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.

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Why Edward Snowden loves open source

Why Edward Snowden loves open source

Infamous government hacker Edward Snowden believes open source is fundamentally better than proprietary technology, which he believes disempowers users.

Deep dive on AWS vs. Azure vs. Google cloud storage options

Deep dive on AWS vs. Azure vs. Google cloud storage options

In reality, the world of cloud storage has many facets to consider. Each of the three major public IaaS cloud vendors – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform – have a variety of storage options and in some...

Inside look at Hewlett Packard’s next-generation infrastructure

Inside look at Hewlett Packard’s next-generation infrastructure

Since the split with its sister consumer business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has made a lot of moves to refine its strategy with a goal of helping customers adopt next-generation infrastructure, including its hyperconverged and...

Serverless explainer: The next generation of cloud infrastructure

Serverless computing has burst onto the cloud computing scene in the past two years as a way to process event-driven computing tasks at a potentially lower cost compared to virtual machines. But this market is so nascent that best...

Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

Although cloud-based contact center software is still an emerging market, Amazon today introduced Connect, its take on this industry, hosted in the AWS cloud. The move represents AWS’s continued march into the enterprise...

How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

At its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM is announcing new features for its blockchain service in an attempt to bring this distributed database technology from its initial use of powering Bitcoin to a broader market,...

10 ways Google improved its cloud at NEXT

10 ways Google improved its cloud at NEXT

At its NEXT conference Google made the case that it is ready for enterprises. These 10 announcements are some of their proof points.

Google Cloud exec talks courting enterprises, competing with Amazon and Microsoft

Google Cloud exec talks courting enterprises, competing with Amazon and Microsoft

Google is seen as a runner-up to Amazon and Microsoft in the IaaS public cloud computing market and one thing analysts say the company needs to do is better attract enterprise clients. Last year Google hired a new VP of Customers to...

Cisco expands Docker partnership, rolls Contiv open source container networking software

Cisco expands Docker partnership, rolls Contiv open source container networking software

Cisco is embracing application containers in a big way with a new expanded partnership with Docker and the 1.0 release of its open source container networking platform named Contiv.

5 lessons from Amazon’s S3 cloud blunder – and how to prepare for the next one

5 lessons from Amazon’s S3 cloud blunder – and how to prepare for the next one

This week’s service disruption to Amazon’s Simple Storage Service should be a wake up call to make sure your cloud-based applications are ready for the next time the cloud hiccups. These are five tips for preparing yourself for a...

How Cisco wants to become the Switzerland of the cloud

How Cisco wants to become the Switzerland of the cloud

After years of juggling with different strategies of how to pursue the cloud computing market, Cisco now has what it believes will be a winning one: Become a so-called Switzerland of the cloud. A range of offerings will help customers...

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