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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 2010
Aimed at cloud-based applications, the Zend Unlimited Subscription allows customers as many instances as they want without the need to calculate licensing.
In June, Red Hat moved its Deltacloud open source project into the Apache Software Foundation's incubator. In July, Rackspace made its Cloud Files code open source and will collaborate with partners in the OpenStack project. The Open Cloud Standards Incubator at the DMTF is producing another set. Isn't this just too much open source?
Werner Vogels used the micro blogging service to respond to reports that Eli Lilly, a leading EC2 customer, was "dumping" Amazon Web Services.
The 8.4 version includes protection against SQL injection attacks and compatibility features to make it easier to migrate Oracle applications.
Deltacloud APIs work with the NASA Nebula cloud engine and converts it into an alternative open source project.
The goal is a set of standard application programming interfaces, usable by all vendors, for each phase of cloud operation.
By launching a secure "cloud isolation layer," CloudSwitch says it can maintain enterprise ties and monitoring to workloads sent to the cloud.
There's a new kid in town when it comes to open source code in the cloud. It's Rackspace's OpenStack, based on both Rackspace's and NASA Nebula's existing cloud engines. Wasn't there already sufficient open source code in play? Why do we need this initiative on top of those already afoot? Actually, we need 3-4 such initiatives.
Second quarter revenues and net income jumped above levels set in 2009, prompting an optimistic prognosis for the year.
The Ehcache 2.2 elastic caching platform can manage up to a terabyte of data in server memory to meet higher traffic demand by speeding application response time.
Heroku Add-on System will make it possible for the Ruby developers to make use of Apache's open source CouchDB and offer systems capable of storing the unstructured data generated by web applications.
Virtual Privilege Manager protects the service console used to access a virtual machine hypervisor.
A UK pest control company with an international presence has standardized on Google Gmail and Google Apps as a way to tie together a diverse company in 50 countries. "This was never about cost reduction. It was about collaboration," said CIO Bryan Kinsella at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London.
Speed and scalability of live virtual machine migrations are substantially increased with the 4.1 release.
The Cluster Compute Instances can be used to form 32-core, high performance computing clusters able to communicate at ten times the speed of standard EC2 instances.
"This offers scalability, efficiency, and the ability to rapidly respond to changing situations," said James Barrese, vice president of technology at eBay, which partnered with Microsoft on the appliance.
The National Health Service in Britain isn't universally admired for its IT efficiency. But Miles Gray, the urbane hardware solutions architect for the NHS, said at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London that if carefully implemented, the cloud can help the service gain effectiveness and save expenses.