August 17, 2018
The RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report found that 81 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy, with respondents estimating that they are wasting 30 percent of spend a year. RightScale itself puts this figure nearer to 35 percent.
July 10, 2018
Forrester gave RightScale the highest ratings of any of the hybrid cloud management software vendors evaluated for its report. The firm received a 4.43 (on a 5-point scale) for its current offering, a 4.40 for its strategy, and a 2.80 for its number of customers. It got perfect 5.00 scores for cloud platform resources supported, product vision, execution roadmap, partner ecosystem, commercial model, and number of customers.
June 19, 2018
According to a 2018 report from RightScale, 81 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy and 38 percent of enterprises view public cloud as their top priority in 2018 — up from 29 percent in 2017. The report also found that cloud architect jobs grew in the past year, with 61 percent identifying as a cloud architect in 2018 compared to 56 percent in 2017.
June 15, 2018
“Analyst house Forrester recently released The Forrester Wave Hybrid Cloud Management report. They used a 31-criteria evaluation to identify the most significant vendors...the highest ranked vendor is RightScale. RightScale HCM was the first relevant solution to the market. Their cloud management platform improves configuration tooling, templates, or developer experience with third-party options. One notable feature is that RightScale created a separate cost-management product. The intent was to allow early adopters to focus on cloud management and optimization before adding more complex features like automation.”
June 12, 2018
RightScale Named a Leader by Forrester for Both Hybrid Cloud Management Platform and Cloud Cost Monitoring
“Forrester Research has named RightScale a leader in two different cloud reports. RightScale CMP was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Hybrid Cloud Management and RightScale Optima was named a leader in The Forrester Wave: Cloud Cost Monitoring and Optimization. The leaders in the Hybrid Cloud Management Wave included RightScale, Scalr, VMware, and Embotics. Leaders in the CCMO Wave included RightScale, CloudHealth, Turbonomic, and Densify. RightScale is the only vendor to be considered a leader in both reports and also has the highest ‘current offering’ score in both.”
March 12, 2018
Datamation editor James Maguire speaks with RightScale VP of Cloud Cost Management, Kim Weins, who is “widely regarded as a top expert in the costs of cloud computing.”
February 18, 2018
RightScale, the multi-cloud management company, has published its annual report on the state of the cloud adoption. For the last few years, RightScale has been surveying a large number of cloud users to find patterns related to adoption and usage among enterprises and small and medium businesses. The report has gained credibility primarily due to the representation from large organizations that have been cloud users along with beginners who are still testing the waters.
February 13, 2018
Top Cloud Providers 2018: How AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Oracle, Alibaba Stack Up
In this article and accompanying video, Larry Dignan from ZDNet discusses how choosing the right public cloud provider is becoming an increasingly nuanced decision that goes well beyond scale. He evaluates the large public cloud players based on public comments, earnings reports, and data from the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report.
February 13, 2018
Organizations often choose to use public cloud services in part because they are hoping to save money. But if organizations don't implement the right governance and cost optimization measures, they often find that their cloud costs are skyrocketing out of control. In the newly released RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report, 92 percent of respondents said that they were utilizing public cloud services, an increase from 89 percent who said the same thing in 2017 and 2016.
January 10, 2018
Kim Weins, vice president of cloud cost strategy at RightScale, explains how the tagging of cloud resources is a critical foundation for enterprise cloud governance initiatives. Her advice includes using a consistent set of tags specifically for governance that will apply globally across all resources. These global tags will add metadata specific to an organization that helps to better categorize all of its cloud resources for cost allocation, reporting, chargeback and showback, cost optimization, compliance, and security.
December 11, 2017
RightScale is among the first to join the ecosystem of Google Cloud MSPs as one of a dozen partners globally. Through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform and RightScale Optima for cloud cost management, RightScale enables enterprises, other MSPs, and systems integrators to grow their cloud businesses.
November 28, 2017
Cloud management provider RightScale is updating its Cloud Comparison Tool, a free offering, during AWS re:Invent.
November 26, 2017
There are many reasons to abandon the AWS monogamy, but cost control is chief among them. However, as a new study by RightScale demonstrates, the enormous variety of cloud services, service configurations, pricing, and discount models mean that making price comparisons is better left to data scientists than financial accountants.
November 20, 2017
Cloud computing users collectively rack up $10 billion per year in unnecessary costs, with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform being the biggest money drain. That's according to cloud resource management firm RightScale, which released data earlier this month based on its customers' cloud spending. The company calculated that roughly 35 percent of an average cloud customer's bill is wasted spend, five percentage points higher than self-reported estimates.
