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Multi-Cloud Policy Automation for Any Cloud and Service

Although more than a third of cloud users cite automated policies for governance as a top initiative for their organizations — along with optimizing cloud costs as the highest priority — very few are leveraging automation to do either. RightScale offers a solution to help you ensure that all your governance and cost management requirements are met via automation.Read more
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Tagging Best Practices for Cloud Governance and Cost Management

Enterprises are now managing highly complex cloud pricing structures and an onslaught of new cloud services. We cover governance best practices — like tagging your cloud resources — that enable you to efficiently optimize costs across all cloud providers and ensure that you have access to any and all of the cloud services that your company requires. And we share a template with a recommended set...Read more

Comparing Cloud Instance Pricing: AWS vs Azure vs Google vs IBM

As cloud computing matures, the top public cloud providers are continuing to evolve their instance types and also reduce prices and add discounting options, creating opportunities to save money for the 85 percent of organizations that have a multi-cloud strategy. We show you which providers have the lowest-cost options for cloud compute instances and under which circumstances and what’s been...Read more

Where Is the $10B in Waste in Public Cloud Costs?

The public cloud providers recently announced their revenue for Q3, and the numbers are big and growing quickly. After looking at how much of the cloud providers’ revenue comes at the expense of cloud users not understanding how they can prevent wasted cloud spend, we identified three key areas for stopping waste right now.Read more

Cloud Cost Allocation with RightScale Optima Billing Centers

Cloud cost allocation can be challenging for enterprises that have multiple business units and teams who are using an ever-growing number of cloud services and cloud providers. Billing Centers in RightScale Optima help you accurately allocate and report on all of your cloud costs for showback and chargeback across your organization.Read more

Cloud Costs: Gain Full Visibility with Plugin Costs

Getting a full picture of cloud costs can be challenging. Most enterprises receive bills from several cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers as well as SaaS providers. In addition, there are a variety of private cloud costs, software license costs, and internal overhead costs. Learn how you can aggregate and analyze all of your cloud costs in one place.Read more

How to Manage Cloud Costs via a Single API

At RightScale, we are helping customers as they move toward automated outcomes where data and analytics are used to drive action. The Cloud Analytics API can help you progress toward a more automated approach to managing cloud costs. We show you three ways you can use it to optimize instance costs.Read more

New RightScale Cloud Pricing Service Provides Insights Into 100,000+ Cloud Prices

As more than 18,000 cloudophiles descend on Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent, it’s easy to forget that most enterprises are operating in a world of heterogeneous infrastructure — public and private clouds, virtualized environments, and bare-metal servers. IT teams are brokering cloud services alongside other infrastructure options to their internal users. Their goal is to place workloads in the lowest...Read more


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