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New in RightScale: Unified Cloud Platform, Networks, and More

Posted by Nick Kephart   Ι   September 04, 2013 0 comments
We are excited to announce a major advance in how we support public and private cloud platforms. With the RightScale August release, a new Unified Cloud Platform provides a unified API for all of our supported clouds and becomes the base upon which we will build new features going forward.Read more

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

Architecting OpenStack for High Availability

Reliability and availability are challenges for any production IT deployment, but when it comes to cloud architecture, high availability (HA) is a key consideration. Enterprises that are deploying OpenStack in real-world production environments often have to learn how to build in HA as they go along. Because RightScale has been helping organizations manage OpenStack clouds since the project's...Read more

RightScale and Chef Integration: Cooking Up Better ServerTemplates

Posted by Ryan O'Leary   Ι   August 15, 2013 2 comments
As part of the RightScale "bring your own configuration management" (BYOCM) strategy, we will roll out a major upgrade to our Chef implementation in RightScale next week. This upgrade will affect all RightScale users, but will be particularly relevant for those who use Chef recipes in their ServerTemplates™, the reusable components that RightScale employs to define the characteristics of a cloud...Read more

HA/DR and Fault Tolerance with AWS and RightScale

In a session at RightScale Compute last month, Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect Miles Ward talked about architecting in high availability and fault tolerance using AWS and RightScale. He noted that fault tolerance can result from faults in facilities, hardware, networking, code, and people, and defined fault tolerance as the ability of a system to continue operating properly, though...Read more

RightScale Compute 2013: Day One

Yesterday was the first day of RightScale Compute 2013, our annual conference in San Francisco. (You can also read about Day Two .) The day kicked off with a keynote address by James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, and a State of the Cloud report by RightScale CEO Michael Crandell ( watch the video ). Richard Kaufmann, vice president of Samsung SDS America, followed...Read more

Windows Azure VMs with RightScale for Rapid Testing & Validation

With Microsoft's announcement today of the general availability of its IaaS solutions, it's only appropriate that we press on and get technical with how to use Windows Azure within your dev/test workflow. In my article on how to Integrate Windows Azure IaaS with RightScale to Improve Your SDLC , I talked about strategy for DevOps shops for improving development and test cycles, shared some...Read more

A Faster, More Powerful RightScale Dashboard

Posted by Josh Morse   Ι   April 04, 2013 0 comments
In recent months we’ve refreshed three sections of the RightScale dashboard : Last September, we released a UI for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Queue Service (SQS), and in February we released updated UIs for AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) and Simple Storage Service (S3). You can access the new sections by selecting their respective pages from the Clouds menu and clicking the “Try it out”...Read more

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