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New RightScale Features: AWS Reserved Instances Utilization Reporting and More

New RightScale Features: AWS Reserved Instances Utilization Reporting and More

We’ve been hard at work building new features into the RightScale platform. Here is a summary of the capabilities we’ve added over the past couple months. Click the links below to get detailed release notes, or contact your RightScale Account Manager for more information.

User Experience

Easy way to switch between RightScale products: A new Product Selector in the the menu bar enables you to you easily switch among Cloud Analytics, Cloud Management, and Self-Service.

Cloud Analytics

Cloud Management

  • Manage existing Windows workloads: The latest RightLink™ agent (6.3) allows you to turn any Windows instance running in a supported cloud into a RightScale Server, complete with monitoring and configuration management.
  • Easier instance provisioning: There is a new, easier way to provision instances from the Instances and Servers view. Launch new instances in the AWS cloud instantly with minimal RightScale setup.

Self-Service

  • Set runtime schedules: Application designers can define runtime schedules, such as “business hours,” to automatically stop and re-start applications to reduce costs.
  • Email notification: Get notified via email once a CloudApp has launched or has a failure. You can set notifications per CloudApp or per user.

Multi-Cloud Support

  • AWS: Support for the Frankfurt region and the new C4 instance types.
  • Azure: New features include support for multiple subnets; multiple storage accounts; configurable port-forwarding rules and endpoints; usage tracking in Cloud Analytics  for Azure instances launched outside of RightScale; and the new G series VMs.
  • Google Compute Engine: Improvements for block storage allow you to specify a root volume size at server launch time and choose between pd-ssh or pd-standard volume options.
  • Rackspace: Support for Cloud Networks was added in Q4 2014. You now have the ability to specify a private network UUID at the time of server launch through the RightScale user interface or API.
  • SoftLayer: Expanded integration with SoftLayer, including support for all global regions, provisioning VMs in private or public networks, and latest high-memory, high-CPU instance types.
  • VMware vSphere: Support for volumes with snapshot, multiple zones on a single vSphere Cluster, and tenant quotas.

Join Us at ServiceNow Knowledge15

April 19 - 24, 2015 | Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay
RightScale will be demonstrating how to add rich multi-cloud management functionality to ServiceNow. Look for a session by Technicolor on using RightScale and ServiceNow to drive agility by leveraging infrastructure from public and private clouds. To schedule a meeting with us at this event, please contact your RightScale Account Manager.

RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Report