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Introducing RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere

Posted by Utpal Thakrar   Ι   December 10, 2013 0 comments
RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere provides a simple, lightweight option for cloudification of vSphere environments. It presents a compute cloud API on top of VMware vSphere and adds several critical cloud capabilities so that a vSphere environment can be managed as if it were an on-premise private cloud.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

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

What Is a Private Cloud?

As organizations look to building efficient, scalable web applications, they often turn to the cloud to satisfy their needs. Given that the leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace , and Windows Azure are best known for their public cloud solutions, it's not surprising that some businesses never consider private clouds because they know too little...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

Private and Hybrid Clouds: Like Sex in High School

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   April 19, 2012 4 comments
RightScale CEO Michael Crandell recently explained to a journalist at The Register that "the hybrid cloud is a little bit like sex in high school — everybody is talking about it, but not everybody is doing it." While that may be true for the IT industry as a whole, Michael also rightly points out what we in the RightScale Professional Services trenches see everyday: The majority of RightScale...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

Get More Out of Your Cloud with RightScale and Citrix CloudStack 3

RightScale has been integrated with CloudStack since 2010 and we jointly run many of the world’s largest production cloud deployments. Last year's acquisition of Cloud.com by Citrix marked a new beginning for a relationship that, coupled with the RightScale multicloud management platform, would provide unprecedented value to our end customers. We are pleased to see this morning's release of...Read more

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