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Charles Babcock
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This is going to stir up some Red Hat OpenShift supporters. They don't view their platform as a service as "struggling."
http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/platform-as-a-service/red-hat-openshift-commons-adds-fuel-to-cloud-foundry-competition/d/d-id/1319264?
Red Hat looks to boost its cloud development platform by giving it a Commons where developers may exchange best practices.
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IBM Promises Bridge From Data Center To Cloud by @babcockcw via @InformationWeek http://ubm.io/1MP7sGG
IBM said at its Interconnect conference its new services will allow easier shifting between the enterprise data center and public cloud.
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Too much angst? There's less than meets the eye to the Verizon Cloud maintenance update.
http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure-as-a-service/verizon-cloud-outage-draws-overblown-angst/a/d-id/1318564?
Verizon Cloud's planned 40-hour outage set off outraged critics, but long-term implications will make the cloud service more stable and more competitive.
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Interesting online grocery shopping firm makes effective use of public facing APIs to build new types of services. It's a small market today; supposed to grow to $100 million.
http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/software-as-a-service/mywebgrocer-taps-power-of-api/d/d-id/1318296?
Online ad/coupon service uses API tools to provide targeted advertising for retailers and useful information to consumers.
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Docker will survive the tempest, but at the moment, the helmsman aboard this ship is looking for his sea legs. http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure-as-a-service/docker-founder-must-right-his-ship/a/d-id/1317910?
After some controversy this week, Docker needs to show it has the maturity needed to manage an open source project.
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Linux company CoreOS launches an alternative to Docker as a lean building block for future cloud environments.
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Things you thought you knew about Linux but which bmay surprise you  http://www.informationweek.com/software/7-linux-facts-that-will-surprise-you/d/d-id/1319177
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
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Google and VMware cooperate to bring high level Google cloud services to the struggling VMware vCloud Air public cloud.
http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure-as-a-service/stop-amazon-a-new-era-of-cloud-co-opetition/a/d-id/1319103?
The recent VMware and Google partnership shows how far competitors will go to keep would-be cloud customers from flocking to Amazon.
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Big changes underway in the data center, leading to more efficient use of the power consumed. The models include Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft.
http://www.informationweek.com/infrastructure/pc-and-servers/data-centers-slash-energy-usage/d/d-id/1318471?piddl_msgid=278626&piddl_msgposted=yes#msg_278626
Modern data centers use open and green tech to respond faster to customer needs while cutting 40% of electricity use.
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After some controversy this week, Docker needs to show it has the maturity needed to manage an open source project.
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Rocket versus Docker -- This is not a mutually exclusive pair of options for Linux containers:
http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/platform-as-a-service/rocket-vs-docker-will-come-down-to-devops/a/d-id/1317874?
Whether CoreOS's Rocket successfully challenges Docker's lead in cloud containers will come down to which gets DevOps right.
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Sika Group turns to Jitterbit to make Salesforce.com software-as-a-service function with SAP enterprise applications.
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Technology journalist, editor-at-large
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  • InformationWeek
    Editor at Large, 2003 - present
  • InteractiveWeek
    Technology Editor, 1997 - 2001
  • MainSpring
    Web analyst, 1996 - 1997
  • Computerworld
    W. Coast Bureau Chief, 1992 - 1996
  • Digital News
    Editor in Chief, 1988 - 1992
  • Computerworld
    Technical Editor, 1984 - 1988
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25 years following computing industry, changes in IT.
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Focused professionally on the changing architecture of the data center and large scale computing, including cloud and virtualization. Hobbies: Hiking with Kathy, sailing, playing basketball, reading novels, biographies, and exploring early aviation.
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Author of Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution, a McGraw Hill book.
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  • Syracuse Univresity
    Journalism, American History and Lit., Political Science, present
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