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Ask the Architect: Join RightScale and AWS to Learn About Hybrid IT

Looking for more efficient ways to make your existing IT resources work alongside cloud-based compute, storage, and networking resources? Enhance your expertise in cloud architectures. RightScale has joined with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations the opportunity to attend an in-person Ask the Architect deep-dive session on hybrid IT in Los Angeles, New York City, and Boston.Read more

Cloud Strategists Weigh In: Top Trends in Cloud Computing

What are the top trends in cloud computing today? We asked some of the cloud professionals in attendance at our recent RightScale Compute conference to share what they considered to be the top trends. We got a wide range of answers, as you might expect from leaders in an industry that is changing rapidly as more cloud technology providers are entering the space and as enterprises are increasingly...Read more

Happy Third Birthday, OpenStack!

Happy birthday OpenStack — you’re three years old today! Like most three-year-olds, you’re a bundle of energy and you’ve accomplished a lot in a short time. Congratulations to the OpenStack Foundation and to everyone who has contributed to the OpenStack project. It’s been exciting to watch the community grow, to see user interest spike, and to help RightScale customers manage their OpenStack...Read more

Cloud Strategists Say the Future Is Multi-Cloud

A multi-cloud strategy, in which an organization hosts its clouds on multiple vendors’ platforms, can enhance application fault tolerance and availability by offering geographically diverse hosting centers, and gives enterprises the flexibility to leverage the unique strengths of individual cloud providers, including potential cost savings. The days when a multi-cloud strategy was viewed as too...Read more

Key Design Considerations for Private and Hybrid Clouds

At the recent RightScale Compute conference, RightScale Senior Product Manager Utpal Thakrar shared some key design consideration for organizations building private and hybrid clouds. The most important advice: Build your cloud applications with both application and business goals in mind. Increased agility — including reduced time for provisioning applications — might be a goal for your...Read more

Overcoming Cloudbursting Challenges

Posted by Stephen Bylo   Ι   March 07, 2013 1 comment
One of the key benefits of cloud computing is that it gives you the ability to launch resources as needed to meet application demands. Some organizations that run their own private clouds are interested in leveraging cloudbursting, traditionally defined as an architecture where application workloads run fully in a private cloud until they grow beyond some threshold, after which the application...Read more

The Most Important IT Metric: Quality of Experience

Posted by Angela Tripp   Ι   October 18, 2012 0 comments
Today’s guest post comes from Ephraim Baron, an IT operations expert at Equinix, a global platform of high-performance data centers housing many of the world’s largest public clouds and a RightScale partner. Application performance and end-user quality of experience (QoE) are critical to IT success. The primary goal of information technology is to make users – and, by extension, enterprises –...Read more

Identifying Workloads for the Cloud

Posted by Ryan Geyer   Ι   May 23, 2012 1 comment
Identifying workloads to move to the cloud can be tricky. You have dozens or hundreds of apps running in your organization, and now that you’ve seen the operational efficiencies and agility available to you in the cloud, you’re tempted to move as many of them to the cloud as quickly as possible. As you’ll see in the examples below, cloud computing is indeed a good fit for many common workloads. I...Read more

RightScale Conference: Talk to the Experts About Cloud

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   May 16, 2012 0 comments
Cloud is here and cloud is now. RightScale has led the way in cloud management, with more than 4 million servers launched in the cloud to date. We know that cloud is a strategy, not just a tactical solution . It’s not simply about moving to the cloud and doing business as usual. Cloud is about transforming IT. Cloud is about making business more agile. Cloud is about enabling completely new...Read more

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