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 July 2008
Its pace of growth exceeded the 12.6% rate of growth for the database market as a whole during 2007 and most of its relational database competitors last year.
Any release of Enterprise Linux is given a seven-year lifecycle of support, but the level of support drops back in the fifth year, then is reduced further in the sixth and seventh years.
New CEO Paul Maritz, who took over the CEO reins from Diane Greene in an abrupt changeover July 8, timed the ESXi announcement with VMware's 2Q earnings report.
By tying project and portfolio management into existing technology optimization products, HP helps data centers answer difficult questions about what software can be fixed and what should be replaced.
This is the sixth lawsuit the Software Freedom Law Center has filed on behalf of BusyBox seeking to uphold open source software principles.
Open source databases are being adopted for use with interactive Web apps, small portals, RFID applications, and other new workloads in the enterprise.
The free tools focus on the OVF standard, which should give IT managers more flexibility in deploying virtual machines.
The tools will let IT managers generate virtual workloads and run them under hypervisors from Citrix Systems, Microsoft, or VMware.
The Zimbra Mobile for iPhone 2.0 service allows two-way synchronization of e-mail, calendars, and address books.
The company's TeamDemand, TeamFocus, and TeamAnalysis are designed to provide visibility into the software development process.
The total database market grew at a rate of 12.6% in 2007 and hit $18.8 billion, compared with $16.7 billion the year before, says IDC.
In addition to the license change, Samba 3.2 brings support for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, better conservation of memory, and a registry-based configuration system.
Thrift helps keep Facebook's many moving parts working together and keeps outside developers producing new applications in the language that is best for the task.
Version 8.04, also known as the Hardy Heron release, is shrink wrapped for $19.99 and includes other open source software.
As earnings slip, EMC exerts control over its virtualization subsidiary.
Paul Maritz is a 14-year veteran of Microsoft who came with a recent EMC acquisition, Pi Corp., a company created to build personal software to be used from inside the cloud.
Rational Requirements Composer will use a wiki-like collaborative environment to elicit feedback and definition on requirements for a software project.
With the re-engineering, JBoss Application Server may take on distinct personalities, since the core microkernel has been stripped down to essentials.
Ratproxy was developed by Google security expert Michl Zalewski, who will continue to help maintain it.
With a container approach from Parallels' Virtuozzo, memory consumption and processor overhead are reduced through the use of one operating system per host.
Michael Robertson says Microsoft's imposing lead in the desktop market means Linux should look to next-gen devices for growth.
Linspire produced Click'N'Run as a way of finding, reviewing, and downloading a copy of desktop software available on the Internet, including the Linspire Linux distribution.
B-hive Conductor will allow VMware to add proactive management of applications running in virtual machines.
BEA's WebLogic will become Oracle's strategic application server and will undergo very little reengineering, Oracle president Charles Phillips said.