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 2009
Governance Registry 3.0 serves as both an open source locator of services for parties seeking them and a manager of the software lifecycle of services.
The next step for netbooks may be open source code that exploits the netbook's connection with the Internet and adds telephony services.
Test suite seeks to overcome limitations of testing in Agile development process, and ease creation of tests for software quality.
By putting multiple terabytes of data into the RAM of a grid and coordinating its use, Coherence 3.5 makes it possible to run an application on fewer servers.
The software giant has formed a priority list of future Linux drivers it will work on as part of its roadmap, Sam Ramji, Microsoft's platform strategy chief, says.
Withholding the 20,000 lines of code for the Linux kernel would have put Linux virtual machines at a disadvantage.
Tim Grance, program manager for cyber and network security at National Institute of Standards, says standards are essential to cloud computing. And among those standards must be additional standards for moving virtual machines from cloud to cloud, something we still lack.
New PHP package for Ingres applications is meant to ease the way for MySQL developers.
Seeking to manage virtual machines in the cloud from the same management console as on-premises VMs, BMC is enabling internal data centers to work with external resources.
Until Oracle owns Sun, it must help maintain credibility of the UltraSparc product line or watch Sun customers start migrating en masse to a new vendor.
Open API will give cloud users control over managing workloads in the Rackspace cloud. Amazon uses proprietary APIs to give customers access to EC2.
Citrix and Microsoft move closer together as joint vendors of virtualized applications and desktops.
Composer 3.0 can be used in building virtualized files to be exported to Amazon's EC2 or to build a "cloudburst" workload that is run primarily in an enterprise data center.
Chargeback allows IT managers to valuate various types of virtual servers per hour of use. AppSpeed monitors application response times.
Pixorial, which offers video editing and hosting, had to tackle two virtualization problems -- putting enough VMs on its servers and keeping the them from choking on data.
Software tracks virtual machine growth and deployment, helping IT managers avoid VM sprawl.
vRanger Pro 4.0 has been redesigned with broader virtual machine data protections built into it.
Distributed Resource Scheduler in vSphere 4 monitors virtual machine usage across a server cluster to see whether the VM is loaded on the server that best meets its needs.
The thin client supplier's Virtual Desktop Accelerator addresses latencies and packet loss in the Internet's TCP/IP network.
Sameer Dholakia of VMLogix is not the most prominent spokesman for virtualization. But his firm's product, LabManager, supplies a strong core function--provisioning the virtual server. Furthermore, VMLogix doesn't care whether it's a VMware, Citrix or Microsoft virtual machine, making Dholakia one of the few CEOs with a vision of a multi-hypervisor future.
The 8.4 release of the database project offers improved administration, security, monitoring, and SQL features.
Consulting service would encourage the concept of hybrid clouds -- open source private clouds that align with Amazon's EC2 public cloud.
Oracle President Charles Phillips traveled to Washington, D.C. to host the launch of the next-gen foundation for the company's Fusion Applications.