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 April 2011
For the cloud to be a permanent platform for enterprise computing, it can't be an environment where both computing and errors just occur on a larger scale.
Acquiring the presentation software company and pushing into end-user apps seems strange, but the virtualization firm's new VP of apps insists it's core to what they do.
Contingency plans kept Bizo and Mashery up and running during the Amazon service outage, offering lessons to other cloud-based businesses.
Borrowing ideas from Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, Vantage is building three wholesale data centers in Santa Clara that focus on energy efficiency.
Jeff Epstein has resigned as CFO, a job he had held since August 2008 when he took over the post from Catz.
The conference will offer a wide variety of panel discussions, keynotes, and workshops from the likes of CloudScaling, Microsoft, Rackspace, and other leading vendors and analysts.
Amazon's "availability zones" were a key protective concept for the cloud, but they failed to protect access to data when EC2 went down.
Zend Technologies will supply the tools and development environment in partnership with RightScale, which will provide application deployment to multiple clouds.
One-size-fits-all won't work any more. A tech company may need 4-5 business models to survive.
Suite of services aims to help modernize aging mainframe systems to achieve more streamlined operations, greater flexibility, and more innovation.
Big technology firms like the monolithic business model they're familiar with; Accenture says they'll need five.
Developers using Microsoft's Azure cloud and Google's App Engine cloud are the main target of VMware's Cloud Foundry platform as a service.
CEO Zuckerberg unveiled how the firm borrowed key design principles from its predecessors, while at the same time advancing the state of the art.
The partnership with Egenera allows HP to add more converged networking expertise and improved disaster recovery for data centers.
The firm is plunging fully into the cloud, launching a range of cloud services tuned to the needs of enterprise users.
Making it sound simple is not the same thing as making it simple; there's work to be done to get users into the cloud.
The engineering organization aims to develop a cloud portability roadmap and interoperability standards, while breaking down single-vendor formats.