Stories by Brandon Butler

15 most powerful OpenStack companies

OpenStack at its core is an open source project - it's free code. But what makes OpenStack come alive are the vendors that have contributed to make that raw code and then turned it into a product businesses can use.

OpenStack 101: The parts that make up the project

At its core, OpenStack is an operating system that builds public or private clouds. But OpenStack is a platform, it's not just one piece of software that's downloaded and installed to "voila!" build a cloud.

Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds

Some cloud storage providers who hope to be on the leading edge of cloud security adopt a "zero-knowledge" policy in which vendors say it is impossible for customer data to be snooped on. But a recent study by computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University is questioning just how secure those zero knowledge tactics are.

For Red Hat, it's RHEL and then...?

Red Hat is hosting its annual summit this week - this year in San Francisco - where the company is seemingly basking in the glory of making more than a billion dollars off a free open source project.

Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Research Inc.

Big Data drives 47 per cent growth for top 50 public Cloud companies

Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Review Inc.

VMware: How the hypervisor can be security's savior

Hypervisors that virtualize the compute, networking and storage tiers provide a unique platform for enforcing security policies, VMware executives argued this week at Interop.

How Boeing is using the Cloud

There's a lot of talk about the Cloud, but how are businesses really using it?

Interop 2014: Mobile is here, Cloud is next, SDN is coming

Interop, one of the premier shows for networking each year, kicked off its general session on Wednesday proclaiming that a new era of IT is upon the world, led by a mobile revolution and supported by cloud computing. And more change is on the way as software-defined networking quickly matures into a platform for enterprises to seriously consider.

In Pictures: Hot products at Interop

These products are on display at the annual tech conference in Vegas.

How Google is reinventing Cloud pricing

Last week Google released a feature called Sustained Use Discounts, the idea of which is that the more customers use Google's Cloud Platform, the less expensive it becomes.

Nine free cloud storage options for small businesses

Using the cloud can bring advantages that could be extra enticing for a small business. Instead of having to invest in hardware to store your files and applications, why not use the cloud? Instead of emailing documents back and forth, why not centrally store them in the cloud?

Big data Google-style comes under attack

The article in TIME is headlined "Google's Flu Project Shows the Failings of Big Data." However, critics says the real failing here is not with big data but with Google.

IDC: Cloud will be $US107bn industry by 2017

Cloud computing was an estimated $US47.4 billion industry in 2013 and is expected to more than double to $US107 billion by 2017, research firm IDC predicts.

Cloudera gets $160M to bring Hadoop to the enterprise

Cloudera today announced that it has secured $160 million in new financing to advance its distribution of the open source Hadoop big data platform.