Profile of Charles BabcockEditor at Large, Cloud
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 3430
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 June 2013
CERN works with Rackspace to upgrade cloud infrastructure to OpenStack Grizzly in time for reactivation of its Hadron Collider, being used to pursue Higgs Boson particle.
This new relationship holds much promise for Oracle, not so much for Salesforce. It reminds me of Captain Ahab's relationship with the great whale.
Infrastructure-as-a-service provider sidesteps Amazon-style server packages, allows users to provision what they need.
$450 million in business up for grabs as DISA seeks provider for DOD cloud plans.
HP will migrate Catalonia's compute infrastructure and applications into an HP Enterprise Cloud facility.
Progress Software uses Rollbase acquisition to announce Pacific platform-as-a-service for cloud and mobile apps.
Despite a higher bid, Amazon gets CIA contract over IBM due to its deeper experience as a cloud services provider, says Amazon CTO Werner Vogel.
Joyent Manta Storage Service keeps big data close to the compute resources needed to analyze it.
Check out what the Structure 2013 LaunchPad winners can do with cloud, big data problems.
AMD touts its newer, low-power ARM chips, while Intel contends x86 remains the go-to chipset for the cloud.
Bluelock Recovery-as-a-Service allows midsized companies to avoid physical duplicates and store virtual machines at a distant location.
VMware says pre-paying for hybrid cloud services gives customers more control over "rogue IT spend," hopes it will keep them in the VMware fold.
Forrester examines IaaS and PaaS options for developers, as the line blurs between these two types of public clouds.
CenturyLink's cloud company, Savvis, broadens cloned app capabilities by acquiring automation platform AppFog.
Red Hat combines its Enterprise Linux with OpenStack to push its own private cloud stack alternative to VMware, Microsoft platforms.
CloudAware finds Salesforce.com's Chatter social platform a boon to helping companies monitor compliance, performance in Amazon Web Services workloads.
Amazon's slashes prices 18%-28% on its popular cloud database service, which includes Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server.
VMware has integrated server log file management into its overall operations product, bringing real-time analytics to server info.
Microsoft survey of 211 small businesses finds half use the cloud and after early experience, find it more reliable, secure.
Datadog differs from competing cloud monitoring systems by aggregating, analyzing data from other tools and systems. HP is a customer.
The New York Times misses the big picture with its take on data centers as "wildcat" utilities that need government oversight. There is no data center monopoly in northern N.J.
Compuware PureStack offers a 3-D view of software interactions as they cross systems to identify problems with individual components.
Zynga CEO Pincus reducing staff by more than 500 in bid to bring costs more in line with revenues; stock price drops again.
Kaiser Permanente partners with Apigee to make information about its facilities available for mobile app developers.