RightScale Named "Cool Vendor"
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. April 16, 2009 RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced that Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has named RightScale a "cool vendor" in the recent Gartner report titled, "Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing Management and Professional Services.*" The Gartner report is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services.
RightScale CEO Michael Crandell noted, "We are especially pleased that RightScale has been recognized by one of the most respected analyst organizations in the world as, in my opinion, a company focused on innovation in cloud computing. Through our continuing innovation in automated, open cloud management, we aim to deliver the scalable, on-demand power of cloud computing to everyone, regardless of technical sophistication, application complexity or cloud infrastructure used."
According to the Gartner report, "The growing acceptance of cloud computing by more-traditional enterprises is causing an upswell in the tools and services to assist these organizations to better manage and support their cloud initiatives. This research describes vendors that offer these management tools and professional service capabilities."
RightScale's Web-based cloud computing management platform lets any organization tap the enormous power of cloud computing for scalable, cost-effective IT infrastructure on demand, while maintaining complete control and flexibility. RightScale reduces the complexity of cloud computing, enabling organizations to deploy business critical applications in a matter of hours, without the risk of lock-in at any level. With sophisticated "cloud-aware" server templates, it's easy to deploy, manage and dynamically scale even complex, multi-cloud applications on the fully-automated RightScale platform.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
About Gartner's Cool Vendor Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
About RightScale, Inc.
RightScale is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2007, the company offers a fully automated cloud management platform that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform is delivered as "software as a service" (SaaS) and is available in a range of editions, from the free Developer Edition to Enterprise Editions. To date, over 380,000 servers have been launched and millions of server hours managed on the RightScale Platform for leading companies such as Animoto, Playfish, Sling Media and TC3. To learn more about RightScale, please go to http://www.RightScale.com.
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*“Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing Management and Professional Services, 2009,” March 17, 2009, authored by Milind Govekar, et al.