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Darryl Eaton

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Darryl Eaton
Director of Product Management at RightScale
Darryl Eaton helps drive the RightScale product vision and strategy. He holds a degree in computer science from Yale and an M.B.A. from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Articles by Darryl Eaton

How Much Does Your Cloud Cost?

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   August 15, 2012 0 comments
One of the earliest features we added to RightScale was cloud cost tracking and monthly projections. Instance usage reporting quickly became one of the most appreciated features by our customers (and their finance departments). Over time we've added more cost-tracking capabilities for volumes and reserved instances. I still find it odd, although I'm not entirely surprised given their revenue...Read more

Managing Cloud At Scale: Configure Systems, Not Servers

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   March 06, 2012 0 comments
RightScale works with customers that manage some of the world’s largest public and private cloud deployments. Understanding their needs to manage at scale is what drives the development of many our automation features. These valuable features don't necessarily make it front and center on our marketing website because they are complex and hard to explain to people who are new to the cloud. But...Read more

Why Do-It-Yourself Cloud Computing Management Is a Temporary Fad

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   January 09, 2012 4 comments
I recently called up my buddy who used to be vice president of marketing at SugarCRM. I asked him if he ever encountered companies that were building their own CRM solutions internally. "No, that's dumb," he said. "That's why they came to Sugar, so they could use ours. It's too much work to do it yourself." Building your own Salesforce.com? Yup, sounds like a lot of work. Yet here at RightScale,...Read more

New MultiCloud API, New Add Server Assistant, and Community Translations

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   August 25, 2011 2 comments
This is the first of three posts you'll be seeing regarding everything we're releasing over the next couple of weeks. First, we had a new dashboard release tonight, which I'll tell you about below. Next week, we're releasing some sophisticated multi-cloud ServerTemplates that work across a few clouds. Finally, we'll wrap up with how to create an auto-scaling Windows IIS/.NET application on top of...Read more

Rackspace Linux ServerTemplate Support Windows 2008R2 PostgreSQL 9

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   June 14, 2011 1 comment
When a systems or software engineer is learning a new language, a plethora of examples to learn from is invaluable. The cloud currently feels like a new software language to many - new constructs, better tools, rewritten rules. RightScale has always provided training to help people jump into this new world, and this release continues the education. In it, you will find concrete examples of how to...Read more

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

RightScale-Ready Ubuntu 11.04 Amazon AMIs

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   April 29, 2011 1 comment
Ubunutu 11.04 Natty Narwhal is released , and there's something in it for RightScale users! We've been working with our partners at Canonical to make it possible to use Ubuntu AMIs out of the box with RightScale. This means you can start playing with Natty Narwhal 11.04 in RightScale today! How does it work? The method was pioneered by Eric Hammond , who helps maintain Ubuntu and Debian AMIs for...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