Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

F5 Names New CEO

John McAdam's successor is finally named, talks F5's outlook for the next quarter.

Extreme Networks Replaces CEO

Extreme Networks CEO Chuck Berger abruptly resigns.

Juniper Upgrades SRX5000 Security Gateways

Juniper security gateway hardware and software get updated. Find out what's new and what's improved.

VMware Leverages NSX for Mobile, VDI Control

NSX can now be used to provide micro-segmentation for additional user security and control on mobile and virtual desktops.

2550100 Alliance Launches

Yet another industry group takes shape to push Ethernet forward.

Nokia Set to Acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion

All-stock deal will merge Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent into telecom mega giant.

Mobile Device Security Practices Vary by Age and Income: Report

New report from Aruba Networks sheds light on some poor practices for network security that could be putting enterprises at risk.

PLUMgrid Launches Cloud Networking for OpenStack Kilo

PLUMgrid ONS 3 for OpenStack Kilo adds networking toolbox and improves VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint support.

Brocade Extends HyperEdge Switching Fabric with ICX 7250

Brocade emphasizes that the network still needs OpenFlow.

Juniper Tries Its Hand at Application Acceleration

New QFabric switch debuts, ready to accelerate business-critical application traffic for financial services and other enterprise and service provider environments.

Ethernet Switch Sales Top $21.7 Billion in 2014

Global Ethernet switching revenue has hit an all-time high, and growth is solid for 10 GbE, 40 GbE, and 100 GbE. Find out what's in store in the switching market.

Cisco Acquires Embrane for SDN Topology Tech

Cisco aims to extend its ACI SDN with virtual topology and application container technologies.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Brings VXLAN to OmniSwitch

VXLAN is a critical protocol for enabling Software Defined Networking (SDN).

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.

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