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20 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Cloud Environment

August 14, 2013,
Posted By: Brian Adler
A regular tune-up can help any enterprise improve its cloud operations and potentially save money. Here are 20 simple tips that can help you save money, improve server utilization, improve cloud security and availability, and otherwise optimize your cloud infrastructure.

Four Top ServerTemplate Best Practices

June 12, 2013,
Posted By: Lee Schlesinger
RightScale engineers Tim Miller and Cary Penniman took the podium at the RightScale Compute conference recently to talk about best practices that organizations can employ as they work with RightScale ServerTemplates™ to build consistent, production-quality cloud configurations.

Tips on Using the Cloud for Mobile, Social, and Games

June 06, 2013,
Posted By: Lee Schlesinger
"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."

Why Use Cloud Management?: The Business Case

June 05, 2013,
Posted By: Lee Schlesinger
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.