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Recent articles by Brandon Butler

Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds  

April 21, 2014

Some cloud storage providers who hope to be on the leading edge of cloud security adopt a "zero-knowledge" policy in which vendors say it is impossible for customer data to be snooped on. But a recent study by computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University is questioning just how secure those zero knowledge tactics are.

For Red Hat, it's RHEL and then…?

April 17, 2014

Red Hat is hosting its annual summit this week - this year in San Francisco - where the company is seemingly basking in the glory of making more than a billion dollars off a free open source project.

Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

April 14, 2014

Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Review Inc.

Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

April 14, 2014

Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Research Inc.

How Boeing is using the cloud

April 03, 2014

There’s a lot of talk about the cloud, but how are businesses really using it?

VMware: How the hypervisor can be security's savior

April 03, 2014

Hypervisors that virtualize the compute, networking and storage tiers provide a unique platform for enforcing security policies, VMware executives argued this week at Interop.

Interop 2014: Mobile is here, cloud is next, SDN is coming

April 02, 2014

Interop, one of the premier shows for networking each year, kicked off its general session on Wednesday proclaiming that a new era of IT is upon the world, led by a mobile revolution and supported by cloud computing. And more change is on the way as software-defined networking quickly matures into a platform for enterprises to seriously consider.

How Google is reinventing cloud pricing

March 28, 2014

Last week Google released a feature called "Sustained Use Discounts," the idea of which is that the more customers use Google's Cloud Platform, the less expensive it becomes.

Nine free cloud storage options for small businesses

March 27, 2014

Using the cloud can bring advantages that could be extra enticing for a small business. Instead of having to invest in hardware to store your files and applications, why not use the cloud? Instead of emailing documents back and forth, why not centrally store them in the cloud?

Big data Google-style comes under attack

March 20, 2014

The article in TIME is headlined “Google’s Flu Project Shows the Failings of Big Data.” However, critics says the real failing here is not with big data but with Google.