Santa Barbara, CA — September 24, 2015 — RightScale® Inc., a demonstrated leader in enterprise cloud portfolio management, today announced the RightScale Universal Cloud Appliance (UCA), a lightweight, software appliance that offers an extensible way to integrate the RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management platform with any infrastructure resource pool — including cloud, virtualized, and bare-metal environments.
RightScale Universal Cloud Appliance enables single-pane-of-glass management of workloads on virtually any infrastructure. New supported environments include:
- Bare-metal server farms
- Virtualized environments such as KVM and Hyper-V
- All clouds previously not supported by RightScale such as vCloud Air and Digital Ocean
"RightScale enterprise customers use a wide range of infrastructure options, from existing virtualized and bare-metal datacenter environments to a variety of public and private clouds," said Kim Weins, VP of Marketing at RightScale. "Now our enterprise customers can use RightScale across any infrastructure that they run - any cloud, any VM, any server - by leveraging the Universal Cloud Appliance. RightScale customers will get a single point for visibility, control, monitoring, cost tracking, reporting, automation, and more."
RightScale UCA is delivered as a software appliance that can be downloaded and run on any server that has connectivity to the target resource pool. UCA provides a variety of out-of-the-box capabilities that can be leveraged to manage individual servers and a plugin model allows for RightScale, partners or customers to extend the functionality to include provisioning new resources on any platform. Combined with the RightLink agent, UCA enables a broad set of management, monitoring and governance capabilities.
- Solution brief: Read more about the RightScale Universal Cloud Appliance and download the solution brief.
- Webinar: View a 60 minute webinar on the RightScale Universal Cloud Appliance.
The RightScale Universal Cloud Appliance is currently available in Early Access.
RightScale® Inc. 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 also offers PlanForCloud.com, a free cloud cost management tool based on a global database of more than 12,000 price points from cloud providers, which enables organizations to perform sophisticated cloud cost forecasting. Since 2007, leading enterprises including Pearson International, Intercontinental Hotels Group, and PBS have launched millions of servers through RightScale.
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