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20 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Cloud Environment

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   August 14, 2013 0 comments
A regular tune-up can help any enterprise improve its cloud operations and potentially save money. Here are 20 simple tips that can help you save money, improve server utilization, improve cloud security and availability, and otherwise optimize your cloud infrastructure.Read more

Four Top ServerTemplate Best Practices

RightScale engineers Tim Miller and Cary Penniman took the podium at the RightScale Compute conference recently to talk about best practices that organizations can employ as they work with RightScale ServerTemplates™ to build consistent, production-quality cloud configurations.Read more

Enabling Cloud-Powered IT Without Headaches

If you’ve read my previous articles on using RightScale to manage Windows Azure cloud infrastructure, you've made sense of your Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and you've automated your development and test environment deployments using Windows Azure virtual machines and RightScale, but that's not the last step in the process of successfully rolling out ongoing updates. In this third and...Read more

RightScale Compute 2013: Day Two

The first day of the RightScale Compute 2013 conference was packed with information, but one day wasn’t enough time for us to share all the information we brought about cloud strategies and futures. Two days wasn’t enough either, but that’s all we booked the conference center for. Here’s a rundown of Friday’s agenda for Day Two .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

Thoughts on AWS OpsWorks Application Management

Since RightScale pioneered the category of cloud management six years ago, we’ve watched a variety of players large and small offer software and services targeted at some form of management of cloud applications and resources. We like to keep tabs on these changes, especially from the point of view of how new technologies affect companies' choices as they adopt cloud computing. Last week Amazon...Read more

RightScale Credentials Best Practices

Credentials within RightScale offer a convenient way to store sensitive or frequently used values in an easily manageable interface. It's important to remember that RightScale credentials consist of a Name, Value and Description and are intended to be used as inputs for servers. Credentials are accessible via the RightScale dashboard as name/value pairs where the value is passed into a script or...Read more

Three Quick Wins for Cloud Computing

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   July 11, 2012 0 comments
Are you still trying to decide how to move your organization into the cloud? Do you already have servers in the cloud but can’t figure out how to best utilize them? At RightScale, we have these conversations with prospective customers all the time. I've outlined three of the most beneficial aspects of the RightScale solution that our customers use to quickly and more efficiently manage their...Read more

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