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RightScale PlanForCloud Analyzes $1 Billion in Cloud Cost Forecasts

It’s a paradox: Forecasting enterprise cloud costs is a hard task to do well, yet understanding all the costs up front is one of the main requirements of a successful cloud initiative. Last year, we launched PlanForCloud to help enterprises adopt cloud computing and ensure success in their early cloud projects. Today, we are excited to announce that PlanForCloud has helped forecast more than $1...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

How to Manage Cloud Costs and Optimize Resource Usage

Last year RightScale announced the acquisition of PlanForCloud , a cloud cost forecasting tool that enables you to model your cloud infrastructure, run it through a simulation, and get a three-year cost report showing what your deployment will cost. We know how hard it can be to figure out cloud costs and optimize your usage, so we made it easier with our free cloud cost forecasting tool . We’ve...Read more

How Much Does Your Cloud Cost?

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   August 15, 2012 0 comments
One of the earliest features we added to RightScale was cloud cost tracking and monthly projections. Instance usage reporting quickly became one of the most appreciated features by our customers (and their finance departments). Over time we've added more cost-tracking capabilities for volumes and reserved instances. I still find it odd, although I'm not entirely surprised given their revenue...Read more

McKinsey Doesn't 'Get' the Cloud

The McKinsey report "Clearing the air on cloud computing" is getting some attention. It has some good stuff in it, including the warning that cloud computing is approaching the top of the Gartner hype cycle. However, its claim that cloud computing (in the guise of EC2) ends up being more expensive per server month for large enterprises than doing it in-house seems fatally flawed. In particular,...Read more

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