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 November 2009
WSO2 is moving from supplying light weight SOA services to the enterprise to providing middleware as a service for cloud operations.
The development tool expands the capabilities of its Linux application deployment platform to provide dashboard visualization of the deployment stack.
Startup Elastra configures applications for deployment to a private cloud, Amazon EC2, or Microsoft Azure.
A federated identity can be used to provide a single sign on to multiple applications, both in the enterprise and in the cloud.
AppFabric, now in beta, rolls up a host of foundation technologies which will enable Azure to work with software in the enterprise.
"Who would have imagined the explosion of interest in the cloud?" asked Ray Ozzie, Microsoft chief software architect, at the opening of Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference this week in Los Angeles. Well, Ozzie foresaw it and he listened to developers on how to best position his company.
Muglia talks about coordinating between the Azure cloud and the existing data center and calls the the cloud "the biggest thing I've seen in 20 years."
Ray Ozzie and Robert Muglia present Microsoft's Azure cloud services at the Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.
Windows 7 will prompt a rethinking of the desktop in 2010 and lead many to virtualize, Citrix says.
Four days before Microsoft launches its Azure cloud platform to developers at a conference in L.A., Amazon has come up with a .Net software development kit to help Windows developers produce code that runs in Amazon's EC2. It's probably just coincidence. But let's see what they're getting with AWS SDK for .Net.
Skytap is putting a collaborative front end on cloud computing to help distributed dev teams better manage software projects.
Oracle has brought out a fourth version of the Berkeley DB Java Edition database system with enhanced performance and replication.
What's different about cloud computing versus the forms of computing that have gone before? It's really just a matter of scale, isn't it? The Google or Amazon.com or eBay data centers are maybe a little bigger than a big enterprise data center, right? Wrong. One answer lies in an example like Hadoop.
In effect, Microsoft is making a bid to supply back end services to developers who are not using Visual Studio.
View 4 addresses a persistent desktop virtualization problem: the latency inherent in running desktops from virtual machines on central servers.
To parse large volumes of data from Web servers, Yahoo and others turn to Hadoop's open source cloud-based analysis system.
What's the definition of cloud computing? I keep asking myself that question and hearing different answers. Despite the frequent use of the term, it still means different things to different people. That was evident at the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo this week in Santa Clara, where I thought I would find consensus.
An elastic data center, based on virtualized resource pools, can scale in response to unpredictable business conditions, HP says.
The Linux vendor announces Enterprise Virtualization Manager for Servers, or a centralized management system for KVM virtual machines.
To become a major cloud computing hardware supplier, Dell must master best practices for producing the right machine for a given cloud.
At the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo, speakers raise the prospect of private clouds working with public clouds.
At the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, an executive in Intel's Server Platform Group describes the potential gains -- and pitfalls -- of cloud computing.