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Xen Bug Drives Cloud Reboot: Survey Shows Users Undeterred

October 09, 2014,
Posted By: Kim Weins
The Xen vulnerability announced October 1 caused AWS, Rackspace, and SoftLayer to patch and reboot many cloud instances in the preceding week. We wanted to go beyond the anecdotes, tweets, and blogs to survey cloud users and find out how they actually fared during the reboot and share the results.

Cloud Computing Trends: 2014 State of the Cloud Survey

April 02, 2014,
Posted By: Kim Weins
In February 2014, RightScale conducted its third annual State of the Cloud Survey, asking 1,068 technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations about their adoption of cloud computing. This year’s survey on cloud computing trends found that public cloud adoption is nearing 90 percent on the journey to hybrid cloud.

Cloud Price Reductions: A Definitive Analysis of 2013 Trends

March 21, 2014,
Posted By: Bret Clement
As organizations flock to cloud services — and cloud providers battle for market share — public cloud prices in 2013 continued on a steady downward trend. RightScale analyzed price reductions from four leading public cloud providers in 2013 (AWS, Rackspace, Google Compute Engine, and Azure) and found that the pace of price reductions continued to accelerate.

Google Compute Engine Live Migration Passes the Test

December 12, 2013,
Posted By: Brian Adler
Last week Google announced the general availability of its Google Compute Engine cloud service, including new live migration technology that enables your virtual machines to keep running while Google performs upgrades to its physical infrastructure. We put the live migration feature to the test with not-surprising results.