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 January 2010
The database giant's executive VP, Thomas Kurian, details how Oracle plans to integrate Sun's software into its product lines.
The company's flagship relational database product now offers in-memory capability for sensitive transaction-based operations.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said Sun Microsystems will add $1.5 billion to Oracle's profitability within a year of the just-completed merger of the two companies.
Oracle on Wednesday will detail its post-acquisition plans for Sun Microsystems, which include preserving the Ultrasparc processor.
Building software appliances may become a standard way for distributing software
iSCSI serves as a satisfactory basis for implementing converged networking over 1 Gb Ethernet broadly used in corporate networking and data centers, Dell says.
Two weeks ago, HP and Microsoft announced they would jointly spend $250 million to better integrate their hardware and software systems. That's one of the first reactions to Oracle's expected acquisition of Sun Microsystems and its entry into the hardware business. More such alliances are likely to spring out of the ranks of Oracle's competitors.
The impact on MySQL and Java are the subject of industry chatter as Oracle's acquistion of Sun Microsystems lurches towards the finish line.
The Eclipse Foundation hopes to jump start its effort to achieve an OSGi-based application server by using code from VMware's Springsource.
Open source Eucalyptus Enterprise Server includes APIs that mimic the proprietary functionality of Amazon's EC2.
The startup supplies automated, online version of application integration, and seeks additional adapters and connectors from app writers.
Java applications get another scale-out feature when running with the 3.2 version of the Terracotta cluster caching system.
Cloud computing offers a potentially higher speed development platform. It's time to get started, say three Forrester Research analysts.