Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

OpenStack Congress Set to Define IT Policy

VIDEO: Martin Casado, Networking CTO at VMware, explains how the new OpenStack project will open up app, storage and networking policy.

Cisco Focuses on Security for Internet of Things Era

VIDEO: Cisco's security chief discusses security in the Internet of things era as software-defined networking is set to take hold.

Bromium Raises $40M to Fuel R&D in Virtualized Security

Security startup Bromium received new funds, as it continues to build micro virtual machine technology.

Embrane Brings SDN to Applications

Embrane plunges into the application-centric side of the Software Defined Networking (SDN) fray with vTopologies and vLinks.

Ixia Acquires BreakingPoint for $160 Million

Network testing vendor expands with security testing buy; plans to extend its reach into government and take BreakingPoint global.

Cisco Reveals Software Defined Networking Strategy

New Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) will abstract all of the networking vendor's hardware operating system providing a programmable network.

Cisco Debuts Cloud Connected Solutions

CSR 1000v, AppNav, and wide area application services WAN acceleration tech all work toegther to deliver an easier on-ramp to the cloud.

IPv6 Launch Day Business as Usual

'Nothing to see here folks ... ' There's no cause for concern as thousand of sites leave IPv6 access turned on and the slow shift to 128-bit addressing takes root. Asia's on board but U.S. enterprises are on the slow boat.

Cisco Advances Mobile Packet Core with ASR 5500

Cisco's Starent based-tech gets a major refresh as wireless bandwidth demand continues to grow. The ASR 5500 expands the ASR 5000 router family for small, medium and large wireless deployments.

IPv6 & IPv4 Will Co-Exist for a Long Time

As World IPv6 Day nears, IPv4 traffic continues to dominate and will for some time since IPv6 and IPv4 can co-exist just fine on the same lines, according to DNS registrar VeriSign.

Verizon Terremark Expands Cloud Footprint

Managed hosting vendor Terremark continues to build out its data center network to meet the ever expanding enterprise demand for cloud services both here, in Europe and, most notably, in Brazil.

Cisco: Internet Traffic to Hit 1.3 Zettabytes

Internet traffic is set to explode to over a trillion gigabytes over the next five years according to the latest Visual Networking Index (VNI) data from Cisco. Traffic growth is fuelled by more devices and more video.

10 GbE and Wi-Fi Growing Fast Year over Year

The gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch market grew to $5.1 billion in the first quarter of 2012 with 10GbE clearly in the driver's seat. Wireless WLAN sales continue to impress but carrier spending on Ethernet is basically flat.

Brocade Accelerates SDN to 100Gbps

You don't have to go OpenFlow or nothing anymore as Brocade debuts a new hybrid approach that allows for selective use of OpenFlow alongside existing routers.

Alcatel-Lucent Aims at Core Routing

Alcatel-Lucent's new 32 terabit per second new core router can handle 160 ports of 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) as Alcatel-Lucent aims to take share from Cisco and Juniper.

The OpenFlow Revolution is a Big Switch

Co-founder of networking startup Big Switch Networks explains what his company is doing with software defined networking (SDN) and open source makes working their offering more interoperable and easy to integrate.

Juniper Advances Junosphere for Network Testing

You don't need your own lab to test and build an software defined networking (SDN) deployment anymore.

OpenFlow Protocol 1.3.0 Approved

OpenFlow 1.3.0 provides a stable base for the next generation of software defined networking, IPv6, backbone tunneling, and QoS.

BYOD Now the Norm for Enterprise IT

Cisco study finds most companies are adopting BYOD and that it yields positive benefits so long as a security and deployment challenges can be solved.

OpenFlow Can Provide Security, Too

Indiana University's chief network architect explains how he uses OpenFlow to secure, load balance, and begin to exert some sort of unified control over a 120,000-person user network.

VMware Wants to be Your New SDN

VMware doesn't just want your servers virtualized, they want software define your network but they are taking a different approach than Cisco, HP and others that have embraced OpenFlow.

HP Delivers on Virtual Application Networking

HP's networking chief want to see the command line interface for networking gear go away. To that end, the company is rolling out virtual application networking module for its Intelligent Management Center.

Cisco Warns of Conservative IT Spending

Cisco grow revenues but the outlook for more of the same will be challenging as macroeconomic concerns take hold.

Will TRILL or Shortest Path Bridging Win Out?

TRILL and shortest path bridging or SPB are emerging as challengers to spanning tree and none too soon for networking engineers wrestling cloud deployments into submission.

IDC: SDN a $2 Billion Market by 2016

From just under $200 million in 2013 to $2 billion in 2016, software defined networking (SDN) is set to grow fast.

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