Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

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 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.

Network Security Vendors Update Firewall Portfolios

Multiple NGFW vendors including McAfee, Fortinet and Palo Alto have announced new solutions.

SocketPlane Aims to Bring SDN to Docker

Startup aims to build open-source technology to advance state of networking and SDN for Docker container virtualization.

Cumulus Linux 2.5 Advances Networking Operating System

New features in Cumulus Linux 2.5 include support for active-active-first hop redundancy protocol (VRR).

Where is the Next Big SDN Vendor?

Steve Herrod, former CTO of VMware, made the biggest SDN acquisition of all time when he acquired Nicira for $1.2 Billion. Is there another company like Nicira on the horizon?

Riverbed Announces Restructuring Plan

WAN optimization vendor is looking to cut its costs as it lowers its financial outlook.

OpenStack Juno Set to Advance Nova Networking

The Quantum project isn't the only OpenStack networking effort set for major improvements. OpenStack Juno users will get improvements to Nova-network, too.

Akamai Gives Networks an Ion Boost

Akamai's Ion network acceleration technology set to gain predictive pre-fetching, image compression and DNS optimization capabilities.

AllSeen Lights Up IoT Networking World

Linux Foundation's AllSeen Internet of Things collaboration project launches Connected Lighting Working Group.

Guido Appenzeller is Making a Big VMware

The student becomes the master as OpenFlow visionaries re-unite at VMware.

Juniper Completes Sale of Junos Pulse as Pulse Secure Business Emerges

$250 million Junos Pulse deal closes as new mobile network security vendor is born.

Alcatel-Lucent Sells Enterprise Networking Business for $268 Million

Analysis: Alcatel-Lucent exits enterprise business after failing to get the traction or growth it deserved.

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