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.

What is intent-based networking?

Why Cisco’s new intent-based networking could be a big deal

Why Cisco’s new intent-based networking could be a big deal

Cisco has announced hardware and software capabilities that use machine learning to provide advanced network automation The system allows users to express policies and includes a software platform that executes the policies and...

Hyperscale data centers are pushing the limits in the Gigabit Ethernet switching market

Hyperscale data centers are pushing the limits in the Gigabit Ethernet switching market

For the first time since their debut on the market in the mid-2000s, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are set to lose share in the networking industry this year as service providers and hyperscale customers continue to adopt faster...

SD-WAN: What it is and why you’ll use it one day

SD-WAN: What it is and why you’ll use it one day

SD-WAN, a software approach managing wide-area networks, offers ease of deployment, central manageability and reduced costs, and can improve connectivity to branch offices.

4 resources to find free Cisco skills and certification labs

4 resources to find free Cisco skills and certification labs

Cisco offers a wealth of instruction - some of it free - for increasing networking skills or prepping for certification exams.

4 Tips for a successful virtual network deployment

4 Tips for a successful virtual network deployment

As new technologies like software defined networking, SD-WAN, cloud computing and the Internet of Things continue to grow in maturity and adoption, organizations are faced with transforming their network to keep up with the changes....

What Extreme’s string of networking acquisitions means for enterprises

What Extreme’s string of networking acquisitions means for enterprises

Extreme has recently bought Avaya and Brocade networking technology and Zebra Wireless

Top 5 Reasons IoT projects fail

Top 5 Reasons IoT projects fail

If you’re doing an Internet of Things deployment, prepare to fail because of company culture, organizations and process.

Cisco: Secure IoT networks, not the devices

Cisco: Secure IoT networks, not the devices

Cisco’s IoT Threat combines network segmentation rule creator product TrustSec, network behavior analytics platform Stealthwatch and device visibility offering named Cisco Identity Service Engine, all used in conjunction to secure IoT...

How Google’s cloud is ushering in a new era of SQL databases

How Google’s cloud is ushering in a new era of SQL databases

Google’s recently announced Spanner cloud database is ushering in a wave of so-called NewSQL databases that support traditional schematics but are able to scale to global sizes.

Top 10 DevOps tools

Top 10 DevOps tools

A DevOps engineer who both develops code for an app and manages the infrastructure operations the app runs on requires tools geared for multiple aspects of the application lifecycle process. Here are the top 10 tools DevOps...

Hottest news from OpenStack Summit

Hottest news from OpenStack Summit

This week than 5,000 attendees from 63 countries descended on Boston and more than 100 sponsoring companies released myriad products and services. Here are some of the highlights.

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