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 December 2014
In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers.
Containers aren't just good for developers. They're good for cloud workloads, if their supporters can get the security right.
Travel analytics firm Boxever thrives while executing three or four updates a day to its core systems on Cassandra in Amazon cloud.
Microsoft's analysis of Nov. 18 Azure outage indicates engineers' decision to widely deploy misconfigured code triggered major cloud outage.
Online ad/coupon service uses API tools to provide targeted advertising for retailers and useful information to consumers.
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
Small, low-cost IaaS provider opens its first West Coast cloud facility.
Netcraft survey on world's largest web hosts shows DigitalOcean has risen to No. 3 from 568th place two years ago.
AWS embraces hybrid cloud by extending OpsWorks server management to systems assigned to run in customers' data centers.
Developers find the pay-off for DevOps and continuous delivery comes with cloud, Evans Data survey says.
Snappy, a lean Linux Ubuntu optimized for container operation, promises stronger security for Linux containers.
After a Moody's credit rating downgrade, Amazon will pay a higher rate to borrow than well-funded competitors, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, but says business expansion will pay.
After some controversy this week, Docker needs to show it has the maturity needed to manage an open source project.
Whether CoreOS's Rocket successfully challenges Docker's lead in cloud containers will come down to which gets DevOps right.
Faced with frequent complaints about complexity, Amazon stripped down the number of Reserved Instance types and simplified its billing.
Linux company CoreOS launches an alternative to Docker as a lean building block for future cloud environments.
Major retailers minimized wait times for mobile users over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping weekend. Exceptions included Best Buy and Staples.
Sika Group turns to Jitterbit to make Salesforce.com software-as-a-service function with SAP enterprise applications.