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Using RightScale and Data Centers to Connect the Clouds

If your organization maintains a traditional in-house data center, your local users probably get great performance, but what about your branch offices or your remote users, and what about users with mobile devices? Quality of experience is the real measure of how you're performing, according to Ephraim Baron, director of enterprise cloud solutions at Equinix , and Jeff Dickey, senior vice...Read more

Enabling Cloud-Powered IT Without Headaches

If you’ve read my previous articles on using RightScale to manage Windows Azure cloud infrastructure, you've made sense of your Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and you've automated your development and test environment deployments using Windows Azure virtual machines and RightScale, but that's not the last step in the process of successfully rolling out ongoing updates. In this third and...Read more

CoreSite Sees the Data Center as the On-Ramp to the Cloud

Jarrett Appleby, COO for CoreSite , provided a different perspective than the usual view of the cloud at last month's RightScale Compute conference. CoreSite is in the data center business, and Appleby said that from there, you get to see IT trends from the inside out. (For more on recent IT trends, check out the RightScale State of the Cloud Report 2013 , which includes data and analysis on...Read more

Resumator Turns to AWS and RightScale for SaaS Platform Management

The cloud provides organizations with scalable resources on demand, but how does a company leverage the cloud to handle explosive growth? That was the issue facing The Resumator , which offers a cloud-based SaaS platform for collecting resumes and managing organizations’ hiring processes. In 2011 the company migrated its infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and chose RightScale cloud...Read more

RightScale Compute: How RightScale Architects Its Own Databases

Want a peek behind the scenes at how RightScale builds the tools that help organizations deploy and manage applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds? I'm RightScale's chief architect, and at RightScale Compute 2013 I'll be sharing that information in a session on Building RightScale's Globally Distributed Datastore, where you can learn how we use both relational and NoSQL databases...Read more

Windows Azure VMs with RightScale for Rapid Testing & Validation

With Microsoft's announcement today of the general availability of its IaaS solutions, it's only appropriate that we press on and get technical with how to use Windows Azure within your dev/test workflow. In my article on how to Integrate Windows Azure IaaS with RightScale to Improve Your SDLC , I talked about strategy for DevOps shops for improving development and test cycles, shared some...Read more

RightScale Compute: PCI-Compliant Apps in the Public Cloud

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   April 11, 2013 0 comments
PCI compliance in the public cloud is a growing topic of concern and interest. Some people claim one can be a PCI-compliant merchant using a public IaaS cloud, while others say that's impossible. I am a former Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and have participated in multiple PCI working groups, and I'm firmly in the former camp. PCI compliance in the cloud is possible, but the hardest part is...Read more

Integrate Windows Azure IaaS with RightScale to Improve Your SDLC

Whether you have a formalized process that's tailored to your business, or you've chosen one of the Microsoft-provided ALM models within Team Foundation Server , or your process is seemingly ad hoc, it’s worth re-examining your software development lifecycle (SDLC) every once in a while. Integrating Windows Azure IaaS into your development and test process can help you deliver on-time and high-...Read more

Lessons Learned from Recent Cloud Outages

Posted by Uri Budnik   Ι   February 27, 2013 9 comments
Outages happen, and they happen everywhere. Whether you leverage a public cloud, a hosting provider, or your own data center, infrastructure downtime is inevitable. Equipment breaks or does not function as expected, software bugs slip by, natural disasters occur, and unforeseen situations lead to unexpected consequences. Sometimes services are degraded and sometimes complete data centers go dark...Read more

Architecting Scalable Applications in the Cloud: Database Tier

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   October 31, 2012 3 comments
This week brings me to the fourth and final post in my series on Architecting Scalable Applications in the Cloud , where previously I’ve discussed techniques for hardening your application infrastructure at the load balancing, web/application, and caching tiers. In today’s post I will delve into the details of the most common bottleneck of a typical application – the database tier. The diagram...Read more

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