November 13, 2017
RightScale says the biggest problem is the enormously complex way in which public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft bill customers for their services, noting that this complexity persists even as providers like AWS insist they’re making big strides to simplify the way they bill their customers and save them money.
The Wall Street Journal
October 2, 2017
AWS chief executive Andy Jassy says that companies benefit from a multi-cloud strategy, which is consistent with the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report’s finding that 85 percent of enterprises prefer to use multiple clouds.
September 13, 2017
Many organizations, even those with extensive cloud computing experience, are leaving money on the table, according to the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Survey. The burstable Azure instance addresses cost-consciousness at the start of the process when you are selecting a virtual machine for inconsistent workloads.
IT Business Edge
August 25, 2017
“RightScale recently demonstrated its latest upgrade, RightScale Optima, that unites the company’s existing analysis, reporting, and forecasting tools under an integrated framework tailored toward AWS, Google, Azure and other leading cloud services. In this way, the company says it can deliver quick ROI on cloud deployments, as well as automated collaboration between users and rapid implementation of policy-based management recommendations.”
July 25, 2017
Use of multiple cloud computing services from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google can bestow customers with big benefits. But managing the costs of those resources by many groups within a company is a tough problem, which RightScale is attacking with its newly available Optima tool.
July 25, 2017
By breaking Optima out, RightScale is betting it can combine its analysis, reporting. and forecasting tools with automation and optimization to cut waste.
June 16, 2017
Gartner analyst Mindy Cancila tells TechTarget reporter Paul Korzeniowski that cloud management tools have come a long way and that enterprises are buying cloud management tools in growing numbers: "Interest in cloud management tools is very high right now.”
May 30, 2017
Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist and well-known former Wall Street securities analyst Mary Meeker published her Internet Trends 2017 report in which she cited findings from the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Survey. CNBC says, “The annual report, released Wednesday at Recode's Code Conference, shows that AWS is being used by 57 percent of IT professionals, the same number as a year earlier. Meanwhile, Azure is up to 34 percent in 2017 from 20 percent last year. The data came from RightScale.”
May 9, 2017
Leading telecommunications publication LightReading choose three finalists for its “Most Innovative Cloud Service” award. Telstra Global Cloud Services, one of the three finalists, leverages RightScale for its Telstra Cloud Management Platform to provide a single console that can control and manage new and existing workloads across multiple clouds and servers, simplifying the implementation and management of hybrid cloud resources. It supports public clouds such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, as well as private clouds powered by CloudStack, OpenStack, and VMware.
April 18, 2017
IDC named RightScale as one of the top five multi-cloud management vendors, noting that “RightScale recently added a governance module to its existing cloud management platform software-as-a-service solution and launched a multi-cloud cost management and optimization offering.”
April 5, 2017
Today RightScale announced RightScale Optima, a new standalone collaborative cloud cost management and optimization solution that leverages RightScale's decade of experience in multi-cloud management and automation. RightScale Optima streamlines collaboration across the enterprise by delivering cost-saving recommendations to the appropriate resource owners, enabling those resource owners to take automated actions, and tracking optimization progress across the entire organization.
April 5, 2017
The speed at which companies have adopted cloud services has led in many cases to difficulties understanding and controlling the costs involved. Enterprise cloud management company RightScale has a solution to this issue with RightScale Optima, a new stand-alone collaborative cloud cost management and optimization solution.
March 21, 2017
Results from RightScale’s annual State of the Cloud Survey reveal that optimizing existing cloud use (53 percent), moving workloads to the cloud (52 percent), and expanding public clouds in use (42 percent) are the top three cloud initiatives for 2017 across all organizations surveyed.
March 9, 2017
Cloud management startup RightScale has analyzed Google’s committed-use discounts and AWS’ reserved instances and has found that Google’s pricing will be cheaper. See the analysis on AWS vs. Google Cloud pricing.
February 15, 2017
While RightScale State of the Cloud Survey respondents said that they think they waste 30 percent of their cloud spending, RightScale thinks things are worse: It estimates that 30 to 45 percent of cloud budgets are wasted. RightScale has a dog in that fight: The company sells services that help customers manage workloads running in different clouds and to minimize waste.
November 28, 2016
On average, compute resources represent 75-80 percent of your cloud spend, according to impartial cloud management firm RightScale. Each major cloud provider offers different discounts for compute services, which RightScale has cataloged and compared as part of a new blog post on the eve of the Amazon re:Invent conference.
November 15, 2016
Larry Dignan from ZDNet reports on RightScale data on enterprise cloud spending, concluding: “Bottom line: Enterprises need to pay more attention to governance, utilization management, scheduling, auto-scaling, storage policies, and reserved instance planning.”
November 10, 2016
Easily the most robust multicloud management software on our list today is RightScale.
