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 February 2011
OpsCenter, now in beta, will make it easier to implement the open source, NoSQL system used to manage big data at Netflix, Twitter, and Facebook, said the company's CEO.
The service automates building virtual workloads for EC2, much like Kaavo CEO's says it does for Amazon, VMware, and other public and private clouds.
The former Sun Microsystems CEO recollects brilliant innovations, hiring Bill Joy, and almost acquiring Apple, but talks little about missteps in a conversation with former Sun president Ed Zander at Silicon Valley's Churchill Club.
Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud incorporates a low cost option for spreading a workload over servers from Zeus Technology.
The IBM supercomputer not only beat the quiz show's most successful human contestants, but also showed what skilled researchers will be able to do as they tackle big problems in the future.
The second-annual event will bring together strong advocates of cloud computing from Amazon, Cisco Systems, Rackspace, eBay, Cloudscaling, and others for a four-day conference.
The Churchill Club in Silicon Valley was the site of an event weighing the protective benefits of software patents versus their stifling influence on innovation; most attendees sided with the protectionists.
The growing importance of the enterprise architect and the need to take ownership of the business planning process were highlighted at Forrester’s Enterprise Architecture Forum.
Ehcache open source cache management system used by Java programmers gets the ability to sort, organize, and analyze data on the front end.
Moab 6.0 can automatically initiate live migration of virtual machines and distribute workloads across a server cluster.
A self-provisioning system and secure networking links lets IT administrators easily build connections between a corporate data center and a virtual Skytap data center.
Hadoop originator Doug Cutting, NASA CIO Chris Kemp, and other cloud pioneers defended cloud computing during a CTO Forum panel and pointed to an emerging generation of enterprise applications.
With complementary strengths, the startup firms behind CouchDB and Memcached will pool efforts for the next push in big data handling systems.
Cloud Connector aims to speed operations with a single view into any ESX Server virtual machine built with vCloud data center services.
Light Radio Cube developed by Bell Labs promises to boost the capacity of broadband wireless networks and deliver content to mobile devices more quickly, with less environmental impact.
The future of cloud computing lies with those services best able to invoke the hybrid model, where Microsoft still lags.
The open source cloud project is adding ease-of-use features, support for Hyper-V, and "getting started" documentation.
Amazon's EC2 cloud will no longer depend exclusively on the MySQL open source database system.