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 2013
IBM customers have been notified to move by Jan. 31; IBM SoftLayer unit operates 13 data centers.
Online retail giant seeks to foster faster deliveries, including same-day fresh groceries, through modern fulfillment centers.
Nebula configures the hardware, while GigaSpaces' Cloudify helps prepare complex legacy apps to migrate into an OpenStack private cloud.
PaaS firm formerly known as dotCloud changes its name to Docker after developers embrace open source Docker.org project.
Japanese telecom giant will pay $525 million for Virtela enterprise communications and $350 million for an 80% stake in RagingWire data centers.
Bromium's third round of financing brings total to $75.7 million as company positions itself for rapid growth.
Amazon reports higher-than-expected revenues in third quarter. Service revenues from AWS represent 84% of the monies in Amazon's long-shrouded "other" balance sheet category, analysts said.
Cloud users voted with their feet, made OpenStack topics the most popular sessions at Cloud Connect 2013. Here's what they learned.
ZipCar founder Robin Chase and other Cloud Connect 2013 speakers explain how cloud can help solve pressing world problems.
Cloud offers a low-risk, high-reward way to rapidly test new business ideas, much like successful fighter pilots can quickly adapt and outpace opponents, says BMC's David Roberts at Cloud Connect.
Cloud Technology Partners launches system that simplifies migrating legacy applications into the generic cloud, says Amazon version is on the way.
No two cloud infrastructure vendors are exactly alike.
OpenStack is building up services fast, including some aspects of platform-as-a-service, in its new Havana release. That increases its appeal as the basis for private cloud in the enterprise.
Aura Collaboration Environment helps developers put teleconferencing, messaging and other collaboration services directly into business applications.
HP helps a customer move crucial data out of the Nirvanix cloud, through a migration script and across 200 miles to HP Public Cloud.
New IBM patent shifts VMs to load balance network bandwidth, making better use of all computing and network resources.
Nimsoft Monitor Snap for 30 devices is available for free download; CA seeks to build community around it.
Microsoft offers customers an easy roadmap into the cloud through the familiar Windows Server management console.
AMD-owned SeaMicro says cloud server technology it developed with Verizon is more energy efficient and can be managed as easily as on-site hardware.
Verizon's cloud unit has re-architected seven cloud data centers with "triple" their former density of infrastructure.
Nirvanix partner IBM helps storage users exit the cloud service; CoreSite and Rackspace offer further assistance.
Online retail giant readies fulfillment staff for holiday sales expected to be 40% ahead of last year.