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.


Why Amazon’s new machine learning tools are so important

Why Amazon’s new machine learning tools are so important

Amazon Web Services announced three new machine learning products this week at re:Invent. In doing so, the company is making this technology accessible to everyday developers who are familiar with the company’s cloud platform.

AWS Greengrass weds IoT devices with cloud

AWS Greengrass weds IoT devices with cloud

AWS Chief predicts IoT devices will increasingly become customers’ on-prem infrastructure.

Amazon’s cloud will be half way to 100% renewable power by end of next year

Amazon’s cloud will be half way to 100% renewable power by end of next year

Amazon Web Services is marching toward powering its global cloud footprint completely with renewable energy, with plans to be half way to the goal by the end of next year.

A peek inside Amazon’s cloud – from global scale to custom hardware

A peek inside Amazon’s cloud – from global scale to custom hardware

AWS Distinguished Engineer James Hamilton kicked off a re:Invent keynote by pulling back the covers on Amazon’s cloud, and giving a behind-the-scenes look at the company’s global scale, internal architecture and custom-made servers...

Cool tech at AWS re:Invent

Cool tech at AWS re:Invent

Check out some of the hottest products being announced or displayed at Amazon Web Service’s re:Invent conference from new tools for managing big data to products that help optimize your cloud use to ones that help secure your...

Amazon cloud chief says partners should focus all on AWS

Amazon cloud chief says partners should focus all on AWS

On the first day of the re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amzon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy encouragd partners to go all in on Amazon's cloud, noting that AWS will direct business to vendors who have done so.

Microsoft patches RHEL instances in Azure cloud

Microsoft patches RHEL instances in Azure cloud

Microsoft has patched a vulnerability stemming from its configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in the Azure public cloud that a customer discovered.

American Airlines soars into the IBM cloud

American Airlines soars into the IBM cloud

IBM today announced that American Airlines, considered by some metrics to be the largest airline in the world, would be using its cloud platform.

How to compare cloud costs between Amazon, Microsoft and Google

How to compare cloud costs between Amazon, Microsoft and Google

Comparing cloud prices between AWS, Azure and Google is not as straightforward as comparing one Cyber Monday deal to another. Cloud pricing is a complicated science. But if you know how to work the system, there are ways to save...

Matson ships its data centers to Amazon’s cloud

Matson ships its data centers to Amazon’s cloud

Just two days ahead of the first keynotes at the AWS re:Invent conference, Amazon Web Services announced today that $2 billion international shipping giant Matson plans to close its data centers and go ‘all-in’ on the company's IaaS...

Amazon slashes cloud prices ahead of re:Invent

Amazon slashes cloud prices ahead of re:Invent

The week before Amazon Web Services kicks off its annual re:Invent user conference the company has cut prices of its two biggest products: virtual machines and object storage. The moves come as some analysts have noted that cloud...

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