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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

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

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

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

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

Scaling and Managing the Human Tier

OK, so you’ve built your n-tier architecture . You’ve deployed it in the cloud. You’ve scaled it horizontally, vertically, geographically, and even temporally. It grows and shrinks at your command. Now what? Now you need to consider the human tier. You can masterfully solve all your technical problems, yet be blindsided by your organizational problems. Just as cloud computing enables elastic...Read more


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