Brandon ButlerSenior Writer, NetworkWorld

Senior Writer 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.

VMware Official Fires Back at Open Source Cloud Vendors

After all the talk of open source clouds news from the past few weeks, VMware officials have finally responded.

What Should Cloud Providers Know About Their Customers?

Vetting processes are limited by practical considerations, experts say.

Citrix Buys Further Into Social Collaboration

Citrix is buying a startup that specializes in cloud-based workplace tools.

YouDazzle Combines Social Collaboration, Cloud Storage

There are plenty of collaboration software tools on the market, and a growing number of cloud storage options for businesses as well.

Dell Expands Virtual Desktops Into the Cloud

Dell said this week it is expanding its virtual desktop offerings into the cloud through a partnership with another company.

Cloud Services Face Taxing Dilemma

States are having a hard time keeping up with the cloud, especially when it comes to taxing it.

Latisys: Customers Want Off-Premises Private Clouds

The public cloud doesn't work for everyone.

Amazon Comes Out on Top in Cloud Data Transfer Speed Test

If your enterprise finds itself needing to transfer a lot of data in the cloud, beware: depending on where the data is being moved to, it can take a long time.

Cloud Security Registry Slow to Catch On

To date, only three companies have submitted their cloud security data to the cloud security registry, making the registry of little use.

Are You Paying Too Much for Cloud Services?

Knowing exactly how much and what type of cloud service a company needs is one of the more challenging aspects of deploying a cloud strategy.

Personal Clouds Will Be on 90 Percent of Devices by '15

Within three years the personal cloud will be ubiquitous on consumer devices, Gartner predicts in a research report released Tuesday.

Amazon Cuts Cloud Prices, Again

Amazon's price reductions vary based on geographic location and the type of service being used.

Community Cloud Services: The Next Big Thing?

When Mathew Lodge, senior director of cloud services for VMware, looks out over the cloud landscape and envisions how it will continue to evolve, he sees community clouds playing a big role.

Video is Half of all Mobile Data Traffic

Streaming video to mobile devices has picked up in the past year, with longer videos entering the stream in ever-increasing volume.

Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud: How About a Hybrid?

When online marketing firm Hubspot started in 2006, the company's IT needs were not very taxing, but they expanded quickly as the company realized success.