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Expanding RightScale with $13M in New Funding

I'm happy to report that we just received $13M in funding from Index Ventures and Benchmark Capital. We will be using the funding to accelerate product and market development of our cloud computing management platform. In simple words, more money means more developers writing more features, supporting more clouds, enabling more automation, and making even more customers happy.

We've been supporting all cloud services from Amazon for a long time, and we've recently added support for GoGrid and FlexiScale. We also interoperate with Eucalyptus, and Rackspace's CloudServers will be coming next. We continue to gear up to be able to support many more clouds as soon as they become publicly available, and we're building more and more infrastructure to make it easy to run deployments in multiple clouds at the same time.

At the same time we're adding clouds we are also working with ISVs such as MySQL, Bitrock, EnterpriseDB, and rPath to offer their software within the RightScale platform. We just completed the MySQL-over-EBS ServerTemplates and we're getting close with support for Splunk. All this contributes to the ecosystem around RightScale, which will offer more and more ready-to-go software to our users.

We're also continuing to add more levels of automation to our service. The infrastructure clouds automate the provisioning of servers, but that only gets you to the login prompt. To realize the vision of cloud computing you really need servers that not only get provisioned automatically but that go into full production on autopilot. That's what we've been specializing in and will continue to enhance.

Working with a European venture firm meshes well with the customer interest we've received from that part of the world. The long-rumored Amazon EC2 offering in the EU will turn into reality soon, which will make cloud computing even more attractive for our European friends. But even with the current state of clouds, interest in RightScale has been global and we have customers in many countries.

Comments

Congratz! Looking forward to all the wonderful goodies you'll be developing! Cheers, - Steve
Congratulations!! You have been on my radar since you first started and this post made me very happy! Keep up the good work you are doing! You have built a very good product and there is a lot of room for scaling it, especially now that you secured that funding!
Very good news. Keep up the great work. Cloud Computing Rocks!!! The new MySql-EBS Templates are a great new product. My first impression of the work in very good. I hope all of this cash infusion will provide us with more work at this level of quality. Edward M. Goldberg http://Blog.EdwardMGoldberg.com/
regarding the Amzon EC2 EU comment. is there any specific reason to have an EU subsidary. regulations or something ? the reason i am asking is because i am planning a venture in india, and would like to use Amazon EC2 and S3 capabilities with Rightscale; and would like to know if there are any geographical limitations !!!
Posted by Anurag (not verified)   Ι   December 09, 2008   Ι   01:03 PM
Anurag, you can use AWS from anywhere in the world and we have RightScale users and customers around the world as well. The main limitation is that the servers are where they are...
Thanks Thorsten.
Posted by Anurag (not verified)   Ι   December 11, 2008   Ι   05:35 PM
Could not happen to a better bunch of people. Keep up the great work guys, the reward is there for the effort.
Posted by David Bergerson (not verified)   Ι   January 18, 2009   Ι   12:36 PM
[...] RightScale recibe 13 millones de dólares. Lo han recibido de un capital riesgo y lo utilizarán para acelerar el desarrollo de su producto. [...]
Hey Thorsten, I have sent some queries through the contact us section. Would really appreciate you responses. Thanks.
Posted by Anurag (not verified)   Ι   December 14, 2008   Ι   11:11 AM

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