Stories by Brandon Butler

Status check on OpenStack: The open source Cloud has arrived

Piston Cloud Computing was one of the darlings of the OpenStack movement. A founding father of the cloud computing project, it produced one of the first private cloud products based on the open source code.

Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS Cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

Research firm Gartner's annual report card on the public IaaS Cloud computing market shows there is one clear leader Amazon Web Services and another clear challenger Microsoft Azure. And then there is everyone else.

Money aside, who's the best fit to buy Salesforce?

As rumors swirl about a potential acquisition of Salesforce.com, the biggest question has been about would-be buyers.

Microsoft boasts that new tool will control Amazon's Cloud, too

Microsoft this week launched a tool that initially is best for managing its public and private clouds but that the company says will soon enable enterprises to control hybrid clouds based on Amazon Web Services and VMware clouds, too.

SDN ushering in "Golden Age" of network administration

IT organisations have been virtualising compute servers for years, and now it's time for network admins to have their turn at virtualisation.

Google: Cloud on verge of major transformation

Something big is up in the cloud. Google's Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure Urs Hölzle says in five years you will barely be able to recognize what today's cloud looks like.

IDC's state of the network at Interop: Change, or be left behind

The confluence of mobile, social and big data trends are driving a tectonic transformation and businesses that do not change with these trends will be left behind, analysts from research firm IDC said at Interop 2015.

In Pictures: Hottest products at Interop 2015

Interop 2015 features products from networking, Cloud, virtualisation and security vendors.

Interop 2015: SDN reality-check, apps aplenty

This week's Interop agenda includes more than 125 sessions covering topics as wide ranging as a status update on the latest trends in software defined networking (SDN) to tips for new application development and delivery methods, infrastructure management, and the pervasive issues of security and mobile workers.

VMware just created its first Linux OS, and it's container-friendly

VMware Monday announced its first operating system, and it's designed to run containers inside the company's virtualization management software. In announcing the Linux OS, named Project Photon, VMware is attempting to convince users who are curious about using containers that they can do so while still using the company's software.

Will containers kill the virtual machine?

Two years ago when Frank Macreery started Aptible to help companies host sensitive healthcare data in the cloud, as CTO he decided that containers would play a pivotal role in the company's operations.

OpenStack company Nebula shutters

One of the first casualties of the OpenStack world is Nebula, a company founded by a of the pioneer of the open source cloud computing movement.

12 free cloud storage options

With all the public cloud storage offerings on the market today, many vendors just want customers to sign up for their services. So, in return for a new account, many offer free cloud storage.

Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce top Forrester cloud platform list

Which cloud is best for building new applications? That depends on your developers and how they like to code, according to new research from Forrester.

How to get certified in VMware virtual networking

During the past year VMware has released a series of network virtualization certifications for network professionals to gain expertise in software defined networking, and specifically how it integrates with existing physical networking.