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 September 2008
Not everybody remembers a little outfit called Wily Technology. It was a Silicon Valley startup that caught my eye because it did something that made eminent common sense: it watched a running Java application the way an end user would experience it on the Internet. In January 2006, CA acquired the eight-year-old company for $390 million.
A California bill calls for interoperable records and a full, hospital-running health care IT system that's open source. That's music to provider Medsphere, which backs OpenVista.
When it came to business process management, the power company needed a bridge between its reliance on Oracle databases and SAP applications.
The enhancements make it possible to run multimedia presentations over Remote Desktop Protocol such as voice combined with images.
Deal with Amazon means customers can subscribe to Oracle databases as a service.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced a high-end, high-performance HP Oracle Database Machine in San Francisco yesterday. LGR Telecommunications has been working with such a Database Machine for more than a year, while the kinks were still being ironed out. Chief architect Hannes van Rooyen says it's an ideal design for taking on massive data loads with rapid cycle times.
Oracle in tandem with HP is bringing out its first hardware product, a database machine, which Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says is suitable for high end, high performance data warehouses.
Instead of fresh news, Andy Mendelsohn, senior VP of database server technologies, offered a clinic on Oracle 11g best practices at Oracle OpenWorld.
As part of its Fusion line of middleware, Oracle will try to make it easier to develop applications for such grids by adding new capabilities to its JDeveloper toolset.
Oracle's overall cloud plans include investing $3 billion on integration this year across 20,000 developers with access to 30,000 servers.
Information buried in it may now be accessed from any network, including the Internet's TCP/IP, without building network interfaces.
The latest version contains 130 new features for high availability, performance, and ease of use, including disaster-recovery features for a failed virtual machine.
VMware CEO Paul Maritz has unfurled a vision of virtualization as the enabler of future, flexible data center management -- the company's response to Microsoft making its Hyper-V hypervisor a cheap feature of the server operating system.
IT managers for some time will be cobbling together software to get the performance they want.
Quest's Experience Optimization Pack works in a standard Microsoft desktop environment across hypervisors from VMware, Microsoft, Virtual Iron or Parallels to give users of virtualized desktops a richer experience.
The company's FactFinder product will initially work with applications in virtual machines generated by VMware's ESX Server and with Citrix Systems XenServer.
With the release of BizTalk 2009, Microsoft will commit itself to a cycle of upgrading the software on a two-year basis, a cycle that has been somewhat unpredictable.
VirtualBox enables a developer to develop code on a Mac, a Windows, Linux or Solaris machine and then run it in a virtual machine that mimics its target environment.
The addition of Qumranet and its KVM hypervisor will give Red Hat Enterprise Linux a chance to play an expanded role in enterprise virtualization.
HP's Proliant BL495c G5 will host up to 32 virtual machines, based on each virtual machine needing a minimum of four Gigabytes of memory.
Would you want your company to be acquired by a larger company, I remember asking Ross Mason, founder and CTO of MuleSource, which provides the Mule enterprise service bus as an alternative to commercial integration products. His answer surprised me.