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Stories by Brandon Butler

Would Amazon Web Services ever build an on-premise private cloud?

By Brandon Butler | 25 November, 2014 07:35

Like some of its major competitors, would Amazon Web ever offer an on-premises private cloud management software?

Gartner's Cloud showdown: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure

By Brandon Butler | 20 November, 2014 22:05

Gartner IaaS research director, Kyle Hilgendorf, says one of the most common questions he gets from enterprise customers looking to go to the Cloud is: AWS or Azure?

re:Cap of AWS re:Invent: 10 cool new Amazon Cloud features

By Brandon Butler | 18 November, 2014 05:17

At Amazon Web Services' third annual re:Invent cloud computing conference the market's leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) public provider revealed a variety of new cloud service features. Here's a recap of AWS's announcements from re:Invent 2014.

How Amazon's cloud solved the "perfect storm" in networking

By Brandon Butler | 14 November, 2014 04:14

LAS VEGAS - Amazon Web Services operates at huge scale - in Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant the research firm estimated AWS's capacity at five times larger than the company's next 14 competitors combined.

Amazon gingerly embraces the hybrid cloud

By Brandon Butler | 14 November, 2014 02:09

For the past two years AWS's re:Invent conferences have primarily been about Amazon's public cloud. In 2014, no doubt the focus is still on public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). But Amazon is starting to embrace hybrid clouds now too, at least in its own way.

In Pictures: Hot products from AWS re:Invent

By Brandon Butler | 13 November, 2014 09:53

As the show gets rolling this week, here are some of the products on display

5 things to watch for at Amazon's re:Invent cloud conference

By Brandon Butler | 11 November, 2014 07:56

Amazon Web Services is in a unique position in the cloud computing market. It has been anointed the market leader in IaaS, with a scale and spectrum of services offered from its cloud that is unmatched by any other company. Researchers have recently estimated that AWS's Iaas cloud revenue is 30x that of Microsoft Azure's.

Google's cloud courts enterprises with new networking features

By Brandon Butler | 05 November, 2014 08:46

Google today released a variety of new features for its public cloud in an effort to take on its two biggest rivals in the industry - Amazon Web Services and Microsoft - and perhaps even more importantly, to position its offering as a viable destination for enterprise workloads.

NoSQL takes the database market by storm

By Brandon Butler | 28 October, 2014 05:50

CARFAX, the online vehicle tracking and valuation website, built its first database in 1984 based on technology named OpenVMS. At the time, it was cutting edge for its ability to handle millions of records.

Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

By Brandon Butler | 24 October, 2014 03:59

Amazon Web Services launched a new region of its cloud in Germany Thursday, in part to serve customers who want to keep data within their country's borders.

Startup wants to make cloud attractive for security-sensitive businesses

By Brandon Butler | 23 October, 2014 05:14

After three years in stealth, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable for security-sensitive enterprises.

Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid Cloud with Azure-in-a-box

By Brandon Butler | 21 October, 2014 08:35

Microsoft Monday doubled down on hybrid Clouds by unveiling an on-premises system that syncs up with Azure public cloud services.

Is there a point where a private Cloud is cheaper than the public Cloud?

By Brandon Butler | 14 October, 2014 23:33

A group of companies that sell products to build private Clouds has determined a price at which it claims it is less expensive to operate a private Cloud compared to using Amazon Web Service's IaaS public Cloud.

Computer engineering degrees pay off big time

By Brandon Butler | 09 October, 2014 07:23

Computer engineering majors are some of the highest paid workers in the country, according to new data analyzed by the Brookings Institution.

Cloud giants do battle backed by distinctly different partner networks

By Brandon Butler | 08 October, 2014 21:06

When evaluating the marketplaces of the big three public IaaS cloud providers - Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft - AWS stands out in terms of the maturity of its platform for partners to offer products and services on top of its cloud. But Microsoft, too, has a formidable partner program that could rival Amazon's in the future, analysts predict.