Profile of Charles BabcockEditor at Large, Cloud
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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 February 2012
Microsoft leader's post mortem on Azure cloud outage cites a human error factor, but leaves other questions unanswered. Does this remind you of how Amazon played its earlier lightning strike incident?
Microsoft Azure cloud services dashboard shows access problem in three regions; most users back online within eight hours.
In a cloud project, common sense gets you only so far: then the pain really kicks in. Consider these four issues still plaguing even the experts.
Dell evolving its business away from a reliance on PC shipments toward supplying high-end servers, appliances, and rack-mount virtualization packages for the enterprise data center.
Salesforce.com keeps furthering its reach into more corners of its customers' operations. The competition has noticed.
Having lowered prices for storage, Amazon hints that similar cuts could come to other areas of its cloud services.
Brazil, China, and some European countries have erected barriers to free flow of data, due to fears of U.S. domination of cloud market, says BSA.
Hortonworks will collaborate with Teradata on cooperative data exchange tools and a reference guide for when--and how--to use Hadoop.
With private cloud, Zynga found it could do the same work it had been doing on Amazon EC2, but with one-third the
number of servers. Go inside the how and why of the move.
Amazon EC2 users can now back up VMs and data at SunGard data centers, not just on Amazon's infrastructure. The move may reflect customer pushback regarding Amazon's April 2011 outage.
From Amazon to Zynga, cloud leaders at the conference gave some interesting sneak peeks at the future of cloud computing. Take a look ahead.
Generation 8 of ProLiant will include more automated features and self-healing mechanisms.
Nimbula Director 2.0 shakes hands with VMware's ESXi, but only for the purpose of building Amazon-like clouds.
Social networking game supplier has brought the bulk of its operations in house after launching games in EC2's public cloud.
Service reports Amazon cloud expenses in the middle of the month and forecasts what they'll be by month end--before it's too late.
Cloud is an enabler of new business models, but too many companies are just experimenting or improving existing processes and not taking full advantage of the technology, says IBM.
There are many issues that need to be resolved as the new cloud glitterati gathers in Santa Clara. But don't hold your breath.
This year, implementing cloud computing will take precedence over defining it at the annual Santa Clara show that helped define cloud architecture.
Startup Symform offers up to 200 GBs free using a network of participants' excess capacity.
Amazon Web Services' users will get up to 13.5% off their bill, depending on how much they store.
VMware users who want to run virtualized workloads in the cloud now have 94 cloud service providers to choose from in a
wide variety of worldwide geographies.
SoftLayer's customers can move data with the click of a button from virtual servers to physical and back, whenever they choose, in SoftLayer data centers.
Take a peek at why CSC, just the latest fan of VBlocks, used the virtualization technology to build eight cloud data centers.
Six Flags and Yelp reveal how they've made the public cloud work for their businesses.
As Amazon reported a 35% jump in revenue, it dodged key questions about Kindle Fire and AWS cloud services--namely, whether AWS is helping Amazon's bottom line or still working toward a breakeven point.