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Barron's

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).

SiliconAngle

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.

FierceEnterprise

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."

NetworkWorld

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.

SearchCloudComputing

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.)

NetworkWorld

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.”

Forbes

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.”

Inc.

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.

TechRepublic

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.

GigaOm

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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