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 September 2013
Amazon's content delivery network CloudFront lets subscribers redirect visitors to desired content while avoiding dreaded 404 error messages.
IBM's SDN for Virtual Environments and IBM Programmable Network Controller puts it in competition with Cisco, VMware, Juniper and HP.
Oracle OpenWorld attendees discuss the products they're implementing, from Fusion software to hardware appliances.
Oracle says 12c, introduced at OpenWorld, is "virtualized" -- but you must look closely at what that actually means.
Cloud expert David Linthicum, speaker at Interop 2013 New York, shares advice on why an IT manager should play cloud architecture detective.
Bygones are bygones, as former database rivals Microsoft and Oracle link arms to entice cloud customers to choose Azure over Amazon.
Oracle backup appliance uses periodic snapshots, instead of long replication windows, to make recovery of hundreds of databases easier.
Integrating human capital management and talent management into other business apps gives Oracle stronger footing against challengers SAP, Salesforce.com and Workday, says president Mark Hurd at Oracle OpenWorld.
Nirvanix customers face a looming deadline to move data out of the cloud service. According to Nasuni's cloud data speed testing, moving small and medium files will be painful.
Microsoft teams with AT&T's NetBond to give customers a private network-like linkage to the Azure cloud. This option takes aim at Amazon's Direct Connect.
Cloud storage provider's pending shutdown gives customers 2 weeks to move data out -- and that's not enough time given bandwidth realities. One expert's advice: Panic now.
Cloud storage pioneer Nirvanix, in danger of closing without further financing, warns customers to retrieve data.
Startup Cloudius launches OSv, an operating system designed for virtualized cloud operations. Its rivals: Windows and Linux.
One in six IT managers still isn't sure what 'DevOps' means, but DevOps adoption speeds new services and products to market by 20%, new survey sponsored by CA says.
As Amazon adds flexibility to its Reserved Instance contracts, Cloudability launches tool to help customers make smarter choices.
AWS' HMSCloud encryption key storage service produced network errors in part of Zone B, causing system delays and failovers.
Datapipe will use technology from Israeli startup Newvem to supply pricing optimization to its AWS users.
Nebula co-founder Chris Kemp, known for the cloud experience he gained as NASA's CIO, will step aside as CEO to make way for Gordon Stitt, who brings an enterprise sales track record.
Microsoft technical fellow Mark Russinovich describes how the Azure cloud is expanding with open source, outside technologies.
Amazon reveals at Intel Developer Forum that Amazon Web Services services will carry "Intel Inside" moniker.
SoftLayer CTO Duke Skarda isn't a follower when it comes to virtualized cloud services, says dedicated hardware will still play a role.
CTO Jason Hoffman, the medical doctor turned cloud builder, is leaving Joyent but won't say what he'll do next.
VMware spinoff's first product, Pivotal One, arriving later this year, will pose open source competition to Amazon Web Services and others, Maritz says.
For Gap, the No. 3 company in the IW 500 ranking, building the right number of Ship From Store operations is critical to profitability.
Juniper approach to SDN based on a central controller, acquired with Contrail acquisition last December.
VMware User Group VMUG is becoming a leading force in the company's development strategy, particularly its virtualized networking and storage.
Next-generation Intel Atom C2000 processor is aimed at cloud functions, including micro-servers, switches and cold storage.
CLI exits developer preview, offers a "single, unified interface" to interact with 23 AWS services.