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 November 2012
Amazon Web Services CTO says promised land of cloud computing requires a new generation of applications that follow different principles.
Google cut storage prices by 20% at start of week, and then slashed another 10% in response to Amazon's price drops. Is there a storage price war going on in the cloud?
At its first developers conference, Re:Invent, Amazon features customers like Netflix and NASDAQ and disses its software firm rivals.
With Identity and Canvas plans, Salesforce can begin to provide services to enterprise applications that were thought to have been totally separate from CRM.
Red Hat broadens its open source cloud development platform, which increasingly competes with VMware's Spring and Cloud Foundry.
Google Compute Engine's first major upgrade adds 36 server instances to its cloud catalog, cuts prices to become more competitive.
Henry Wasik joins Joyent from Dell, where he lead networking unit; cloud software gets upgrade in early 2013.
Cloud computing has rewritten decades of technology rules. Take a closer look at 10 innovators who helped make it possible.
When a hurricane or other disaster threatens, why not just move critical systems out of the way? It can be done -- but not at the last minute.
Microsoft CEO discusses strategy to compete on multiple fronts: enterprise IT, consumer devices and application software.
Newvem's Cloud Smart Meter iPhone and iPad app provides analytics, efficiency reports for your Amazon cloud instances.
Engine Yard provides an online platform for application developers using different Web languages. Oracle's investment is a way to keep itself in front of those developers.
Amazon Web Services extends its reach around the world, offers full gamut of cloud services from new Sydney data center.
Now that VMware owns Nicira, how will Nicira continue to lead development of virtual networking in OpenStack? Nicira founder Martin Casado explains.
Amazon Web Services has lowered the pricing on two types of relational database service and on ElastiCache, its data-caching service.
Like VMware and the OpenStack project, open source cloud player Eucalyptus has been adding virtualized networking to its approach.
Jonathan Bryce, new OpenStack Foundation executive director, explains how the cloud project takes a democratic approach to win support for its open source work.
Motorola and Apple sued each other in Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin; Judge Crabb dismisses Wisconsin case. Next up, Washington State.
Microsoft's Windows Azure services and Office 365 cloud-based apps will be made available to millions of potential business customers in 33 cities in China.
Savvis offering competes directly with Amazon Web Services. Coming soon: daisy-chained data centers that allow systems in one locale to automatically fail over to another.
In lower Manhattan, Peer1 Hosting used a bucket brigade to replenish fuel for diesel generators on the 18th floor after pumps and the elevator broke down. In New Jersey, SunGard rerouted fuel trucks to avoid flooded intersections.