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 August 2009
Desktops will be virtualized via the products of either VMware or Citrix Systems to match a customer's current environment.
The Xen.org project will adopt much of the Citrix Systems virtual infrastructure and aims to supply a full virtualization environment.
Amazon, purveyor of the EC2 public cloud, suddenly announced Aug. 26 it's a private cloud supplier. Isn't there something wrong with a multi-tenant, shared resource provider transforming itself into a private cloud service? I'm not sure Amazon can offer a private cloud --yet. Then again, I see no reason why it couldn't sometime in the future.
The move is "an aggressive play," says one analyst, to move beyond its traditional middleware messaging role into cloud computing.
Startup produces combined, high speed I/O switches for virtual machine hosts.
The new standard is a bid to make IBM's Rational change management tools more interoperable with other vendors'.
Survey finds cloud computing becoming deeply entrenched in enterprise IT organizations.
Cloud Foundry is based on SpringSource's acquisition in June of Cloud Foundry Inc.
The Justice Department ruling came earlier than expected, a possible response to Sun Microsystems' declining revenues in a steep recession.
VMware's acquisition of SpringSource is not a match made in heaven. It's going to take an effort by both parties to make this marriage work. Still, it looks like one of the few responses VMware could make to counter Microsoft's dangerous invasion of its turf.
BMC, slipping in managing applications running with IBM WebSphere middleware, buys a small firm with expertise in that area.
Half of developers surveyed are using Amazon's EC2 cloud for prototyping, not to run a business critical application.
Making its cloud service APIs open source code intensifies competition with Amazon.
Cloud computing and virtualization function hand in glove. We knew that. What we didn't know was that there are likely to be efficiencies if the application is built from the ground up for the cloud. The Spring Framework is one of those new development platforms that make it easier to develop Java applications--for the cloud.
The acquisition aims to give VMware the means of broadening its virtual machine management software suite.