Stories by Brandon Butler

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

Amazon makes it easier to test mobile apps in its cloud

At the AWS Summit in New York on Thursday officials with the cloud vendor announced a new service that allows developers to test mobile applications on a range of devices.

By Brandon Butler | 10 July, 2015 08:21

Tags: IDC,, Gateway, cloud computing, internet

Chicago taxes cloud and streaming services

The City of Chicago has implemented sweeping new tax regulations that target the use of streaming and cloud computing services, the law firm ReedSmith says.

By Brandon Butler | 02 July, 2015 21:26

Tags: Docker, 21, cloud computing, netflix, internet

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.

By Brandon Butler | 26 June, 2015 02:09

Tags: Docker, Google, containers, Red Hat, cloud computing, shift, internet

12 hot application container startups

The container revolution is upon us.

By Brandon Butler | 26 June, 2015 00:49

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Intel Capital, startups, IBM, containers, Atlantic, software, Red Hat, intel, Capita, VMware, Docker, Microsoft

Standards are coming for containers

A list of leading cloud, storage and virtualization companies are backing a new effort named the Open Container Project, which aims to create a set of standards for the fast-growing technology.

By Brandon Butler | 23 June, 2015 04:24

Tags: IBM, goldman sachs, containers, cloud computing, internet, CoreOS, HP, Docker, Google, Microsoft, Pivotal, Red Hat, Joyent, intel, VMware, emc, Amazon Web Services

How green is Amazon's cloud?

Amazon Web Services has been under fire in recent weeks from a group of activist customers who are calling for the company to be more transparent in its usage of renewable energy.

By Brandon Butler | 17 June, 2015 03:42

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Internet-based applications and services,, Tumblr, iaas,, internet, Greenpeace

How Amazon's DynamoDB helped reinvent databases

Behind every great ecommerce website is a database, and in the early 2000s's database was not keeping up with the company's business.

By Brandon Butler | 10 June, 2015 21:44

Tags:, cloud computing, internet

Alibaba expands Cloud to US to challenge Amazon, AWS

Alibaba the Chinese e-commerce giant is expanding its IaaS Cloud offering named Aliyun into the US and in doing so will take on America's largest e-commerce company, Amazon and its Cloud computing division Amazon Web Services.

By Brandon Butler | 10 June, 2015 03:46

Tags:, Microsoft, Alibaba Group, cloud computing, internet

19 free Cloud storage options

The Cloud is full of free storage, if you know where to look.

By Brandon Butler | 10 June, 2015 02:41

Tags: Apple,, Google, Microsoft, software, cloud storage

Gartner: Cloud management tools are lagging

The tools available for businesses to manage their use of Infrastructure as a Service  cloud computing services are not as mature as the public Cloud services themselves, Gartner research director Mindy Cancila says.

By Brandon Butler | 03 June, 2015 02:02

Tags: Gartner, Microsoft, cloud computing, internet

Early OpenStack contributor says cloud project has "lost its heart"

It started with a Tweet last week from Joshua McKenty: "OpenStack has lost its heart. Last summit I will attend."

By Brandon Butler | 29 May, 2015 02:08

Tags: iaas, cloud computing, internet, OpenStack

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