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February 19, 2015

Cloud Rising: New Survey Shows Increased Level and Sophistication of Business Use

For several years, RightScale, one of the leading developers of cloud management software, has canvassed its customer database to assess the state of the cloud, which this year is best summarized as healthy and maturing but still developing.

Investor’s Business Daily

February 19, 2015

Amazon Web Services Leads, But Microsoft Azure Catching Up

A survey of 930 information technology professionals by RightScale found that 57 percent of companies are using AWS to run apps this year, up from 54 percent last year. Microsoft Azure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has moved into second place, making significant inroads with enterprises of more than 1,000 employees, RightScale said in its 2015 State of the Cloud Report.


February 19, 2015

RightScale's State of the Cloud Survey: Hybrid Clouds, Docker Thriving

RightScale is out with its 2015 State of the Cloud report, always one of the more definitive barometers for the state of cloud computing.

TechTarget/SearchCloud Computing

February 17, 2015

Effective Management Key to a Clear Cloud Usage Picture

To avoid lock-in with a single hosting provider, Audi of America adopted RightScale. It has proven to be a boon to the organization overall because the RightScale cloud management interface presents a consolidated view of all the company's cloud activities: "It's just much easier for the CFO to deal with," said Jeff Titus, general manager for digital technology solutions at Volkswagen Group of America, the parent company of Audi of America.


December 1, 2014

9 Key Enterprise Tech Trends for 2015 and Beyond

Eric Knorr, editor-in-chief of InfoWorld, names multi-cloud management as one of the top trends in 2015. He says, "Few large enterprises want to put all their eggs in one basket, which is where multi-cloud management comes in. Tools to manage deployments across multiple clouds emerged a while ago and are gaining more traction…notably RightScale, which enables you to manage and optimize resources and costs across clouds."


November 11, 2014

Hot Products from AWS re:Invent

NetworkWorld editor Brandon Butler lists some of the hottest products at AWS re:Invent this year including RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere: "RightScale released new capabilities to automate and streamline the process of cloud-enabling existing vSphere environments. IT can offer access to existing vSphere templates and resources through an easy-to-use self-service portal."


November 3, 2014

Enterprise Tech Vendors: Sizing Up the Next Gen Field

Larry Dignan of ZDNet includes RightScale on a list of what he calls "emerging enterprise behemoths." He cited RightScale because "cloud management is going to become a larger issue, and while it's debatable whether cloud brokers will emerge as an independent business, there's a real need to swap services easily."


October 2, 2014

Amazon: Google Cloud Price Chopping to Pressure Profit, Says Citi

Mark May, a Citi analyst, reports that according to RightScale, average pricing for cloud services declined 26 percent in 2013, which represented acceleration from a 23 percent decline in 2012. Last year, AWS led the industry with an average decline of 32 percent, followed by Microsoft Azure at 26 percent. Google’s latest compute price decrease suggests acceleration in the rate of decrease this year (Google compute pricing is now down 39 percent y/y YTD).


August 5, 2014

RightScale Launches Multi-Cloud Analytics Platform

With a new cost management solution for optimizing infrastructure expenditure, RightScale addresses the “cloud sprawl” that enterprises suffer when they pay for unknown or forgotten cloud resources that are not being actively used. RightScale Cloud Analytics is aimed at empowering CIOs and CFOs to get the biggest bang for their service dollar not only in the public cloud but on-premises as well.


July 17, 2014

RightScale Adds More Automation, Self-Service to Its Cloud of Clouds

A new white paper by RightScale details how to provide self-service access to cloud, explaining that "Your goal should be to provide a self-service portal that enables developers to stand up basic cloud-based VMs within minutes and fully functional technology stacks in less than an hour. This requires full automation capabilities as well as the ability to create policies (for example, approved clouds and usage quotas) that eliminates the need for approvals in the majority of cases, such as the provisioning of development and test resources. Only by doing so will you be successful in bringing ‘shadow IT’ under governance."


June 23, 2014

Breaking Down the Wall Between VMware vSphere and Cloud

Utpal Thakrar, a senior product manager at RightScale, discusses key requirements that must be addressed in making vSphere look and act like a public cloud.


May 14, 2014

Cross-Cloud Management Tools Juggle vSphere Workloads

“One of the things that stood out [was] that traditional IT ops wasn't working for us, which is why we needed to switch to something more agile, hence RightScale," says Alain Gaeremynck, senior enterprise architect at the Yellow Pages Group. (Free subscription required to access entire article.)


May 5, 2014

New Product of the Week: RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere

NetworkWorld names the new RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere a product of the week: “RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere enables self-service IT and enables greater workload portability on vSphere.”


April 30, 2014

RightScale Adds vSphere, Because VMware Is Still a Thing

Forbes contributer Ben Kepes observes that “Terms like ‘single pane of glass’ and ‘multi-cloud’ are bandied around regularly. Beyond the hype, however, they are terms that neatly describe both the way future IT will look and the key requirements that practitioners in the future will have for the management tools they use. By including vSphere in its platform, RightScale is well-positioned to tell a compelling story into the future.”

eSecurity Planet

April 30, 2014

Are Companies Doing Enough for Cloud Security?

In its roundup of how enterprises view security in the cloud, eSecurityPlanet notes that “A RightScale survey found that nearly a third of organizations that lack experience with cloud name security as their biggest worry — though that number drops to just 13 percent among more experienced consumers of cloud services.”


April 17, 2014

When Cloud Computing Giants Go to War, You Win

Inc. covers the cloud computing price wars, referencing the RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud report on the ubiquity of cloud computing in enterprises today.

Wall Street Journal

April 16, 2014

A Price War Erupts in Cloud Services

Steep price cuts by several of the top cloud providers is changing the math for enterprises who may have once planned to own their own data centers, with 87 percent of enterprise now using cloud according to the RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud survey.

Gigaom Research

April 4, 2014

Public Cloud Usage Now a Full-On Explosion

As more companies are using public cloud, new RightScale research shows that of the nearly 1,100 enterprises and small- to mid-size businesses (SMBs) surveyed, 89 percent are using public cloud for some workloads.

Wall Street Journal

March 25, 2014

Google Cuts “Cloud” Pricing to Compete with Amazon

RightScale CEO Michael Crandell calls Google’s price cuts "game-changing." Over three years, RightScale says Google may still be 3 to 18 percent more expensive than AWS. However, Google’s Sustained-Use Pricing approach will let customers take advantage of future price cuts, which may erode the difference.


January 7, 2014

Get Savvy on the Latest Cloud Terminology

What do you find when you look up cloud management in the dictionary? Not much. But TechRepublic suggests that RightScale is a good example of cloud management - and one that works across multiple clouds.


December 10, 2013

RightScale Brings On-Premises vSphere Into Its Cloud Management Purview

For the many companies that run vSphere virtualization and management tools in-house alongside public clouds, as well for those that are heavily virtualized but haven't yet made the leap to cloud but are weighing that possibility, the new RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere can provide them with a more consolidated view of their mixed environments.

Data Center Knowledge

December 10, 2013

RightScale Extends Cloud Management to VMware vSphere

RightScale announces a new on-premises software appliance that integrates VMware vSphere with the RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management suite, enabling IT teams to deploy workloads to vSphere or any of the public or private clouds already supported by RightScale as well as create portable workloads that can move seamlessly between these environments.

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