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Xen Bug Drives Cloud Reboot: Survey Shows Users Undeterred

The Xen vulnerability announced October 1 caused AWS, Rackspace, and SoftLayer to patch and reboot many cloud instances in the preceding week. We wanted to go beyond the anecdotes, tweets, and blogs to survey cloud users and find out how they actually fared during the reboot and share the results.Read more

Automating Cloud Security

For many enterprises, the move to cloud computing raises security concerns, but when applications and infrastructure are architected with attention to security, cloud platforms can be just as secure as those on-premises.Read more

Cloud Strategists See Enterprises Gaining Confidence with Security

Early adopters of the cloud computing model had to fight the perception that no Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider could be as security-conscious as their own organizations. Over the last several years, as public cloud providers have gotten better about communicating their security features, that view has changed, according to the cloud strategists we talked with. For most organizations...Read more

Cloud Strategists Weigh In: Top Trends in Cloud Computing

What are the top trends in cloud computing today? We asked some of the cloud professionals in attendance at our recent RightScale Compute conference to share what they considered to be the top trends. We got a wide range of answers, as you might expect from leaders in an industry that is changing rapidly as more cloud technology providers are entering the space and as enterprises are increasingly...Read more

How to Leverage the Cloud to Build Marketing Campaigns That Scale

Last year Gartner made the seemingly odd prediction that by 2017, CMOs will spend more on IT than CIOs. Marketing departments are dependent on technology to drive their critical online, social, and mobile marketing initiatives, and increasingly they are turning to cloud computing to provide the speed and scale necessary to support successful campaigns. RightScale Vice President of Marketing Kim...Read more

Why Use Cloud Management?: The Business Case

RightScale Product Marketing Manager Nick Kephart defines cloud management as "a framework of tools to solve cloud challenges and increase your ability to enjoy cloud benefits." During a talk at RightScale Compute, he noted that along with the benefits of cloud come challenges from changing organizational processes. Cloud management can help meet those challenges, and setting up a measurement...Read more

Delivering IT As a Service

Peder Ulander, vice president of product marketing for cloud and open source solutions at Citrix, sees a trend among enterprise IT organizations to deliver not only infrastructure but also complete services on demand to make users more efficient and happier and IT more predictable and secure. Citrix created CloudStack , an open source IaaS platform that RightScale supports . In a session at last...Read more

Does Virtual-to-Cloud Make Sense?

One of the first steps that many organizations take when they begin thinking outside the data center is to convert physical servers to virtual machines. An array of Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) tools can help systems administrators inspect a physical server’s filesystems; package up the operating system, the applications, and the data; and create a virtual machine image for a virtualized environment...Read more

RightScale State of the Cloud 2013: A Look Ahead

I've already introduced our RightScale State of the Cloud 2013 industry survey and talked about how the results show that the greater the level of maturity an organization has with cloud, the more benefits it gets from it . Another interesting finding is the link between DevOps and the cloud.Read more

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