Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

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.

Zoom Raises $100M for Enterprise Video

Former Cisco WebEx engineer propels Zoom forward as the company sets its sights on market domination.

OpenStack Vendor Mirantis Offers Managed OpenContrail SDN Services

Open-source SDN originally started by Juniper Networks,  now has a new support.

Dell EMC Debuts New Multi-Gig Open Network Switches

N3132PX-ON and N2128PX-ON Open Networking Switches expand Dell EMC's growing portfolio with 2.5 and 5 Gbps capabilities.

Atlassian Acquires Trello for $425M

Deal brings Trello's approach to project management and enterprise collaboration into the Atlassian fold.

Cisco Pushes Forward with Ericsson Partnership

A year after Cisco inks wide-ranging deal with Ericsson, new Evolved Wi-Fi Networks effort emerges.

Wi-Fi TimeSync Keeps Device Time Synchronized

New effort from the Wi-Fi Alliance will use wireless internet to help keep the right time on connected devices.

New Routers Bring Improved Mesh Connectivity to Consumers

Multiple vendors announce new routers at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

LANDESK Acquired by Clearlake Capital

Clearlake Capital plans on combining LANDESK with Heat Software

Global Average Internet Connection Speeds Reaches 6.3 Mbps in 3Q16

Akamai's Third Quarter 2016 State of the Internet Report shows a 21 percent year-over-year increase in the global average internet connection speed.

SDN Vendor PLUMgrid is No More; Some Assets Acquired by VMware

After several years of trying to build a sustainable Software Defined Networking business, PLUMgrid is done.

Jury Rules Arista Owes Cisco Nothing in Copyright Infringement Case

Latest round in ongoing legal battle, gives an apparent victory to Arista, though Cisco disputes the result

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