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 2014
Some skeptics say Amazon's cloud dominance wears thin. I say Amazon's destiny in the cloud is in its own hands -- and you can't say that for IBM, Google, or Microsoft.
Cloudify 3.0 gets feedback loop, combines cloud orchestration and monitoring.
Many Internet of Things devices communicate insecurely, warns HP's Fortify unit.
Revenue came in at the high end of expectations, though expanded product line "will take time to ramp."
Docker's purchase of the UK startup Orchard Laboratories gives it the Fig container orchestration system to speed up program development.
Cisco's DevNet aims to help network software developers bridge the gap to working in the software-defined network.
Small and midsized businesses say cloud is key to customer service, expansion, finds survey by Oxford Economics for Windstream.
CEO Frank Slootman, backed by KPMG survey results, says time is right to build services that cut across devices and employee groups.
VMware partners with China Telecom and Japan's SoftBank to expand vCloud Hybrid Service footprint.
Chef, a leading open-source configuration system, finds Docker's Linux containers fit into its workflow and aid DevOps-oriented operations.
Cloud-services supplier changes direction in competition with Amazon and Microsoft. New "managed cloud" approach will charge for specialized services on top of infrastructure.
A year after it was acquired by IBM, SoftLayer gains SSDs, new data services, and expanded reach as IBM pursues its goal of 40 cloud centers by year's end.
IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Docker unite behind Google's Kubernetes as a container management system.
Storage Analytics app applies predictive analytics to virtual storage problems inside customers' VMware-equipped data centers.
Oracle VM 3.3 includes a technology preview of its OpenStack distribution, enables virtualized Oracle databases to run in the cloud.
Managed service providers are turning outsourced services into more cloud-like offerings; bare-metal servers in the cloud now a trend on the rise.
Amazon Web Services feels the breath of competition, responds with lower cost, "bursty" T2 instances.
Enterprise platform-as-a-service provider discusses Docker's role in a future, developer-driven, Linux-container world.