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Lee Schlesinger

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Lee Schlesinger
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Lee Schlesinger was the former executive editor at ZDNet as well as an editor at a number of technology publications, including NetworkWorld, IT World, and Enterprise Networking.

Articles by Lee Schlesinger

Why Use Cloud Management?: The Business Case

RightScale Product Marketing Manager Nick Kephart defines cloud management as "a framework of tools to solve cloud challenges and increase your ability to enjoy cloud benefits." During a talk at RightScale Compute, he noted that along with the benefits of cloud come challenges from changing organizational processes. Cloud management can help meet those challenges, and setting up a measurement...Read more

Delivering IT As a Service

Peder Ulander, vice president of product marketing for cloud and open source solutions at Citrix, sees a trend among enterprise IT organizations to deliver not only infrastructure but also complete services on demand to make users more efficient and happier and IT more predictable and secure. Citrix created CloudStack , an open source IaaS platform that RightScale supports . In a session at last...Read more

Using RightScale and Data Centers to Connect the Clouds

If your organization maintains a traditional in-house data center, your local users probably get great performance, but what about your branch offices or your remote users, and what about users with mobile devices? Quality of experience is the real measure of how you're performing, according to Ephraim Baron, director of enterprise cloud solutions at Equinix , and Jeff Dickey, senior vice...Read more

CoreSite Sees the Data Center as the On-Ramp to the Cloud

Jarrett Appleby, COO for CoreSite , provided a different perspective than the usual view of the cloud at last month's RightScale Compute conference. CoreSite is in the data center business, and Appleby said that from there, you get to see IT trends from the inside out. (For more on recent IT trends, check out the RightScale State of the Cloud Report 2013 , which includes data and analysis on...Read more

HA/DR and Fault Tolerance with AWS and RightScale

In a session at RightScale Compute last month, Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect Miles Ward talked about architecting in high availability and fault tolerance using AWS and RightScale. He noted that fault tolerance can result from faults in facilities, hardware, networking, code, and people, and defined fault tolerance as the ability of a system to continue operating properly, though...Read more

Resumator Turns to AWS and RightScale for SaaS Platform Management

The cloud provides organizations with scalable resources on demand, but how does a company leverage the cloud to handle explosive growth? That was the issue facing The Resumator , which offers a cloud-based SaaS platform for collecting resumes and managing organizations’ hiring processes. In 2011 the company migrated its infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and chose RightScale cloud...Read more

An Introduction to the Google Cloud Platform from an Insider

At RightScale Compute last month, Evan Anderson, a technical lead on the Google Compute Engine (GCE) team, gave an introduction to the Google Cloud Platform, the company's flagship cloud computing offering, and talked about how the RightScale cloud management platform complements GCE's functionality .Read more

RightScale Compute 2013: Day Two

The first day of the RightScale Compute 2013 conference was packed with information, but one day wasn’t enough time for us to share all the information we brought about cloud strategies and futures. Two days wasn’t enough either, but that’s all we booked the conference center for. Here’s a rundown of Friday’s agenda for Day Two .Read more

RightScale Compute 2013: Day One

Yesterday was the first day of RightScale Compute 2013, our annual conference in San Francisco. (You can also read about Day Two .) The day kicked off with a keynote address by James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, and a State of the Cloud report by RightScale CEO Michael Crandell ( watch the video ). Richard Kaufmann, vice president of Samsung SDS America, followed...Read more

A Cloud Beginner Manages OpenStack with RightScale

OpenStack.org blogger Victoria Martínez de la Cruz recently tested RightScale as a solution for managing her OpenStack development environment. We asked Victoria to share her experience. Last year I began working as a feature developer for OpenStack , the open source cloud computing project founded by Rackspace and NASA. In my work I develop and test new features of OpenStack on different...Read more