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 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 and follow him on Twitter @BButlerNWW.

How Google’s cloud is ushering in a new era of SQL databases

Google, Microsoft play catch up to Amazon, add load balancing, auto-scaling to their clouds

Google Wednesday rolled out load balancing features to its public cloud service, allowing customers to automatically scale up and down virtual machines to accommodate unexpected spikes in demand.

Forrester: PaaS makes developers happy

A new Forrester Research study says PaaS could be one of the most important cloud-based services for businesses moving forward.

PaaS Primer: What is platform as a service and why does it matter?

Sacha Labourey, founder and president of CloudBees, offers a developer's perspective on why PaaS matters, and where it's going, in today's high technology landscape.

Hadoop startup Cloudera lands big funding for big data

Cloudera, which makes Hadoop accessible to enterprise users, lands $65 million in funding, bringing its total pot to $140 million.

Red Hat rolls out private PaaS

The company is taking the wraps off its OpenShift application development tool optimized to run in the cloud.

CloudStack, OpenStack lure supporters, one by one

At Interop, both open source cloud projects roll out list of backers.

OpenStack supporters downplay Citrix defection

As Citrix drops OpenStack, competition between two projects could heat up

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