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.

Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace’ focus

Back to the future: 13 year old video outlines Citrix's plan for the next 10 years

Video that Citrix created in 2001 to depict the future is a must-watch

What is Metacloud and why did Cisco buy it?

What is Metacloud and why did Cisco buy it?

With it's purchase of OpenStack cloud builder Metacloud, now if customers want an OpenStack private cloud, Cisco’s got a nice hardware and software combination to sell them.

This is what’s holding the public cloud back

This is what’s holding the public cloud back

The response by Boston Children's Hospital to a DDoS attack shows why some organizations will always want to have some resources on-premises and not in the public cloud.

How network virtualization is used as a security tool

How network virtualization is used as a security tool

As VMware sells its network virtualization software, it’s finding that security is a big driver for adoption.

New products of the week 09.15.14

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Lenovo and Good Technology

How to get $100,000 worth of Google’s cloud for free

How to get $100,000 worth of Google’s cloud for free

Google is offering $100,000 worth of use of its cloud platform for free, if you’re a startup.

HP buys Eucalyptus: What it means for the hybrid cloud

HP bought open source private cloud company Eucalyptus for a reported about $100 million in a move that could have dramatic implications for HP’s status in the IaaS market. (Read the press release here) Eucalyptus makes private...

CloudBees pivots from PaaS

CloudBees pivots from PaaS

Is the PaaS market dying?

Report: CenturyLink interested in buying Rackspace

Rackspace is rumored to be available for purchase

ESPN’s Fantasy Football Fumble

Outage brings down popular fantasy football service during Week 1 of the NFL

New products of the week 09.08.14

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Alert Logic and WTI

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