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.

Google cloud debuts Intel’s latest Skylake processors

Google cloud debuts Intel’s latest Skylake processors

Google today announced that it is the first IaaS public cloud provider to run the newest version of Intel’s chips, named Skylake, representing new functionality that will be available in Google’s cloud before rivals Amazon and...

Battle of the clouds: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform

Battle of the clouds: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform

With more and more workloads going to the cloud, and the top vendors being as competitive as they’ve been, deciding on which provider to go with isn’t getting any easier. This handy guide will outline the pros and cons of each...

Dell EMC combines hyperconvergence and cloud in latest VxRail offering

Dell EMC combines hyperconvergence and cloud in latest VxRail offering

Dell EMC is now offering a combination of its VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure and the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud platform to make it easier for mid-size organizations to build private clouds.

How Philips is turning toothbrushes and MRI machines into IoT devices

How Philips is turning toothbrushes and MRI machines into IoT devices

It’s a new era of IoT-enabled machines – from toothbrushes to high-end medical imaging equipment - and Philips wants to be on the cutting edge of offering its consumer and business customers access to more data. The company hopes this...

Amazon releases Chime, a new cloud-based UCaaS

Amazon releases Chime, a new cloud-based UCaaS

Taking on incumbents like Cisco, Avaya, Microsoft and Google, Amazon today announced Chime, a cloud-based unified communications as a service application that the company says brings a fresh approach to online conference calls and...

Rackspace is cutting 6% of its workforce

Rackspace is cutting 6% of its workforce

Texas-based cloud computing company Rackspace announced that it is cutting about 6% of its workforce in areas that have seen slowed growth in recent years.

HPE’s Mesosphere reseller agreement heats up container management market

HPE’s Mesosphere reseller agreement heats up container management market

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has signed a reseller agreement to distribute a container management platform from startup Mesosphere. That’s a pretty big deal for the smaller company, and could signal the heating up of the application...

VMware further extends SDN software to work in non-VMware environments

VMware further extends SDN software to work in non-VMware environments

VMware today launched two new versions of its flagship virtual networking product named NSX. One works in VMware environments and the other, NSX-T, is designed to be used with non-VMware management software and clouds.

What P4 programming is and why it’s such a big deal for Software Defined Networking

What P4 programming is and why it’s such a big deal for Software Defined Networking

A new programming language named P4 controls processor chips in routers and switches and is gaining steam across the networking world because it is further disaggregating the networking stack. This is an explanation of what P4 is and...

Oracle outlines plans to take on Amazon in cloud

Oracle outlines plans to take on Amazon in cloud

Oracle is not typically seen as a leader in the public cloud computing market, but at a Cloud World event in New York today, company executives made their pitch f how they will compete with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and...

Containers will be a $2.6B market by 2020, research firm says

Containers will be a $2.6B market by 2020, research firm says

Application container technology has likely reached peak buzzword status but the actual market size is relatively modest now yet growing quickly. A rash of startups are competing with legacy vendors who are increasingly prioritizing...

Greenpeace’s naughty and nice list of the most – and least – green tech vendors

Greenpeace’s naughty and nice list of the most – and least – green tech vendors

Environmental advocacy group Greenpeace is out with its latest report card judging internet companies on use of renewable energy and while Apple, Google and Facebook continue to score the highest marks, the market’s leading IaaS...

Citrix bolsters virtualization wares; integration with Microsoft Azure

Citrix bolsters virtualization wares; integration with Microsoft Azure

Citrix and Microsoft are long-standing partners, but with a new CEO that is a former Microsoft executive, Citrix is deepening its integrations between its application and desktop virtualization products and the Microsoft Azure cloud. ...

AWS touts new enterprise workload magnet

AWS touts new enterprise workload magnet

Amazon Web Services recently launched a new Managed Service product that aims to help the company’s largest customers migrate mass amounts of legacy enterprise workloads to its public cloud.

Need a holiday recipe? AllRecipes and Microsoft Azure cloud have you covered

Need a holiday recipe? AllRecipes and Microsoft Azure cloud have you covered

AllRecipes, founded in 1997, has undertaken a two-year migration to Microsoft Azure’s IaaS public cloud. AllRecipes services 1.5 billion visitors each year who view an average of 95 recipes her second, 66% of which are done on mobile...

How Rackspace will stay alive in cloud: Stop competing with Amazon, start partnering

How Rackspace will stay alive in cloud: Stop competing with Amazon, start partnering

Rackspace ended months of speculation in August by announcing it had been acquired by a private equity firm. With a new corporate structure, the company has pivoted from being one of Amazon Web Service’s earliest competitors in the...

10 must-watch IaaS cloud trends for 2017

10 must-watch IaaS cloud trends for 2017

Adoption of public cloud resources is growing faster than the virtualization market did in the early 2000s, driven by a series of use cases ideally suited for on-demand, elastic infrastructure. 2017 will be a year of continued...

IBM releases GA of OpenWhisk – its serverless computing platform

IBM releases GA of OpenWhisk – its serverless computing platform

Serverless computing is one of the most discussed emerging technologies in the IaaS public cloud market, so IBM making its flagship serverless product generally available marks a milestone for the technology.

Financial regulators use AWS’s cloud to analyze 75 billion trades daily

Financial regulators use AWS’s cloud to analyze 75 billion trades daily

When FINRA – the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority – migrated to the cloud, CIO Steve Randich didn’t dip his toe in, he jumped in headfirst. At the AWS re:Invent conference Randich explained this organization’s full embrace of...

Why Azure’s cloud chief believes Microsoft is in prime position

Why Azure’s cloud chief believes Microsoft is in prime position

Most analysts say Amazon Web Services is the top IaaS public cloud. Most also agree that Microsoft Azure is right behind. Network World sat down with the head of Azure to discuss how the company is competing in this fast-growing...

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