Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Riverbed Joins With Akamai to Accelerate the Cloud

There is now a faster way to get to the cloud with Riverbed and Akamai's joint solution that brings data and networking closer together. Microsoft, Google and Salesforce.com offerings first to be supported.

Cisco Expands Next Gen Firewall Capabilities

Cisco moves into the 'next generation firewall' space by enhancing its SecureX initiative to provide better contextual awareness for its ASA firewall hardware.

Qualys Brings WAF to the Cloud

Open source IronBee project graduates to the cloud in an effort to protect enterprise networks from Web application vulnerability risks.

Is a Single Vendor Network Better for the Enterprise?

Multiple vendors as part of a network architecture translates into more risk, according to Deloitte Consulting.

Juniper Acquires Mykonos for Network Security Technology

New technology will enable Juniper to proactively detect and mitigate the risks of online attacks.

Brocade Reports Record Earnings, Income Growth

Networking vendor delivers record earnings as they hint at a major new Ethernet launch in March.

Aruba Delivers BYOD Control with ClearPass

BYOD gives users control by letting them bring whatever device they want, but how do enterprises regain control over their own networks?

Avaya Networking Gets New Leadership and Path Forward

Former CEO of Force10 takes the helm at Avaya with a new mandate on being solution focused and taking business from rivals Cisco, Juniper, Extreme Networks, Brocade and HP.

Intel Preps New Networking Processor

Due out sometime in 2012, Intel's next-generation communications platform, codenamed "Crystal Forest," will consolidate packet, application and control processing on Intel architecture for more efficient processing of multimedia content without sacrificing security.

Rackspace Delivers a Billion Reasons Why Cloud Works

Managed hosting vendor hits $1 billion in revenues for the first time as cloud business puts it over the top.

Mobile Internet Traffic Continues Skyward

To no one's particular surprise, mobile traffic is set to double in 2012 and then hit 10.8 exabytes a month by 2016. Cisco says that video is now more than half the total data stream and 4G accounts for six percent of traffic.

Alcatel-Lucent Reports First Yearly Profit

After six years, Alcatel-Lucent is turning the corner and showing a profit, the company's lightRadio is in the field and it's going to license its patents.

Cisco Delivers Strong Second Quarter Earnings

Q2 earnings topped the company's projections but Q3 is expected to come in a little lower. Cisco's UCS platform is growing by leaps and bounds.

New ACX Routers Usher in Universal Access

Juniper Networks is rolling out a portfolio of five routers this week as part of a new end-to-end solution called Universal Access for connecting business, residential and mobile networks. 

vCloud Integration Manager ties Cloud and CRM Together

VMware vCloud integration manager expedites cloud deployments by enabling service providers to integrate CRM info into the provisioning of cloud services.

HP Opens Up Its Switches to OpenFlow

HP is taking the bold step of being the first major vendor to offer full commercial support for OpenFlow software defined networking technology.

Riverbed Debuts Granite for the Edge

New Edge Virtual Server Infrastructure effort is introduced to aid branch consolidation and WAN optimization and powered by a new hardware series called Granite.

Cisco Accelerates Switching Portfolio

Catalyst and Nexus switches will now benefit from 40G and 100G Ethernet speeds as well as more ports and virtual networking technology.

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