Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Riverbed Set to Be Acquired for $3.6 Billion

After rejecting a deal to be acquired for $3 billion in January, Riverbed finally finds a deal it likes.

Cisco @ 30: Analytics, ACI, IoT and the Cloud

Cisco announces new analytics initiatives to enable the Internet of Things as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Cisco Acquires Neohapsis, Expanding Security Services

Privately-held Neophasis will bring Cisco security services for risk management and compliance.

Ethernet Alliance Gives Its Views on 2.5 and 25 Gbps Ethernet

John D'Ambrosia says that Ethernet is no longer about making 10x leaps, talks 2.5 and 25 GbE.

Cisco Sues Arista for Alleged Patent Infringement

Arista infringed on 14 U.S. patents, Cisco lawsuits allege.

Juniper Embraces Linux for Junos and Open Compute for New Switch

Junos comes to Linux, and Juniper announces Open Compute-based OCX open hardware switch.

Cisco Goes Open Source for Big Data Security Analytics

Cisco leverages open-source Kibana as part of OpenSOC.

2.5 and 5 Gbps Ethernet Efforts Expand with MGBASE-T Alliance

MGBASE-T Alliance members reveal their effort to advance intermediate Ethernet networking speeds.

802.11ac Adoption Grows WLAN Market Revenues

IDC reports on third quarter 2014 WLAN revenues and the impact of 802.11ac Wi-Fi adoption.

Palo Alto's Network Security Strategy Pays Off

Palo Alto isn't profitable yet, but record revenue and rapid growth in the NGFW market hold out promise.

Brocade Declares 2014 Its Most Profitable Year Yet

Revenue is down, but profits are up for networking vendor and OpenDaylight SDN collaborator Brocade.

Cisco CEO: We Need to Think Like a Startup

At Cisco's Annual General Meeting, CEO John Chambers explains why his company is well positioned to win in SDN, IoT and the road ahead.

PLUMgrid Embraces Containers for Network Virtualization Deployment [VIDEO]

PLUMgrid CEO talks about the evolution of the OpenStack Networking Suite and how containers will deliver version 2.0.

Alcatel-Lucent Virtualizes Service Router Platform

In the modern world, hardware is not longer the be all, end all for networking vendors. Alcatel-Lucent embraces NFV with VSR.

Cisco Growing SDN Business as Net Neutrality Threat Looms

Cisco reports first quarter fiscal 2015 earnings and announces CFO exit.

F5 Dials Up DDoS Protection with Silverline Service

DDoS protection technology from defence.net gets integrated into F5's portfolio.

Juniper Ousts CEO, Names Rami Rahim as New CEO

Details on former CEO Shaygan Kheradpir's resignation remain sketchy, though with Rahim at the helm, Juniper gets the leadership it has always deserved.

NFV Market on Pace to Hit $11 Billion

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is going to be a big market in 2018, according to some forecasts.

Juniper Virtualizes MX Routing Platform with vMX

High-end routing is no longer the exclusive domain of custom-built dedicated hardware, thanks to Juniper's vMX virtual routing platform.

Midokura Brings MidoNet SDN for OpenStack to Open Source [VIDEO]

At the OpenStack Summit in Paris, Midokura announces plan to take MidoNet SDN platform open-source.

F5 Accelerates Revenue with Network Security

F5, which got its start with a load balancer product, is now making a lot of its money from security technologies.

Why 2.5 and 5 Gbps are the Next Ethernet Speeds

New NBASE-T Alliance pushes for intermediate 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Ethernet standards.

Riverbed Sells Storage Acceleration Business for $80 Million

Riverbed sells SteelStore, originally known as Whitewater, but that doesn't mean the vendor is out of the storage acceleration business.

Juniper Revenues Slip in 3Q14

Juniper CEO admits the company had a disappointing quarter, but there is reason to be optimistic for the road ahead.

Asterisk 13 Secures Open-Source PBX Communications for the Long Term

Open source Unified Communications technology gets new security and stability features.

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