Stories by Brandon Butler

VMworld 2015: How VMware aims to distinguish itself in the Cloud

VMware is playing catch-up with Amazon and Microsoft -- and playing to its strengths in the hybrid cloud market.

By Brandon Butler | 02 September, 2015 15:47

Tags: VMware

VMware and Google buddy up in the cloud

At this week's VMworld, Google and VMware strengthened their partnership by adding an object storage service powered by Google to VMware's public cloud

VMware CEO Gelsinger still committed to EMC Federation

Will the EMC Federation break up, as a flurry of recent reports have suggested? VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, for one, believes one of the most prominent alliances of companies in the technology industry is still the best management structure.

By Brandon Butler | 31 August, 2015 19:30

Tags: cisco, VMware

How HP used Big Data to optimise its fleet of 6000 vehicles

HP collected data on nearly 6000 vehicles the company owns to gain efficiencies based on how they are used.

By Brandon Butler | 26 August, 2015 21:35

Tags: HP, big data

Do we really have to call them unicorns?

Unicorns used to be special. Now there are so many of them that we should probably find a better name.

By Brandon Butler | 25 August, 2015 21:41

Tags: startups

The 15 biggest enterprise ‘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.

By Brandon Butler | 25 August, 2015 20:03

Tags: startups

Intel backs OpenStack’s Mirantis with $100 million

Intel has placed a $100 million bet on Mirantis, a company that makes OpenStack software.

By Brandon Butler | 24 August, 2015 22:08

Tags: intel

Is the Cloud the right spot for your Big Data?

Some say the Cloud is the best spot for Big Data, others argue it should remain on premises. The answer is, it depends.

By Brandon Butler | 19 August, 2015 23:41

Tags: datacentre, software, big data, cloud computing

Why big data will be a big deal for the new HP

Big changes are afoot at HP as the company prepares for a split up this spring. Big data software is expected to be a pillar of the new Enterprise focused HP company.

By Brandon Butler | 19 August, 2015 18:54

Tags: HP, hadoop

Video: A Container explainer

Application containers are all the rage today, but what are they exactly? This helpful video explains.

Intel's big plan to seed the private Cloud market

Everyone knows Intel makes chips but what's the company Cloud strategy?

By Brandon Butler | 05 August, 2015 03:04

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, cloud computing, intel, internet

What you can learn from Nordstrom's use of the cloud

Retail giant Nordstrom provides a useful example for anyone struggling with how to adopt IaaS cloud computing services such as virtual machines, storage, and cloud-based application hosting.

By Brandon Butler | 29 July, 2015 00:50

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Nordstrom, Microsoft, cloud computing, internet

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

Today a group of 19 companies, led primarily by Google, created a new open source foundation that aims to specify how clouds should be architected to serve modern applications.

By Brandon Butler | 22 July, 2015 02:19

Tags: Google, IBM, linux foundation, lego, cloud computing, intel, internet, VMware, Mesosphere, Docker

Red Hat pushing hard beyond Linux in the data center

At the recent Red Hat Summit in Boston, Executive Vice President Paul Cormier declared victory for open source. "Linux has won in the data center," he proclaimed to an applauding crowd, acknowledging that along with Windows, Linux is one of two major operating systems in enterprise data centers today.

By Brandon Butler | 16 July, 2015 06:46

Tags: software, Open Source Subnet, shift, Red Hat

Google opens its cloud to Microsoft workloads

Google today expanded support for Windows workloads running on its cloud, a move that the company hopes will better position its Google Cloud Platform to court enterprise customers.

By Brandon Butler | 15 July, 2015 05:25

Tags: dropbox, Google, Microsoft, cloud computing, internet

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