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Cloud Strategists Say the Future Is Multi-Cloud

A multi-cloud strategy, in which an organization hosts its clouds on multiple vendors’ platforms, can enhance application fault tolerance and availability by offering geographically diverse hosting centers, and gives enterprises the flexibility to leverage the unique strengths of individual cloud providers, including potential cost savings. The days when a multi-cloud strategy was viewed as too...Read more

Google Compute Engine Performance Test with RightScale and Apica

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   June 19, 2013 1 comment
With the resources and flexibility cloud computing provides, any organization can run its applications in the world’s best data centers, on the world’s best networks and servers. Organizations looking to leverage cloud infrastructures want to understand how that translates to real-world application performance. We’ve seen growing interest in Google Compute Engine (GCE) among organizations...Read more

Does Virtual-to-Cloud Make Sense?

Posted by Vijay Tolani   Ι   May 21, 2013 0 comments
One of the first steps that many organizations take when they begin thinking outside the data center is to convert physical servers to virtual machines. An array of Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) tools can help systems administrators inspect a physical server’s filesystems; package up the operating system, the applications, and the data; and create a virtual machine image for a virtualized environment...Read more

An Introduction to the Google Cloud Platform from an Insider

At RightScale Compute last month, Evan Anderson, a technical lead on the Google Compute Engine (GCE) team, gave an introduction to the Google Cloud Platform, the company's flagship cloud computing offering, and talked about how the RightScale cloud management platform complements GCE's functionality .Read more