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Utpal Thakrar

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Utpal Thakrar
Sr. Product Manager
Utpal is a Sr. Product Manager at RightScale, overseeing RightScale’s integration with various public clouds such as Rackspace, Windows Azure and private clouds platforms such as OpenStack, CloudStack and vCloud. Prior to joining RightScale in 2012, Utpal led the Messaging product line at Openwave Systems in various Product Management and Engineering capacities. Apart from being a cloud “geek”, Utpal is an avid tennis player and a cricketer.

Articles by Utpal Thakrar

Rackspace Schedules Reboot of Next Generation Cloud Servers

The Great 2014 Cloud Reboot continues, with Rackspace announcing late Friday a scheduled reboot all Standard, Performance 1, and Performance 2 Next Generation Cloud Servers infrastructure that began Sunday, September 28, 2014. Here's what you need to know and how you can build in redundancy to protect against future maintenance, downtime, and outages.Read more

Manage VMware vSphere, AWS & Other Clouds from a Single Pane of Glass

Our recent 2014 State of the Cloud Report showed Amazon Web Services (AWS) leading in public cloud adoption and VMware® vSphere® leading in private cloud. (Yes, vSphere is not really a private cloud, but I’ll get to that in a minute). So it’s probably not a surprise that our enterprise customers overwhelmingly tell RightScale that they want a single system to provision, manage, and govern both...Read more

Introducing RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere

RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere provides a simple, lightweight option for cloudification of vSphere environments. It presents a compute cloud API on top of VMware vSphere and adds several critical cloud capabilities so that a vSphere environment can be managed as if it were an on-premise private cloud.Read more

Architecting OpenStack for High Availability

Reliability and availability are challenges for any production IT deployment, but when it comes to cloud architecture, high availability (HA) is a key consideration. Enterprises that are deploying OpenStack in real-world production environments often have to learn how to build in HA as they go along. Because RightScale has been helping organizations manage OpenStack clouds since the project's...Read more