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Keep Your Cloud Costs Down Through Internal Collaboration

One of the challenges of managing cloud spend is sharing information between the finance or business users who are looking at overall cloud costs and the technical team who has a deep understanding of how the cloud infrastructure is used. Our new product, RightScale Cloud Analytics, provides you a better way to manage cloud costs.Read more

Avoid Bill Shock with Automated Cloud Cost Reports

All cloud users have stories of being surprised by unexpectedly large cloud bills because they left resources running longer than needed. You need to keep a close eye on your cloud usage so that you are only using what you need. And the new Scheduled Report feature in Cloud Analytics allows you to do exactly that.Read more

AWS Responds with Price Cuts: Google vs AWS Pricing Round 2

As we predicted in our blog yesterday, AWS has come back swinging at Google’s cloud price cuts. This is good news for cloud customers as compute resources continue to get cheaper. At this rate, it’s going to get pretty difficult for CIOs and CFOs to justify building their own data centers.Read more

Google Slashes Cloud Prices: Google vs AWS Price Comparison

Today Google threw down the gauntlet to challenge AWS public cloud supremacy by announcing significant price reductions across its Google Cloud Platform. Even more significantly, Google announced new sustained-use pricing for compute services that will offer a simpler and more flexible approach as compared to the complexity of reserved instance pricing from AWS.Read more

Cloud Price Reductions: A Definitive Analysis of 2013 Trends

Posted by Bret Clement   Ι   March 21, 2014 0 comments
As organizations flock to cloud services — and cloud providers battle for market share — public cloud prices in 2013 continued on a steady downward trend. RightScale analyzed price reductions from four leading public cloud providers in 2013 (AWS, Rackspace, Google Compute Engine, and Azure) and found that the pace of price reductions continued to accelerate.Read more

Now Available: RightScale Cloud Analytics in Public Beta

Getting a handle on your cloud costs can be difficult whether you are using public clouds, private clouds, or virtualized environments. RightScale knows this from seven years of personal experience running on the cloud as our infrastructure and costs continue to grow. We found that our customers were facing the same issues, so we decided to create RightScale Cloud Analytics.Read more

Q&A: Cloud Economist and 451 Research Analyst Dr. Owen Rogers

Posted by Angela Tripp   Ι   November 13, 2013 0 comments
With more enterprises adopting cloud computing as part of a comprehensive strategy to drive innovation and profitability, the economics of using cloud become more crucial as their investments in cloud resources grow. We asked Dr. Owen Rogers, a senior analyst of digital economics at 451 Research, how large enterprises can make informed choices for their businesses.Read more

Introducing Cloud Analytics: A Better Way to Manage Cloud Costs

Seven years ago, RightScale pioneered the concept of cloud management with an on-demand solution to provision and manage applications across public and private clouds. Along the way, we’ve helped thousands of customers in virtually every industry to manage millions of cloud servers. Today we are redefining the playing field yet again. We’re thrilled to announce RightScale Cloud Analytics, a new...Read more

RightScale Compute: Plan Cloud Costs Now, Save Money Later

As the co-founder and product manager of PlanForCloud , I have talked to hundreds of people about their cloud costs. They are confused by the complex cloud provider pricing strategies that make it hard to understand where the majority of their cloud infrastructure costs are going and even harder to optimize their cloud costs. It’s time to change that! At RightScale Compute 2013 I’m leading a...Read more

Analyzing Cloud Price Changes: How They Affect Your Bottom Line

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   March 27, 2013 2 comments
Cloud pricing is growing more complex each month. As cloud IaaS vendors change prices and introduce new services, cloud users are finding it increasingly difficult to project their cloud costs. PlanForCloud , a free cloud cost forecasting tool from RightScale, includes more than 12,000 different prices across 6 cloud providers. Over the last 14 months, we counted 29 price reductions in cloud...Read more

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