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.

What is a private cloud?

Enterprise networking, 2022: Applying remote-work lessons as employees return to the office

Enterprise networking, 2022: Applying remote-work lessons as employees return to the office

As workers head back to the office some of the time, IT needs to apply the skills and technologies used to support them as they worked from home all of the time.

Types of firewalls: What they do and what they're used for

Types of firewalls: What they do and what they're used for

Network firewalls were created as the primary perimeter defense for most organizations, but since its creation the technology has spawned many iterations: proxy, stateful, Web app, next-generation that are explained here.

What is fog computing? Connecting the cloud to things

What is fog computing? Connecting the cloud to things

Fog computing extends the concept of cloud computing to the network edge, making it ideal for internet of things (IoT) and other applications that require real-time interactions.

How Cisco’s newest security tool can detect malware in encrypted traffic

How Cisco’s newest security tool can detect malware in encrypted traffic

Cisco’s Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA), which monitors network packet metadata to detect malicious traffic even if its encrypted, is now generally available.

SD-WAN deployment options: DIY vs. cloud managed

SD-WAN deployment options: DIY vs. cloud managed

Three options for deploying SD-WAN: DIY, fully cloud managed or a hybrid. Which to choose?

Inside Cisco’s DNA Center – the dashboard for intent-based networking

Inside Cisco’s DNA Center – the dashboard for intent-based networking

Cisco’s DNA Center is a new network automation software that the company has positioned as the interface for its ambitious intent-based networking (IBN) strategy. +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: What is intent-based networking? | Why...

VMware targets cloud and container networking with latest NSX-T launch

VMware targets cloud and container networking with latest NSX-T launch

VMware today released a new version of its NSX virtual networking software that aims to make it easier to manage network requirements of cloud-native and application container-based applications. The move represents the latest example...

Public – not hybrid – cloud dominates day 1 at Amazon re:Invent

Public – not hybrid – cloud dominates day 1 at Amazon re:Invent

There’s been a resurgence in the IaaS cloud computing market in the past year of vendors talking more and more about hybrid cloud computing. But at Amazon Web Service's re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, it's all about the public...

Why 2018 will be the year of the WAN

Why 2018 will be the year of the WAN

5 predictions for the hybrid cloud market in 2018

5 predictions for the hybrid cloud market in 2018

The public cloud computing gets the most attention, but private and hybrid cloud have been growing, as well, and are expected to gain importance in 2018 and beyond.

What to expect from Cisco in 2018

What to expect from Cisco in 2018

As Cisco transitions from hardware to software, it’s rolling out a whole new line of products for IoT and cloud.

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