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 2009
Open source Zend Framework 1.8 includes APIs needed to invoke cloud computing and storage services and allows for more rapid application development.
IBM is the first major vendor to produce a cloud appliance for its customers, a sign of how the concepts of private cloud computing are changing.
Release 3.0 of Terracotta Server reduces database load by initiating Java Virtual Machines and application servers when applications are scaled up.
The SpringSource tc application server can be installed in place of Tomcat 6, the current Apache version, without disrupting applications, the company said.
Devices may now reliably upload RFID data through a periodic or occasional connection to BizTalk Server, as opposed to a continuous connection.
It's often seemed obvious to me that clouds and Linux go hand in hand. Amazon's EC2 started out running workloads under Linux in a modified open source Xen file format. So why couldn't the operation of the whole cloud be based on open source code?
Acquisition would allow Oracle to integrate an application, operating system, middleware, and database on top of its own hardware.
Big Blue is using EnterpriseDB to make it easier for DB2 users to migrate away from the Oracle database system.
Black humor about the Oracle Sun deal rippled through the MySQL Conference & Expo, but MySQL manager Karen Padin stood up for Oracle.
The vSphere 4 suite is meant to help the enterprise generate an internal cloud of x86 servers, then align it with external clouds.
Nobody believes Oracle bought Sun with a subsidiary notion of killing off MySQL. But black humor abounds among those heavily committed to the open source database system.
Version 5 lets console users deploy the application to a variety of enterprise environments, from a bare server to a private cloud.
I dialed in recently to an online technology discussion sponsored by Wikibon.org, a community of technology professionals. Speaking was Rich Avila, director of server and network operations at California State, who said saving power wasn't a fuzzy, feel good goal for him. It was a necessity.
By becoming a systems vendor, Oracle will move from being a software company to one that packages solutions "from database to disk."
The company's Integrity Center was conceived while analyzing 250 open source code projects Homeland Security.
The Linux kernel has a new advocate for clean code who is determined to clear up unresolved bugs.
Release 2.2 supports the Open Virtualization Format, which is recognizable by VMware's, Citrix's, and Microsoft's virtualization platforms.
Two recently enhanced software products are designed to build step-by-step workflows to create physical or virtual servers, so IT services can become routine.
A new staging version identifies problems long before a final review by Linus Torvalds.
Virtualization, cloud computing, and adoption by startups will make Linux the fastest-growing operating system, post economic downturn, report says.
The April 30 release of Ubuntu Server also will have the ability to migrate KVM-based virtual machines.
HP saves a customer with a mix of thin clients and Citrix Systems software.