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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 March 2009

Cisco Blade Will Be Built For Hosting Virtual Machines

3/30/2009
What was interesting about Cisco's entry into blade servers Mar. 16 was the key role that it expects virtualization to play. It trumpeted its convergence of storage and networking data on the blade. But what about its assumption that the blade will be virtualized?

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Red Hat Updates JBoss Toolset

3/24/2009
JBoss Developer Studio-Portfolio Edition 2.0 enables code development in studio and includes all runtime environments necessary for deploying and testing code.

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I Hope Red Hat Follows Oracle's Advice....

3/17/2009
I hope Red Hat follows Oracle's advice to give away its Enterprise Linux with the same speed that Oracle has exhibited in taking Bob Evans' advice. Evans, an InformationWeek director, said in a letter to Larry Ellison that Oracle should give its customers a break during the downturn and lower the annual maintenance costs.

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Oracle To Buy Virtual Iron? It Has A Good Reason To

3/11/2009
There's been a persistent rumor circulating that Virtual Iron is about to be acquired, fueled in part by a recent Jefferies & Co. research report that said Oracle was interested in the virtualization startup. Why would Oracle, with its own Oracle VM, want a third-tier player in the virtualization market?

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Microsoft's Azure, Where You Go To Build Cloud Apps

3/5/2009
In talking to Microsoft's Steven Martin about cloud computing, he said something that suggested how much the world has changed. Amazon runs Windows in its EC2 cloud, and Martin says, "We're rooting for them. We want them to be successful [at running Windows]." And that tells me something about the nature of Azure, Microsoft's future cloud.

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Rod Johnson On Federal CTO: Promote Open Opportunity

3/4/2009
"Whatever the federal Chief Technology Officer's agenda, Mr. President, think big." That was the advice that a group of commercial CIOs, CTOs, and major technology company CEOs offered the president on the task before the soon-to-be-appointed U.S. chief of technology. Open source developer Rod Johnson had another bit of advice: Support open opportunity.

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