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 June 2008
Despite the hoopla about Microsoft's upcoming release, executive John Gilmartin says Hyper-V is six to seven years behind VMware's technology curve.
By charging only $65,000 per year, Sun hopes to challenge traditional commercial software providers that charge large license fees and maintenance costs.
Version 2.0 enhances current VMware virtualization software and will add support for managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environments by the end of the year.
Inspur Servers, the leading Chinese server maker, will sell, distribute, and support VMware's Infrastructure suite.
Iona will become a wholly owned subsidiary, making it likely that its Artix Web integration and Fuse SOA product lines will continue.
Endeavors Technologies' free Application Jukebox Lite will compete with products such as Citrix Systems' XenApp and VMware's ThinApp.
DynamicOps' VRM is a cross-vendor management tool, handling provisioning and decommissioning tasks on virtual machines.
Nokia's acquisition of Symbian and intent to make the popular operating system open source code changes alignments in the mobile device market. Nokia has now got a lever with which to extend Symbian's reach and make life more difficult for competitors.
The deal to buy Skywire Software may mark a new phase in Oracle's ongoing competition with SAP to become the world's largest applications vendor.
Hyperic launched a Web site that reports on the availability of Amazon.com's cloud computing services, such as Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service.
Linux kernel developers issued a statement saying binary drivers can't be viewed as an acceptable alternative to open source drivers.
The 1.5 version of the open source system used on software development projects produces an annotated log history to record what code was worked on by whom and what changes were made.
Such a move could spur the use of Linux as the operating system of choice in virtual machine environments.
The company's latest version of its Enterprise Virtualization Management suite expands its policy-based, virtual configuration management capabilities.
In the past, HP has linked its systems management software to VMware's through an external interface.
The software and services company has added support for VMware's Virtual Machine Interface into the SUSE Linux Kernel.
The company unveiled a batch of new or upgraded Business Service Management products at the HP Software Universe user group meeting in Las Vegas.
Entrepreneurs at Silicon Valley Launch get to pitch an audience full of venture capitalists and talent scouts from companies such as IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, HP, and Microsoft.
SOA Expressway is intended to speed up the conversion of large and small enterprise infrastructures to multiple, interoperable services.
Business process management software, portals, business-to-business software, and enterprise service buses are being added to application servers in the middleware category.
Peter Cooper-Ellis has joined SpringSource to lead the development and product management of SpringSource Application Platform.
The open source software vendor says the settlement protects the JBoss product line and all derivative works by independent developers using JBoss Hibernate.
In ThinApp 4, Application Link and Application Synch let customers run multiple versions of any application on any Windows operating system.
CA is focusing its line of management software products on enterprise IT environments, including managing virtualized systems.
At first, relational database was a highly mocked product, halting in its performance compared to the programmed-path systems. Now it represents an $18.6 billion a year market.
Instead of spending $250,000 on new Fibre Channel disks, state officials used Akorri's BalancePoint to realign the way logical storage units were using shelves to spread the I/O load.
Desktop virtualization has its dominant vendors, namely VMware and Citrix Systems. But in an embryonic field, consider the alternatives. I'd like to cite Neocleus, an Israeli firm, which is focused on running the virtual machine at the desktop, not on a central server, under a desktop hypervisor.
SolidDB is an in-memory relational database that can serve as a high-performance front end to either DB2 or Informix Dynamic Server.
Ed Boyajian, 45, former Red Hat VP and general manager of North American sales, will become president and CEO of EnterpriseDB next week.
Gray disappeared on his sailboat, "Tenacious," and despite an intensive search, no trace of his boat was ever found.
After trying all sorts of other vendors, the financial services firm built DynamicOps so well; it's decided to offer it as a standalone product.