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AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Pricing: Compute Instances

Comparing cloud pricing is complicated. It can be difficult to make apples-to-apples comparisons because cloud providers offer different pricing models, unique discounting options, and frequent price cuts. This article dives down into the details to show you which providers have the lowest-cost options for cloud compute instances and under which circumstances.Read more

How to Compare AWS vs Azure vs Google vs SoftLayer

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...Read more

AWS vs Google Pricing: Decoding the New AWS RI Model

AWS today announced a new Reserved Instance (RI) pricing model in an effort to simplify RI purchases and better match the way enterprise customers want to buy. We did the analysis and have updated our AWS vs Google cost comparison charts to help you determine the best value for your needs.Read more

RightScale at re:Invent: How to Manage AWS, VMware and Hybrid Cloud

The ability to natively manage workloads across VMware vSphere, AWS, and other clouds from a single pane of glass is a topic that we’ll be covering this week at AWS re:Invent in the session "AWS and VMware: How to Architect and Manage Hybrid Environments." Here's a preview of the topics we will be covering in depth.Read more

AWS Reboot: FAQs

With the news of a significant AWS reboot going out to many AWS customers, RightScale is sharing some FAQs with the best information we have. We will update these as we get new or different information.Read more

AWS to Reboot a Number of EC2 Instances

Today Amazon Web Services (AWS) notified its customers that it will be rolling out an urgent patch to hosts causing a maintenance reboot of EC2 instances over the next several days starting on September 26, 2014. We've got the rundown on what you can expect and how to mitigate it.Read more

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

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