Stories by Brandon Butler

Is the Cloud the right spot for your Big Data?

Some say the Cloud is the best spot for Big Data, others argue it should remain on premises. The answer is, it depends.

Why big data will be a big deal for the new HP

Big changes are afoot at HP as the company prepares for a split up this spring. Big data software is expected to be a pillar of the new Enterprise focused HP company.

Video: A Container explainer

Application containers are all the rage today, but what are they exactly? This helpful video explains.

Intel's big plan to seed the private Cloud market

Everyone knows Intel makes chips but what's the company Cloud strategy?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

12 hot application container startups

The container revolution is upon us.

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.

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.

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.