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 May 2013
Amazon Web Services is on track to be a $24 billion annual infrastructure-as-a-service supplier within a decade, Morgan Stanley says. That's bad news for Red Hat, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM and Brocade.
Rackspace president Lew Moorman agrees on the power of hybrid cloud, but says rival VMware has the wrong notion of how it should work.
Amazon Web Services urges developers to use its single sign-on option, which would let Amazon, Facebook and Google users log in once for access to all three services.
CenturyLink unit adds space in 9 locations, plans to focus on recovery services.
VMware's strengths include its partner ecosysytem. But those partners must stare down some risk as VMware itself ventures into hybrid cloud services.
Mere seconds in response time cost Amazon and Yahoo plenty. EdgeCast's Transact provides a separate delivery network for distributing online retailers' content.
Joyent expands instance types to match Amazon's in size and price, adds "reserved" instances to better compete.
Google reduces per-gigabyte pricing for Cloud Datastore by 25%, reflecting falling cloud storage prices; read operations are cheaper, too.
Amazon cloud performance monitoring system goes a step further than competitors with specialized version that complies with federal security regulations.
VMware's Hybrid Cloud Service, detailed Tuesday, has important differences compared to Amazon Web Services. Customers will have to weigh the partner model and pricing.
Terremark CTO John Considine says VMware "is a great partner of ours." But Terremark built its own cloud provisioning software to run its operation.
Rackspace adds support for SDKs and APIs to its OpenStack Cloud, hoping to encourage developers to use its service.
VMware doesn't like the degree to which customers and partners have been implementing cloud using its products, and it's taking matters into its own hands. Will it truly compete with Amazon?
Google must convince enterprise IT managers that its infrastructure-as-a-service offering is a good fit. I am doubtful that Google is ready.
ServiceNow users share their experience with the SaaS offering. One uses IT service management for compliance and IT automation; the other has moved beyond IT into business services.
Cloud Provisioning acts as a virtual machine orchestrator for VMware and Amazon Web Services cloud environments.
Amazon Web Services VP Adam Selipsky sits down to talk about Amazon.com's DNA and its low-margin approach to cloud services vs. competitors.
3M Manager Bill Smyth wanted to launch a new business without plunging into the company's capital budget allocation process. So he used Microsoft's Azure cloud services.
Google cloud workloads have had to use Google's customized version of Linux. Now, Google is moving to a more standard form: Debian Linux.
Amazon Web Services offers more customers Direct Connect private-line access to AWS data centers. Move shows how public clouds can become direct extensions of enterprise data centers.
Think private clouds offer all the flexibility and none of the risk? IT is missing out if it doesn’t prepare for public cloud use.
Monitoring service uses an analytics engine to detect changes in application performance. It tracks apps inside the data center and those using cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services.
As VMware prepares for the public cloud market, compatible suppliers like Bluelock add services.
Bain Capital and three others will buy management tool vendor BMC, in a move that parallels Dell's effort to go private. Look for focus on cloud and self-service IT tools.
Dell buys Enstratius to gain ability to deploy workloads to 23 major and secondary cloud service suppliers.
Facebook's hardware design chief previews his Interop keynote by explaining why he decided to open source the company's data center designs.
Eucalyptus builds Netflix tools into the upcoming 3.3 release of its software for building an Amazon-compatible private cloud.
Will AWS cloud revenues soon stop appearing under Amazon's "other" column? And are they large enough to finance AWS's future on their own?