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Stories by Brandon Butler

Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace' focus

By Brandon Butler | 19 September, 2014 01:19

Citrix is laying out a new strategy to position itself as a "software-defined workplaces" company that enables its customers to have a mobile workforce that can access everything they need to be productive from anywhere and on any device.

What is Metacloud and why did Cisco buy it?

By Brandon Butler | 18 September, 2014 05:04

In one of the biggest acquisitions in the OpenStack community, Cisco has announced its intentions to acquire Metacloud, a three-year-old company that helps organisations build OpenStack clouds.

How network virtualization is used as a security tool

By Brandon Butler | 15 September, 2014 23:24

When people think of network virtualization, the advantages that come to mind typically include faster provisioning of networks, easier management of networks and more efficient use of resources. But network virtualization can have another major benefit as well: security.

Container party: VMware, Microsoft, Cisco and Red Hat all get in on app hoopla

By Brandon Butler | 04 September, 2014 06:30

When a sports team makes the finals a sense of excitement builds in their home city and people who didn't follow the team all season long come out of the woodwork to jump on the bandwagon and cheer on their local squad.

VMWorld 2014: Winners and Losers

By Brandon Butler | 03 September, 2014 07:02

VMWorld 2014 was a whirlwind. The conference last week attracted 22,000 attendees, more than 250 exhibitors and spread across all three buildings of the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco over a five-day period.

VMworld 2014: VMware takes its best shot at Cloud market

By Brandon Butler | 27 August, 2014 03:42

VMware this week at its annual US VMworld conference has focused intently on Cloud computing, trying to prove that it is uniquely positioned as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider to deliver a consistent management platform across public, private and hybrid Clouds. This builds on VMware's recent vow to become a Top 3 Cloud provider.

In Pictures: Hot products at VMworld 2014

By Brandon Butler | 26 August, 2014 08:28

Click through all the products being released at VMworld this week

Citrix software aims to solve storage/virtual desktop performance problem

By Brandon Butler | 22 August, 2014 00:03

Citrix has updated its virtual desktop and appliance software with a goal of alleviating one of the biggest problems that come with a VDI deployment: Storage.

Top 5 things to watch for at VMWorld 2014

By Brandon Butler | 20 August, 2014 06:26

A year ago everyone wanted to know about VMware's big plan.

Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak

By Brandon Butler | 14 August, 2014 03:02

The Internet of Things has reached the height of its hype, according to Gartner.

3 Cool Google cloud features

By Brandon Butler | 13 August, 2014 05:44

In the increasingly competitive cloud IaaS market Google is attempting to distinguish its platform by arming its cloud with unique features and cutting-edge technology that customers can't quite find anywhere else in the market.

Rackspace bows out of IaaS market

By Brandon Butler | 06 August, 2014 04:55

Rackspace is discontinuing its pure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering in favor of a new category of cloud services named "managed cloud" in which the company will support customers building and managing their cloud services.

Amazon's four tips to make sure your cloud is secure

By Brandon Butler | 02 August, 2014 02:03

Amazon Web Services has a program named Trusted Advisor that provides customers with advice on the best way to use the company's IaaS cloud services. Today, the company made four checks that Trusted Advisor performs free for all users.

3 keys to getting started with devops

By Brandon Butler | 22 July, 2014 03:17

Devops could be the latest and greatest buzzword, but it could also mean big and important changes - for the better- at many organizations in how applications are built and deployed.

Rackspace rolls out new hosted computing tier: Managed cloud

By Brandon Butler | 16 July, 2014 03:25

Rackspace Tuesday announced a Managed Cloud offering, which combines the benefits of a managed service with the elastic scalability of a cloud.