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 March 2015
After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production.
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
Cloud service provider Joyent bids for Docker workloads by claiming a more secure container environment, with an option for use in on-premises data centers as well.
NTP steward Harlan Stenn founded the Network Time Foundation four years ago as an umbrella group to unite and support time-synching open-source projects. But it hasn't gotten far with support.
Co-founder Solomon Hykes reflects on the startup's roots in Paris, its failed first effort to get containers moving, and how Docker then became a fast-growing data center hit.
InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and B of A are joining Goldman Sachs and Fidelity backing the open-source hardware movement.
Microsoft is working on a project to produce a programmable interface for Open Compute switches, coming later this year.
The Network Time Protocol provides a foundation to modern computing. So why does NTP's support hinge so much on the shaky finances of one 59-year-old developer?
The open source hardware movement opened its annual summit with some surprising new members and a focus on data center switching.
Red Hat has worked closely with Docker to produce a stripped-down version of Linux to run containers efficiently.
The pioneer of IT help desk automation tries to crack into legal, finance, and marketing by offering more customization.