Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Polycom Advances Hardware for New Generation of Collaboration

The Polycom conference phone that has been in boardrooms for decades is getting a major makeover.

New Cisco CEO's Message? Faster, Faster, Faster

Chuck Robbins gives some insight into his leadership style and the massive opportunity that the Internet of Things represents to Cisco.

HP Launches OpenSwitch Linux Network Operating System

HP-led effort will compete with Cumulus and Big Switch but won't displace existing firmware on many of HP's own switches.

PLUMgrid 4.0 Updates OpenStack Network Suite

Tunnel Heatmap capabilities aim to provide improved visualization for cloud based Software Defined Networking.

Cisco Expands Security Services Portfolio with Portcullis Acquisition

Portcullis acquisition builds on Cisco's acquisition of privately-held Neohapsis at the end of 2014.

Juniper Unites Network Architecture, Evolves Security

Juniper wraps its hardware and software efforts together and once again Junos is at the core.

Verizon Reports on the State of Digital Network Transformation

If you want to enable digital transformation, you need to think about the network.

ARIN's Free Pool of IPv4 Address is Done

With the final block of IPv4 addresses issued, is it finally time to move to IPv6?

Amazon's Sunday Outage - Why Network Availability Zones Matter

Amazon's US-EAST-1 data center continues to be a weak link in the cloud.

Mirantis Accelerates OpenStack NFV Cloud Efforts

Mirantis joins with Citrix, Metaswitch Networks and Overture Networks to help bring OPNFV to OpenStack deployments.

Arista Launches 25G Networking Switches

25G is no longer just a topic of discussion. It's now a product that can be ordered.

WiFi at 25 Races Ahead with 802.11ax

The next big thing for the WiFi specification is still years away, but will add significant performance.

Palo Alto Networks Aims to Sharpen Security with AutoFocus

AutoFocus and Aperture technologies expected to drive future growth as Palo Alto Networks FY2014 revenue tops $928 million.

Verizon Embraces Cisco for Managed SD-WAN Service

Though there is still money to be made in MPLS, customer demand is driving a need for SD-WAN.

Polycom Expands RealPresence with New Hardware and Software

Unified Communications options grow with new RealPresence Touch and OTX Studio releases.

VMworld: The App is the Network

VMware's Martin Casado redefines the relationship of applications to the network in the modern virtual world.

The Ghost of Cius: Cisco Tries Again with Apple

It wasn't all that long ago that Cisco tried (and failed) to have its own mobile device strategy.

VMware NSX Turns Two, Expands to the Cloud

Cross-datacenter vMotion? You can do that (soon) thanks to NSX 6.2.

Cisco Closes OpenDNS Acquisition

$635 million deal is now done, Cisco to integrate its new assets with other recently acquired technologies from SourceFire and ThreatGrid.

Xirrus Advances 802.11ac with New Hardware

X2 and XD2 WiFi hardware debut, adding new entry-level and Wave 2 802.11ac gear to the Xirrus portfolio.

Big Switch Debuts Big Cloud Fabric 3.0 for SDN

Big Switch evolves its software defined networking platform.

Brocade Grows IP Networking Business in 3Q15

Brocade's CEO is now seeing opportunities in the Software Defined Networking (SDN) space.

IO Visor Networking Project Launches at Linuxcon [VIDEO]

Pere Monclus, CTO of PLUMgrid discusses what the new project is all about.

Cisco's New CEO is Bullish on Security

Cisco reports full year fiscal 2015 revenue of $49.2 billion as Chuck Robbins takes the helm as new CEO.

DEF CON Wall of Sheep Gets a DNStap

Not all network taps are a bad thing. DNS luminary Paul Vixie talks DNStap and its security applications.

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