October 17, 2016
NetworkWorld includes RightScale support for Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) as its product of the week: “RightScale users can manage workloads using either deployment model from a single console.”
Computer Dealer News
August 11, 2016
As Brian Adler, director of enterprise architecture at RightScale, says, “There’s no ‘easy button’ in making migration decisions.” Adler provides details on how RightScale helps customers determine which applications to move to the cloud — and the fact is sometimes an application is just not suitable for cloud.
July 19, 2016
Telstra will launch a new Cloud Management Platform to provide businesses with the tools to operate their hybrid cloud environments in providing a single, comprehensive view of their private and public cloud services. The platform, which is based on RightScale, features a self-service function that makes a broader range of cloud services accessible to businesses in a way that ensures that policies and budgets are maintained, while the platform’s analytics identifies efficiencies and helps reduce costs.
June 29, 2016
Selecting the best public cloud for your needs can be a bear of a job. RightScale has a tool that can make it more than barely manageable.
The New Stack
May 16, 2016
If managing your cloud sprawl has become overwhelming, RightScale offers a simplified solution to address many of the common pitfalls that can befall enterprises working at scale today.
May 12, 2016
RightScale came out with its 2016 State of the Cloud Report recently, always one of the more definitive barometers for the state of cloud computing. The findings showed that hybrid clouds are growing briskly, enterprise cloud workloads are on the upswing, and private cloud adoption is growing across all providers. Now the company has announced the results of the RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Survey: DevOps Trends.
Data Center Knowledge
May 10, 2016
Less than two months ago, the engineering team behind the cloud management platform RightScale kicked off a project to rethink the entire infrastructure its services run on. The team decided to package as much of its backend as possible in Docker containers, the method of deploying software whose popularity spiked over the last couple of years to become one of the most talked about technology shifts in IT.
February 9, 2016
Amazon Web Services still leads the league in public cloud adoption, but Microsoft Azure is making headway, according to a new survey. That AWS remains dominant is not shocking. But the report, by cloud management company RightScale, did show a shift in the makeup of Amazon’s customers. More big companies moved to the service, but that gain was offset as reported usage among smaller companies dropped.
February 9, 2016
More company technology workloads are shifting to both public and private clouds, with a notable emphasis on hybrid cloud adoption. At this time, organizations are using or piloting at least six different clouds, on average. Also, the epicenter of public cloud appears to be the Seattle area — while Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to dominate the public cloud market, Azure continues to gain ground. These are some of the findings in a recent survey of 1,060 technology managers, released by RightScale Inc., a cloud management provider.
February 9, 2016
Microsoft’s (MSFT) Azure service is gaining ground vs. Amazon Web Services in public cloud computing, says a RightScale survey of small businesses and large companies. RightScale surveyed 1,060 buyers of public and private cloud computing services. Some large companies have also been interested in a hybrid cloud model — running the most important business apps on their own servers behind a private corporate firewall and accessing public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers as needed.
February 8, 2016
RightScale has launched a timely tool that addresses the need for comparing public clouds. It's called RightScale Cloud Comparison, and the tool could be useful as enterprises increasingly mix and match public cloud providers for computing, as well as storage and offloading workloads. In separate news, RightScale was recently cited as a cloud leader in the Forrester Wave Report, which noted: “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.”
February 2, 2016
Independent research firm Forrester named RightScale a leader in hybrid cloud management in its Wave report. Forrester noted that because most organizations are choosing to retain data on premises while moving specific workloads to the cloud, they are turning to hybrid cloud management vendors to help them manage their on premises and cloud deployments.
November 2, 2015
Hybrid cloud management between VMware and AWS environments can be tricky, but it is doable thanks to customizable tools and platforms like RightScale. Getty Images is using RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management as an interface into all its clouds and has also built its own custom modules using RightScale cloud application templates (CATs).
October 8, 2015
Cloud pricing was supposed to be simple with the introduction of cloud computing, but as cloud providers have proven time and again, it's anything but simple. RightScale aims to make it easier for consumers to compare cloud prices by monitoring more than 100,000 prices and making them available through its Cloud Pricing Service, which is currently in early access for the company's customers.
October 6, 2015
RightScale customers and partners can now develop plugins for compute, network, and storage services that integrate with RightScale across AWS, Azure, Google, SoftLayer, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and other leading public and private clouds.
October 2, 2015
RightScale co-founder Thorsten von Eicken released the first version of cloud management software back in the dark ages of the cloud. Fast forward nearly a decade and it is almost universally accepted that the cloud will play some part in the IT makeup of modern companies. And there is a growing awareness that management of an organization's infrastructure will increasingly become a more complex task as enterprises' IT footprints become ever more heterogeneous. RightScale is meeting this need with a new take on its product that goes beyond single cloud management: cloud service plugins that are designed to extend the RightScale platform to enable it to orchestrate any cloud service that has its own API.
