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.

Inside Bank of America’s IT transformation

Inside Bank of America’s IT transformation

Over the past couple of years Bank of America has embarked on a strategic plan to embrace a software-defined, incredible agile and flexible infrastructure environment that has reaped simplification and savings.

Red Hat’s Ansible brings networking to DevOps

Red Hat’s Ansible brings networking to DevOps

A new release from Red Hat Anisble -- an open source project and commercial product for creating a DevOps environment -- is helping developers control network infrastructure.

Why Google hasn't taken off in the cloud yet

Why Google hasn't taken off in the cloud yet

Google Cloud Platform is in the unique position of being considered one of the big three IaaS vendors, but at the same time it's almost always seen as being the third-best option behind AWS and Microsoft. As the new head of Google’s...

Public cloud vs. on-premises: Which is more secure?

Public cloud vs. on-premises: Which is more secure?

As the market continues to mature in 2016, organizations are more willing than ever to use cloud-based services. But questions about security remain. The great debate of whether public cloud or on premises infrastructure is more...

What’s going on at Citrix?

What’s going on at Citrix?

News of a major restructuring at Citrix – which will include spinning off its GoTo Meeting product family – is welcomed by those who closely track the company, but the cutting of 1,000 jobs over the next half year could be a painful...

New Microsoft Azure cloud security tools will work on premises, in Amazon’s cloud too

New Microsoft Azure cloud security tools will work on premises, in Amazon’s cloud too

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company’s infrastructure security tools will protect not only the company's IaaS Azure public cloud, but customer environments and even those from competitors like Amazon Web Services.

VMware to buy mobile email manager Boxer

VMware to buy mobile email manager Boxer

VMware announced plans to purchase Boxer, a company that makes an email management application for mobile devices.

Amazon rolls out cold cloud storage option

Amazon rolls out cold cloud storage option

Amazon Web Services has released a lower-cost alternative to its standard cloud storage service that is meant for infrequently accessed data.

A guide to Docker container networking

A guide to Docker container networking

This article describes the basic and more advanced networking capabilities that Docker containers use.

Microsoft extends Azure Active Directory to support Facebook, Google

Microsoft extends Azure Active Directory to support Facebook, Google

Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory now allows businesses to authenticate customers and partners, not just employees, using popular consumer apps like Facebook and Google login credentials.

VMware CEO hits on network virtualization, the Cisco feud and the EMC Federation's future

VMware CEO hits on network virtualization, the Cisco feud and the EMC Federation's future

Heading into VMworld 2015, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger discusses unified hybrid cloud networking, network virtualization, the company's feud with Cisco and the future of the EMC Federation.

The 15 biggest enterprise-focused ‘unicorns’

The 15 biggest enterprise-focused ‘unicorns’

These are 15 of the highest-valued enterprise software companies that have received venture funding but have not yet been sold or gone public.

What’s behind Linux’s new Cloud Native Computing Foundation?

What’s behind Linux’s new Cloud Native Computing Foundation?

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is housed in the Linux Foundation and includes big names such as Google, IBM, Intel, Box, Cisco, and VMware, along with a variety of smaller companies like Docker, Cycle Computing, Mesosphere and...

Google opens its cloud to Microsoft workloads

Google opens its cloud to Microsoft workloads

Google Cloud Platform now supports Windows virtual machine images.

Amazon makes it easier to test mobile apps in its cloud

Amazon makes it easier to test mobile apps in its cloud

AWS launched Device Farm, a service for mobile app developers to test their apps on a range of phones and tablets in Amazon’s cloud.

Red Hat makes its case to be THE container company

Red Hat makes its case to be THE container company

Looking to establish itself as the leader in the nascent container technology market, Red Hat has enabled one of its flagship products to support containers fully and released a new container management platform, too.

Standards are coming for containers

Standards are coming for containers

A group of leading tech vendors has joined the Open Container Project to create a standard container format.

Alibaba expands cloud to U.S. to challenge Amazon, AWS

Alibaba expands cloud to U.S. to challenge Amazon, AWS

Alibaba and Amazon each dominates the e-commerce markets of its respective country; now the cloud computing divisions of both these behemoths are going head to head as well.

SDN ushering in “Golden Age” of network administration

SDN ushering in “Golden Age” of network administration

Network executives from HP, Dell and VMware say software-defined networking is taking hold, but patterns differ depending on the type of user.

IDC’s state of the network at Interop: Change, or be left behind

IDC’s state of the network at Interop: Change, or be left behind

IDC analysts say the confluence of mobile, social and cloud technologies will force businesses to rethink their IT strategies.

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