Brandon Butler

Senior Writer

Senior Writer 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.


Status check on OpenStack: The open source cloud has arrived

Status check on OpenStack: The open source cloud has arrived

The open source cloud computing project OpenStack has hit its stride, backed by vendors like IBM, Rackspace, HP and Cisco it has emerged as the open source alternative to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google and VMware.

Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

Gartner research released its public IaaS cloud magic quadrant.

Gartner: Cloud IaaS is a $16.5 billion market

Gartner: Cloud IaaS is a $16.5 billion market

Gartner research's latest Magic Quadrant shows that the cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market worth $16.5 billion, and its led by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform

Amazon’s apps face uphill battle in the cloud vs. Microsoft and Google

Amazon’s apps face uphill battle in the cloud vs. Microsoft and Google

Amazon Web Services has begun rolling out its own collaboration and enterprise apps on its cloud, but it will have a difficult time gaining market share against competitors Microsoft and Google in this realm.

New products of the week 05.18.2015

New products of the week 05.18.2015

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Dell and Unitrends.

Amazon’s cloud to test new Tesla batteries

Amazon’s cloud to test new Tesla batteries

Amazon Web Services will pilot Tesla's new Powerwall batteries to supply backup power for its cloud computing division.

New products of the week 05.11.15

New products of the week 05.11.15

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Dell and Linksys.

Money aside, who’s the best fit to buy Salesforce?

Money aside, who’s the best fit to buy Salesforce?

The talk of the tech world is whether Salesforce will be sold – for which company would it be a good fit?

What’s really behind Salesforce acquisition rumors

The more intriguing question is not whether Salesforce will be purchased, but should it be?

You’ll never guess who the web’s second-largest hoster is

You’ll never guess who the web’s second-largest hoster is

New report from Netcraft says that Digital Ocean - not Microsoft, Google or IBM - is the web's second-largest hosting platform, behind Amazon Web Services.

Microsoft boasts that new tool will control Amazon’s cloud, too

Microsoft has launched a tool that initially is best for managing Microsoft public and private clouds but that before long will enable enterprises to control hybrid clouds based on Amazon Web Services and VMware clouds, too.

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