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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

How to Replace the Cloud: No Fooling

It's April Fools' Day, and alas, we don't have a plausible tale about how we've managed to harness neutrinos to create warp-speed inter-cloud communications, or a clever new technique that uses recursive virtualization to run an entire cloud on a single server. No, we don't have a fake product or news release to spring upon the gullible among you — but we do have a real story about how to replace...Read more

CloudStack Graduates to Top-Level Apache Status

It’s a little early in the year for “Pomp and Circumstance,” but don’t tell that to CloudStack . The open source IaaS platform this week graduated from an incubation project to a top-level project within the Apache Software Foundation. The project is now working on both its 4.0.2 and 4.1.0 releases, and from here on, users can expect a new feature release every four months, according to...Read more

Installing RightScale and Rackspace Private Cloud – in a Garage

Ryan Geyer, a RightScale cloud solutions engineer, likes to keep on top of the latest cloud technologies, including Rackspace cloud management . While some people spend their weekends building model airplanes or puttering in their yards, Ryan likes playing with private clouds, and recently built a Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by OpenStack in his garage . Check out his step-by-step description...Read more

500friends Inspires Customer Loyalty

In this guest post contributed by the CTO of 500friends, Bob Tekiela talks about the challenges of launching a business on a SaaS platform and how RightScale is an integral part of his company’s ongoing success. Customer loyalty is a critical ingredient of any successful business, but today’s highly connected world makes loyalty more challenging. As access to mobile and online tools such as...Read more

What Is a Private Cloud?

As organizations look to building efficient, scalable web applications, they often turn to the cloud to satisfy their needs. Given that the leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace , and Windows Azure are best known for their public cloud solutions, it's not surprising that some businesses never consider private clouds because they know too little...Read more