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Cloud Strategists Weigh In: Top Trends in Cloud Computing

July 30, 2013,
Posted By: Lee Schlesinger
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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.

Cloud Trend: Enterprises Evolve Their Architectures with HA and DR

July 10, 2013,
Posted By: Lee Schlesinger
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Cloud strategists are increasingly seeing the use of cloud computing to promote high availability and permit disaster recovery. We asked several experts for their observations on HA/DR in the cloud. Their answers pointed to an environment where resilience is now being designed in.

Cloud Strategists Say the Future Is Multi-Cloud

July 03, 2013,
Posted By: Lee Schlesinger
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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 complex or too expensive are well behind us, according to several cloud strategists we spoke with during our recent RightScale Compute conference.

Google Compute Engine Performance Test with RightScale and Apica

June 22, 2013,
Posted By: Brian Adler
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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 considering a cloud strategy, so we teamed up with Apica, a third-party website testing, optimization, and monitoring company, to test GCE to see what performance consumers of these resources can expect.