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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 September 2007
Controlling virtual machine "sprawl" is a problem that's beginning to be addressed by tools like startup Embotics' V-Commander.
If a virtualization hypervisor is in some respects a stripped down operating system, then KVM, with its access to kernel resources, is a stripped down hypervisor.
The company recently upgraded its Surgient Virtual Lab Management Applications 5.3 to support a wider variety of guest operating systems, 64-bit hosts, and complex networking scenarios.
I had the chance recently to talk with George Glass, chief architect of the British telecommunications company BT, about its massive SOA conversion. I asked him how he kept the services being created aligned with a rapidly changing business. The question was simple ... but the answer wasn't.
360Desktop reorganizes the standard Windows desktop into a panoramic, revolving pane of glass thousands of pixels long.
Subscription revenue was $109.2 million in the second quarter, up 29% from a year ago and 6% over the previous quarter.
Hyperic Enterprise will come with 35 pre-built JasperReports, giving system administrators basic information on what systems are running and how well they are performing.
The company was co-founded by former XenSource guru Moshe Bar and former Cisco director of engineering Rami Tamir.
The former government entity uses 35 fraud detection patterns to combat fraud and ensure student loans are processed correctly.
The configurations provide a number of connectors and plug-ins so that they can be managed with both Dell tools and Microsoft software.
The suit charges that Monsoon Multimedia is using open source BusyBox, a set of tools and utilities issued under the GPLv2, without making the code in which it's embedded freely available to other developers.
Virtualization is well under way at some shops, just getting started at others. The goal is primarily server consolidation, but many fringe benefits follow.
Electronic patient records promise big savings in health care, but two CIOs at the InformationWeek 500 Conference warned today that "IT is not the answer to every business problem" in health care.
SCO's move to file for bankruptcy protection may be the last chapter in this ill-starred case. SCO's ongoing legal expenses and rapidly declining shareholder value bode ill for a once-proud company.
Virtual chip architectures, virtual I/O -- what's the limit?
The 5.1 MySQL prerelease beta code will be able to detect and monitor replications of a central database and track their performance in real time.
The Stanford professor makes a compelling case at VMworld for virtualization as a panacea for data center woes.
The Branch Edition adds support for SWIFT financial transactions, HL7 and HIPAA health information, and AS2 insurance information.
VMware's customers plan to check out other virtualization options, but are pretty happy with the vendor's products, an informal survey shows.
The Cisco CEO said future business productivity gains will be built on collaboration, virtualization, and social networking changes that "will come straight into your business with a vengeance."
VMware co-founder Mendel Rosenblum says virtualization will be a feature of hardware, rather than a feature in the operating system.
Virtual Iron, which had early success with Internet-hosted service providers, is offering an upgraded version of its low-cost, hypervisor-based set of software to small and medium businesses.
Dell, IBM, HP, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, and NEC all said they are committed to producing servers with VMware's ESX Server hypervisor pre-installed.
VMware and XenSource announce thin versions of their hypervisor technology that can ship pre-installed on hardware.
In a previous search, satellite images were used to try to track down missing Microsoft computer scientist Jim Gray.
The Center for Internet Security will be floating an early version of a "hardened" set of security guidelines for VMware's ESX Server.
Losing the fast-track vote may mean Microsoft has missed its best opportunity to get OOXML approved.