As more than 18,000 cloudophiles descend on Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent, it’s easy to forget that most enterprises are operating in a world of heterogeneous infrastructure — public and private clouds, virtualized environments, and bare-metal servers. IT teams are brokering cloud services alongside other infrastructure options to their internal users. Their goal is to place workloads in the lowest-cost environment that meets an application’s requirements. However, determining the most economical cloud pricing isn’t always easy. Until now.
Cloud management was born on New Year’s Eve, December 2006 when Thorsten von Eicken, the CTO and co-founder of our yet-to-be-incorporated Santa Barbara startup, released the first-ever version of RightScale. The software was designed to provide a platform to deploy and manage applications running on the beta version of Amazon EC2, which had been unveiled earlier that summer. Since those early days, cloud has powered a transformation in IT from startups to enterprises. And RightScale Cloud Management has evolved to enable cloud users to deploy and manage applications across multiple cloud providers, whether public or private, from a single pane of glass.
Although it’s still sunny and hot at our Santa Barbara headquarters, RightScale is ready for fall and for AWS re:Invent. If you’ll be in Las Vegas next week, be sure to stop by our booth at re:Invent and say hello and learn about the cool new features from RightScale.