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 November 2011
When Amazon Web Services crashed in April, Netflix and Zynga kept operating because they designed their systems to accommodate that possibility.
Virtualization market leader VMware launched several bold initiatives in 2011--and made several missteps.
New VMware kid on the PaaS block takes "best overall" honors, while Google App Engine is best public and IBM SmartCloud best private cloud platform in Evans Data survey.
With Oregon data center, Amazon Web Services gives West Coast infrastructure-as-a-service customers a 10% price break.
BlueLock, which provides infrastructure services from its data centers, likes AMD cores for computing in highly virtualized environments.
Oracle's first update of Sun's Unix includes support for Oracle VM hypervisor and Solaris Zones.
A more trusted deployment process lets developers launch new code more often.
Agile developers want fast and frequent deployments. IT operations teams want stability. A growing movement is trying to bridge the gap.
Dell will be an honest broker on behalf of customers using hypervisor technologies from warring parties--who have shown no appetite for appeasing tensions themselves.
Bulldozer Opteron 6200 processor, first x86 chip to use up to 16 cores, aims to help servers host many virtual machines while consuming less power per core.
IT pros who've virtualized upwards of 70% of the data center share how they've solved problems that more cautious adopters have yet to see.
Compuware's Gomez links to Google Mobile Page Speed service to measure mobile application performance for 5,000 different devices.
In new Veeam survey, 38% of hypervisor users say they plan to switch vendors during the next 12 months. Cost cited as leading factor.
HP's tiny servers built on Calxeda's energy efficient Cortex chip are designed to handle large Web data streams, video processing, picture uploading, or Hadoop-style big data analysis.