September 25, 2015
In a nod to workloads that are not necessarily cloud ready, RightScale said it will now manage bare-metal implementations. Applications that run on bare-metal, non-virtualized infrastructure tend to generate a ton of input/output operations that can be problematic in a virtualized world. Databases and older enterprise resource planning applications are some examples. The beauty of bare metal is speed. RightScale’s goal is to give a company that runs many workloads in many clouds—and now on bare metal— the proverbial “single pane of glass,” that is, one dashboard to monitor all that action.
August 11, 2015
A hybrid cloud strategy refers to the use of both public and private clouds within an organization. According to the 2015 State of the Cloud Survey conducted by RightScale, 55 percent of enterprises are planning for hybrid cloud deployments. Even among those that are using public or private exclusively, many will be deploying multiple clouds. The survey also said that 13 percent were planning on multiple and public clouds, and 14 percent were planning on multiple private clouds.
June 2, 2015
There are some smaller cloud providers out there that allow you to extend your on-prem proprietary management tools (vCloud Connector, for example) to their VMware installations, but these are few and far between. Happily there are some options for hybrid cloud management out there from third parties...core ones like RightScale.
May 21, 2015
RightScale analysis of Google vs. AWS pricing after the most recent Google price drops suggests that with this price cut, Google has likely created enough of a price differential to get people to sit up, take notice, and try Google Cloud Platform.
May 18, 2015
In the increasingly competitive public cloud market, RightScale found that Amazon Web Services led the pack with 50 percent share, up slightly from 49 percent for the previous year. Microsoft Azure logged 19 percent up from 11 percent, and Google Cloud Platform posted 5 percent up from 4 percent.
April 20, 2015
CIO Magazine profiled the top 100 CIOs in the UK, including RightScale customer Tim Jones, CIO at Moneysupermarket.com. Jones named RightScale among the technologies that provide the foundation for the company’s automated CI/CD and devops strategies.
February 25, 2015
The RightScale 2015 State of the Cloud Survey revealed that 13 percent of organizations used Docker in its first year of availability and 35 percent are planning to use it.
February 19, 2015
For several years, RightScale, one of the leading developers of cloud management software, has canvassed its customer database to assess the state of the cloud, which this year is best summarized as healthy and maturing but still developing.
Investor’s Business Daily
February 19, 2015
A survey of 930 information technology professionals by RightScale found that 57 percent of companies are using AWS to run apps this year, up from 54 percent last year. Microsoft Azure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has moved into second place, making significant inroads with enterprises of more than 1,000 employees, RightScale said in its 2015 State of the Cloud Report.
February 19, 2015
RightScale is out with its 2015 State of the Cloud report, always one of the more definitive barometers for the state of cloud computing.
February 17, 2015
To avoid lock-in with a single hosting provider, Audi of America adopted RightScale. It has proven to be a boon to the organization overall because the RightScale cloud management interface presents a consolidated view of all the company's cloud activities: "It's just much easier for the CFO to deal with," said Jeff Titus, general manager for digital technology solutions at Volkswagen Group of America, the parent company of Audi of America.
December 1, 2014
Eric Knorr, editor-in-chief of InfoWorld, names multi-cloud management as one of the top trends in 2015. He says, "Few large enterprises want to put all their eggs in one basket, which is where multi-cloud management comes in. Tools to manage deployments across multiple clouds emerged a while ago and are gaining more traction…notably RightScale, which enables you to manage and optimize resources and costs across clouds."
November 11, 2014
NetworkWorld editor Brandon Butler lists some of the hottest products at AWS re:Invent this year including RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere: "RightScale released new capabilities to automate and streamline the process of cloud-enabling existing vSphere environments. IT can offer access to existing vSphere templates and resources through an easy-to-use self-service portal."
November 3, 2014
Larry Dignan of ZDNet includes RightScale on a list of what he calls "emerging enterprise behemoths." He cited RightScale because "cloud management is going to become a larger issue, and while it's debatable whether cloud brokers will emerge as an independent business, there's a real need to swap services easily."
October 2, 2014
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).
August 5, 2014
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.
July 17, 2014
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."
June 23, 2014
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.
May 14, 2014
“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.)
May 5, 2014
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.”
April 30, 2014
Forbes contributor 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.”
April 30, 2014
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.”
April 17, 2014
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
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.
Wall Street Journal
March 25, 2014
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.
January 7, 2014
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.
December 10, 2013
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 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.