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How to Deliver SaaS Using IaaS

Posted by Shivan Bindal   Ι   September 19, 2013 0 comments
Using IaaS resources to host SaaS products provides cost efficiency, decreases time to market, and can be a great way for previously packaged software to make a transition to SaaS using a single-tenant model.Read more

Can Your IT Infrastructure Handle the Holiday Marketing Campaign Rush?

Posted by Andre Theus   Ι   September 17, 2013 0 comments
If your organization has a seasonal spike in business around the end of the year, you're likely to find demand for compute resources spiking, too. If your profitability depends on seasonal revenue, you'll need to architect scalable applications with an underlying infrastructure that can adapt to dynamically changing conditions.Read more

Architecting OpenStack for High Availability

Reliability and availability are challenges for any production IT deployment, but when it comes to cloud architecture, high availability (HA) is a key consideration. Enterprises that are deploying OpenStack in real-world production environments often have to learn how to build in HA as they go along. Because RightScale has been helping organizations manage OpenStack clouds since the project's...Read more

Happy Third Birthday, OpenStack!

Happy birthday OpenStack — you’re three years old today! Like most three-year-olds, you’re a bundle of energy and you’ve accomplished a lot in a short time. Congratulations to the OpenStack Foundation and to everyone who has contributed to the OpenStack project. It’s been exciting to watch the community grow, to see user interest spike, and to help RightScale customers manage their OpenStack...Read more

Achieving Code Compliance in an Agile Environment

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   July 17, 2013 1 comment
Cloud computing, DevOps, and agile methodologies often go hand-in-hand to help developers create applications quickly to meet business demands. As organizations move critical business applications to the cloud, compliance with security policies, regulations, and internal engineering standards becomes more important. How can you maintain the benefits that come with cloud, DevOps, and agile...Read more

How to Leverage the Cloud to Build Marketing Campaigns That Scale

Last year Gartner made the seemingly odd prediction that by 2017, CMOs will spend more on IT than CIOs. Marketing departments are dependent on technology to drive their critical online, social, and mobile marketing initiatives, and increasingly they are turning to cloud computing to provide the speed and scale necessary to support successful campaigns. RightScale Vice President of Marketing Kim...Read more

HIPAA in Public Cloud: The Rules Have Been Set

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   July 03, 2013 1 comment
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Omnibus Rule finalizes all the former interim rules for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) compliance. There are a number of changes and exceptions that organizations need to consider before enforcement begins on September 23, so we've broken...Read more

Key Design Considerations for Private and Hybrid Clouds

At the recent RightScale Compute conference, RightScale Senior Product Manager Utpal Thakrar shared some key design consideration for organizations building private and hybrid clouds. The most important advice: Build your cloud applications with both application and business goals in mind. Increased agility — including reduced time for provisioning applications — might be a goal for your...Read more

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