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Cloud Migration and Portability: What VMware and AWS Aren't Telling You

A few days ago Amazon announced its new AWS Management Portal for vCenter, which allows VMware users to manage AWS workloads from vCenter and to import VMware golden images to AWS using its VM Import utility. VMware responded with a “Don’t Be Fooled” blog, noting that AWS provided “no easy way to move workloads back to one of your data centers, or to another cloud provider.”Read more

Manage VMware vSphere, AWS & Other Clouds from a Single Pane of Glass

Our recent 2014 State of the Cloud Report showed Amazon Web Services (AWS) leading in public cloud adoption and VMware® vSphere® leading in private cloud. (Yes, vSphere is not really a private cloud, but I’ll get to that in a minute). So it’s probably not a surprise that our enterprise customers overwhelmingly tell RightScale that they want a single system to provision, manage, and govern both...Read more

AWS i2 Instances: Now Supported by RightScale

Today Amazon Web Services (AWS) released a new i2 instance type, and we provided immediate support for it in the RightScale Multi-Cloud Platform. The i2 instance was designed to host I/O intensive workloads typically generated by NoSQL databases such as Cassandra and MongoDB as well as workloads generated by relational databases and transactional systems.Read more

HA/DR and Fault Tolerance with AWS and RightScale

In a session at RightScale Compute last month, Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect Miles Ward talked about architecting in high availability and fault tolerance using AWS and RightScale. He noted that fault tolerance can result from faults in facilities, hardware, networking, code, and people, and defined fault tolerance as the ability of a system to continue operating properly, though...Read more

Resumator Turns to AWS and RightScale for SaaS Platform Management

The cloud provides organizations with scalable resources on demand, but how does a company leverage the cloud to handle explosive growth? That was the issue facing The Resumator , which offers a cloud-based SaaS platform for collecting resumes and managing organizations’ hiring processes. In 2011 the company migrated its infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and chose RightScale cloud...Read more

AWS CloudHSM: Why You’ll Want It and What to Watch Out For

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   March 28, 2013 0 comments
Security has been one of the top challenges in every survey on cloud computing in the last five years. Yet public cloud providers have continued to beef up their security offerings, and not everyone realizes how far providers have come in providing tools that enable customers to follow security best practices . This week AWS took a giant step forward to address a major cloud security challenge...Read more

Thoughts on AWS OpsWorks Application Management

Since RightScale pioneered the category of cloud management six years ago, we’ve watched a variety of players large and small offer software and services targeted at some form of management of cloud applications and resources. We like to keep tabs on these changes, especially from the point of view of how new technologies affect companies' choices as they adopt cloud computing. Last week Amazon...Read more

How to Manage Cloud Costs and Optimize Resource Usage

Last year RightScale announced the acquisition of PlanForCloud , a cloud cost forecasting tool that enables you to model your cloud infrastructure, run it through a simulation, and get a three-year cost report showing what your deployment will cost. We know how hard it can be to figure out cloud costs and optimize your usage, so we made it easier with our free cloud cost forecasting tool . We’ve...Read more

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