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 March 2016
HP Enterprise is bringing out its Gen9 Proliant servers with a non-volatile form of memory modules that extend server memory.
The Network Time Foundation saw a big jump in funding in 2015. While it's a step in the right direction, there's still much work ahead to shore up the open source Network Time Protocol (NTP) that synchronizes computer clocks around the world. Here's where the money is going, and what's still needed.
Developers can use IBM's latest cloud development tools and practices, including Watson analytical services, in Bluemix Garages.
There's not a business in existence today whose operations don't rely on the Network Time Protocol (NTP). Harlan Stenn is the chief maintainer of NTP. In the past year, security researchers have raised a number of concerns about the protocol, which Stenn is addressing even as he prepares a move of half the NTP infrastructure. Here's why it matters.
Mesosphere unveils two new products as tech giants, including Microsoft and HP, and venture funders bet that its Data Center Operating System will play an important role in container orchestration.
Oracle Cloud at Customer is designed to match what's in the Oracle Cloud with infrastructure running on customers' premises, managed by Oracle.
The cloud infrastructure market is growing at 20% annually, and HP Enterprise is the primary supplier of servers and storage, according to a new report from Synergy Research.
Red Hat in fiscal year 2016 became the first open source company ever to reach $2 billion in revenue, only four years after it reached the $1 billion mark.
Clair 1.0 is ready for production use to make containers more secure. Also, new threats will be added to its vulnerabilities database.
When it comes to software-defined infrastructure, a 451 Research survey finds financial services and healthcare lead the field as prime implementers, while retail continues to lag.
Not even VMware invaded the data center as quickly as open source container supplier Docker has in its first three years. In an interview with InformationWeek, CEO Ben Golub offers his vision for the future.
Could anyone have anticipated the size of the digital economy that would grow around AWS's S3 storage service when it launched a decade ago?
The Internet of Things is big, and only getting bigger. A new report from Ovum suggestions now is the time IT needs to get networks ready to collect all this data, and use it to business advantage.
The AWS Database Migration Service, which the company announced in October, officially came out of preview phase on March 15, after importing 1,000 on-premises database systems.
IBM's OpenWhisk is a new event-driven service for hosting and running developer's microservices that's designed to compete with AWS Lambda.
The Open Compute Project took several steps toward its goal of creating a set of building blocks for the modern data center with advances announced at its 2016 US Summit.
Equinix looks to build out an open source customer ecosystem based on the Open Compute Project and Facebook's Wedge switch in its 145 data center hubs.
The startup opens up a new avenue of hybrid cloud computing: a strong partnership between on-premises data storage and the cheap, expansive power of cloud servers.
Docker had its Swarm orchestration product tested against Kubernetes and claims the results show a 5X advantage in speed to initiation.
LinkedIn couldn't find a data set tracker to match all the data sets it was creating, so it invented one, WhereHows. The social network then made it open source.
Amazon has issued a recall for the plug-in power adapters that recharge the Kindle Fire 7 and Kids Edition because the assembly may break.
Over the last month, VMware has lost its CFO, its COO, and a networking expert. It's all part of the reality of adjusting to Dell finalizing its acquisition of EMC.
The Docker-based deployment pipeline can direct containers to Amazon, Azure, Google Compute Platform, or on-premises, depending on the user's wish.