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Cloud Computing Trends: 2014 State of the Cloud Survey

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   April 02, 2014 0 comments
In February 2014, RightScale conducted its third annual State of the Cloud Survey, asking 1,068 technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations about their adoption of cloud computing. This year’s survey on cloud computing trends found that public cloud adoption is nearing 90 percent on the journey to hybrid cloud.Read more

Cloud Price Reductions: A Definitive Analysis of 2013 Trends

Posted by Bret Clement   Ι   March 21, 2014 0 comments
As organizations flock to cloud services — and cloud providers battle for market share — public cloud prices in 2013 continued on a steady downward trend. RightScale analyzed price reductions from four leading public cloud providers in 2013 (AWS, Rackspace, Google Compute Engine, and Azure) and found that the pace of price reductions continued to accelerate.Read more

Google Compute Engine Live Migration Passes the Test

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   December 12, 2013 0 comments
Last week Google announced the general availability of its Google Compute Engine cloud service, including new live migration technology that enables your virtual machines to keep running while Google performs upgrades to its physical infrastructure. We put the live migration feature to the test with not-surprising results.Read more

Google GCE Goes GA: 5 Reasons It's Time to Take a Look

Posted by Rishi Vaish   Ι   December 03, 2013 0 comments
Google has announced general availability of its Google Compute Engine (GCE) cloud service. Since GCE was first announced at Google IO in June 2012, cloud users and cloud pundits have been analyzing and theorizing about the significant impact Google could have in the IaaS market. Here are five reasons why GCE is a serious IaaS contender.Read more

Cloud Strategists See Enterprises Gaining Confidence with Security

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   August 19, 2013 0 comments
Early adopters of the cloud computing model had to fight the perception that no Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider could be as security-conscious as their own organizations. Over the last several years, as public cloud providers have gotten better about communicating their security features, that view has changed, according to the cloud strategists we talked with. For most organizations...Read more

Cloud Strategists Weigh In: Top Trends in Cloud Computing

What are the top trends in cloud computing today? We asked some of the cloud professionals in attendance at our recent RightScale Compute conference to share what they considered to be the top trends. We got a wide range of answers, as you might expect from leaders in an industry that is changing rapidly as more cloud technology providers are entering the space and as enterprises are increasingly...Read more

Cloud Strategists Say the Future Is Multi-Cloud

A multi-cloud strategy, in which an organization hosts its clouds on multiple vendors’ platforms, can enhance application fault tolerance and availability by offering geographically diverse hosting centers, and gives enterprises the flexibility to leverage the unique strengths of individual cloud providers, including potential cost savings. The days when a multi-cloud strategy was viewed as too...Read more

Google Compute Engine Performance Test with RightScale and Apica

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   June 19, 2013 1 comment
With the resources and flexibility cloud computing provides, any organization can run its applications in the world’s best data centers, on the world’s best networks and servers. Organizations looking to leverage cloud infrastructures want to understand how that translates to real-world application performance. We’ve seen growing interest in Google Compute Engine (GCE) among organizations...Read more

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