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 2014
Hong Kong SoftLayer facility will open April 14 and offer Watson, BlueMix, and other cloud services.
Let's put this week's cloud price cuts in context. Cash-rich Google has made it harder for Amazon to profit on AWS. Whether or not Google steals a ton of AWS customers, Google wins.
Amazon trotted out a wide range of price cuts to Amazon Web Services products one day after Google made a similar announcement.
Virtualization and cloud computing are creating the most significant shift in datacenter design in 25 years, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will tell Interop audience in keynote address.
Google cloud architect Urs Holzle has a plan for more robust cloud services to compete with Amazon Web Services. But Google's cloud to-do list remains long.
Cisco's $1 billion cloud investment is not about competing with Amazon, Google, or Rackspace to supply general-purpose IaaS. Cisco and its partners will offer a global chain of datacenters to serve as a backbone for the Internet of Things.
Agile, DevOps, and cloud form an almost-holy triumvirate with a common theme: Software rules.
Connection Draining enables AWS customers to shutter unneeded virtual servers without disrupting users' in-flight requests to apps.
Open source developer adds container certification for Enterprise Linux apps, aims to improve workload portability and ease maintenance burden.
Cisco, SAP, Salesforce.com back MuleSoft and its quest to simplify on-premises and cloud integration; $131 million raised so far.
As PayPal transforms itself for transactions over smartphones and other mobile devices, it's found Node.js to be an indispensable tool.
Insiders have publicly bet against Red Hat's platform-as-a-service, but I say it will stand by OpenShift without regret.
Amazon Prime customers get free deliveries and instant streaming video downloads. But will they accept a $20 price hike?
Red Hat tries to catch Cloud Foundry by adding .Net and SQL Server capabilities to its open source PaaS project.
Fast-growing cloud startup plans to hire more engineers and build new data centers.
As allies and competitors line up behind the new Cloud Foundry Foundation, where does that leave Red Hat and its support of OpenStack and Project Solum?
IBM execs tout Watson-as-a-Service, venture funding to tech startups in California.
VMware seeks FedRAMP authority to offer cloud services to federal agencies, will offer them from data centers run by Carpathia.
Leading cloud security group lists the "Notorious Nine" top threats to cloud computing in 2013; most are already known but defy 100% solution.