Brandon Butler

Senior Editor

Senior Editor Brandon Butler covers the cloud computing industry for Network World by focusing on the advancements of major players in the industry, tracking end user deployments and keeping tabs on the hottest new startups. He contributes to NetworkWorld.com and is the author of the Cloud Chronicles blog. Before starting at Network World in January 2012, he worked for a daily newspaper in Massachusetts and the Worcester Business Journal, where he was a senior reporter and editor of MetroWest 495 Biz. Email him at bbutler@nww.com and follow him on Twitter @BButlerNWW.

Who’s got the best cloud latency?

Who’s got the best cloud latency?

It depends on where you are. But remember: Your mileage may vary

Who's right behind Amazon in IaaS cloud revenue? Not Microsoft

Who's right behind Amazon in IaaS cloud revenue? Not Microsoft

IDC's IaaS cloud revenue projections peg IBM at no. 2 and Microsoft at No. 3

OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what?

OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what?

IT vendors and telecos are the heaviest users of the open source cloud software, bi-annual survey data shows

9 new cloud features Amazon announced, and 1 it didn't

9 new cloud features Amazon announced, and 1 it didn't

Amazon Web Services held a Summit today in Chicago and announced nifty new tools for its cloud, but one rumored product that could have Amazon’s cloud partners worried remained under wraps.

10 big announcements from Google’s Cloud Conference

10 big announcements from Google’s Cloud Conference

From machine learning to open source, and lots of new enterprise-wooing features too

Google adds two new cloud regions, plans 10 more

Google adds two new cloud regions, plans 10 more

The ambitious international expansion highlights an arms race by big IaaS providers to expand globally.

Why Dropbox dropped Amazon's cloud

Why Dropbox dropped Amazon's cloud

Dropbox has culminated a multi-year project to build a customized infrastructure environment that is finely tuned to their specific needs. Should you get out of the cloud too?

Microsoft continues Linux lovefest with SONiC open source network software

Microsoft continues Linux lovefest with SONiC open source network software

The open source software can be used to build networking equipment such as switches

VMware's president bolts for VC world

Carl Eschenbach follows networking guru Martin Casado in leaving VMware amid shakeup as Dell is buying out VMware parent company EMC

VMware turns to IBM in the public cloud

VMware turns to IBM in the public cloud

VMware and IBM today announced a broad new partnership that will allow VMware customers to extend their virtualized workloads into IBM’s public SoftLayer cloud, a move that could be a boost of adrenaline for IBM and marks somewhat of...

VMware’s new management tools are hybrid, hybrid, hybrid

VMware’s new management tools are hybrid, hybrid, hybrid

VMware wants to manage your data center and the public cloud

Forrester predicts 100% adoption of Hadoop by large enterprises

Forrester predicts 100% adoption of Hadoop by large enterprises

Between 60% and 73% of data currently goes unused for business intelligence and analytics. But which vendor is best to use?

Shakeup at Citrix continues: CloudStack products sold off

Shakeup at Citrix continues: CloudStack products sold off

Move comes months after selling off GoToMeeting business

VMware backs out of planned Virtustream cloud business

VMware backs out of planned Virtustream cloud business

Meanwhile, the Dell-EMC union comes one step closer to reality

Hosted bare metal emerges as alternative to IaaS cloud

Hosted bare metal emerges as alternative to IaaS cloud

When a VM in a public cloud isn’t good enough, some turn to physical servers

Ex VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix workers set up application container company

Ex VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix workers set up application container company

Startup ContainerX has created a platform for IT operations administrators to centrally manage clusters of application containers

How to push security earlier into the dev process

How to push security earlier into the dev process

A new crop of tools are automating security compliance checks in cloud environments

Researchers steal secret RSA encryption keys in Amazon's cloud

Researchers steal secret RSA encryption keys in Amazon's cloud

Now-patched attack raises questions about security of cloud environments

Microsoft extends Azure Active Directory to support Facebook, Google

Microsoft extends Azure Active Directory to support Facebook, Google

Businesses can use Facebook and Google login credentials to authenticate customers and partners

Red Hat pushing hard beyond Linux in the data center

Red Hat is looking to expand its open source products across the infrastructure hardware stack.

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