Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Juniper Aims Accelerate Networks with Open Cloud Interconnect

Juniper announces new data center interconnection platform helping to bridge IP and optical networking layers

Google Warns Optical Networking Limitations Could Hinder Cloud Growth

Google exec details how the hyperscale network works today and why current optical technologies need to improve, dramatically.

Cisco Networking Gear at Risk from Vault7 Data Dump

Hundreds of Cisco Catalyst switches are at risk and though there is no patch yet available, disabling Telnet services will help to reduce the risk.

Riverbed Partners with Orange Business Services for Hybrid Enterprise Networking

Partnership will see SD-WAN paired with a Hybrid VPN approach to enable an agile and secure networking experience.

Innovium Raises $38.3M Announces 12.8 Tbps Single Switch Reference Design

Network silicon vendor makes a a big push to help enable massive switching scale.

Top Juniper Exec Jumps to Cisco

Jonathan Davidson returns to Cisco to lead Service Provider Networking group.

Global Average Internet Connection Speed Rises 26 Percent in 4Q16

Akamai's State of the Internet Report pegs the global average internet connection speed at 7.0 Mbps.

Avaya Aims to Sell Networking Business to Extreme Networks for $100M

The IP networking business unit was originally acquired from Nortel for $900M.

CNCF Adds CoreDNS as Seventh Hosted Project

Second time is the charm, as open-source CoreDNS project is now joining the CNCF.

Palo Alto Networks Acquires LightCyber for $105M

Palo Alto expands its security capabilities with technology from Israeli breach detection vendor.

5G Takes Center Stage at Mobile World Congress

The news out of the big mobile event this year is simple: 5G wireless is coming.

Riverbed Debuts Service Delivery Platform

Riverbed jumps into Network-as-a-Service market with new platform that melds the DevOps approach of agile development with NFV and SDN.

Linux Foundation Forms New Open Network Automation Project

The new effort is a consolidation of two existing Linux Foundation networking projects mergin the ECOMP and Open-O efforts.

Brocade Sells Some Networking Assets to ARRIS for $800M

Fire-sale of assets includes Ruckus Wireless technology that Brocade paid $1.5B for in April 2016.

Cisco Slips in 2Q17 as Switching Weakness Continues

A real bright spot for Cisco is its security portfolio, which continues to grow.

SnapRoute Raises $25M For Open-Source Network Operating System

Startup aims to build on its open-source networking approach with new funding.

VMware Expands NSX Network Virtualization Capabilities

New releases of NXS for vSphere and NXS-T provide new features to make it easier for organization to deploy, manage and secure virtual networks.

Arista Improves Cloud Visibility and Security with DANZ 2017

Arista extends platform support for its Data ANalyZer (DANZ) technology across more switches and provides a CloudVision abstraction layer for integration with OpenStack cloud deployments.

AT&T Brings Network Policy Project to the Linux Foundation

Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) is now a full open-source project run as a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

Juniper Extends Unite Cloud Framework with New Hardware and Software

New Juniper hardware includes the QFX5110 data center switch and Network Director 3.0 technologies.

F5 Names (Another) New CEO

Former Ciena Chief Operating Officer Francois Locoh-Donou set to become CEO of F5 Networks in April.

Juniper Networks Growth Driven by Cloud

Juniper generated $5B in revenue in 2016, with particular success for its new QFX product line.

Cisco Acquires AppDynamics for $3.7B

Cisco continues its push into software as it picks up application monitoring vendor.

Cumulus Networks Grows Hardware Footprint

Cumulus Linux is now available on Facebook's Backpack switch as well as new branded Cumulus hardware.

Avaya Files for Chapter 11, Continues Day-to-Day Operations

Avaya starts restructuring process as it attempts to handle debt.

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