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.

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How CloudHealth Technologies keeps your clouds healthy

How CloudHealth Technologies keeps your clouds healthy

Boston-based cloud management startup CHT is a cloud manager for all your cloud management tools.

How Lyft gets a lift from Amazon’s cloud

How Lyft gets a lift from Amazon’s cloud

Ride-hailing app Lyft launched in 2012 from Amazon Web Service’s cloud. Today, the company processes about 14 million rides per month, all still from AWS. At the recent AWS Summit in New York Lyft CTO Chris Lambert described how using...

AWS Sales & Marketing exec leaving

AWS Sales & Marketing exec leaving

Multiple media reports today indicate that Amazon Web Service’s vice president of marketing, sales and support Adam Selipsky is leaving the company, marking a high-profile executive change at the leading public IaaS cloud vendor.

IBM’s big cloud win

IBM’s big cloud win

After Salesforce chose Amazon Web Services as a development platform, Workday has chosen IBM SoftLayer for its IaaS needs. SaaS vendors are buddying up with IaaS providers to help build out their future applications.

Amazon remains top dog in Gartner’s cloud Magic Quadrant

Amazon remains top dog in Gartner’s cloud Magic Quadrant

Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant is out and Amazon Web Services is the clear the market leader, with Microsoft Azure is giving it a run for its money.

How tech’s all-stars are playing the Olympics

How tech’s all-stars are playing the Olympics

Athletes will not be the only ones going for gold at the Olympics in Rio. Some of the biggest names in technology – from Cisco to Microsoft, HPE/Aruba and Google - have played a vital role in supplying back-end network technology for...

A look at Oracle’s 10 biggest acquisitions

A look at Oracle’s 10 biggest acquisitions

Larry Ellison isn’t afraid to make big splashes in the M&A market. This week’s purchase of SaaS/ERP platform NetSuite is the second largest in company history. Here’s a look back at some of Oracle’s other big deals.

Gartner: Amazon’s cloud storage is 1.6x bigger than all other competitors combined

Gartner: Amazon’s cloud storage is 1.6x bigger than all other competitors combined

Gartner this week released its Magic Quadrant for public cloud storage and Amazon Web Services is the clear market leader, while Microsoft Azure comes in a close second place.

Dropbox aims for enterprise with new team and IT admin features

Dropbox aims for enterprise with new team and IT admin features

Continuing its effort to better appeal to enterprise users, Dropbox today announced a series of new features aimed at making its cloud-based storage and collaboration platform easier for teams of workers to use and IT administrators...

The worlds of OpenStack and containers are colliding

The worlds of OpenStack and containers are colliding

Google, Intel and Mirantis partner to run OpenStack in container platform Kubernetes

A10 Networks makes pivot to cloud with Appcito acquisition

A10 Networks makes pivot to cloud with Appcito acquisition

A10 Networks, with its acquisition this week of startup Appcito, has become the latest Application Delivery Control (ADC) company to make a big push into supporting cloud applications.

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