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Will AWS T2 Replace 30 Percent of Instances? Not So Fast

Yesterday AWS announced a new T2 family of instances. The T2 family comes in three sizes: micro (1 vCPU, 1GB RAM), small (1 vCPU, 2GB RAM), and medium (2 vCPU 4 GB RAM). These new instance types are the next generation for the heavily used t1.micro instances and they should also be viewed as a potential replacement for m1.small. We've got the analysis to help you decide if you should upgrade.Read more

Track and Manage Your Private Cloud Costs Like a Boss

For many companies using private clouds or virtualized infrastructures, it can be difficult to gain an immediate picture of the resources and costs that each business unit, user, and application is responsible for. Now there's an easier way to track private cloud consumption to avoid unpleasant surprises for all stakeholders.Read more

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

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

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

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


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