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Cloud Management

Universal Cloud Management: Deploy Anywhere, Manage Everywhere

Cloud management was born on New Year’s Eve, December 2006 when Thorsten von Eicken, the CTO and co-founder of our yet-to-be-incorporated Santa Barbara startup, released the first-ever version of RightScale. The software was designed to provide a platform to deploy and manage applications running on the beta version of Amazon EC2, which had been unveiled earlier that summer. Since those early...Read more

Pivoting to Cloud: Why an MSP Chose RightScale

When managed services provider Offis decided to expand its offerings to include cloud infrastructure, the company chose a multi-cloud strategy. With this approach, Offis could avoid lock-in to a single cloud provider and offer its customers — including companies as diverse as VW and Westfield — the same level of expertise and service no matter if the company was hosting in its own data center or...Read more

Hard Lessons: 4 Reasons to Use SaaS for Cloud Management

Here at RightScale, we are a pure SaaS company (there is no on-premises delivery model for our Cloud Management product). In comparing a product suite offered as both SaaS and as an on-premises solution vs. the pure SaaS model, I’d like to share some observations on why I believe that SaaS is the best delivery model for cloud management.Read more

RightLink 10: An Easier Way to Manage All Your Cloud Servers

Lines of business and teams across enterprises are running applications in public and private clouds to achieve faster time to market, and central IT must often manage existing cloud-based workloads without disrupting running applications. RightScale addressed this need by creating a new and improved agent for managing existing cloud servers: RightLink 10.Read more

20 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Cloud Environment

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

Why Use Cloud Management?: The Business Case

RightScale Product Marketing Manager Nick Kephart defines cloud management as "a framework of tools to solve cloud challenges and increase your ability to enjoy cloud benefits." During a talk at RightScale Compute, he noted that along with the benefits of cloud come challenges from changing organizational processes. Cloud management can help meet those challenges, and setting up a measurement...Read more

Resumator Turns to AWS and RightScale for SaaS Platform Management

The cloud provides organizations with scalable resources on demand, but how does a company leverage the cloud to handle explosive growth? That was the issue facing The Resumator , which offers a cloud-based SaaS platform for collecting resumes and managing organizations’ hiring processes. In 2011 the company migrated its infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and chose RightScale cloud...Read more

How Much Does Your Cloud Cost?

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


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