Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Global Average Internet Connection Speed Nudges Upward to 4.5 Mbps

Broadband Internet speeds continue to rise, according to the fourth quarter Akamai State of the Internet report.

Bare Metal Switching Set to Grow

Open networking trend is set to drive demand for bare metal switch ports.

Juniper Adds More OpenStack Distro Support with Mirantis

Contrail now supported in Mirantis OpenStack.

PLUMgrid Ignition Turns the Key for SDN Testing

Getting an SDN test up and running doesn't have to be a disruption anymore.

Alcatel-Lucent Pushes UC to the Deskphone

Unified Communications and HD video bring the deskphone into the modern age.

Cumulus Networks Submits APD Spec to OCP

Newly submitted to the Open Compute Project, Cumulus Networks specification could enable better operating system integration with bare metal switches.

Dell Helps to Advance Switch Abstraction Interface

New Open Compute Project initiative could help to further democratize networking landscape.

Blue Coat Acquired (Again) for $2.4 Billion

Just over three years after being acquired for $1.3 billion, Blue Coat is acquired again.

NFV Set to Accelerate Video and Audio Delivery

NFV isn't just about making networking work better, it's about the services that networking enables.

Citrix Debuts New Carrier-Grade Netscaler ADC

New carrier-class Citrix ADC platform can scale up to 3.5 Tbps.

Aruba Advances Cloud Networking Control

Aruba takes on Cisco Meraki Wi-Fi gear with new 7000 Series cloud services controllers.

Oracle Debuts Switches, Aims to Bridge Ethernet and InfiniBand

Oracle's SDN efforts move into the hardware realm with new switches.

HP Set to Acquire Aruba Networks for $2.7 Billion

HP aims to grow its WiFi capabilities through Aruba Networks acquisition.

Midokura Pushes Open Source SDN Forward

Both enterprise and open-source community releases of the MidoNet SDN framework are moving ahead.

Juniper Partners Contrail Cloud Platform with Canonical OpenStack

New platform is targeted at carrier-class NFV deployments.

Avaya Embraces OpenDaylight and Open vSwitch for SDN Fx

OpenDaylight support is a key component of Avaya's SDN Fx architecture.

Brocade CEO Hints at Future Acquisitions

Brocade reports first quarter fiscal 2015 revenue as CEO explains why his company acquired Riverbed's SteelApp business.

ExtraHop EH9100 Accelerates Network Visibility to 40 Gbps

Managing large networks is complex, and achieving the visibility needed to diagnose problems can be a challenge in itself.

HP Announces Linux-Powered Open Networking Switches

HP's take on an Open Compute Project-compliant open networking switch isn't for everyone. Find out why, and who makes a good candidate.

Facebook Wedges 6-pack Switch into SDN Market

Linux powered open modular switch platform leverages Facebook's Top-of-Rack Wedge switch as a building block

Cisco Grows Switching as Overall Profit Rises

Cisco reported its second quarter 2015 revenue at $11.9 billion and discussed ACI customer base growth.

VeloCloud Advances Software Defined WAN Vision

The public Internet might not be business-grade, but SD-WAN can improve it.

Cisco Embraces VXLAN with BGP-EVPN

Even as Cisco continues to push forward with its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) effort, it is still providing alternatives to users.

Brocade Expands VCS Fabric, Introduces New VDX 6940 Switch

Brocade announces new hardware, VMware integration, Puppet support and Python.

Brocade Acquires Riverbed's SteelApp for Virtual ADC

Brocade continues to grow its networking portfolio the way it always has - by acquisition. The latest buy is Riverbed's SteelApp virtual ADC.

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