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Docker vs. VMs? Combining Both for Cloud Portability Nirvana

Docker and container technology in general is very interesting to us because it promises to help simplify cloud portability — that is, how to run the same application in different clouds — as well as some aspects of configuration management. We put Docker to the test to determine if containers do indeed make it easier to port applications across clouds.Read more

Automating Cloud Security

Posted by Tony Spataro   Ι   September 26, 2013 0 comments
For many enterprises, the move to cloud computing raises security concerns, but when applications and infrastructure are architected with attention to security, cloud platforms can be just as secure as those on-premises.Read more

20 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Cloud Environment

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   August 14, 2013 0 comments
A regular tune-up can help any enterprise improve its cloud operations and potentially save money. Here are 20 simple tips that can help you save money, improve server utilization, improve cloud security and availability, and otherwise optimize your cloud infrastructure.Read more

Four Top ServerTemplate Best Practices

RightScale engineers Tim Miller and Cary Penniman took the podium at the RightScale Compute conference recently to talk about best practices that organizations can employ as they work with RightScale ServerTemplates™ to build consistent, production-quality cloud configurations.Read more

Tips on Using the Cloud for Mobile, Social, and Games

"IaaS is the most appropriate infrastructure solution for social games, web-based games, mobile applications — any applications or products that can have a short lifespan — because you don't need to worry about the upfront infrastructure costs of hosting applications or back-end infrastructure. You're able to use what's appropriate for you at the time, iterate quickly, and if your game isn't a...Read more

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

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