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 March 2012
Verizon cloud unit uses technology from CloudSwitch acquisition to make it easy for reluctant cloud users to migrate in and out of infrastructure-as-a-service.
Music Mastermind, Coupa Software share why they turned to more than one cloud services supplier. Yes, you can mix and match Amazon and Rackspace.
Highly secure, highly networked Equinix facilities in Secaucus, N.J. and Chicago let enterprise customers install their own server racks, then manage them as private infrastructure-as-a-service operations.
Red Hat survives challenges from CentOS and Oracle to post revenues of $1.13 billion in fiscal 2012.
Partnership with Eucalyptus, the open-source purveyor of Amazon APIs, guarantees ongoing compatibility between public EC2 and private cloud operations.
$800 million deal with travel industry leader replaces
rivals' aging equipment with HP's latest virtualized, converged
Oracle announced third quarter gains Tuesday. But while it focuses on SAP, nimble rivals such as Salesforce.com and WorkDay loom large.
EMC buys Pivotal Labs, launches Greenplum Chorus to give data scientists social networking features.
Parade of CIOs at CloudForce shows how social networking inroads are making Salesforce.com a larger part of the IT infrastructure.
HP Always on Support will rely more on early diagnostics, less on fixing what's broken.
Twitter, Facebook, Salesforce.com, and Google partner gets Silicon Valley's biggest backing yet for a cloud startup.
Virtualization awareness, new file system, better memory management added to Oracle's optimized Linux for database operations.
Microsoft's post-mortem on recent Azure cloud outage says a deep Azure security mechanism contained a bug that didn't recognize Leap Day. This set off a cascade of false hardware failure notices.
Earlier this week, Amazon slashed cloud costs. Now Microsoft lowers entry-level pricing, offers slightly larger server instances to woo new customers.
Chips used to be all about clock speeds and shrinking circuit size. But Intel's newest chips for data center servers are all about networking, I/O, and data movement, in the age of virtualization.
Amazon Web Services lowers prices 5% to 37%, reducing the cost of an entry level compute unit and enticing largest customers with volume deals.
Is defective security certificate from a third party to blame for Azure outage? Microsoft won't say yet.