Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

OPNFV Collaboration Project Launched

Linux Foundation OPNFV effort brings together the largest hardware, software and carriers in the world to build an open platform for Network Functions Virtualization.

OpenDaylight Helium Bootstraps SDN Security

OpenDaylight Helium, the second major release of the open source SDN platform, shows maturity, stability, and security.

Broadcom Tomahawk Silicon Set to Advance 25 GbE Networking

New chip includes over 7 billion transistors and can enable up to 3.2 terabits per second of throughput, advancing 25 GbE for 100 GbE.

Brocade Launches Commercial Vyatta OpenDaylight SDN Controller

Vyatta controller is built from the open-source OpenDaylight project in a bid to enable an open networking fabric.

Cisco Acquires Metacloud for OpenStack as a Service Tech

Cisco gets deeper into the OpenStack ecosystem with announcement of planned Metacloud acquisition.

Cisco Adds Firepower to ASA Firewall

But what does that mean for Cisco's existing IPS on ASA technology?

Brocade Acquires Vistapointe for More Network Visibility

Vistapointe acquisition adds new SDN and NFV technologies to Brocade's portfolio.

Palo Alto Powers Through 2014 without Juniper Impact

Network security vendor claims it is growing due to competitive displacements of incumbent technologies.

Juniper Brings Increased Security Intelligence to SRX Gateway

Security threats can come from many vectors, and so too can security information. Juniper's Secure Spotlight brings more intelligence to SRX gateways.

2Q14 Worldwide Enterprise Router Revenue Reported at $867 Million

Global networking switch and router markets show mixed Q2 2014 results, while NFV shows promise.

More IPv4 Addresses Reclaimed

Years after IANA officially declared the free pool of IPv4 address space as being exhausted, a new pool has been released from reclaimed addresses.

Brocade CEO Aims to Grow Faster than Cisco in Developing Markets

Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney delivers third quarter fiscal 2014 earnings results, takes a jab at Cisco products.

OpenStack Neutron Set for New Updates in Juno Release

October OpenStack release will be a major milestone for cloud networking.

276 Million Domains and Counting

.com domain continues to grow but new domains are now actively growing too.

Silver Peak Expands WAN Optimization for the Cloud Era

New Unity fabric accelerates WAN and cloud traffic by looking at the state of the broader network.

Cisco Cuts Jobs, Paints Glum First Quarter Outlook

Though some areas are growing, Cisco isn't forecasting much overall growth for the quarter ahead.

Juniper Debuts New EX4600 Switch for High-IQ Networking

EX4600 packs in up to 72 x 10 GbE and 12 x 40 GbE ports.

The Dangers and Promise of Multipath TCP

New enhancements are coming to TCP that might make communications more or less secure, depending on how it is used.

Inside the Black Hat 2014 Wi-Fi Network [VIDEO]

PEAP-TLS option provides users with a more secure Wi-Fi network.

25G Ethernet Marches Forward

It's brand new, but demand is already forecast to take it to the number two port speed by 2018.

SDN Adoption Plans Not Clear Cut

New research from Juniper Networks shows a near-even split in adoption plans for SDN, but is cost a driver or a challenge?

Cavium Acquires Its Way to SDN

Silicon vendor acquires Xpliant for $90 million in a bid to get a bigger foothold in the SDN marketplace.

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Gets Ship Date

After months of discussions, demos and promises, Cisco sets ship date for ACI and reveals pricing.

Inside Juniper's Integrated Operating Plan to Drive Growth

Juniper is in the process of re-focusing on a number of key areas, including SDN.

Riverbed Aims to Build ADC Appliance, Grow Multi-Product Strategy

Riverbed reports second quarter revenue and plans for an appliance version of its ADC software platform.

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