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Cloud Management Best Practices

Cloud Management Best Practices

Cloud management best practices primarily concern the ability to save money and streamline operations across any cloud, any server, and any container. In this section, you'll find in-depth articles on a variety of cloud management topics, including the orchestration, automation, and governance of applications using public, private, and hybrid cloud acrchitectures as well as how to cloud-enable your vSphere and bare-metal servers.

Continuous Integration and Delivery in the Cloud: How RightScale Does It

October 14, 2014,
Posted By: Tim Miller
To reduce time-to-market of new features and products, RightScale leverages a variety of modern development practices, including agile development, continuous integration (CI), and continuous delivery (CD). In this four-part series, we provide background on CI/CD in the cloud and highlight three use cases.

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.