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Hard Lessons: 4 Reasons to Use SaaS for Cloud Management

Here at RightScale, we are a pure SaaS company (there is no on-premises delivery model for our Cloud Management product). In comparing a product suite offered as both SaaS and as an on-premises solution vs. the pure SaaS model, I’d like to share some observations on why I believe that SaaS is the best delivery model for cloud management.Read more

How to Deliver SaaS Using IaaS

Using IaaS resources to host SaaS products provides cost efficiency, decreases time to market, and can be a great way for previously packaged software to make a transition to SaaS using a single-tenant model.Read more

Define Cloud Computing

It looks like pretty soon all computing will be called cloud computing, just because the cloud is "in." Fortunately, most computer-savvy folks actually have a pretty good idea of what the term "cloud computing" means: outsourced, pay-as-you-go, on-demand, somewhere in the Internet, etc. What is still confusing to many is how the different offerings compare, from Amazon Web Services to Google App...Read more

Service as Software

I had a chat this morning with Doc Searls , who mentioned "Service as a Software," obviously as a reversal of the common "Software as a Service." A little Googling reveals that Netsuite has used the Service as Software term for a while now, but I had not heard it before. Obviously RightScale is a Software as a Service business; we sell the RightScale software in the form of a monthly subscription...Read more
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