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.

New products of the week 01.26.2015

Box CEO Aaron Levie's top 10 snarkiest Tweets

Aaron Levie, leader of IPO-bound Box, is snarky, brutally honest and clever in his attention-getting Tweets.

Despite new public cloud offerings, VMware still playing catch-up

VMware is positioning itself to go head-to-head with public IaaS cloud leaders Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, but analysts say VMware has a long way to go.

Amazon is building a huge wind farm to power its cloud

Amazon is building a huge wind farm to power its cloud

Amazon Web Services is building a huge wind farm to power its cloud

New products of the week 01.19.2015

New products of the week 01.19.2015

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Commvault and Unitrends

EMC shoots down break-up talk: 'We’re better together'

EMC shoots down break-up talk: 'We’re better together'

EMC President of products and marketing Jeremy Burton shot down calls for the company to split off VMware or RSA.

Cloud price wars give way to feature battles among Amazon, Microsoft and Google

The IaaS cloud market is maturing past its early days of vendors competing on price to now providers competing on more advanced features to distinguish their platforms.

Verizon’s cloud went down… for the last time?

In an effort to have a more resilient cloud, Verizon shut down its cloud over the weekend

Which cloud providers had the best uptime last year?

Which cloud providers had the best uptime last year?

Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform recorded impressive statistics for how reliable their public IaaS clouds were in 2014, with both providers approaching what some consider the holy grail of availability: five nines.

New products of the week 1.12.2015

New products of the week 1.12.2015

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as WTI and Kesington.

The database popularity contest

Oracle rules the database market, but some up and coming databases seem to be gaining considerable attention amongst technology pros.

NOAA is beefing up its forecasting computers to 5 petaflops

NOAA is beefing up its forecasting computers to 5 petaflops

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will increase its computing power by ten-fold this year to a total of 5 petaflops worth of computing power, the agency announced this week.

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