Let no crisis go to waste
When Verizon said it might shutter its new Verizon Cloud for 48 hours this weekend for a major upgrade, users were shocked. Some…
Scalr 5.0 keeps a watchful eye on multiple clouds and brings new insights to developers, IT, and finance departments, said company founder Sebastian Stadil.
Granted, most startups start in the cloud. But most companies still run resources of their own as well. CloudBolt has a proposition for customers who want to manage distributed resources from one place.
So, Google just took an axe to its cloud computing prices. Here’s how they stand up, as of Tuesday, compared to Amazon Web Services costs.
Houston startup began life offering a cloud cost assessment tool but is now broadening out to handle multi-cloud management and migration capabilities all in one suite.
http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2014/01/amazon-ec2-instance-usage-and-reserved-instance-utilization-reports.html Amazon(s amzn) Web Services has launched two new interactive usage reports to help customers get a better grip on their use of…
If your devops team is sick and tired of clicking from cloud status page to cloud status page, they might want to check out Server Density’s Ops Dashboard.
Lots of shops run vSphere in-house and cloud outside and RightScale says it’s bringing that VMware environment under its cloud management umbrella.
Netflix open-sources Glisten to make it faster and easier for more customers to use Amazon Web Services’ Simple Workflow Service (SWF)
http://www.rightscale.com/blog/cloud-cost-analysis/cloud-cost-analysis-how-much-could-wikipedia-save-cloud Update: RightScale is pulling this blog citing a problems with the underlying data set. It is working with Wikipedia and will revise…
IT leaders are now looking to build data centers that are abstracted from legacy hardware, and early users are turning to software-defined data center (SDDC) technologies are introducing flexibility into their enterprise while reducing costs and also fueling the drive toward the cloud.
RightScale, which knows a little something about cloud infrastructure performance, put Google Compute Engine through its paces.
Companies like Cloudyn want to make Amazon Web Services less of a mystery to its users, but they have lots of competition — including from Amazon itself.
RightScale research says one cloud won’t fit all; mobile development landgrab continues with Facebook-Parse deal; Michael Dell talks up cloud opportunity.
A survey from cloud-management player RightScale shows a rise in both cloud computing use and multi-cloud adoption. That bodes well for the company and its competitors.
Scrappy London startup Server Density is adding AWS and Rackspace provisioning capabilities to its existing monitoring service, says co-founder and CEO David Mytton.
Don’t like the cost of your cloud deployment? Wait a second, it’ll change. And Rightscale says it can help you make sense out of all those changes and cut your costs.
The RightScale-GCE deal gives RightScale early lead on capturing Google cloud customers and gives Google infrastructure credibility — and support — for business customers.
Even folks who love using Amazon Web Services admit that it’s difficult to configure and manage them. That application management, some of which was handled by Chef and Puppet till now, is the problem OpsWorks takes on.
There’s nothing like the holiday shopping season to test an e-commerce site’s ability to ramp up and down as needed. RightScale says it can help sites proactively respond to changing loads so they don’t run out of juice and don’t pay for more resources than needed.
Rackspace CTO John Engates said the company’s new monitoring service, based on its Cloudkick acquisition two years ago, will give customers a better way to monitor the performance of their cloud resources. As more companies consider cloud deployment, tools like these are becoming essential.
The beauty of Amazon Web Services is they’re easy to set up and run. The problem with those services is they’re easy to set up and run. Now Amazon is offering companies a better way — with a little prep work — to track those costs.
Google has announced plans to start offering a compute-on-demand service that rivals Amazon’s EC2 service. The company will initially offer this as a limited preview to larger customers. It is a strong and logical move by the company as it continues to view for developer affection.
Companies today are often so focused on growth that they commit one (or several) software development sins. Magne Land, the tech lead at RightScale, outlines these seven deadly sins and offers his advice on how to avoid committing these critical errors.
iFixit, the popular DIY repair site, will parlay its Amazon Web Services, Rightscale foundation — and its own secret sauce — to take on the problem of product support and documentation for businesses. It’s new Dozuki business division targets large retailers and manufacturers.
