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.

CoreOS launches Rkt- the container that’s not Docker

Open Networking User Group looks to rein in ‘Wild West’ of hybrid cloud

Open Networking User Group looks to rein in ‘Wild West’ of hybrid cloud

A working group made up of 10 Fortune 500 customers is urging for easier interoperability between public and private clouds.

What Google’s earnings tell us about its cloud business

What Google’s earnings tell us about its cloud business

This week Google’s earnings provided a peak into how the company’s Cloud Platform is doing – and while Google has big plans for its cloud, it’s clear that so far usage has been driven by SaaS applications, and overall cloud revenues...

Apple could be dumping Amazon’s cloud, Morgan Stanley analyst predicts

Apple could be dumping Amazon’s cloud, Morgan Stanley analyst predicts

An analyst at Morgan Stanley reading the tea leaves of recent financial disclosures from Apple predicts that the company could be transitioning away from using Amazon Web Service’s cloud, which if true could represent blow to the...

Take Microsoft’s underwater data centers with a grain of salt

Take Microsoft’s underwater data centers with a grain of salt

Microsoft is testing underwater data centers and could be in over its head.

Amazon’s earnings disappointed, but they could have been a lot worse

Amazon's stock dropped in after hours trading after analysts were disappointed by the company's earnings; but the strong performance of the company's Amazon Web Services cloud unit actually boosted profits. If Amazon didn't have AWS,...

Despite layoffs, VMware has a big bet on this one cloud innovation

Despite layoffs, VMware has a big bet on this one cloud innovation

VMware is in the midst of turbulent times: It announced 800 layoffs this week and the departure of its CFO; the merger of its parent company EMC with Dell is hanging over its head; its vCloud Air public cloud has had fits and starts....

5 tips for securing your AWS cloud

5 tips for securing your AWS cloud

Despite public cloud being as popular as ever, questions like, ‘is it more secure than my data center?’ still remain. Here are five tips from Amazon’s own best security practices.

Why Microsoft’s Azure Stack is a big deal in the cloud

Why Microsoft’s Azure Stack is a big deal in the cloud

Microsoft today announced a technical preview of Azure Stack – a product meant to be an on-premises equivalent to the company's IaaS public cloud. Why is this a big deal? Because Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform don’t...

How to store photos in the cloud … for free

How to store photos in the cloud … for free

Many online services offer unlimited free cloud photo storage

New management vendors emerge to control the hybrid cloud

New management vendors emerge to control the hybrid cloud

New research from Forrester finds that the most dominant cloud usage model is one that includes multiple public or private clouds. There’s a whole crop of IT vendors that have sprouted up to help manage this hybrid cloud environment. ...

Google's cloud finds a friend in Red Hat

Google's cloud finds a friend in Red Hat

Red Hat and Google extended their cloud partnership today with news that Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS will run in Google's IaaS cloud. It's a win-win for both companies and marks some of the first big moves we've seen from Google since...

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