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.


Funny pic: Have a problem? Find an engineer

Everyone knows that engineers solve the world’s problems. Give them some coffee and you get a solution, plus a touch of snarkiness, at least according to one diagram making the rounds on Twitter today.

America’s richest techies

America’s richest techies

Forbes’ annual list of the 400 Wealthiest Americans is out and techies make a strong showing yet again.

Rackspace rebooting its cloud servers too

Rackspace is in the process of rebooting a substantial portion of its cloud servers before Oct. 1.

New products of the week 09.29.2014

New products of the week 09.29.2014

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

Why Amazon is rebooting 10% of its cloud servers

Why Amazon is rebooting 10% of its cloud servers

Amazon Web Services issued a blog post on Thursday providing some more details of why the company needs to reboot some of its cloud servers in the coming days.

Amazon readies major cloud server reboot
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Amazon readies major cloud server reboot

Amazon Web Services will be updating a substantial number of its cloud servers, and customers are recommended to re-launch their instances in the coming days, according to AWS consultants; Xen hypervisor security bug could be to blame....

Oracle to release a PaaS

Oracle plans to announce a new platform as a service (PaaS) that will allow customers to build Java applications in the cloud, according to a report in the New York Times.

Pertino adds management, tracking apps to its service

Pertino adds management, tracking apps to its service

Pertino - a 3-year-old California startup - is taking the next step in the evolution of its networking as a service platform by introducing applications that run on top of their easy to spin up networks.

HP leapfrogs Red Hat to become top contributor to OpenStack

HP leapfrogs Red Hat to become top contributor to OpenStack

There’s a new top dog in terms of contributions to OpenStack.

Rackspace: Not for sale anymore

Rackspace: Not for sale anymore

Rackspace has ended a process that explored a possible sale

Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace’ focus

Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace’ focus

Citrix rolls out software-defined workplace strategy

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