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.


Amazon warming up to hybrid clouds

In the past year or so Amazon has changed its tune somewhat. It’s not advocating for private clouds, but instead, it’s acknowledging that big businesses may have data on their own premises that needs to interact with public-cloud...

Should EMC sell off 80% stake in VMware?

Should EMC sell off 80% stake in VMware?

Talk has intensified in the past week that changes could be afoot in the strategic relationship between EMC and VMware. EMC currently owns an 80% share of VMware, but a new activist investor is asking for that to change.

3 keys to getting started with devops

The idea of devops is to better streamline the work of developers and operation professionals. This integrated approach, in theory, will allow developers to build applications faster and operators to launch them quicker and with fewer

New products of the week 07.21.14

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as IBM and HP.

Oracle saddles up with OpenStack distributor Mirantis

Joining a plethora of other vendors to support the open source cloud computing platform, software giant Oracle this week announced a partnership with pure-play OpenStack distributor Mirantis, blessing this company’s open source...

Everyone - not just IBM and Apple - is talking about mobile apps

IBM-Apple partnership sends ripples far and wide across the tech industry

Rackspace rolls out new hosted computing tier: Managed cloud

Rackspace rolls out new hosted computing tier: Managed cloud

We’ve had collocation, managed services and cloud. Welcome managed cloud to the party now.

New products of the week 07.14.14

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Anturis and Apcon

5 key takeaways from Amazon’s big cloud day

Amazon challenges Box with file share services, attempts to woo mobile app developers

The cloud has made it to Hollywood and “nobody understands it”

New Cameron Diaz movie pokes fun at cloud tech

This company ranked the best products in Amazon’s cloud marketplace

There are more than 2,000 products in Amazon’s marketplace, but only about 140 have multiple positive reviews

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