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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Microsoft hit with second cloud disruption in two weeks

Microsoft hit with second cloud disruption in two weeks

A handful of hosted Microsoft services, including Office 365 SaaS apps, OneDrive cloud storage and xBox Live platforms experienced an outage on Tuesday into Wednesday, according Microsoft and services that track outages.

IBM’s bringing Watson to a whole bunch of new developer tools

IBM’s bringing Watson to a whole bunch of new developer tools

As IBM welcomes an estimated 20,000 developers, customers and partners to Las Vegas this week for its InterConnect conference, a running theme throughout the three-day show is providing application builders with cognitive and...

IBM + Red Hat = An open source hybrid cloud

IBM + Red Hat = An open source hybrid cloud

IBM Cloud and Red Hat OpenStack and storage teams are partnering to integrate their products and in doing so are creating a compelling hybrid offering for open source-minded customers.

How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

At its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM is announcing new features for its blockchain service in an attempt to bring this distributed database technology from its initial use of powering Bitcoin to a broader market,...

Microsoft’s Azure cloud storage had a rough night

Microsoft’s Azure cloud storage had a rough night

On Wednesday night into the early morning hours of Thursday Microsoft reported that its Azure cloud customers had difficulty provisioning storage resources, including in its Eastern US region.

Cloud price wars are back on

Cloud price wars are back on

Last week Google announced Commited Use Discounts for its cloud. This week Amazon responded by making its cloud-based virtual machines more flexible. Cloud pricing wars are back on and vendors fight for enterprise business.

10 ways Google improved its cloud at NEXT

10 ways Google improved its cloud at NEXT

At its NEXT conference Google made the case that it is ready for enterprises. These 10 announcements are some of their proof points.

Network World Pi Day Challenge: How many digits of pi can you recite?

Network World Pi Day Challenge: How many digits of pi can you recite?

Happy Pi Day! Check out the video of our Network World Pi Day Challenge in which editors Brandon Butler and Keith Shaw compete to see who can recite the most digits of pi. Loser gets a pie in the face.

The best ways to Celebrate Pi Day 2017

The best ways to Celebrate Pi Day 2017

Pi is 3.14 (about), so that makes March 14 Pi Day.

Female execs front and center at Google Cloud conference

Female execs front and center at Google Cloud conference

In an industry dominated by men, Google’s cloud conference is a refreshing change with four of eight executives showcased on the first day of the conference women. But diversity numbers show the industry still has a ways to go to even...

Google Cloud exec talks courting enterprises, competing with Amazon and Microsoft

Google Cloud exec talks courting enterprises, competing with Amazon and Microsoft

Google is seen as a runner-up to Amazon and Microsoft in the IaaS public cloud computing market and one thing analysts say the company needs to do is better attract enterprise clients. Last year Google hired a new VP of Customers to...

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