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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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, 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, including...

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, cloud in latest VxRail offering

Dell EMC combines hyperconvergence, 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.

Citrix bolsters virtualization wares, integration with Microsoft Azure

Citrix bolsters virtualization wares, integration with Microsoft Azure

Citrix and Microsoft are longstanding 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. ...

F5 readies ADCs for public cloud

F5 readies ADCs for public cloud

F5, considered the market-share leader in application delivery control (ADC), released new versions of its flagship BIG-IP product that make it easier to use the company’s load balancer, firewall and other application delivery...

What you should know about microservices

What you should know about microservices

Microservices and container-based applications are becoming ever more popular. Why? And what does the emergence of these trends mean for your shop? This primer explains what microservices are, why your app-dev teams want to use them...

A peek inside Microsoft Azure’s open-source server and rack designs

A peek inside Microsoft Azure’s open-source server and rack designs

What do the servers and racks that make up one of the largest hyperscale data center networks in the world look like? Microsoft has provided a glimpse this week when it open sourced Project Olympus, the design specs for the hardware...

Data center management in the cloud can predict downtime, say vendors

Data center management in the cloud can predict downtime, say vendors

As data center infrastructure management (DCIM) moves to the cloud, new integrations with internet of things sensors and big data analytics may help prevent costly downtime.

IBM cloud chief: The next phase of cloud is a race to add value

IBM cloud chief: The next phase of cloud is a race to add value

IBM senior vice president of cloud Robert LeBlanc argues that IBM’s mix of SoftLayer IaaS, BlueMix PaaS and Watson cognitive computing assets position the company best in the market to help businesses digitally transform.

VMware ‘Cloud Foundation’ integrates virtual compute, network and storage systems

VMware ‘Cloud Foundation’ integrates virtual compute, network and storage systems

To kick off its VMWorld conference, the virtualization giant launched VMware Cloud Foundation, a platform that integrates virtualized compute, network and storage software into a pre-integrated product.

Volkswagen chooses OpenStack for private cloud

Volkswagen chooses OpenStack for private cloud

The second largest car manufacturer in the world, Volkswagen Group, will use the open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack to build a private cloud that will host websites for its brands including VW, Audi and Porsche, and will...

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