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 May 2010
The specialized system from database guru Michael Stonebraker claims to be faster than other OLTP systems because it doesn't do calls to disk.
Big Blue unveiled a package of services and analytics called BigInsights based on Apache's open source Hadoop.
The panel was on "Financial Services in a Cloud Connected World." Its members were representatives of New York's big banks, a Wall Street consultancy and an industry advisory group, all assembled for the first event the morning after the CA World 2010 party at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It was time to get serious about cloud computing.
ANTs Software is partnering with IBM to offer users an easy path to migrate their relational database systems to DB2.
AppFabric is tightly tied into Microsoft's integration server, BizTalk Server 2010, which is scheduled to be generally available in the third quarter. is scheduled to be generally available in the third quarter.
How many user desktops can run on a virtualized server? From a structural point of view, this question has a lot in common with, "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" Nevertheless, I did my best to answer it in the new McGraw-Hill book, Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution. As it turns out, I was wrong.
The company continues expanding its mainframe product line with simpler management tools.
Bill McCracken, chairman and CEO of CA Technologies, says the company's future revenues lie in virtualization, cloud and security management products.
Three established CA Technologies management tools now detect and manage Cisco Unified Computing Systems blades.
The renamed CA, now known as CA Technologies, announced four products in its Cloud-Connected Management Suite to bridge the gap between data centers and the public cloud.
Michael Dell, CEO of Dell, told the Citrix Systems Synergy user group last week that virtualization "will sweep through all IT -- servers, storage and networking." As it does so, he touched on how iSCSI will helping establish efficient virtualized servers. That's a Dell specialty and perhaps Dell's contribution to the low end of converged networking and unified computing.
Almost half of Citrix employees bring their own computer to work, taking advantage of a company subsidy to select the laptop they prefer.
With large organizations unsure what makes the best virtual desktop, Wyse and Citrix team up to offer a low profile, low cost alternative.
Citrix's “safe zone” folder encrypts data on end users' desktops and laptops from virtualized applications running on XenApp Server and is free to customers now during technical preview.
Anticipating rapid growth in public and private clouds, Microsoft has dedicated 30,000 engineers to Azure, Bing, and online versions of Office and Live.
The complex event processing software detects, monitors, queries, and manages events occurring in enterprise apps.
The cloud is a technology convergence that makes a new way of computing possible. In one sense, it's simply a new way of distributing low cost CPU cycles. But it also seems to me that the gains in economies of scale for running software in the cloud also apply to developing software for the cloud.
By adding GemStone’s caching techniques for speeding applications, VMWare can offer Java developers the modern middleware they need for cloud-based applications.
Pervasive Software has built a cloud-based data integration platform and has been testing it with hundreds of QuickBooks customers.
WSO2 expands its' lightweight, Web services approach to middleware with automated configuration.
The appliance combines relational database features with the rapid expandability of scalability of NoSQL systems.
One of IBM's current goals is to "accelerate the maturation of KVM as a world class hypervisor." That may not sound like much to the uninitiated but IBM has picked its targets well in the past. Of course it's now ten years ago that it announced its backing for Linux.
The company is one of several start ups venturing into application management, including virtualized applications in the cloud.