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Cloud API Requirements

Does a standard cloud API makes sense? I'm still of the opinion that there is too much diversity out there and that the time is not ripe yet. There are many indispensable features in Amazon EC2 that no-one else has implemented at scale or for which there is no different take. The whole EBS feature set is one example. Image sharing and publishing is another one. Elastic IPs is another example...Read more

RightScale ServerTemplate Library and Machine Tags

Yesterday's release of the RightScale platform introduced two new features that I'm really excited about: the ServerTemplate Library and the use of Machine Tags on servers. We've had sophisticated sharing of ServerTemplates in RightScale for over a year now allowing certain users to share ServerTemplates, RightScripts and other design artifacts with other RightScale users. This enables us to...Read more

Enterprise-Class Software Available in the Cloud with RightScale

More and more enterprise-class software vendors are making their software available in the cloud and doing it through RightScale. Over the past two weeks the IBM DB2 team made DB2 Express-C v9.7 available, SpringSource published Hyperic HQ , and CohesiveFT published VPN-Cubed, all on the RightScale platform. Publishing software to the cloud is still a somewhat mysterious activity. While almost...Read more

RightScale Featured on Mashable [podcast]

Posted by sbichiban   Ι   April 30, 2008 1 comment
Hear RightScale CEO Michael Crandell in a featured interview with Mark Hopkins on his show "Mashable Conversations." Michael gives a great overview of cloud computing and explains the growing interest among startups, midsize, and enterprise businesses. The interview explains why cloud computing is such a disruptive technology, as well as RightScale's role in this rapidly evolving industry...Read more

Tracking Changes to Your Deployment

I'm sure you've had this experience: Your site worked great yesterday, and now it's acting up. Something's clearly broken. "Who changed what when !?!?" [expletive deleted] Of course many of our users have turned to us for help in those situations and we're listening (oh, and we have shouted the above words ourselves). Yesterday we released part one of the answer, which is to track changes to a...Read more

RightAws Ruby Gem Now Supports Amazon SDB

Today we released version 1.5.0 of our RightAws gem at http://rubyforge.org/projects/rightaws/ . This release not only provides an interface to EC2, S3, and SQS but also to SDB. The SDB interface has all the nice features of the other interfaces, such as persistent HTTP connections and error retries. Please give it a spin and let us know if you find a problem. This release also has full support...Read more

The First Two RightImages are Now Available

Are you puzzled by the many public Amazon EC2 images that are available? They are all wonderful to get started with, and we all have to thank the many authors who have put a lot of work into creating them. But when we put a server into production we always feel like we should be 100% in control. We want to make sure there is nothing unknown on the images we are using. We also believe that even...Read more

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