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 June 2010
CloudLab software-as-a-service and CloudExchange collaboration services will be delivered through CSC's global network of data centers.
Designed for cloud computing, the Hadoop data management system handles petabytes of data at a time, pairing Google's MapReduce with a distributed file management system for use on large clusters.
PowerEdge servers, storage arrays, and management software promise a more open approach to data center convergence.
The database technology processes complex queries in half the time by mimicking gaming software.
To support the system of systems required for contemporary product development, IBM introduced a hardware/software set for Integrated Product Management as well as development tools and software testing in the cloud.
One of the secrets of cloud computing is that cloud software reflects a new architecture that best exploits the clustered resources around it. It exploits them in such a way that one instance of the software potentially can serve hundreds or thousands of users, and a handful of instances can serve hundreds of thousands.
With the launch of xCloud, the platform-as-a-service provider now offers Ruby on Rails developers a choice of Amazon's EC2 or Terremark's Enterprise Cloud.
Stratos platform seeks to jump-start a build-out of private clouds, with a backbone of Apache-based products.
The cloud-management specific system software products include a policy-driven service catalog, enabling role-based services availability, and dynamic provisioning of a services stack.
Monitoring system reveals when customized SAP and Oracle application operations, common in packaged software implementations, result in performance hits.