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.


NoSQL takes the database market by storm

NoSQL takes the database market by storm

The NoSQL database market is a small but increasingly important segment of the database market, and it’s giving SQL database vendors a scare

New products of the week 10.27.2014

New products of the week 10.27.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Core Security and SUSE

How much bigger is Amazon’s cloud vs. Microsoft and Google?

A new report estimates Amazon’s cloud revenue at more than $4.7 billion this year compared to $156 million for Microsoft and $66 million for Google.

MakeSpace unveils your closet, in the cloud

Just when you thought everything had been offered “as a service” in “the cloud,” on comes along MakeSpace, a New York City startup that is giving a whole new meaning to the idea of cloud storage.

Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

Amazon Web Services launched a new region of its cloud in Germany today, in part to serve customers who want to keep data within country’s borders.

Startup wants to make cloud attractive for security-sensitive businesses

After three years in stealth, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed, Sunnyvale, Calif. startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable to use for security-sensitive...

Armed with $100M investment, OpenStack consultant Mirantis eyes an IPO

OpenStack consultancy Mirantis has raised a $100M funding round led by a cadre of venture capital firms and the company’s CEO says he hopes to take the company public in 2016.

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?

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.

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