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.


Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid cloud with Azure-in-a-box

Microsoft introduces on-premises system designed to sync up with its Azure public cloud computing services to form hybrid clouds

New products of the week 10.20.2014

New products of the week 10.20.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as CA and Microsoft.

EMC to buy OpenStack cloud guru Cloudscaling

An EMC spokesperson this afternoon confirmed that the company will buy Cloudscaling, which builds clouds based on the OpenStack software.

Is there a point where a private cloud is cheaper than the public cloud?

A group of companies that sell products to build private clouds has determined a price point at which they claim it is less expensive to operate a private cloud compared to using Amazon Web Service’s IaaS public cloud.

New products of the week 10.13.14

New products of the week 10.13.14

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Amazon Web Services and Brocade

Amazon to open a store - but its cloud already has one

Earlier this month Amazon Web Services opened a “loft” in San Francisco

Microsoft to beef up its cloud partner strategy

Microsoft may be planning a big shakeup of its Azure partner strategy, and could be eyeing its global TechED EU conference at the end of this month to reveal it.

Computer engineering degrees pay off big time

Computer engineering degrees pay off big time

Computer engineering majors are some of the highest paid workers, according to new data analyzed by the Brookings Institution.

Cloud giants do battle backed by distinctly different partner networks

Cloud giants do battle backed by distinctly different partner networks

When evaluating the marketplaces of the big three public IaaS cloud providers - Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft - AWS has a lead in the maturity of its platform for partners to offer products and services on top of its...

The Internet is one step closer to universal HTTPs

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which is on the front lines for protecting digital freedom and preventing censorship of the web, applauded content delivery network provider CloudFlare for the company’s recent announcement...

New products of the week 10.06.14

New products of the week 10.06.14

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

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