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.


What you can learn from Nordstrom’s use of the cloud

The example of how retailer Nordstrom uses cloud computing services could serve as an example to other businesses who are struggling with how to use the cloud.

Cloud comics: Overwhelmed IT workers are rescued by cloud superheroes

Cloud comics: Overwhelmed IT workers are rescued by cloud superheroes

Comic strips, complete with superheroes and villains are some of the latest marketing stunt by cloud vendors Sungard Availability Services and VMware.

New products of the week 07.27.2015

New products of the week 07.27.2015

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

The anti-OpenStack

The anti-OpenStack

One prominent member of the Linux Foundation's newest Cloud Native Computing group is hoping to learn some important lessons from another popular open source project: OpenStack.

What’s behind Linux’s new Cloud Native Computing Foundation?

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is housed in the Linux Foundation and includes big names such as Google, IBM, Intel, Box, Cisco, and VMware, along with a variety of smaller companies like Docker, Cycle Computing, Mesosphere and...

Why #PrimeDayFail was actually a success for Amazon

Why #PrimeDayFail was actually a success for Amazon

Even if Amazon's Prime Day wasn't a huge boost for sales, the ecommerce site did get a lot of valuable data out of the promotion.

New products of the week 07.20.2015

New products of the week 07.20.2015

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

Three things I learned from chatting with Amazon’s CTO

Three things I learned from chatting with Amazon’s CTO

I've been covering AWS for three years and got a chance for the first time to speak with the CTO behind the cloud. Here are my three of the biggest takeaways.

Amazon CTO Vogels on competing with Microsoft in hybrid cloud, keeping partners and customers happy

Q&A with Amazon CTO Werner Vogels discussing Amazon Web Services

How NASA is (slowly) talking to the spacecraft snapping pictures of Pluto

How NASA is (slowly) talking to the spacecraft snapping pictures of Pluto

The New Horizons spacecraft is using radio waves that transfer between 1,000 and 2,000 bits of data per second back to earth via radio waves. It can take 4.5 hours for the waves to get from Pluto 3 billion miles back to earth.

Red Hat pushing hard beyond Linux in the data center

Red Hat is looking to expand its open source products across the infrastructure hardware stack.

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