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RightScale Product Update: SSAE16 Compliance, Azure Australia and More

RightScale Product Update: SSAE16 Compliance, Azure Australia and More

Here is a summary of the capabilities we’ve recently added to RightScale. Click the links below to get detailed release notes or contact your RightScale Account Manager for more information.

Compliance

  • SSAE SOC1 and SOC2 Type II Certifications: The RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management platform has successfully passed the stringent SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II and SOC-2 Type II Compliance audits, and both reports are now available for RightScale customers. If you’d like a copy of the report, please contact your RightScale Account Manager.

Cloud Management

  • Launch Bulk Instances via API: Users can now quickly launch an initial pool of server array instances by specifying an optional "count" parameter in the launch action of API 1.5, avoiding the need to make multiple API calls. You can find API documentation here.
  • Track Images Across Servers and Clouds: Users can easily identify resources running with a particular image in order to find what versions are running, apply patches, or help with license management. There is a new Image column in both the Deployment Servers view and the Instances and Servers view that users can search on.

Self-Service

  • End Date for CloudApps: To help save costs, users can now specify an End Date when they launch a CloudApp through Self-Service. The application and all associated resources will be terminated on that date, so users can ensure that they don't leave unused infrastructure running up the bill.
  • Control Over Schedules: Self-Service users can now see and modify any scheduled action coming up on their CloudApp (such as Stop or Terminate). They can choose to postpone the action for a number of hours or to cancel it altogether. Users can also choose to Stop a CloudApp whenever they want with the new Stop button — letting users save cost proactively if they know they won’t be using the application.
  • HTTP Functions in Workflow: We’ve added support for calling any HTTP function within your Cloud Application Template (CAT). Using the RightScale Cloud Workflow Language (RCL) you can now call any HTTP endpoint within your workflow definition. You can incorporate any third-party API into the definition of your CloudApp, integrate with ticketing/CMDB systems, send notifications to collaboration platforms, and more. As long as it has a HTTP interface, it can be part of your CloudApp.

Multi-Cloud Support

  • Support for Azure Australia Regions: We have enabled support for Azure Australia regions (Southeast and East) in RightScale. All features that are currently supported in other Azure regions will now be available in these Australian regions.

New Cloud Resources

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. Join us 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 at this event, please contact your RightScale Account Manager.
 

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