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RightScale State of the Cloud 2013: A Look Ahead

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   May 03, 2013 0 comments
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

RightScale State of the Cloud 2013: Maturity Matters

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   May 01, 2013 0 comments
Last week we introduced our RightScale State of the Cloud 2013 industry survey , a comprehensive report based on responses from 625 industry professionals. Today we’ll dive into more details of the survey findings and show how they indicate that the greater the level of maturity organizations have with cloud, the more benefits they get from it.Read more

RightScale Compute 2013: Day Two

The first day of the RightScale Compute 2013 conference was packed with information, but one day wasn’t enough time for us to share all the information we brought about cloud strategies and futures. Two days wasn’t enough either, but that’s all we booked the conference center for. Here’s a rundown of Friday’s agenda for Day Two .Read more

RightScale Compute 2013: Day One

Yesterday was the first day of RightScale Compute 2013, our annual conference in San Francisco. (You can also read about Day Two .) The day kicked off with a keynote address by James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, and a State of the Cloud report by RightScale CEO Michael Crandell ( watch the video ). Richard Kaufmann, vice president of Samsung SDS America, followed...Read more

RightScale State of the Cloud 2013: A New Industry Survey

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   April 25, 2013 1 comment
Last month RightScale surveyed technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations about their adoption of cloud computing. The 625 respondents range from technical executives to practitioners, and represent organizations of varying sizes across many industries. Their answers to our survey questions provide a comprehensive perspective on the state of the cloud today.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

Installing RightScale and Rackspace Private Cloud – in a Garage

Ryan Geyer, a RightScale cloud solutions engineer, likes to keep on top of the latest cloud technologies, including Rackspace cloud management . While some people spend their weekends building model airplanes or puttering in their yards, Ryan likes playing with private clouds, and recently built a Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by OpenStack in his garage . Check out his step-by-step description...Read more

Overcoming Cloudbursting Challenges

Posted by Stephen Bylo   Ι   March 07, 2013 1 comment
One of the key benefits of cloud computing is that it gives you the ability to launch resources as needed to meet application demands. Some organizations that run their own private clouds are interested in leveraging cloudbursting, traditionally defined as an architecture where application workloads run fully in a private cloud until they grow beyond some threshold, after which the application...Read more

Google Compute Engine & RightScale to Sell High-Performance Cloud

Last week we announced that RightScale has become Google's first partner to resell Google Compute Engine. This news marks a milestone in a long and ongoing process. We have been working with Google on Google Compute Engine since 2011, providing input on its development and integrating RightScale — and that work just won us Google's North American Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform award. We...Read more

Lessons Learned from Recent Cloud Outages

Posted by Uri Budnik   Ι   February 27, 2013 9 comments
Outages happen, and they happen everywhere. Whether you leverage a public cloud, a hosting provider, or your own data center, infrastructure downtime is inevitable. Equipment breaks or does not function as expected, software bugs slip by, natural disasters occur, and unforeseen situations lead to unexpected consequences. Sometimes services are degraded and sometimes complete data centers go dark...Read more

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