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.

How Google and Amazon think about multi-cloud workloads

Amazon's ambitious global cloud expansion plans

Amazon's ambitious global cloud expansion plans

Public IaaS cloud providers have been on a dizzying streak of announcing and opening new data centers to power their operations, and according to the CEO of Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy, that’s not expected to slow down any time...

Deep dive on AWS vs. Azure vs. Google cloud storage options

Deep dive on AWS vs. Azure vs. Google cloud storage options

In reality, the world of cloud storage has many facets to consider. Each of the three major public IaaS cloud vendors – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform – have a variety of storage options and in some...

Dunkin’ runs on AWS

Dunkin’ runs on AWS

As Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins increasingly encourage customers to use mobile apps to pay and rack up rewards, the company needed a new hosting platfrom to deal with unexpected peaks in traffic, so it turned to Amazon Web...

Containers are growing up

Containers are growing up

Microsoft’s purchase of Deis shows that as container runtimes standardize, the real value is higher up the stack

The one thing you need to compete in cloud

New estimates out this week from Synergy Research suggest that in the cloud computing market the big are getting bigger, and that in order to compete in this market, scale is key.

Inside look at Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s next-generation infrastructure

Inside look at Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s next-generation infrastructure

Since the split with its sister consumer business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has made a lot of moves to refine its strategy with a goal of helping customers adopt next-generation infrastructure, including its hyperconverged and...

Serverless computing in practice

When startup Alpha Vertex wanted to build a knowledge database that takes into account a wide variety of financial data, it turned to serverless computing and machine learning algorithms.

Serverless explainer: The next generation of cloud infrastructure

Serverless computing has burst onto the cloud computing scene in the past two years as a way to process event-driven computing tasks at a potentially lower cost compared to virtual machines. But this market is so nascent that best...

Free cloud storage buyer beware

Free cloud storage buyer beware

In the past two years, more than half of the reputible vendors we found offering free cloud storage have withdrawn or reduced their free cloud storage offering.

Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

Although cloud-based contact center software is still an emerging market, Amazon today introduced Connect, its take on this industry, hosted in the AWS cloud. The move represents AWS’s continued march into the enterprise...

This augmented reality app will help you to furnish your home

This augmented reality app will help you to furnish your home

Will that new couch fit in my living room? In the old days you would have to break out a tape measure to see if furniture fits and what it would look like in the room. But thanks to advancements in augmented reality, you can now see...

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