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Overcoming Cloudbursting Challenges

Posted by Stephen Bylo   Ι   March 07, 2013 1 comment
One of the key benefits of cloud computing is that it gives you the ability to launch resources as needed to meet application demands. Some organizations that run their own private clouds are interested in leveraging cloudbursting, traditionally defined as an architecture where application workloads run fully in a private cloud until they grow beyond some threshold, after which the application...Read more

500friends Inspires Customer Loyalty

In this guest post contributed by the CTO of 500friends, Bob Tekiela talks about the challenges of launching a business on a SaaS platform and how RightScale is an integral part of his company’s ongoing success. Customer loyalty is a critical ingredient of any successful business, but today’s highly connected world makes loyalty more challenging. As access to mobile and online tools such as...Read more

Scaling and Managing the Human Tier

Posted by Magne Land   Ι   February 01, 2013 3 comments
OK, so you’ve built your n-tier architecture . You’ve deployed it in the cloud. You’ve scaled it horizontally, vertically, geographically, and even temporally. It grows and shrinks at your command. Now what? Now you need to consider the human tier. You can masterfully solve all your technical problems, yet be blindsided by your organizational problems. Just as cloud computing enables elastic...Read more

Security Monitoring In Public IaaS: How We Do It at RightScale

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   January 24, 2013 2 comments
In my experience helping RightScale customers who are at varying points in the cloud adoption spectrum from investigating IaaS to launching a POC to already using IaaS for production applications, I see quite a bit of confusion about how to actually “do” security in the cloud, particularly in IaaS. And the sheer volume of vendor cloud washing and sales FUD that is being perpetuated makes it even...Read more