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New RightScale Cloud Pricing Service Provides Insights Into 100,000+ Cloud Prices

As more than 18,000 cloudophiles descend on Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent, it’s easy to forget that most enterprises are operating in a world of heterogeneous infrastructure — public and private clouds, virtualized environments, and bare-metal servers. IT teams are brokering cloud services alongside other infrastructure options to their internal users. Their goal is to place workloads in the lowest...Read more

Get Showback Reporting for AWS, Azure and More Clouds

In May we released a brand-new RightScale Cloud Analytics dashboard for managing all your AWS costs as well as your instance costs for Azure, Google, SoftLayer, OpenStack, and VMware and other public and private clouds. Today we are releasing a new feature that will enable showback reporting for cloud costs across your enterprise.Read more

Google vs. AWS Pricing: Google Cuts Are First of 2015

Seven months after its last price cut on compute power for the cloud, Google is making good on its promise to drive cloud prices down at the rate of Moore’s Law. This week's price cut by Google is another strategic move in the Google vs. AWS pricing battle that ultimately benefits cloud consumers. We've done the analysis and have the latest price comparison charts.Read more

AWS vs Google Pricing: Decoding the New AWS RI Model

AWS today announced a new Reserved Instance (RI) pricing model in an effort to simplify RI purchases and better match the way enterprise customers want to buy. We did the analysis and have updated our AWS vs Google cost comparison charts to help you determine the best value for your needs.Read more

Accurately Predict Cloud Costs with 3-Year Forecasting

Cloud cost forecasting doesn't have to be difficult. I'll show you how to use RightScale Cloud Analytics to build three-year forecasts to assess the costs of growth, reserved instances, and various clouds and instance types to help you make more informed decisions about your options and your potential cost savings.Read more

Now Available: Cloud Analytics for Cloud Cost Management

We saw that our customers were facing the same challenges as we were in attempting to get visibility into their rising cloud spend, especially when they had complex deployments that spanned public clouds, private clouds, and virtualized environments. So we created RightScale Cloud Analytics to help them visualize, forecast, and optimize costs across their portfolios of public and private clouds.Read more

2 Simple Ways to Stop Blowing Your Cloud Budget

Cloud computing helps you deliver applications to market in record time. But this agility can also result in larger than expected cloud bills when applications use more or larger instances than needed and when unused instances are left running. RightScale Cloud Analytics gives you easy two ways to keep your budget on track.Read more

Analyze Scenarios for AWS Reserved Instances to Reduce Cloud Costs

Buying Amazon Web Services (AWS) reserved instances (RIs) can be a smart cost-saving option versus buying on-demand instances in some situations. However, if you have attempted to decide when and whether to buy reserved instances for a variety of instance types in different availability zones, then you know how difficult it can be. We've got tips on how to determine your optimal RI purchase.Read more


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