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RightScale and Chef Integration: Cooking Up Better ServerTemplates

Posted by Ryan O'Leary   Ι   August 15, 2013 2 comments
As part of the RightScale "bring your own configuration management" (BYOCM) strategy, we will roll out a major upgrade to our Chef implementation in RightScale next week. This upgrade will affect all RightScale users, but will be particularly relevant for those who use Chef recipes in their ServerTemplates™, the reusable components that RightScale employs to define the characteristics of a cloud...Read more

Preview: Bring Your Own Configuration Management from RightScale

Posted by Ryan O'Leary   Ι   July 30, 2013 0 comments
Configuration management software can help automate the creation of cloud servers and manage their configuration details, saving organizations time when launching new clouds and administering existing ones. As cloud configuration management solutions have matured and their adoption has increased, we have been evolving the RightScale platform to make it easier for our customers to use third-party...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

Best Practices: Managing Web Application Sessions

Everyone has an opinion about how you should write your application. Whether it's the structure, language, or database (or not!) that you choose, there are plenty of people telling you what you should do, but not how to do it. So I'm going to focus on the application tier and address several issues regarding application session management — one of the trickiest aspects to tackle in high-...Read more

RightScale Release: MultiCloud ServerTemplates and RightImages

Posted by Shivan Bindal   Ι   September 08, 2011 1 comment
This is Part Two of our release series. A couple weeks ago, we announced a lot of goodies and we're going to talk about some new stuff today. It has been a R.A.C.E. to the finish line this sprint, but we have some exciting news! RightScale's current ServerTemplate release showcases the entire PHP 3-tier stack across the R ackspace Cloud, A mazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, C loud.com's CloudStack...Read more

RightScale ServerTemplate Library and Machine Tags

Yesterday's release of the RightScale platform introduced two new features that I'm really excited about: the ServerTemplate Library and the use of Machine Tags on servers. We've had sophisticated sharing of ServerTemplates in RightScale for over a year now allowing certain users to share ServerTemplates, RightScripts and other design artifacts with other RightScale users. This enables us to...Read more
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