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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

AWS Outage Lessons Learned: If Netflix Can Suffer, So Can You

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   January 04, 2013 11 comments
On Christmas Eve and continuing into Christmas Day, AWS had a “Service Event” centered on the ELB (Elastic Load Balancing) service in the US-East region. Although only a small percentage of ELBs were functionally disabled and unable to route traffic to their backend servers, all ELBs in the region experienced a time interval in which they could not scale, nor could changes be made to their...Read more

RightScale Supports New AWS Australia Region

Posted by Shivan Bindal   Ι   November 12, 2012 0 comments
Amazon just launched a new region today in Sydney, Australia, as part of its Global AWS Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering. We’re pleased to announce that RightScale supports this new region (Asia Pacific - Sydney) on launch day!Read more

Architecting Scalable Applications in the Cloud: The Caching Tier

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   October 24, 2012 0 comments
Last week I discussed the application tier and the implementation considerations that come into play with regard to promoting the availability and resiliency of that tier of your architecture. Here, in the third article in my series on Architecting Scalable Applications in the Cloud , I will cover a part of the architecture that is often forgotten when implementing an application – the caching...Read more

Identifying Workloads for the Cloud

Posted by Ryan Geyer   Ι   May 23, 2012 1 comment
Identifying workloads to move to the cloud can be tricky. You have dozens or hundreds of apps running in your organization, and now that you’ve seen the operational efficiencies and agility available to you in the cloud, you’re tempted to move as many of them to the cloud as quickly as possible. As you’ll see in the examples below, cloud computing is indeed a good fit for many common workloads. I...Read more

RightScale Conference: Talk to the Experts About Cloud

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   May 16, 2012 0 comments
Cloud is here and cloud is now. RightScale has led the way in cloud management, with more than 4 million servers launched in the cloud to date. We know that cloud is a strategy, not just a tactical solution . It’s not simply about moving to the cloud and doing business as usual. Cloud is about transforming IT. Cloud is about making business more agile. Cloud is about enabling completely new...Read more

Four Steps to Achieving High Availability in the Cloud

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   May 09, 2012 1 comment
Constructing a high-availability application in the cloud can seem like a daunting process. The key is to assume that every component of a system will fail at some point and to prepare for that eventuality. Then you can build for failure and automate processes to handle it. Fault-tolerant systems designed for high availability are achievable in the cloud. High availability (HA) and disaster...Read more

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