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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

Join Us for RightScale Compute 2013

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   February 04, 2013 0 comments
If your organization is leveraging or investigating cloud computing, congratulations! You are at the leading edge of the most important ongoing paradigm shift in enterprise IT. The easiest way to get up to speed is by attending the RightScale Compute 2013 conference in San Francisco on April 23-26. This is the only conference that combines multiple clouds — public and private — with real case...Read more

RightScale in Japan with IDC Frontier

Last year we announced a bunch of new clouds to the RightScale dashboard. Each of those clouds brought a differentiated offering to our user base. Recently, we announced public availability of a new cloud - IDC Frontier Cloud . Analyst Agatha Poon recently wrote about IDC Frontier's progress in IaaS and gave an overview of how their cloud is positioned in the Japanese market. IDC Frontier Cloud...Read more

Big Data: Big Pain or Big Profits?

Posted by Vijay Tolani   Ι   March 12, 2012 0 comments
A recent O’Reilly Radar article on big data in the cloud included a mention of RightScale and its ability to orchestrate server management across multiple clouds. It prompted me to think about the role of RightScale in supporting the implementation of big data solutions for our users. But first, what exactly is big data? Edd Dumbill, a contributor to O’Reilly Radar, offers this explanation: “Big...Read more

Managing Cloud At Scale: Configure Systems, Not Servers

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   March 06, 2012 0 comments
RightScale works with customers that manage some of the world’s largest public and private cloud deployments. Understanding their needs to manage at scale is what drives the development of many our automation features. These valuable features don't necessarily make it front and center on our marketing website because they are complex and hard to explain to people who are new to the cloud. But...Read more

RightScale Server Orchestration and Amazon SWF launch

The launch of Amazon's SWF (see also Werner's blog ) is a good opportunity to talk about some of the exciting new automation features that we have in the works and we will make available with the coming releases. We've been using SWF as one of our back-end services for a number of months and it's a pretty awesome service that greatly accelerated the development of our orchestration features. In...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

RightLink Agent Security Features & Upgrading from V4 RightImages

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   January 24, 2012 12 comments
A fundamental problem in cloud management is "how do I get the remote instance to do what I want it to?" Taking this task on for a few systems is doable with a number of techniques, making it scale for many thousands is not quite as simple. At RightScale, we have been on the bleeding edge of this issue since the early days of cloud computing, and we have learned a lot along the way. One of those...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

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