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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 August 2010

VMware Has More Of The Market Than IDC Figures Show

8/31/2010
VMware isn't letting much moss accumulate under its feet as it continues expanding what it plans to do with its virtualization software portfolio. VMware executives have taken to expressing the expanding horizons of virtualization as a theme. They say they refer customers to "the journey," not one set of limited data center goals.

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Cloud: Professional Data Center Group Says Get On With It

8/25/2010
Two years ago it would have been impossible for a professional manager's association to produce a position paper, Guiding Data Centers to Cloud Computing. The "cloud" was still being disparaged in too many quarters. Now it's become respectable. I miss the days when the topic was more disputable and, in some quarters, disreputable.

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Virtualization Is IT Journey That Begins With Consolidation

8/23/2010
As IT shops look at their gains from consolidating servers, they realize this was just a first step brought about by implementing virtualization. Once you've consolidated, you realize how many more steps are both possible and necessary if virtualization is going to lead to more payback.

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RightScale Scales Up To 1.3 Million Servers In View

8/19/2010
RightScale announced a little while ago that it was managing over one million servers in the cloud through its management platform. That would be a million virtual, not physical, machines, but the number is still impressive. Maybe the return on cloud computing lies in supplying front-end management as much as in infrastructure.

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Nimbula Rains On Narrow, Proprietary Cloud Formats

8/13/2010
In addition to Mark Shuttlesworth, CEO of Cannonical; Simon Crosby, CTO of the cloud division at Citrix Systems; and Paul Maritz, CEO of VMware, lets add another distinguished South African to the annals of virtualization and cloud computing: Chris Pinkham, founder and CEO of Nimbula.

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Cloudera Gives Hadoop A User Interface, Deployment Tools

8/6/2010
Hadoop, the system that takes advantage of a large cluster for sorting masses of data, looks like a rapidly evolving piece of cloud software. Cloudera, the company that includes original Hadoop author, Doug Cutting, issued a Hadoop front end and deployment system to make it easier to use recently.

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