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Brian Adler

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Brian Adler
Principal Cloud Architect at RightScale
Brian Adler is a principal cloud architect at RightScale, bringing years of experience in multi-cloud environments. Brian advises RightScale customers on complex application architectures and cloud implementations. He collaborates with enterprise companies to dynamically configure their cloud resources across multiple cloud infrastructures, facilitates their high-availability configurations and disaster recovery efforts across cloud-agnostic and cross-cloud architectures, and guides them through cloud mapping and available tools. Prior to RightScale, Brian worked in systems engineering, built hardware and software for defense industry applications, and served as a software architect for Openwave, a highly scalable enterprise-grade email messaging platform.

Articles by Brian Adler

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

Seven Things to Consider Before Building a Private Cloud

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   May 29, 2012 3 comments
Not so long ago, if you were like many CIOs or ops managers, you were consumed with issues related to providing power, space, and cooling for corporate data centers. As the capabilities of server hardware continued to increase (Moore’s Law stands the test of time), the workload generated by a typical application could no longer completely consume the resources of a single server. Vast amounts of...Read more

Four Steps to Achieving High Availability in the Cloud

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   May 09, 2012 1 comment
Constructing a high-availability application in the cloud can seem like a daunting process. The key is to assume that every component of a system will fail at some point and to prepare for that eventuality. Then you can build for failure and automate processes to handle it. Fault-tolerant systems designed for high availability are achievable in the cloud. High availability (HA) and disaster...Read more

Private and Hybrid Clouds: Like Sex in High School

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   April 19, 2012 4 comments
RightScale CEO Michael Crandell recently explained to a journalist at The Register that "the hybrid cloud is a little bit like sex in high school — everybody is talking about it, but not everybody is doing it." While that may be true for the IT industry as a whole, Michael also rightly points out what we in the RightScale Professional Services trenches see everyday: The majority of RightScale...Read more