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.

10 of the coolest and wackiest tech stories of 2018

AWS does hybrid cloud with on-prem hardware, VMware help

AWS does hybrid cloud with on-prem hardware, VMware help

Amazon Web Services' announces Outposts, a hybrid-cloud offering that uses the same hardware AWS uses in its cloud and can be upgraded to run all native AWS and VMware applications.

Cisco predicts nearly 5 zettabytes of IP traffic per year by 2022

Cisco predicts nearly 5 zettabytes of IP traffic per year by 2022

Cisco's annual look at the state of the internet finds that IoT, tons of new internet users, video surveillance, and IP WAN traffic drive traffic growth.

What will be hot for Cisco in 2019?

What will be hot for Cisco in 2019?

Software, SD-WAN, security, high-speed data-center networking, and more software fill up the Cisco hot plate for 2019.

IBM reinforces enterprise multicloud growth with automation tools, ServiceNow expansion

IBM reinforces enterprise multicloud growth with automation tools, ServiceNow expansion

IBM wants to make it easier for customers to move to multicloud environments by adding automation tools to its cloud services and extending its relationship with cloud migration specialists ServiceNow.

Cisco links wireless, wired worlds with new Catalyst 9000 switches

Cisco links wireless, wired worlds with new Catalyst 9000 switches

With its new Catalyst 9000 switches, Cisco makes it possible to run, manage, automate, and secure wired and wireless networks all on top of a single operating system.

Cisco fuses SD-WAN, security and cloud services

Cisco fuses SD-WAN, security and cloud services

Cisco secures SD-WAN software, bolsters cloud-based Office 365 application access, and offers DevNet SD-WAN development options.

Cisco-AWS marriage simplifies hybrid-cloud app development

Cisco-AWS marriage simplifies hybrid-cloud app development

Amazon Web Services and Cisco have teamed to help customers build apps in the cloud or data centers and move easily between the two.

Cisco ups the ante for 400G Ethernet with big-bandwidth data-center switches

Cisco ups the ante for 400G Ethernet with big-bandwidth data-center switches

Cisco has 400G Ethernet switches that fall into two camps: The Nexus 9000 family aimed at large enterprise networks and the 3400-S class for hyperscale users.

The IBM-Red Hat deal: What it means for enterprises

The IBM-Red Hat deal: What it means for enterprises

IBM hopes the acquisition of Red Hat will give its customers the tools to expand their use of cloud by creating and deploying cloud-friendly applications on a larger scale, a goal shared by IBM competitors Google, Amazon and...

Arista joins Juniper, Cisco in 400G Ethernet race

Arista joins Juniper, Cisco in 400G Ethernet race

Arista’s 7060X4 Series switches feature 32 400G Ethernet ports and are based on Broadcom Tomahawk silicon.

Gartner: IT spending to hit $3.8 trillion; enterprise software, IT services outlays lead way

Gartner: IT spending to hit $3.8 trillion; enterprise software, IT services outlays lead way

Enterprise software spending is forecast to experience the highest growth, with an 8.3 percent increase in 2019. Communications services such as MPLS and other WAN services will hit $1.4 trillion in 2018.

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