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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 April 2008
Provision Networks is the first vendor to make Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor the focus of its desktop virtualization efforts.
"A lateral SQL injection" attack that can be placed by an outsider in a database application using Oracle's extended PL/SQL query language can be prevented, security experts say.
Microsoft was the only member of the big three to grow at a rate under the market average, 11.2%, for revenue of $3.4 billion and an 18.3% market share, IDC said.
Such a foundation would serve as a catalyst between industry and university researchers and seek to expand regional innovation through state governments.
The beta version of Hyper-V is already operative, and customers may download the more advanced Hyper-V Release Candidate 1 before its addition to Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft has shown it can take a third-part app built with Java and move it over to .Net without changing any Java code.
While consultants may recommend large-scale systems, analysts suggest companies start small and achieve the concrete server consolidation they're seeking in a first phase.
License revenue was $294 million and service revenue was $144 million, for an overall increase of 69% over the same quarter of the previous year.
The JavaFX scripting language will produce a byte code that can run in the standard Java Virtual Machine, but will be much easier to learn and use than Java itself.
Instead of subdividing a physical machine by adding applications, Terracotta 2.6 multiplies JVMs to make a server handle more traffic.
Previous investors in VirtualLogix include Cisco Systems, Intel Capital, Texas Instruments, Index Ventures, Atlas Venture, and DFJ Espirit.
Ubuntu Server 8.04 will be supported for five years, only the second version of Ubuntu to be guaranteed Long Term Support.
The new release will be supplemented with MySQL Workbench, a database design tool built from the open source DBDesigner4 project.
Open source database VP Marten Mickos enjoys "honeymoon" as release date slips.
Downloads of the open source database have increased by 10,000 per day since its recent acquisition by Sun.
Showing off their partnership, Citrix will equip XenDesktop with its ICA protocol that Microsoft's products can recognize and respond to.
The IDE in Version 2.0 lets a Java developer create connectivity between his application and existing applications in his target environment.
At summit, vendors, kernel developers, and IT pros get together to discuss the fate of everyone's favorite open source OS.
The former CEO of MySQL is confident that the database technology will have continued commitment to customers and open source developers inside of Sun.
Business users and Linux kernel developers hashed out issues like reliability, kernel patches, and bugs at the second Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Austin, Texas.
The 2008 version will enable Web 2.0-style applications built with Adobe Flex and running on Windows to be linked to SilkTest and subjected to a battery of tests.
Instead of having to update older applications to a current Java SE release, users can pay for continued technical support to remain on an older version.
InstallFree Bridge doesn't disturb the client machine's operating system and it leaves no trace of the virtual desktop behind.
WSO2's grafted approach to Spring's Web services may appeal to open source developers eyeing rapid, lightweight Java developments.
Red Hat is at the top of the list thanks to two contributors who are its employees, Al Viro, with 1,571 changes in the most recent kernel, and David Miller with 1,520.
VMware Lifecycle Manager standardizes creation of virtual machines and keeps track of them so they don't continue running, forgotten and unused.