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More RightScale Open Source Goodness

We've always been strong supporters of open source. We use it a lot and we've been contributing many things to the community as well. In particular, since early 2007 we've been publishing the recipes to our RightImages, and we've also published the AWS Ruby gems that we use to interface to the various AWS services. We've recently taken the next step, which is to develop in public and not just...Read more

RightScale Supports Ubuntu on Amazon EC2

Fear not, this is not a rehash of our press release from the other day. I was browsing what people wrote about Ubuntu and EC2 and I'm amazed at some of the confusion. The most bizarre so far is an article about " Ubuntu's next wave: Open server, closed cloud ," talking about how Canonical is steering users to Amazon's "closed cloud" in order to monetize Ubuntu and thus how they're betraying free...Read more

RightScale Ruby Cloud Gems Released

We've just rereleased all the Ruby gems (libraries) we use to interface to the various cloud providers. These gems are what we use in our RightScale platform in production, not some stripped-down version. They have performance optimizations and extensive error checking as well as retries for failing operations. As part of the current wave, we've released the Amazon Web Services interface RightAws...Read more

RightScale Supports Amazon EC2 Europe

Our platform now supports Amazon EC2 in Europe! Several of our customers have already noticed it and are running servers there using RightScale. This brings the cloud offering in Europe practically up to par with what's available in the US. After operating production servers in the EU for about a month now, I must say that it's been pleasantly uneventful! It actually took me a few server launches...Read more

Expanding RightScale with $13M in New Funding

I'm happy to report that we just received $13M in funding from Index Ventures and Benchmark Capital. We will be using the funding to accelerate product and market development of our cloud computing management platform. In simple words, more money means more developers writing more features, supporting more clouds, enabling more automation, and making even more customers happy. We've been...Read more

RightAWS 1.9.0 Released

We have released a new version of our Ruby interface for all AWS cloud services. It includes support for the EC2 windows features as well for CloudFront, plus a number of bug fixes and enhancements. Download from http://rubyforge.org/projects/rightaws and enjoy!Read more

RightAws Release 1.7.0, Including ActiveSDB Alpha

We released a new version of our Ruby library gem for accessing AWS Services, including EC2, S3, SQS, and SDB: RightAws 1.7.0 is now available on RubyForge . This version includes enhancements of the EC2 interface to support elastic IP addresses, selectable kernels, and availability zones. It also contains the first alpha release of ActiveSDB, which is a new ActiveResource-like interface for...Read more

RightScale for Amazon EC2 Elastic IP Address & Availability Zones

The cloud is accelerating past terrestrial hosting! Today, Amazon unveiled some major upgrades to its service: Elastic IP addresses, Availability Zones, and selectable kernels. The first two are particularly important because they not only eliminate one of the remaining deficiencies of the service, but provide better functionality than what is currently available in common hosting services...Read more

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