Cloud management was born on New Year’s Eve, December 2006 when Thorsten von Eicken, the CTO and co-founder of our yet-to-be-incorporated Santa Barbara startup, released the first-ever version of RightScale. The software was designed to provide a platform to deploy and manage applications running on the beta version of Amazon EC2, which had been unveiled earlier that summer. Since those early days, cloud has powered a transformation in IT from startups to enterprises. And RightScale Cloud Management has evolved to enable cloud users to deploy and manage applications across multiple cloud providers, whether public or private, from a single pane of glass.
Although it’s still sunny and hot at our Santa Barbara headquarters, RightScale is ready for fall and for AWS re:Invent. If you’ll be in Las Vegas next week, be sure to stop by our booth at re:Invent and say hello and learn about the cool new features from RightScale.
When managed services provider Offis decided to expand its offerings to include cloud infrastructure, the company chose a multi-cloud strategy. With this approach, Offis could avoid lock-in to a single cloud provider and offer its customers — including companies as diverse as VW and Westfield — the same level of expertise and service no matter if the company was hosting in its own data center or in the cloud.