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500friends Inspires Customer Loyalty

In this guest post contributed by the CTO of 500friends, Bob Tekiela talks about the challenges of launching a business on a SaaS platform and how RightScale is an integral part of his company’s ongoing success. Customer loyalty is a critical ingredient of any successful business, but today’s highly connected world makes loyalty more challenging. As access to mobile and online tools such as...Read more

What Is a Private Cloud?

As organizations look to building efficient, scalable web applications, they often turn to the cloud to satisfy their needs. Given that the leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace , and Windows Azure are best known for their public cloud solutions, it's not surprising that some businesses never consider private clouds because they know too little...Read more

RightScale Enterprise Security Features Unleashed

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   August 08, 2012 0 comments
We have been busy this summer working on a number of security- and governance-related features for our Enterprise Edition customers, who are typically large organizations that have well-defined internal user identity and compliance structures. With the latest RightScale release , we have improved or added on to the following features: Managed SSH Login Single Sign-On with SAML API-Based...Read more

Three Quick Wins for Cloud Computing

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   July 11, 2012 0 comments
Are you still trying to decide how to move your organization into the cloud? Do you already have servers in the cloud but can’t figure out how to best utilize them? At RightScale, we have these conversations with prospective customers all the time. I've outlined three of the most beneficial aspects of the RightScale solution that our customers use to quickly and more efficiently manage their...Read more

RightScale Joins Google Compute Engine for Launch Day

Today we'll be demoing RightScale managing a deployment on Google Compute Engine during the launch presentation at Google I/O at 1:30pm (PT). With the release of Google Compute Engine, the year 2012 is becoming a turning point in the evolution of cloud computing. There are now multiple public megaclouds on the market, and public cloud computing is set to become the dominant form of business...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

Cloud APIs: It's the Architecture that Matters

Lack of excitement is not something the cloud market can be accused of! Citrix just announced a bold roadmap for its CloudStack platform coming right on the heels of a Eucalyptus and Amazon announcement to extend API compatibility and just two weeks before the OpenStack summit. My prediction for 2012: we will exit the year with as many cloud APIs as we had when we entered, and it doesn't really...Read more

RightScale in Japan with IDC Frontier

Last year we announced a bunch of new clouds to the RightScale dashboard. Each of those clouds brought a differentiated offering to our user base. Recently, we announced public availability of a new cloud - IDC Frontier Cloud . Analyst Agatha Poon recently wrote about IDC Frontier's progress in IaaS and gave an overview of how their cloud is positioned in the Japanese market. IDC Frontier Cloud...Read more

Managing Cloud At Scale: Configure Systems, Not Servers

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   March 06, 2012 0 comments
RightScale works with customers that manage some of the world’s largest public and private cloud deployments. Understanding their needs to manage at scale is what drives the development of many our automation features. These valuable features don't necessarily make it front and center on our marketing website because they are complex and hard to explain to people who are new to the cloud. But...Read more

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