Brandon ButlerSenior Editor, Network World

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.


Need a holiday recipe? AllRecipes and Microsoft Azure cloud have you covered

AllRecipes, founded in 1997, has undertaken a two-year migration to Microsoft Azure’s IaaS public cloud. AllRecipes services 1.5 billion visitors each year who view an average of 95 recipes per second, 66% of which are done on mobile devices.

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Verizon denies throttling Amazon's cloud, Netflix

Verizon is denying a charge leveled by a security expert that limits bandwidth to Amazon Web Services and Netflix after a recent court decision.

MegaCloud's free cloud storage service reported inaccessible

The website for MegaCloud, a provider of free and paid consumer cloud storage, is inaccessible and users of the service are complaining on social media sites that they have not had access to their data for days.

Netflix and Amazon: A tale of frenemies forging the future

Amazon Instant Video rivals the Netflix video streaming service, but both run on Amazon's cloud computing platform.

Rackspace President Lew Moorman to step down

Rackspace President Lew Moorman is stepping down from leading the company, he announced in a blog post today, but will remain on the board of directors of the cloud computing and managed hosting company.

Twitter needs to grow up and take responsibility, some say

Twitter, the increasingly popular microblogging service, has come under recent criticism for allowing easy spread of false information.

Cloud adoption growing, but how big depends on who you ask

The users are the believers, the non-users are the skeptics, one expert says.

Listen for the next big thing on Twitter: #TwitterChats

Twitter chats invite anyone with the right hashtag to join your conversation. It's a great tool for businesses looking to start a dialogue.

LinkedIn is down, then up, then down again Wednesday

LinkedIn, the professional social media network, is suffering intermittent service disruptions Wednesday.

HP wants to help developers make apps faster

released two cloud-based agile application management tools--HP Agile Manager to facilitate agile software development, and HP Performance Anywhere, which will help monitor and test applications post-launch.

Cloud service partnerships could boom in 2013

Customers, particularly higher-end large enterprises, want complete end-to-end services, which individual providers have trouble delivering.

Gartner's top 10 cloud storage providers

Are you considering running your business in the cloud? Here's a close look at the 10 best options.

Facebook messaging changes could let paid advertisements into users' inboxes

Facebook today announced a trial that could let paid advertisers directly message users' in-boxes, which have traditionally been held for messages from friends.

Amazon allows users to spread workloads more broadly

A new feature within Amazon Web Services should make it easier for systems to stay up in case of a cloud outage.

16 of the most useful cloud management tools

One of the biggest concerns users have with public cloud resources is not knowing how much they will cost, given the pay-as-you-go model.