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.

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OpenStack then and now

OpenStack then and now

Six years ago in July 2010 OpenStack held its first ever Summit with a group of 75 people, many from Rackspace and NASA, gathering in Austin, Texas to help launch the open source project. This week 7,500 attendees descended on the...

OpenStack users talk benefits, challenges of open source clouds

OpenStack users talk benefits, challenges of open source clouds

Users of OpenStack express no regrets about using the open source IaaS software, but say there are significant challenges that must be overcome to manage a successful deployment.

OpenStack and Amazon’s cloud: Friends or foes?

OpenStack and Amazon’s cloud: Friends or foes?

More than three-quarters OpenStack survey respondents claim to integrate their OpenStack clouds with Amazon Web Services. But at the OpenStack Summit this week in Austin, Amazon seems to be somewhat of an elephant in the room: No...

OpenStack cloud’s “killer use case”: Telcos and NFV

OpenStack cloud’s “killer use case”: Telcos and NFV

At the OpenStack Summit in Austin, one emerging use case for the open source cloud computing platform involves telecommunications providers like AT&T and Verizon using OpenStack to deliver virtualized network features to customers.

Cool products at OpenStack Austin Summit

Cool products at OpenStack Austin Summit

Deploy, manage and monitor private, hybrid and public clouds with OpenStack, and so much more.

OpenStack’s director: Why open source cloud should be the core of your data center

OpenStack’s director: Why open source cloud should be the core of your data center

OpenStack has cemented itself as the dominant open source IaaS platform. But at the same time, more proprietary offerings from vendors like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware reign in the market. OpenStack Foundation...

OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what?

OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what?

The latest bi-annual survey data of OpenStack users shows the continued march of the open source cloud software into mainstream of enterprises, but also reveals the project’s continued challenges related to ease of deployment and...

Video: Why Care.com cares so much about the cloud

Video: Why Care.com cares so much about the cloud

In the latest installment of the Cloud Chronicles video series, we visit Care.com in Waltham, Massachusetts, a company that found tremendous benefit from using the cloud.

JP Morgan: “Monumental” shift of enterprise workloads to the cloud

JP Morgan: “Monumental” shift of enterprise workloads to the cloud

The Wall Street giant queried 207 CIOs who have budgets of more than $600 million to find that 16.2% of the workloads under management by the CIOs surveyed run in the public cloud and within five years, 41.3% are expected to.

9 new cloud features Amazon announced, and 1 it didn’t

9 new cloud features Amazon announced, and 1 it didn’t

Amazon Web Services held a Summit today in Chicago and announced nifty new tools for its cloud, but one rumored product that could have Amazon’s cloud partners worried remained under wraps.

Don’t buy into hybrid cloud headache hype, GE’s cloud guru says

Don’t buy into hybrid cloud headache hype, GE’s cloud guru says

During General Electric's aggressive push to use the public cloud, the company's CTO of IT is diversifying across multiple IaaS providers, which he says really isn't that hard, despite what some vendors may want you to believe.

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