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Docker vs. VMs? Combining Both for Cloud Portability Nirvana

September 02, 2014,
Posted By: Thorsten von Eicken
Docker and container technology in general is very interesting to us because it promises to help simplify cloud portability — that is, how to run the same application in different clouds — as well as some aspects of configuration management. We put Docker to the test to determine if containers do indeed make it easier to port applications across clouds.

How Nextdoor Uses RightScale for a Faster Cloud Architecture

June 05, 2014,
Posted By: Angela Tripp
RightScale customer Matt Wise, a senior systems architect at Nextdoor, the free private social network for neighborhoods, describes how his engineering team optimized the company's server arrays to set a new performance standard.

Automating Cloud Security

September 26, 2013,
Posted By: Tony Spataro
For many enterprises, the move to cloud computing raises security concerns, but when applications and infrastructure are architected with attention to security, cloud platforms can be just as secure as those on-premises.

Cloud Server Monitoring and Automation, with Help from a Chimp

September 25, 2013,
Posted By: Christopher Deutsch
How does the RightScale Operations team manage more than 700 servers in the cloud running on five continents? By using RightScale Cloud Management ourselves, and taking advantage of its powerful monitoring and automation tools.