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.


The one thing missing from Amazon’s big cloud conference

When Amazon Web Services has a big press or customer event, the company usually has one staple that it announces: Price cuts. Such was not the case earlier this month at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas though.

HP talks cloud delivery options, the importance of OpenStack, how it competes on price

HP talks cloud delivery options, the importance of OpenStack, how it competes on price

An in-depth conversation with Bill Hilf, Senior Vice President of Product and Service Management for HP Cloud, about where Helion fits in, cloud consumption models and coming change.

Would Amazon Web Services ever build an on-premise private cloud?

Amazon cloud executive says it has no plans to build an on-premises private cloud.

New products of the week 11.24.2014

New products of the week 11.24.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Extreme and Red Seal.

Gartner’s cloud showdown: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure

AWS is the market-leader in the public cloud, but Azure is giving it a run for its money.

Hitting them where they work

Hitting them where they work

Apprenda plasters competitor Pivotal’s HQ with ad

re:Cap of AWS re:Invent: 10 cool new Amazon cloud features

re:Cap of AWS re:Invent: 10 cool new Amazon cloud features

AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services’ annual cloud computing conference, was packed with revelations of new features for the company’s market-leading cloud service.

Amazon CTO: Come build apps on our cloud!

One focus of the AWS re:Invent conference is to make it easier to build apps on the company's cloud.

How Amazon’s cloud solved the “perfect storm” in networking

AWS saw a big problem on the horizon in its cloud: Networking, so they took an audacious step to fix it. AWS Distinguished engineer James Hamilton gives a look inside AWS’s cloud.

Amazon gingerly embraces the hybrid cloud

Amazon gingerly embraces the hybrid cloud

For the past two years AWS’s re:Invent conferences have primarily been about Amazon’s public cloud. In 2014, no doubt the focus is still on public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). But Amazon is starting to embrace hybrid clouds now...

Amazon doesn’t eat its own DNS dogfood

Amazon.com uses domain name systems (DNS) from competitors instead of using its own Amazon Web Services DNS named Route 53, according to a DNS tracking service.

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