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 2015
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
Google adds Docker container registry and encryption service to keep customers' containerized workloads private and secure.
Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
It was a bold prediction in 2009 that Microsoft would take its Windows operating system open source. The advent of Windows 10 says it hasn't come true -- yet.
There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
VMware has added disaster recovery to its public cloud environment that makes use of existing, on-premises vSphere software and capabilities.
Can this 30-year-old version of Unix help DigitalOcean and other cloud startups compete with the likes of Amazon?
Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
Docker containers isolate resources similar to Linux or virtual machine hypervisors, but fall short with management and administration, Gartner analyst says.
Amazon outstrips Microsoft's new Azure offering with launch of C4 Xlarge, a 36-virtual-CPU server instance.
Google Cloud Trace will help developers identify where the slowest user interactions are occurring with an application running on App Engine.
Verizon Cloud's planned 40-hour outage set off outraged critics, but long-term implications will make the cloud service more stable and more competitive.
Apollo Education Group implements vCloud classroom system to help track and analyze student data to improve academic outcome.
Microsoft's Azure cloud adds encryption key storage service, Docker Linux containers, and other features to better compete with Amazon.
Modern data centers use open and green tech to respond faster to customer needs while cutting 40% of electricity use.