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See you at the RightScale User Conference in NYC on June 8

As the cloud computing landscape continues to rapidly evolve, RightScale is committed to helping you take advantage of the latest developments. These developments come from RightScale directly, our technology partners, and from you, our customers. Because cloud computing is moving at such a quick pace we decided early on to create an environment to share experiences and learnings. That’s why we...Read more

RightScale Dashboard: Japanese, More Widgets, & -your idea here-

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   May 05, 2011 2 comments
The RightScale customer community is growing rapidly and we always appreciate your feedback and support. We're bringing RightScale users together for our 4th RightScale User Conference in New York in June. Customers are flying in from all over the world to share in our vision for Cloud Computing. Please join us! We've just put out a new release of the Dashboard, and with it, we're expanding our...Read more

Zend publishes PHP PaaS on RightScale

It looks like 2011 is shaping up as the year of PaaS, and the notion of what a PaaS is is starting to stretch out a bit. I used to think of PaaS as being what Heroku or Google App engine offer: a full compute service based around a language framework (or several) to which developers upload code for deployment. It is becoming clear that the "as a Service" aspect can take on a number of flavors. It...Read more

Launch VMware's Cloud Foundry PaaS Using RightScale

VMware's Cloud Foundry release has the potential to be quite a watershed moment for the PaaS world. It provides many of the core pieces that are needed to build a PaaS in an open source form. VMware has put it together in such a way that it is easy to construct PaaS deployments of various sizes and also to plug in different management strategies. All this dovetails nicely with RightScale in that...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

RightScale ServerTemplate Showdown

Package your favorite software as a ServerTemplate or simply contribute your best ServerTemplate to the cloud community to demonstrate your expertise and win an iPad! Having recently introduced publishing to our full user base we’re now having a contest to recognize the most valuable ServerTemplates published into the RightScale Library. We will pick a Most Innovative, Most Useful, and Most...Read more

Windows in the Cloud with RightScale

As many of you know we've been working on supporting Windows on par with Linux within RightScale for close to a year. The big moment has finally arrived where we can announce the general availability of our Windows support! By "support" we mean much more than being able to launch a Windows instance on EC2, which has been possible for a long time, so I thought it worthwhile to expand a little on...Read more

Cloud Trends: More Servers, Bigger Servers, and Longer Servers

As a rapid growing startup we obviously keep a close eye on where and how the growth is occurring and year after year it keeps amazing us. We just published a press release that showcases some of the trends we're seeing, but given how press releases are I thought it would be nice to go into a bit more detail and background behind the numbers. Maybe the most surprising growth to some people is the...Read more

RightScale ServerTemplates Explained

One of the distinguishing features of RightScale is that from day one we've focused on automating the configuration management of servers. The reason is simple: you can't get the benefits of the cloud if you have to spend a lot of manual time configuring each launched server. The cloud itself only solves part of the problem: calling EC2's runInstances API is just the beginning of a rather complex...Read more

Top Cloud API Sins

Here is a short list of the top poor design decisions that I've seen in cloud APIs. Let me rephrase that: Here's a short list of the top API features that got in our way or simply didn't work for us. There may well be other use cases where these features make sense. Listing of resources without the details, e.g., a list-servers call that doesn't return all the details for each server. This makes...Read more

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