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AWS Reserved Instances vs. Google Committed Use Discounts

Today Google announced the latest salvo in the cloud pricing wars, Committed Use Discounts, which are a competitor to AWS Reserved Instances. We compared AWS Reserved Instances (RIs) vs. Google Committed Use Discounts (CUDs) to see which one provides the lowest cost to users.Read more

AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Pricing: Compute Instances

Comparing cloud pricing is complicated. It can be difficult to make apples-to-apples comparisons because cloud providers offer different pricing models, unique discounting options, and frequent price cuts. This article dives down into the details to show you which providers have the lowest-cost options for cloud compute instances and under which circumstances.Read more

Accelerate Code Development with Cloud Application Templates

RightScale Cloud Application Templates (CATs) help you orchestrate, operate, manage, and provision complex application stacks in the cloud regardless of the cloud infrastructure providers you use. They package and “import” CAT code, enabling you to build sophisticated templates using modular building blocks of components to accelerate your code development.Read more

Cloud Storage: AWS vs Azure vs Google vs SoftLayer

Because the features and services offered by each cloud provider are constantly changing, it can be difficult to keep up. In this article we cover cloud storage with an in-depth look at object and block storage options from the leading public cloud providers.Read more

How to Compare AWS vs Azure vs Google vs SoftLayer

If you’re taking a strategic approach to your cloud strategy, it's not as simple as choosing Cloud A and putting every workload in Cloud A. Instead, you need to consider the requirements for each application or workload and select the cloud that is the best fit. To make it easier, we’ve broken down the key differences among public cloud vendors as they pertain to storage, container services, and...Read more

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

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