the Internet Engineering Task Force meets this week in Chicago it will have a new chair – Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper. Cooper will be the first woman to hold the position as the standards-setting body continues its work to...

Juniper extends its data center interconnect options

Juniper extends its data center interconnect options

Large data center interconnect users needing high-speed connectivity and bandwidth for access to massive cloud resources have a new option to handle these demands. Juniper today rolled out its Open Cloud Interconnect package.

Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness

Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness

A vulnerability in Cisco’s widely deployed IOS software that was disclosed in the recent WikiLeaks dump of CIA exploits has triggered the company to release a critical warning for its Catalyst networking customers.

Juniper battles Cisco and Huawei with new cloud infrastructure software, switches

Juniper battles Cisco and Huawei with new cloud infrastructure software, switches

Helping customers transform their enterprise environments to the cloud is the driving strategy behind new software, switches and services introduced this week from Juniper Networks.

Dell/EMC, SnapRoute reinforce OpenSwitch networking features

Dell/EMC, SnapRoute reinforce OpenSwitch networking features

Linux Foundation open source project gets network control boost with new features from Dell EMC and SnapRoute.

Cisco bolsters Spark collaboration with Worklife acquisition

Cisco bolsters Spark collaboration with Worklife acquisition

Cisco Spark helps users in real-time track calendars, create agenda templates, and collaborate on note-taking.

Juniper swallows silicon photonics player Aurrion

Cisco, Intel, IBM, Mellanox use silicon photonics to better handle video streaming and traffic from data center to data center.

Network security primer: Access control

Network security primer: Access control

Access control is a complicated technology that’s key to strong security.

Hot stuff: The coolest drones

Hot stuff: The coolest drones

DronesImage by Northrop Grumman/Chad Slattery/Handout via ReutersThe world of drones -- military and public -- is changing so fast it’s hard to keep up with the changes. Here we take a look at some of the most recent advancements,...

Federal IT projects need critical care

Watchdogs at GAO put government IT project on High Risk List.

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