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How to Compare AWS vs Azure vs Google vs SoftLayer

March 30, 2016 Posted By: Ryan O'Leary If you’re taking a strategic approach to your cloud strategy, it's not as simple as choosing Cloud A and putting every workload in Cloud A. Instead, you need to consider the requirements for each application or workload and select the cloud that is the best fit. To make it easier, we’ve broken down the key differences among public cloud vendors as they pertain to storage, container services, and pricing.

Migrating to Docker: Why We’re Going All in at RightScale

March 29, 2016 Posted By: Tim Miller When Docker came along two years ago, it generated cautious optimism at RightScale. Since then, we have validated the cloud cost savings and agility benefits we’ll derive from “going all in” and migrating completely to Docker.

Understand Your Effective Cloud Costs with Markups and Markdowns

March 28, 2016 Posted By: Hassan Hosseini For a true picture of your cloud costs, you need to consider all your overhead costs that are not included in your cloud bill. We’ll show you how to apply these overhead costs or discounts on top of your cloud infrastructure costs for accurate showback and chargeback.

How to Manage Cloud Costs via a Single API

March 21, 2016 Posted By: Hassan Hosseini At RightScale, we are helping customers as they move toward automated outcomes where data and analytics are used to drive action. The Cloud Analytics API can help you progress toward a more automated approach to managing cloud costs. We show you three ways you can use it to optimize instance costs.