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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

How to Model Enterprise Cloud Computing Costs

Predicting pay-as-you-go cloud computing costs based on changing use patterns can be difficult. Let's step through the process of creating and applying patterns in PlanForCloud to see how you can assess the cost of your IaaS growth.Read more

Can Your IT Infrastructure Handle the Holiday Marketing Campaign Rush?

Posted by Andre Theus   Ι   September 17, 2013 0 comments
If your organization has a seasonal spike in business around the end of the year, you're likely to find demand for compute resources spiking, too. If your profitability depends on seasonal revenue, you'll need to architect scalable applications with an underlying infrastructure that can adapt to dynamically changing conditions.Read more

20 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Cloud Environment

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   August 14, 2013 0 comments
A regular tune-up can help any enterprise improve its cloud operations and potentially save money. Here are 20 simple tips that can help you save money, improve server utilization, improve cloud security and availability, and otherwise optimize your cloud infrastructure.Read more

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