Brandon Butler

Senior Editor

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.

Why the Salesforce-Amazon cloud partnership is a big deal

Cisco ACI and VMware NSX kumbaya?

Cisco ACI and VMware NSX kumbaya?

Comments by Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins last week that the networking giant is open to collaborations with VMware in virtual networking raise the question: Just how would Cisco's ACI and VMware's NSX platforms could work together?

Top 30 AWS cloud services

Amazon Web Services consultancy 2nd Watch this week released the findings of an analysis of 100,000 public cloud instances to determine the 30 most popular services being used

Google taps Caesar’s casino exec to lead enterprise sales

Google taps Caesar’s casino exec to lead enterprise sales

Google is hiring the Chief Commercial Officer of the Caesar’s Entertainment to lead its enterprise sales division. It's a gamble in the poker game versus Amazon and Microsoft.

BMW’s vision for a world of connected cars

BMW’s vision for a world of connected cars

The conversion of the Internet of Things with the automotive industry will create world of cars that integrate with a connected home, drive themselves and are at your beck and call. This is the future, as outlined by BMW.

10 cool connected car features

10 cool connected car features

Chevy, Ford, Hyundai increasingly offer standard connected car features.

The future of auto safety is seat belts, airbags and network technology

The future of auto safety is seat belts, airbags and network technology

Technology is being developed that would create a world of connected cars communicating with one another to help reduce the 5.6 million car accidents on U.S. roads each year. But just how to enable vehicle to vehicle (V2V)...

Kubernetes – the platform for running containers - is getting more enterprisey

Kubernetes – the platform for running containers - is getting more enterprisey

PaaS company Apprenda's purchase of startup Kismatic highlights the attention being paid to platforms to run application containers at scale.

Microsoft and Amazon look to scoop up SAP workloads headed to the cloud

Microsoft and Amazon look to scoop up SAP workloads headed to the cloud

As SAP holds its annual Sapphire Now user conference in Orlando this week, two of the leading IaaS providers are making the case for running SAP apps on their public clouds.

Where does IBM fit in the cloud market?

Where does IBM fit in the cloud market?

Recently released reports from two investment research firms call into question just exactly where IBM fits in the cloud computing market. Deutsche Bank says IBM has “no chance” of catching AWS; UBS calls IBM one of the “Big 4” in...

Cloud: Just what the doctor ordered

Cloud: Just what the doctor ordered

This week we've seen signs that two of the most security sensitive industries - health care and financial services - are warming to the idea of using cloud services.

Chicago bank finds public cloud ready for prime time

Chicago bank finds public cloud ready for prime time

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago – which has $70 billion in assets – has undergone a two-year migration of its IT workloads into Amazon’s cloud, discounting the notion that the public IaaS is not ready for financial service...

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