Brandon Butler

Senior Writer

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.


Financial firms pause private cloud plans to mull public cloud

Financial firms pause private cloud plans to mull public cloud

There's been a seachange in the way financial firms are evaluating the cloud

12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT...

New products of the week 12.15.2014

New products of the week 12.15.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as CA and VMware

Sony may have used Amazon’s cloud to launch a counter DoS attack

Conflicting reports are arising in the cloud world this week related to how Sony responded to a leak of its data.

Heat your home this winter with… a cloud server

At least two European companies have a novel way for residents and businesses to save some money on their heating bills.

New products of the week 12.08.2014

New products of the week 12.08.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Microsoft and Watchguard Technologies

The cloud foils alleged police brutality coverup

Police delete video of officers punching suspect, but it’s found in the cloud

Cloud upstarts: Too cheap to trust?

Cloud upstarts: Too cheap to trust?

New Amazon competitors offer some compelling deals in the cloud, but at what price?

Amazon Web Services tweaks cloud pricing structure

Amazon Web Services is providing more options for how its cloud-based virtual machines can be paid for, allowing users to lock in a price and pay for is either entirely upfront, or throughout the life of a one of three year contract. ...

Competition in the container market has begun

CoreOS announced that it has released the earliest version of a Docker competitor named Rocket

How to get more out of your virtualized and cloud environments

How to get more out of your virtualized and cloud environments

Virtualization has brought great efficiencies to IT, but has created new challenges/new opportunities to save more.

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