Stories by Michael Cooney

Cisco upgrade enables SD-WAN in 1M+ ISR/ASR routers

The company this week took a giant step that direction by announcing it was adding Viptela SD-WAN technology to the IOS XE software that runs its core ISR/ASR routers. Over a million of ISR/ASR edge routers such as the ISR models 1000, 4000 and ASR 5000 are in use by organizations worldwide.

Cisco pays cool US$2.3 billion for security company Duo

Cisco said that Integration of its network, device and cloud security platforms with Duo Security’s zero-trust authentication and access products will let customers to quickly secure users to any application on any networked device.

Google, Cisco amp-up enterprise cloud integration

Cisco and Google last October teamed up to develop a Kubernetes, hybrid cloud offering. Kubernetes, originally designed by Google, is an open-source-based system for developing and orchestrating containerized applications.

Happy Amazon Crash Day

On one of the biggest shopping days of the year for Amazon.com the company’s web site crapped out intermittently for hours yesterday.

Extreme facing challenges, girds for future networking battles

Extreme is still grappling with how to best integrate, use and effectively sell the technologies it has acquired from Avaya and Brocade in the past year as well as incorporate and develop its own products to do battle in the cloud, mobile and edge computing environments of the future. Remember too that Extreme bought wireless player Zebra Technologies in 2016 for $55 million.

Cisco makes SD-WAN integration a top priority

We had an iWAN solution. We have an SD-WAN solution from Meraki and then we purchased Viptela because they had innovated on the cloud side of it and we wanted to marry that up with the ISR franchise that we had in iWAN and we are well down the path of that integration and I think we’re seeing big projects move forward now in the SD-WAN space.