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.

VMware tightens Amazon Web Services cloud integration

Cisco pushes 5G to hasten industrial IoT

Cisco pushes 5G to hasten industrial IoT

Cisco says it expects rapid future development of 5G mobile technology will be a boon for industrial IoT use cases

VMware builds security unit around Carbon Black tech

VMware builds security unit around Carbon Black tech

VMware has wrapped up its $2.1 billion buy of cloud-native endpoint security vendor Carbon Black to provide more comprehensive integrated security.

IBM brings blockchain to Red Hat OpenShift; adds Apache CouchDB for hybrid cloud customers

IBM brings blockchain to Red Hat OpenShift; adds Apache CouchDB for hybrid cloud customers

IBM continued its Red Hat and open source software integration work this week by adding Red Hat OpenShift support to its blockchain platform and bringing a Kubernetes Operator for Apache CouchDB support into its Cloudant hybrid cloud...

Cisco: 13 IOS, IOS XE security flaws you should patch now

Cisco: 13 IOS, IOS XE security flaws you should patch now

Cisco this week warned its IOS and IOS XE customers of 13 vulnerabilities in the operating system software they should patch as soon as possible.

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

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

Cisco is extending its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technology to help customers grow and control hybrid, 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.

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