Brandon Butler

Senior Editor

Senior Editor 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.

Containers will be a $2.6B market by 2020, research firm says

Greenpeace’s naughty and nice list of the most – and least – green tech vendors

Greenpeace’s naughty and nice list of the most – and least – green tech vendors

Environmental advocacy group Greenpeace is out with its latest report card judging internet companies on use of renewable energy and while Apple, Google and Facebook continue to score the highest marks, the market’s leading IaaS...

Oops, this Redditor accidentally deleted his company’s DNS in Microsoft Azure’s cloud

Oops, this Redditor accidentally deleted his company’s DNS in Microsoft Azure’s cloud

One Redditor has made a mistake that you can be assured he will not make again: He deleted an entire zone of his company’s Domain Name System in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Citrix bolsters virtualization wares; integration with Microsoft Azure

Citrix bolsters virtualization wares; integration with Microsoft Azure

Citrix and Microsoft are long-standing partners, but with a new CEO that is a former Microsoft executive, Citrix is deepening its integrations between its application and desktop virtualization products and the Microsoft Azure cloud. ...

Cisco, HPE led $88B enterprise infrastructure market in ’16, Synergy says

Cisco, HPE led $88B enterprise infrastructure market in ’16, Synergy says

Despite more and more companies outsourcing workloads to the public cloud, legacy technology stalwarts Cisco and HPE remain the most popular enterprise infrastructure vendors, new estimates from Synergy Research suggest.

This company is using Amazon Snowmobile to transfer petabytes of data to the cloud

This company is using Amazon Snowmobile to transfer petabytes of data to the cloud

DigitalGlobe has a fleet of satellites that collect images from space, which creates a lot of data. It's using the new AWS Snowmobile to transfer up to 100 Petabytes of data at a time into Amazon's cloud.

AWS touts new enterprise workload magnet

AWS touts new enterprise workload magnet

Amazon Web Services recently launched a new Managed Service product that aims to help the company’s largest customers migrate mass amounts of legacy enterprise workloads to its public cloud.

Predicting the end of cloud computing

Predicting the end of cloud computing

Andreessen Horowitz VC Peter Levine believes that the increased computing power of Internet of Things devices, combined with ever-increasingly accurate machine learning technologies, will largely replace the infrastructure as a...

Need a holiday recipe? AllRecipes and Microsoft Azure cloud have you covered

Need a holiday recipe? AllRecipes and Microsoft Azure cloud have you covered

AllRecipes, founded in 1997, has undertaken a two-year migration to Microsoft Azure’s IaaS public cloud. AllRecipes services 1.5 billion visitors each year who view an average of 95 recipes her second, 66% of which are done on mobile...

How Rackspace will stay alive in cloud: Stop competing with Amazon, start partnering

How Rackspace will stay alive in cloud: Stop competing with Amazon, start partnering

Rackspace ended months of speculation in August by announcing it had been acquired by a private equity firm. With a new corporate structure, the company has pivoted from being one of Amazon Web Service’s earliest competitors in the...

10 must-watch IaaS cloud trends for 2017

10 must-watch IaaS cloud trends for 2017

Adoption of public cloud resources is growing faster than the virtualization market did in the early 2000s, driven by a series of use cases ideally suited for on-demand, elastic infrastructure. 2017 will be a year of continued...

IBM releases GA of OpenWhisk – its serverless computing platform

IBM releases GA of OpenWhisk – its serverless computing platform

Serverless computing is one of the most discussed emerging technologies in the IaaS public cloud market, so IBM making its flagship serverless product generally available marks a milestone for the technology.

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