Brandon Butler

Senior Editor

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.

A dozen takeaways from VMworld 2015

Fujitsu confirms cloud outage

Fujitsu confirms cloud outage

Japanese cloud provider Fujitsu lost power to its California data center, causing a service disruption that one customer siad last more than five days

How VMware aims to distinguish itself in the cloud

How VMware aims to distinguish itself in the cloud

VMware is playing catch-up with Amazon and Microsoft -- and playing to its strengths in the hybrid cloud market.

VMware and Google buddy up in the cloud

VMware and Google buddy up in the cloud

At this week's VMworld, Google and VMware strengthened their partnership by adding an object storage service powered by Google to VMware's public cloud

Hottest products at VMworld 2015

Hottest products at VMworld 2015

Peruse all the products being released at VMworld in San Francisco this week

VMware CEO Gelsinger still committed to EMC Federation

Will the EMC Federation break up, as a flurry of recent reports have suggested? VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, for one, believes one of the most prominent alliances of companies in the technology industry is still the best management...

VMware CEO hits on network virtualization reality, feuding with Cisco & the EMC Federation's future

VMware CEO hits on network virtualization reality, feuding with Cisco & the EMC Federation's future

Heading into VMworld 2015, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger discusses unified hybrid cloud networking, network virtualization, the company's feud with Cisco and the future of the EMC Federation.

New products of the week 08.31.2015

New products of the week 08.31.2015

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Cisco, Lantronix and Zyxel.

How HP used big data to optimize its fleet of 6,000 vehicles

How HP used big data to optimize its fleet of 6,000 vehicles

HP collected data on nearly 6,000 vehicles the company owns to gain efficiencies based on how they are used.

Do we really have to call them unicorns?

Do we really have to call them unicorns?

Unicorns used to be special. Now there are so many of them that we should probably find a better name.

The 15 biggest enterprise ‘unicorns’

The 15 biggest enterprise ‘unicorns’

These are 15 of the highest valued enterprise software companies that have received venture funding but have not yet been sold or gone public.

Intel backs OpenStack’s Mirantis with $100 million

Intel backs OpenStack’s Mirantis with $100 million

Intel has placed a $100 million bet on Mirantis, a company that makes OpenStack software.

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