Profile of Charles BabcockEditor at Large, Cloud
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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Charles Babcock is an editor-at-large for InformationWeek and author of Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution, a McGraw-Hill book. He is the former editor-in-chief of Digital News, former software editor of Computerworld and former technology editor of Interactive Week. He is a graduate of Syracuse University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism. He joined the publication in 2003.
Articles by Charles Babcock
posted in January 2014
Amazon.com and its Web Services unit grew in the fourth quarter of 2013 but not enough to please investors -- Amazon stock dropped 9.5%.
Examine this analogy closely. Open-source hardware and open-source software involve different processes with different levels of user participation.
Open-source hardware movement wins a surprise supporter. Microsoft joins Open Compute project, shares its server design ideas.
PaaS enables moving legacy Java and .Net applications to the cloud, brings slider interface to automatically scaling server instances as demand rises and falls.
Amazon Web Services will cut Elastic Block Store prices by up to 50% and Simple Storage Service by an average of 14%, plus add two new M3 virtual servers.
Cloud pricing scheme based on performance levels, instead of units of time, would be interesting play against rivals such as Amazon Web Services.
IBM will spend $1.2 billion and build out 40 SoftLayer-based datacenters to deliver enterprise cloud services. Locales range from China to Mexico.
IBM moves flash storage inside the box -- 12.8 TB of it -- to work alongside RAM and cut data movement latencies.
Former chief customer officer aims to shake off investor doubts about Rackspace's cloud service fortunes.
Post-mortem analysis says Friday's cloud service outage was caused by bad script in routine maintenance update.
CenturyLink embraces Bosh software support from Tier3 acquisition, aims for a greater piece of the PaaS pie owned by Amazon, Microsoft, Google.
IBM's Platform scheduler uses more efficient resource management to improve on OpenStack's own scheduler operations.
Provider of mortgage documents and digital signatures says banks and mortgage lenders will follow its move to public cloud.
Watch out, Amazon Web Services. These younger cloud companies bring new architectures and provisioning methods to the game.