RightScale Cited As a Leader by Independent Research Firm

Santa Barbara, CA — January 28, 2016 — RightScale® Inc., a demonstrated leader in enterprise universal cloud management, today announced that it was among the select companies invited to participate in a report by Forrester Research, "The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016" that was released on January 8, 2016.

RightScale was named a leader in Hybrid Cloud Management solutions and had the top score of all vendors in the strategy category. The full report is available for download from the RightScale web site: www.rightscale.com/forrester-wave.

"We believe that Forrester's 2016 Wave on hybrid cloud management solutions is validation of the work RightScale has done over the past 9 years to build a robust, scalable and feature-rich platform," said Michael Crandell, co-founder and CEO of RightScale. "Because of the unique depth and breadth of the RightScale product suite, RightScale is being used by large enterprises across a variety of verticals, including financial services, healthcare, media and entertainment, retail, and technology industries."

Forrester on the Hybrid Cloud Management Space
As it worked on this assessment of 11 significant hybrid cloud management solutions, Forrester interviewed more than 30 vendor and user companies. It concluded that enterprise buyers want both developer productivity and cloud infrastructure control.

Quotes from the The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016 report:

  • "The hybrid cloud management solutions market is mature and growing because more developers and I&O professionals see it as a way to address the needs of a growing multi-cloud portfolio. These solutions help developers build cloud apps faster and easier while giving I&O pros the governance and control they need to enforce usage and cost policies."
  • "As the use of hybrid clouds expands, the leading vendor solutions will offer developers a rich library of app and infrastructure templates, APIs, and a choice of multiple public and private clouds. They will also give I&O pros strong policy-based automation, orchestration, and governance tools. The best will do both equally well."

Forrester on RightScale
To assess strategy, Forrester examined each vendor in terms of product vision, execution roadmap, market approach, and partner ecosystem. RightScale received the top strategy score of the 11 vendors in the strategy category.

Quotes from the The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016 report:

  • "RightScale led the pack with support for many different cloud platform basic and advanced services, the broadest breadth and depth of available cross-cloud templates, very mature governance capabilities, embedded cost analytics, and the most widely used and praised hybrid cloud APIs and external tool integrations. Customers are very loyal, praise the vendor’s support staff, and repeatedly called out its market-leading developer-friendly APIs and unwavering cloud-agnostic strategy ("they don’t compete at the platform layer")." - The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016
  • "The RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management suite includes a self-service portal, a cloud management module, and a cloud analytics (cost management) module, all offered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). RightScale was one of the earliest independent cloud management vendors and created the ServerTemplate and, later, the Cloud Application Template format." - The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016


About RightScale
RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management enables leading enterprises to accelerate delivery of cloud-based applications that engage customers and drive top-line revenue while optimizing cloud usage to reduce risk and costs. With RightScale, IT organizations can deliver instant access to a portfolio of public, private, and hybrid cloud services across business units and development teams while maintaining enterprise control. RightScale Consulting Services help companies develop cloud strategies, deliver cloud projects, and optimize cloud usage. RightScale was named a “100 Best Places to Work in 2015” by Outside Magazine and was listed in “The Best Enterprise Cloud Computing Startups to Work For in 2015” by Forbes. Since 2007, leading enterprises including Audi, Pinterest, and Yellow Pages Group have launched millions of servers through RightScale.

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