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 March 2013
Until now, OpenStack has appeared in the marketplace as a set of components in major Linux distributions. The Nebula One hardware appliance aims to simplify private cloud.
Cloud service prices change frequently. PlanForCloud, a free online tool, tracks those changes and calculates your potential deployment costs with six different providers.
Amazon Web Services adds security appliance to keep encryption keys out of common infrastructure, help public cloud users comply with strict compliance regulations.
Pivotal unit, set to launch April 1, will integrate an unusual and powerful set of software components into a single big data platform.
Users still prefer private, but worries about public cloud security and integration may be unwarranted, finds Everest Group in report to be presented at Cloud Connect.
Mirantis Fuel may prove a game changer by accelerating launch pace of OpenStack private clouds inside enterprises.
Infrastructure provider Joyent teams up with Cloudant to provide a scalable, NoSQL database as a service.
Shareholders raise heated questions about HP board's Autonomy investigating committee; narrowly fail to oust controversial board members.
IBM's embrace of OpenStack could hasten widespread adoption of an industry cloud standard.
These industry leaders helped propel cloud computing to the forefront of technology innovation.
Dallas-based SoftLayer has become an acquisition target; its cloud technology could help EMC or IBM compete with Amazon Web Services.
VMware announces Hybrid Cloud Services unit. Does that mean VMware IaaS, competing directly with Amazon, or continued reliance on partners?
Nimbula, an early cloud orchestration software maker, may bridge gap between Oracle products and growing, public cloud.
New facility enables Equinix to serve as cloud workload transfer point. Will AWS be a future customer?
British Telecom, Verizon, NTT, CenturyLink shaping up to compete with Amazon on IaaS and PaaS, research firm Synergy says.
Color-coded Utilization Heat Map visualizes AWS workloads that are near their peak capacity and those idling or underutilized.
eBay's new dashboard-based DSE standard measures data center efficiency, allows IT managers to achieve cleaner operations.
Bluelock opens VMware-compatible public cloud data center, as questions swirl on whether VMware will stay the course with vCloud or shift to OpenStack.
Need expert advice for configuring your cloud workloads? AWS and other vendors are jockeying to provide the best information.
Amazon Web Services' price drops for certain long-term cloud contracts expands the cost gap between Linux and Windows on EC2.
Cloud presentation service was never quite a fit for the virtualization infrastructure market leader, VMware acknowledges.
Pat Gelsinger asserts VMware ecosystem must capture customers before public cloud does. Will this be his Mitt Romney 47% moment?
ServiceMesh Agility 9.0 lets you release a cloud application into production, configure it in real time and manage it in Amazon, Rackspace, Cloud Foundry or Microsoft Azure environments.
San Jose Judge Koh cites jury error, cuts decision against Samsung by $450 million and sets new trial date to determine damages.
Virtual appliance compresses cloud data, eliminates duplicate copies to make moving data out of AWS faster, less expensive.