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Docker vs. VMs? Combining Both for Cloud Portability Nirvana

Docker and container technology in general is very interesting to us because it promises to help simplify cloud portability — that is, how to run the same application in different clouds — as well as some aspects of configuration management. We put Docker to the test to determine if containers do indeed make it easier to port applications across clouds.Read more

Now Available: Cloud Analytics for Cloud Cost Management

We saw that our customers were facing the same challenges as we were in attempting to get visibility into their rising cloud spend, especially when they had complex deployments that spanned public clouds, private clouds, and virtualized environments. So we created RightScale Cloud Analytics to help them visualize, forecast, and optimize costs across their portfolios of public and private clouds.Read more

Become a Cloud Services Broker with RightScale Self-Service

Posted by Andre Theus   Ι   July 16, 2014 0 comments
How do leading IT teams position themselves to bridge the IT/developer divide to help drive an organization’s growth and profitability? By brokering cloud services for their enterprises. RightScale Self-Service is a new solution that enables IT teams to take on the role of a cloud services broker to deliver agility across public cloud, private cloud, and virtualized resource pools.Read more

Cloud Migration and Portability: What VMware and AWS Aren't Telling You

A few days ago Amazon announced its new AWS Management Portal for vCenter, which allows VMware users to manage AWS workloads from vCenter and to import VMware golden images to AWS using its VM Import utility. VMware responded with a “Don’t Be Fooled” blog, noting that AWS provided “no easy way to move workloads back to one of your data centers, or to another cloud provider.”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

Installing RightScale and Rackspace Private Cloud – in a Garage

Ryan Geyer, a RightScale cloud solutions engineer, likes to keep on top of the latest cloud technologies, including Rackspace cloud management . While some people spend their weekends building model airplanes or puttering in their yards, Ryan likes playing with private clouds, and recently built a Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by OpenStack in his garage . Check out his step-by-step description...Read more

Build a Private Cloud in Your Garage

Posted by Ryan Geyer   Ι   March 28, 2012 16 comments
A few weeks ago, this brilliant idea crossed my mind. Why don't I build a private cloud at home, in my garage, so that I can get the experience of setting up the technology? Vijay told me I was crazy, so to prove just how easy it would be I did it anyway, and as a result I've had a private cloud running in my garage since early March.Read more
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