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 2015
HP and Microsoft were close associates in the early Windows era and the Azure cloud may bring them together again.
Direct Connect gives private line access to the AWS cloud, something enterprises are seeking as they send more workloads offsite.
Amazon has launched its fourth renewable energy initiative, a wind farm in Ohio, to increase its data centers' use of green power.
VoltDB's latest cloud performance benchmark claims IBM SoftLayer is 3X faster than Amazon, but that's only true if you compare apples to oranges.
Google has picked a member of its board of directors, Diane Greene, to lead a "combined cloud" team in competing for enterprise business.
Containers are making unrelenting advances into production systems, thanks to better security and management platforms from the likes of Docker, HP, Red Hat, and VMware.
Forrester says cloud challengers will have a hard time competing with incumbents in 2016. AWS, IBM, and Microsoft are "innovating like startups."
Docker unveils three ways to make containers more secure, especially when code is changed during its update cycle.
VMware's Photon Controller became open source code Nov. 16 in a bid to attract container users who wish to deploy containers with a microvisor.
Rackspace opens Carina service, which promises to make it simpler and faster to move containerized workloads to Rackspace and manage them once they are there.
CoreOS, supplier of a slender Linux for container hosts, has launched a container scanning service capable of detecting vulnerabilities.
IBM's quest to create 1 million new data scientists goes forward with a three-day training event and a test bed for taking its show on the road in 2016.
On the second day of KubeCon, developers describe the gains and challenges that are still ahead for the open source container orchestration system, Kubernetes.
Google-backed Kubernetes 1.1, released Monday, provides automated "horizontal scaling" of Linux containers, where new pods are created as needed.
OpenShift PaaS takes an increasingly sophisticated approach to managing containers and virtual machines on-premises and in the cloud.
CloudFlare is a startup that has invested in security-as-a-service, and distributes it with a low latency to the edge of the network. Microsoft, Google, and others have taken notice.
Red Hat and Microsoft, archenemies of yesteryear, bury the hatchet and vow to work together to make hybrid cloud computing easier.
Docker has issued the 1.9 release of its container platform, which includes a way for containers to discover and link to each other.
Intel has enhanced its Internet of Things platform, including new forms of silicon for "smart" things, partnering with other companies to put it to use.
Cisco's annual Global Cloud Index measures cloud traffic and utilization now and projected for five years. Spoiler alert: They're growing.
Oracle now wants its customers to migrate to the cloud, but it may be too little, too late. Here's why.