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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 better understand the economics of using cloud technology to make informed...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

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

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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