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Cloud industry insights from RightScale provide you with actionable data for defining and implementing your cloud strategy. We publish articles on cloud computing trends, including our annual State of the Cloud Report featuring data and detailed analysis from the largest survey on the use of cloud infrastructure by cloud buyers.

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.

Google GCE Goes GA: 5 Reasons It's Time to Take a Look

December 03, 2013,
Posted By: Rishi Vaish
Google has announced general availability of its Google Compute Engine (GCE) cloud service. Since GCE was first announced at Google IO in June 2012, cloud users and cloud pundits have been analyzing and theorizing about the significant impact Google could have in the IaaS market. Here are five reasons why GCE is a serious IaaS contender.

Cloud Strategists See Enterprises Gaining Confidence with Security

August 19, 2013,
Posted By: Phil Cox
Early adopters of the cloud computing model had to fight the perception that no Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider could be as security-conscious as their own organizations. Over the last several years, as public cloud providers have gotten better about communicating their security features, that view has changed, according to the cloud strategists we talked with. For most organizations, the conversation is no longer about "Is cloud secure?" but more appropriately "How do I secure the cloud I'm using?"

Cloud Strategists Weigh In: Top Trends in Cloud Computing

July 25, 2013,
Posted By: Lee Schlesinger
What are the top trends in cloud computing today? We asked some of the cloud professionals in attendance at our recent RightScale Compute conference to share what they considered to be the top trends. We got a wide range of answers, as you might expect from leaders in an industry that is changing rapidly as more cloud technology providers are entering the space and as enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud computing.