Michael Cooney

Michael Cooney is a freelance digital journalist who has written about the IT world for more than 25 years. He can be reached at mccooney1@gmail.com.

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Cisco CEO trumpets Catalyst 9K advances, software business success

Cisco CEO trumpets Catalyst 9K advances, software business success

CEO Chuck Robbins talks about the shift to subscriptions for Cisco services, the company's cloud strategy, intent-based networking

HPE snaps-up hyperconverged-network (HCN) vendor Plexxi

HPE snaps-up hyperconverged-network (HCN) vendor Plexxi

Plexxi technology will help make data centers with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) more nimble to respond to changing demands.

10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off

10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off

With such a broad array of products and backed by vast financial resources, Cisco faces challenges on all fronts, making it possible for other behemoths and even some small competitors to persist.

Cisco embraces Kubernetes, pushing container software into mainstream

Cisco embraces Kubernetes, pushing container software into mainstream

Upgrades to Cisco AppDynamics and CloudCenter help troubleshoot problems and deploy apps in Kubernetes clusters.

Cisco loses key software exec

Cisco Sr. VP Rowan Trollope is moving on to cloud startup Five9.

Cisco reinforces storage with new switches, mgmt. software

Cisco reinforces storage with new switches, mgmt. software

New MDS model switches include redundant components and multiple power options, support for FibreChannel-NVMe

Cisco axes Spark, elevates and enhances WebEx

Cisco axes Spark, elevates and enhances WebEx

Cisco has unified its two, largely separate, collaboration packages – Spark and WebEx – into a single platform that supports a single set of features. The move makes sense because Cisco had been developing the somewhat similar...

Cisco broadens Tetration security delivery with cloud, virtual buying options

Cisco broadens Tetration security delivery with cloud, virtual buying options

Cisco's Tetration-V and Tetration-SaaS give businesses interested in the security-analytics platform the option of a cloud service or software that runs on virtual appliances.

Cisco emboldens its disaggregation strategy

Cisco emboldens its disaggregation strategy

Cisco is separating the operating system and applications from the underlying hardware, and it is making it possible to host apps on certain switches and routers.

Cisco, Verizon take Information-Centric Networking for a real-world spin

Cisco, Verizon take Information-Centric Networking for a real-world spin

A recent demonstration by Cisco and Verizon showed that ICN could hold benefits for 5G networking, gathering IoT data and boosting security.

Cisco attacks SD-WAN with software from Viptela, Meraki acquisitions

Cisco attacks SD-WAN with software from Viptela, Meraki acquisitions

New Cisco software will address SD-WAN challenges with help improving application performance, planning bandwidth allocation, and modeling how policy changes might affect network performance.

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