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 October 2012
As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, Amazon Web Services and Equinix data centers held up for most customers.
As Hurricane Sandy raged Monday night, several NYC data centers had to convert to use of diesel generators--and found unexpected problems as the storm surge roiled backup plans.
VMware rules the virtualization market and wants to do the same with cloud. Can it pull that off and continue its fast-paced growth?
Salesforce.com unit adds 'follower' feature that replicates and scales out production databases to handle heavier website traffic.
Serengeti Project additions now enable Hadoop to expand and contract if it's running in virtual machines, explains VMware engineer.
Amazon Web Services loses one availability zone Monday at its most heavily used site.
Cloud block storage will help Rackspace compete more directly with Amazon, says CTO.
As more Amazon customers sign up for routine use of cloud services, Cloudyn introduces a calculator to help choose cost-efficient mix of long-term and on-demand servers.
Apple's not been convicted of anything by a jury, even if a clever Swiss attorney could make up a color graphic that makes the two clock faces look exactly the same.
VMware has paid its way onto the board of OpenStack, the open source alternative for enterprise cloud standards. Here's what OpenStack must do now.
Austin, Texas, startup wins more venture capital backing to take on Intel's growing dominance of the data center. Calxeda's trump card: low power.
Akamai services gain new smarts about end user devices and network conditions, to prevent delays that can happen when third-party servers dish up content.
Check out how DataGryd CEO Peter Feldman innovates using cheap, plentiful natural gas at his energy plant serving 240,000 square feet of data center space in the heart of Manhattan.
VMware revamps vCloud Suite management tools to work with Microsoft's Hyper-V, Citrix Systems' XenServer, and open source Xen and KVM hypervisors, and run VMs across public and private clouds, including Amazon's EC2.
How does Okta ensure its service stays up and running on Amazon EC2? It takes an extreme view of Amazon's advice and replicates data in five availability zones.
School district used in-depth analysis and rapid response times to make its data more useful, improve student attendance record, OpenWorld crowd hears.
HP CEO Meg Whitman cites 'bloat' as barrier to turnaround, plans layoffs and slimmer product lines. One reality: customer trust runs low, even as cloud services gain traction.
At Oracle Open World, CEO Ellison lays on the rhetoric that Oracle's approach is safer than Salesforce.com's. Oracle customers will find his new cloud vision has a familiar bundle of enterprise software at its core.
Developers challenged to keep up with vulnerabilities in open source code components find an ally in Jason van Zyl and Sonatype's repository of reliable, secure code.