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 July 2013
PlanForCloud tool gathers cloud spending statistics that suggest ways many Amazon Web Services customers could save.
Cloudant code donation goes into Apache Foundation project to give CouchDB greater scale-out capabilities.
Free Windows 8 app compares speed and availability of cloud services using color-coded heat map.
In three years, OpenStack has taken the lead in open source for the enterprise cloud. Fall summit scheduled to take place in Hong Kong.
Dimension Data-sponsored research puts telco unit on top of most cloud vendor performance benchmarks. What are advantages in using a telco-owned supplier of cloud computing?
Google App Engine matches AWS in application caching service, but not, apparently, in price.
With Cloudsmith and its developer team, Puppet Labs will be able to move code from GitHub foundry to Amazon EC2; VMware a strategic partner.
Rackspace CTO John Engates says a "dedicated" server requires its own storage and network resources, something Amazon's public cloud doesn't offer.
The cloud community is busy debating how Amazon and a few other large vendors will dominate cloud economics. But it's far too soon to count out the newcomers.
CloudVelocity learns your systems and Amazon's processes, then streamlines migration of workloads into EC2.
Splunk, Sumo Logic say they're well prepared to compete against VMware's new vCenter Log Insight.
Apple vs. Samsung resumes in November, but Samsung throws new ammunition into its battle to reverse last August's billion dollar patent win for Apple.
Startup's focus on developers and simple, fast cloud access is winning customers from competitors including Rackspace, Amazon, and SoftLayer.
Reductions range from 37% to 80% as Amazon Web Services girds for fresh competition from IBM's Softlayer, newcomer DigitalOcean.
Three patent infringement lawsuits in 2012 resulted in damage awards of more than $1 billion, PricewaterhouseCoopers reports.
Sprint says its Velocity Service Bus, based on IBM's MessageSight mobile data appliance, will enable new uses for auto-generated data in apps.
Netcraft server survey spots Amazon.com growth spurt since Sept. 2012. It's unclear what portion is attributed to Amazon Web Services.
OpenStack gains a convert as IBM adds SoftLayer acquisition (and brand) to its new Cloud Services division.
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C Release 3 concentrates more system information into the management console's pane of glass.
With Stratos 2.0, WSO2 enables rapid deployment of multi-tenant applications on AWS, VMware and other OpenStack clouds.
Akamai Aqua Ion makes mobile content delivery decisions based on what works best for the end-user's device, location and needs.
Startup, led by former Yahoo CTO Raymie Stata, aims to turn 10- and 20-node Hadoop users into 100- and 500-node users.
Microsoft will support Ruby on Rails developers working in Engine Yard platform-as-a-service starting July 31.