Zynga the newly public company behind the games played by gazillions of people, is relying far less on Amazon’s(s amzn) public cloud than it has in the past: 80 percent of its daily average users now run on Z Cloud — not on that other cloud.
Minneapolis-based cloud computing startup enStratus has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding to grow its business of managing all types of clouds across a common interface. EnStratus’ technology provides a secure platform for managing and monitoring numerous cloud offerings through a single interface.
RightScale, which lets companies peer into the innards of their cloud computing workloads, just surpassed the three-millionth server mark. Its cloud agnosticism could help it maintain share even as Amazon, RackSpace et al. add their own management capabilities, says CEO Richard Crandell.
When done right, cloud computing actually can be a source of significant competitive advantage. So says Zynga, at least, which highlighted its unique cloud infrastructure, as well as its advanced analytics efforts, as part of its core strengths in the S-1 statement it filed this morning.
If there’s one thing that can make the idea of platform as a service (PaaS) succeed, it’s this: make it easy for developers. That was the overall consensus from a panel of execs working on the platform as a service at Structure 2011.
The four-day-long Amazon Web Services outage was no doubt a traumatic experience for many customers, but that didn’t have to be the case. There were plenty of users that were not affected, were minimally affected or that acted in a hurry to resolve the problem.
Forget AngelGate and shift your attention to the big-money world of cloud computing and infrastructure startups. While the clashing egos clang in the Silicon Valley echo chamber, massive amounts of money have started to flow into the cloud companies, at nosebleed valuations.
RightScale, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based cloud management software maker, has raised $25 million in new funds from Tenaya Capital, joined by DAG Ventures and current investors: Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Presidio Ventures. RightScale has raised a total of $42.5 million in three rounds
Lock-in. The scourge of cloud computing. While issues like security and reliability supposedly are improving, concern over lock-in never goes away. Although there are projects, organizations and even vendors trying to solve the problem, we’re a long way from the Promised Land of true cloud interoperability.
Cloud computing no longer needs its own introduction, but the use cases and implementation are still being defined. In the video below, I chatted with Michael Crandell, CEO of Rightscale, a cloud management platform, about the changing ecosystem that’s occurring in the cloud world as software as a service (SaaS) providers morph into platform as a service (PaaS) providers and several big providers forgo offering an infrastructure as a service (Iaas) in favor of a PaaS. We also discussed the challenge of moving data into the cloud and moving applications from one cloud to another. The conversation began with a discussion of Rightscale’s business and ended up focusing on security and compliance.
Cloudkick, a San Francisco-based startup, launched its cloud server management and monitoring services while in the process taking on better-funded rivals such as Rightscale. By focusing on startups, the company hopes to make a business out of solving the complexity of managing multiple cloud servers.
The TM Forum, a standards organization that’s active in the service provider community, is developing standards for cloud best practices and interoperability — a move that could move cloud providers out of the realm of offering cheap infrastructure for startups and into providing enterprise-class services.
Online video platform providers, CDNs and other media infrastructure companies have gathered in San Jose., Calif., this week for the Streaming Media…
Today, Amazon ( s AMZN) Web Services announced a management console that illustrates how carefully Amazon is playing its role as a…
As corporate giants get more interested in managing clouds, startups already in the sector are defending their turf and trying to make…
Amazon has announced Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), persistent storage offering that can be used in tandem with applications using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). With this move, they are the heat on everyone from storage area network vendors, server companies and of course data center operators. Continue Reading
There’s already a ton of activity taking place in the cloud computing space, so much so that it can be hard to…
One of the questions that I really wanted to get answered at Structure 08 was what the chances of survival are for…
RightScale, a company acting as an easy front-end console for Amazon Web Services, has raised $4.5 million from Benchmark Capital. The Santa…