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 June 2014
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
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VMware VP Mathew Lodge talks hybrid cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Docker containers.
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Amazon threatens VMware turf with a new Connector and Import Portal. VMware's response: Not true hybrid cloud.
Amazon Web Services makes a bid for VMware-based workloads by giving vCenter virtual machine admins a direct link to its EC2 cloud.
IBM refreshes its Bluemix platform-as-a-service in a bid to attract more agile and DevOps developers for its SoftLayer unit.
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