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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

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

Don't Leave Your Apps Stranded

Posted by Ryan Geyer   Ι   May 06, 2013 0 comments
If you travel enough, it's only a matter of time. You're facing a tight connection and when your first leg gets delayed it only gets tighter. Then you're sprinting to your connecting gate, only to watch as they close the doors and push back from the gate without you. On my way back from OpenStack Summit 2013 in Portland, where I spoke on Techniques for Managing your OpenStack Cloud , I had this...Read more

RightScale Compute: Tips for Cloud Proof-of-Concept Projects

Posted by Vijay Tolani   Ι   April 15, 2013 0 comments
Proof-of-concept projects are an important step in the path to the cloud for many organizations. Such projects allow you to gain experience, test ideas, and deepen your understanding of the issues and potential pitfalls of cloud computing. At RightScale Compute , I'll be leading a session that walks you through the process of selecting and implementing a cloud proof-of-concept.Read more

Overcoming Cloudbursting Challenges

Posted by Stephen Bylo   Ι   March 07, 2013 1 comment
One of the key benefits of cloud computing is that it gives you the ability to launch resources as needed to meet application demands. Some organizations that run their own private clouds are interested in leveraging cloudbursting, traditionally defined as an architecture where application workloads run fully in a private cloud until they grow beyond some threshold, after which the application...Read more

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