Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Juniper Expands Contrail, Moves Open-Source Project to the Linux Foundation

When looking to figure out how to help solve the challenge of modern multi-cloud networking, Juniper has found that making things simpler is the right direction.

SD-WAN Market Grows to $116M in 3Q17

The emerging market for Software Defined WANs is growing at a rapid pace, even as industry consolidation continues.

Report: Cisco Continues to Lead Switching Market

Though it has had some market share erosion, Cisco continues to be the leading choice for switching and routing gear.

Amazon Announces Alexa for Business, Ushering in the Area of Voice-Enabled UC

AWS CTO expects that in the future, all technology interactions will be driven by voice.

Linux Foundation's Open Network Automation Platform Issues Debut Amsterdam Release

Code originally from two separate projects from AT&T and China Mobile comes together to create new platform for service providers.

Cisco Redefines Product Reporting Categories to Align with Its Intentions

As part of Cisco's first quarter fiscal 2018 report, Cisco has changed the way that it groups its products together for financial reporting.

Marvell Set to Acquire Cavium in $6B Network Silicon Deal

Market consolidation for networking silicon continues.

Broadcom Completes $5.9B Acquisition of Brocade

A year after the deal was first announced, Brocade has now finally been acquired by Broadcom.

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom's $130B Acquisition Bid

Unsolicited offer could get hostile, as Qualcomm's Board of Directors says No to Broadcom.

OpenStack Neutron Set to Improve Cloud Networking in Queen's Release

Networking continues to improve in the open-source cloud project, with multi-port binding and security logging set to debut.

Juniper Integrates AppFormix into Contrail Cloud for OpenStack

Juniper also announced an expanded relationship with Red Hat, displacing Ubuntu as the Linux vendor of choice for the Contrail Cloud.

Broadcom Bids $130B for Qualcomm to Remake Network and Mobile Chip Market

The unsolicited offer of $70 per share would be one of the largest tech deals in history, when and if it ever is completed.

Cisco Spark Gets a Voice

Cisco integrates technology from its MindMeld acquisition to provide a voice-assistant for collaboration and meetings.

VMware Buys Its Way Into SD-WAN with VeloCloud Networks Acquisition

VMware makes a play to be a market leader in the fast growing SD-WAN space.

CenturyLink Closes $34B Level 3 Acquisition

A year after the massive acquisition was first announced, the final hurdle has been passed.

Extreme Networks Closes Deal to Acquire Brocade's Data Center Networking Assets

Less than 30 days after announcing a new approach to acquiring Brocade's technology, Extreme completes the $55M deal.

Verisign Reports 130.8M .com Domain Registrations

Domain registrations continued to grow in the third quarter of 2017

Google Partners with Cisco for Hybrid Cloud Powered by Kubernetes

Years after Cisco gave up on its Inter-Cloud effort, it's trying again, this time with Google and the power of Kubernetes.

OPNFV Euphrates Debuts with Kubernetes Integration

The fifth major release of the Linux Foundation's Open-Source Network Function Virtualization project address container networking needs.

Cisco Acquiring BroadSoft for $1.9B to Bolster Cloud Collaboration and Communications

Cisco makes another big software bet with its 201st acquisition.

Cisco Advances Services Business with AI, Boost AppDynamics with Perspica

It has been a busy week for Cisco

Cisco ACI 3.0 Embraces Kubernetes

Application Centric Infrastructure networking now can span multiple datacenters.

Akamai Set to Acquire Nominum to Improve DNS

All-cash deal will see complementary DNS technology come to Akamai.

Former 3COM, HP Exec Saar Gillai Joins Teridion as CEO

Networking vendor that aims to provide 'fast lanes' for SaaS providers nabs well-known and respected technology leader

Linux Foundation Launches OpenMessaging Project

Alibaba, Oath, Didi, and Streamlio are the founding project contributors of the new cloud communications effort.

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