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.


Hadoop company makes its March Madness picks

Hadoop company makes its March Madness picks

Hadoop company makes its picks for March Madness

Forget about IaaS, PaaS and SaaS - it’s all about the platform

Forrester Research encourages cloud users to reconsider how we classify about cloud vendors.

Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce top Forrester cloud platform list

Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce top Forrester cloud platform list

Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, Google and IBM are among Forrester’s picks for the top cloud platforms for developers building new applications.

New products of the week 03.16.2015

New products of the week 03.16.2015

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as EiQ Networks and Identiv.

The Pi Day of the Century

The Pi Day of the Century

Each year March 14 is a fun little holiday named Pi Day. The mathematical term pi is 3.14… and March 14 is 3/14. But this year is different. This year, Pi Day is bigger than ever. It’s the Pi Day of the Century.

Cisco, HP run the cloud

According to new figures from Synergy Research Group, Cisco is the leading arms dealer for hardware that runs public clouds and HP gear is the most prevalent hardware for private clouds.

Google vs. AWS cloud storage just got a whole lot more interesting

Google vs. AWS cloud storage just got a whole lot more interesting

Google's release of Nearline storage services keeps the pressure on AWS.

How to get certified in VMware virtual networking

Virtual networking is sweeping the IT industry. Here are the top certifications and training for becoming an expert in SDN.

31.4 references to Pi that you have to see

31.4 references to Pi that you have to see

On March 14 (get it? Pi is 3.14… and March 14 is 3/14?) geeks around the world unite to celebrate.

New products of the week 03.09.2015

New products of the week 03.09.2015

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

What happens inside Amazon when there’s a Xen vulnerability

What happens inside Amazon when there’s a Xen vulnerability

When a Xen vulnerability is found, Amazon security engineers scramble to respond.

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