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.


As Adobe, Microsoft Azure ink cloud partnership, Amazon looms

As Adobe, Microsoft Azure ink cloud partnership, Amazon looms

To kick off his company’s Ignite conference in Atlanta this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Adobe will run three of its most popular software as a service apps on the Microsoft Azure IaaS cloud. The move is a power...

Docker containers are coming to Windows

Microsoft has integrated Docker Engine - a popualr application container management platform into its Windows Server 2016 release.

Does Oracle have a shot in the public cloud vs. Amazon and Microsoft?

Does Oracle have a shot in the public cloud vs. Amazon and Microsoft?

This week at OpenWorld Oracle czar Larry Ellison has some fighting words for AWS, announcing that new features in the second generation of the company’s cloud would give the leader of the IaaS public cloud computing market a run for...

Cisco moves on from Intercloud, will focus on cloud management instead

Cisco moves on from Intercloud, will focus on cloud management instead

Cisco has pivoted away from its Intercloud strategy to instead focus on helping customers build private clouds and manage public cloud usage.

9 keys to having a HIPAA-compliant cloud

9 keys to having a HIPAA-compliant cloud

For a public IaaS cloud environment to be compliant with strict data privacy laws from HIPAA certain controls must be put in place. Here are 9 examples.

Why this hospital is moving to Amazon’s cloud

Why this hospital is moving to Amazon’s cloud

Contrary to traditional beliefs, health care organizations can use the public cloud, with the right precautions in place.

Case study: How LinkedIn uses containers to run its professional network

Case study: How LinkedIn uses containers to run its professional network

LinkedIn has grown over the past 13 years from a single Java app with a web server into a $26.2 billion acquisition target by Microsoft. In that time, LinkedIn’s infrastructure and engineering had to grow with the company. Here’s how...

Microsoft beats Salesforce for a big CRM contract with HP

Microsoft beats Salesforce for a big CRM contract with HP

Microsoft today pulled off somewhat of an upset in the customer relationship management (CRM) market by beating out rival Salesforce.com for a multi-year contract of its Dynamics CRM platform at HP Inc.

IBM cloud chief: The next phase of cloud is a race to add value

IBM cloud chief: The next phase of cloud is a race to add value

IBM Senior Vice President of Cloud Robert LeBlanc says the cloud computing industry is moving beyond a first wave and into a second phase of adoption that will be defined by adding value for customers beyond providing basic...

EMC is now Dell EMC

EMC is now Dell EMC

The largest acquisition in the technology industry’s history today became official and with it, EMC Corp. is no longer. EMC is now referred to as Dell EMC and is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies.

What to do when the cloud eats your hardware vendor

What to do when the cloud eats your hardware vendor

Cloud revenues are increasing while traditional hardware vendors are either entrenching in their legacy strategies, expanding to new markets or transforming themselves. A new report from Forrester has advice about what enterprise...

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