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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

Launch App-Centric OpenStack Clouds with RightScale and Rackspace

RightScale just added more functionality for the Rackspace Open Cloud, which is based on OpenStack, the massively scalable open source cloud operating system. Now RightScale customers can take advantage of even more features for managing their Open Cloud Servers. Plus they can now connect to their OpenStack clouds and manage them through the RightScale dashboard.Read more

How to Manage Cloud Costs and Optimize Resource Usage

Last year RightScale announced the acquisition of PlanForCloud , a cloud cost forecasting tool that enables you to model your cloud infrastructure, run it through a simulation, and get a three-year cost report showing what your deployment will cost. We know how hard it can be to figure out cloud costs and optimize your usage, so we made it easier with our free cloud cost forecasting tool . We’ve...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

Ending the Year with a Bang! Five New Clouds Managed by RightScale

Posted by Shivan Bindal   Ι   December 19, 2011 1 comment
What a year it has been! We've released a lot of really cool features , including a MultiCloud API and many MultiCloud ServerTemplates . To round out the year, last week, we launched new public clouds that are available on the RightScale MultiCloud Management Platform : AWS South America in São Paulo, Datapipe, Logicworks, SoftLayer and Rackspace UK. These new clouds offer choice for our users...Read more

RightScale Launches 3 Millionth Server

Here at RightScale, we've just passed the 3 million server milestone. Driven by our growing customer and free-user base, and their ever-increasing cloud usage, the 3M mark represents a benchmark in the industry, and is noteworthy in three different ways. First, 3 million is impressive in the data center business. Many well-known hosting companies house between 50,000 and 100,000 servers, and...Read more

Microsoft .NET Stack Released

Posted by Shivan Bindal   Ι   September 15, 2011 0 comments
This is the final post in our release series, following both our dashboard and ServerTemplates releases. Today we'll talk about a unique solution we now support.Read more

RightScale Release: MultiCloud ServerTemplates and RightImages

Posted by Shivan Bindal   Ι   September 08, 2011 1 comment
This is Part Two of our release series. A couple weeks ago, we announced a lot of goodies and we're going to talk about some new stuff today. It has been a R.A.C.E. to the finish line this sprint, but we have some exciting news! RightScale's current ServerTemplate release showcases the entire PHP 3-tier stack across the R ackspace Cloud, A mazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, C loud.com's CloudStack...Read more

Rackspace Linux ServerTemplate Support Windows 2008R2 PostgreSQL 9

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   June 14, 2011 1 comment
When a systems or software engineer is learning a new language, a plethora of examples to learn from is invaluable. The cloud currently feels like a new software language to many - new constructs, better tools, rewritten rules. RightScale has always provided training to help people jump into this new world, and this release continues the education. In it, you will find concrete examples of how to...Read more

RightScale Release: 25 ServerTemplates across 66 RightImages

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   March 29, 2011 4 comments
Is it Christmas? It seems the RightScale elves have been busy. Luckily for you, many of our elves have Ph.D.s or master's degrees in computer science - or just many years behind a Unix prompt. Lucky for us, they don't look like elves. Let's see what's under the tree... New Database Managers Our Database Manager for MySQL is one of our most popular ServerTemplates , serving as the rock-solid...Read more

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