June 11, 2013,
"IaaS is the most appropriate infrastructure solution for social games, web-based games, mobile applications — any applications or products that can have a short lifespan — because you don't need to worry about the upfront infrastructure costs of hosting applications or back-end infrastructure. You're able to use what's appropriate for you at the time, iterate quickly, and if your game isn't a success, you can easily scrap what's been done."
June 10, 2013,
RightScale Product Marketing Manager Nick Kephart defines cloud management as "a framework of tools to solve cloud challenges and increase your ability to enjoy cloud benefits." During a talk at RightScale Compute, he noted that along with the benefits of cloud come challenges from changing organizational processes. Cloud management can help meet those challenges, and setting up a measurement framework for determining its benefits can help you make a business case for cloud management - and once you've proven that, you can sign up to try RightScale for free.
Peder Ulander, vice president of product marketing for cloud and open source solutions at Citrix, sees a trend among enterprise IT organizations to deliver not only infrastructure but also complete services on demand to make users more efficient and happier and IT more predictable and secure. Citrix created CloudStack, an open source IaaS platform that RightScale supports. In a session at last month's RightScale Compute conference, Ulander talked about the philosophy and practice of delivering IT as a service (ITaaS).
In a session at RightScale Compute last month, Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect Miles Ward talked about architecting in high availability and fault tolerance using AWS and RightScale. He noted that fault tolerance can result from faults in facilities, hardware, networking, code, and people, and defined fault tolerance as the ability of a system to continue operating properly, though perhaps at a degraded level, if one or more components fail. But fault tolerance has to be automated, and that automation has to be tested, so you know to what extent and under what conditions you really are fault tolerant.