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 April 2012
Zynga will sell cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to other game makers who want a hosting platform. With this innovative play, Zynga just became Amazon's competitor.
The VMware source code disclosure awakens a long sleeping fear for enterprise IT, that a compromised VM could become a listening post for snoopers, spies and malware makers.
Many technology suppliers don't understand the cloud and are slow to convert. Accenture says you should learn from the example of Salesforce.com and others.
Take an inside look at how Cardstore.com, acquired by American Greetings, achieved a 100-fold increase in traffic carrying capacity, to pave the way for this year's wave of Mother's Day card orders.
Microsoft expands its role in the data center with private cloud management tools, new cross-hypervisor management capabilities.
Former NASA CTO and Nebula founder Chris Kemp says private clouds will need to be based on a flexible, general purpose set of open source code that can work with public clouds.
Third parties Hostway.com and MorphLabs step in to give the open
source cloud project capabilities few thought likely.
Cloudscaling CTO Randy Bias jumps into fray, but does it really matter which private cloud open source code is the most "Amazon like"?
Rackspace has announced OpenStack as the basis for its Rackspace Cloud service, plus rolled out new networking, monitoring, and database services.
On Cloud Foundry's first birthday, VMware CTO Steve Herrod likened it to the Linux of cloud computing. That's not quite right, but this open source platform for developers could slay worries about cloud vendor lock-in.
With network operators preparing to enter the CDN field, Dell and EdgeCast team up to offer a faster, more efficient service.
Accenture becomes the first consulting company to offer customers a single contract to build, deploy, and manage applications on the Azure platform.
HP's new cloud services help enterprises implement an architecture internally now that will match up with an external cloud service provider later, paving a smoother road to future hybrid cloud operations.
Can IBM make people believe that it's committed to the cloud in the same manner as an Amazon or Rackspace? IBM's plans include much more than a place for Unix hardware.
Mahwah, N.J., data center will offer infrastructure-as-a-service to traders outside licensed New York Stock Exchange membership, starting in the third quarter.