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 August 2016
At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, customers of VMware took to the keynote stage to talk about adapting their data centers through changing times, with virtualization and vCloud Air.
As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers already have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. However, these customers do like the company's alliance with IBM.
The 4.7 Linux kernel includes enhancements to security, automated testing prior to release, and an average 7.8 additions per hour over 10 weeks of development. Here is a look at what IT pros need to know about the OS that powers everything from mobile devices to servers and supercomputers.
On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing.
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
Amazon's newly unveiled "Prime Air" 767 will help move customer freight faster and give the company yet another edge in the online retail market.
Industry consultant Tom Coughlin writes in a new paper that machine learning will extend the life cycle of flash memory, which experiences "cell wear" with repeated use.
C3 IoT is Tom Siebel's latest venture. The young Redwood City, Calif-based company is off to a fast start with industrial IoT applications, and now it's bringing a cross-industry platform to market.
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure-as-a-Service shows Amazon far ahead, but Microsoft gaining ground on the completeness of its IaaS offerings and ability to execute. Overall, the report shows that IT has different choices when it comes to IaaS.
A survey sponsored by Riverbed and conducted by Wakefield Research finds corporate networks will be tested as the 2016 Summer Olympics get underway in Rio.
Atos, the supplier of IT systems to the 2016 Summer Olympics, has been testing its technology for 200,000 hours before the games begin this week. Like many other businesses, Atros and the Olympics are relying on cloud services to insure information delivery.
Mesosphere announced its Data Center Operating System now works with data and message management systems from Lightbend, Confluent, and DataStax.