RightScale First to Deliver Integrated Management for Multi-Cloud Environments


Interop New York Conference Expo (PRWEB) September 17, 2008

RightScale, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced a major new strategic product and partnership initiative as it broadens its cloud management platform to support emerging clouds from new vendors, including FlexiScale and GoGrid, while continuing its long-standing support for Amazon’s EC2. RightScale is also working with Rackspace to assure compatibility with their cloud offerings, including Mosso and CloudFS. RightScale will be the first in the industry to offer an integrated management dashboard, where applications can be deployed once and managed across these and other clouds.

Businesses can take advantage of the nearly infinite scalability of cloud computing by using RightScale to deploy their applications on a supported cloud provider. They gain the capabilities of built-in redundancy, fault tolerance, and geographical distribution of resources – key enterprise demands for cloud providers. With RightScale, customers can leverage the leading cloud management platform to automatically deploy and manage their web applications – scaling up when traffic demands, and scaling back as appropriate – allowing them to focus on their core business objectives. RightScale’s automated system management, pre-packaged and re-usable components, leading service expertise and best practices have been proven as best-of-breed, with customers deploying hundreds of thousands of instances on Amazon’s EC2.

“Cloud computing is a disruptive force in the business world because it provides pay-as-you-go, on-demand, virtually infinite compute and storage resources that can expand or contract as needed,” said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale, Inc. “A number of public providers are already adopting cloud architectures – and we also see private enterprise clouds coming on the horizon. Today’s announcement of RightScale’s partnerships with FlexiScale and GoGrid is an exciting indication of how mid-market and enterprise organizations can really take advantage of multi-cloud architectures. There will be huge opportunities for application design and deployment — we are at the beginning of a tidal shift in IT infrastructure.”

FlexiScale is the only UK-based cloud computing provider and offers a unique infrastructure on demand with 99.99% SLA and many special features. For example, each customer gets their own virtual disk so that data is segregated and they can do their own low level encryption, while virtual network traffic is also segregated to deliver added security. FlexiScale uniquely offers permanent on demand storage and was the first cloud provider to support Windows. With a strong reputation for customer service, it also enables the creation of custom packages such as golden images.

Tony Lucas, CEO of XCalibre and creator of FlexiScale commented: “Without this new ability to move swiftly and easily between platforms, customers could feel locked in and much more hesitant to try and use cloud computing. RightScale’s partnership initiative is a great example of how having near interoperability between systems will enable customers to be less hesitant of moving to a new technology, which is great for everyone. It means the industry can and will grow quicker than if it was only a handful of individual companies providing distinct services that weren’t compatible with each other.”

GoGrid offers hosted cloud computing infrastructure that enables system administrators, developers and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks. GoGrid also delivers portal controlled servers for Windows 2003 and 2008, multiple Linux operating systems and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. GoGrid is unique in cloud computing with the availability of 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008; and was named winner of LinuxWorld 2008 “Best of Show” in August. Together, GoGrid and RightScale will provide joint cloud solutions that are elegant and bring power, control and scalability to business customers.

“Cloud computing for the enterprise has arrived with the GoGrid and RightScale partnership,” said GoGrid CEO, John Keagy. “Corporations now have few excuses not to, and multiple reasons to deploy and manage complex and redundant cloud infrastructures in real-time using the GoGrid, RightScale, and FlexiScale technologies.”

Rackspace Hosting provides IT systems and computing-as-a-service to more than 33,000 customers worldwide. Combining RightScale’s technologies with Rackspace’s focus on Fanatical Supportwill allow companies to focus on their business and not a disproportionate amount of resources on IT demands.

Deploying scalable, reliable applications from scratch in a multi-cloud world is a time consuming and expensive task. As a result, most organizations do not have the expertise or resources to deploy and manage cloud computing applications cost effectively and according to best practices. With RightScale’s platform, any organization can easily tap the enormous power of cloud computing for a virtually infinite, affordable, “pay-as-you-go” IT infrastructure. RightScale’s offerings provide rapid deployment, a dynamically scalable infrastructure to meet varying traffic and loads, and require minimal resources using automated tools and a centralized web dashboard for easy management backed by best practices and professional services.

For details on pricing and different product options, contact RightScale, Inc. at 1-866-720-0208 or sales@rightscale.com.

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New Relic Teams with GoGrid to Deliver Superior-Performing Web Apps in the Cloud, on Dedicated Servers, or in Hybrid Environments

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2010

New Relic, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service provider of application performance management solutions, and GoGrid, the Cloud Infrastructure Hosting service from ServePath Dedicated Hosting, today announced that New Relic RPM supports monitoring, troubleshooting and tuning of Java and Ruby web application deployed on GoGrids leading platform. Additionally, the companies announced that customers who select New Relic RPM to manage their GoGrid-hosted applications are eligible for preferential pricing.

With more than ten years of experience in enterprise-level data center hosting, GoGrid applies a unique understanding of uptime, security, and service level agreements to its public cloud offering. GoGrid goes beyond existing public cloud offerings by providing Hybrid hosting solutions that privately connect cloud front-ends with dedicated back-end infrastructures, as well as the ability to create and store customer images (MyGSIs). New Relic RPM is a leading on-demand application performance management that operates seamlessly in both cloud and dedicated server environments, making it uniquely suited to monitor, troubleshoot and tune web applications deployed on GoGrids cloud or hybrid infrastructures.

Organizations taking advantage of GoGrid’s multi-tier cloud-computing platform have high expectations for performance and reliability,” said John Keagy, Co-Founder and CEO of GoGrid. “Working with New Relic to add application performance management as a complement to our robust infrastructure provides our customers with the very best combined solution for deploying and managing applications that successfully meet business needs.

“As more and more companies deploy their applications with GoGrid, it’s especially important that they have a single performance management solution that they can use on-premise, in the cloud, and in hybrid environments,” said Bill Lapcevic, New Relic’s vice president of business development. “New Relic RPM is the only enterprise-class application management tool delivered as a service, and that automatically offers the same monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities for web applications deployed on both virtual and dedicated servers. Its a perfect fit for GoGrids customers.”

As part of the partnership between GoGrid and New Relic, GoGrid customers are eligible for a preferred partner discount on RPM pricing and a complementary trial of RPM Gold premium service. To take advantage of preferred pricing, GoGrid customers can visit New Relics GoGrid partner page, select a subscription level, then sign up for RPM. Discounts will be applied automatically.

About GoGrid

GoGrid is a leading Cloud Infrastructure Hosting provider that delivers true “Control in the Cloud”. GoGrid enables sysadmins, developers, IT professionals and SaaS vendors to create, deploy, and control free f5 load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control which includes personal server images (known as MyGSIs). GoGrid server instances maintain the industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn and adapt to proprietary standards. Bringing up servers and server networks takes minutes via a unique, award winning web control panel or GoGrids API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, SQL Server, and ASP.NET, as well as multiple Linux server operating systems like RHEL and CentOS. GoGrid gives users the control of a familiar datacenter environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud, a “cloudcenter.” To learn more, visit http://www.gogrid.com.

About New Relic RPM

New Relic RPM is an on-demand performance management solution for web applications developed in Ruby, Java or JRuby. New Relic RPM is fully implemented in minutes and provides deep, 24×7 visibility and code-level diagnostics for web applications deployed on traditional, dedicated infrastructures, private and public clouds, or any combination thereof. RPMs real-time metrics enable application owners, developers and operations teams to quickly and cost effectively monitor, troubleshoot, and tune application performance. To learn more about RPM and to subscribe, visit http://www.newrelic.com/get-RPM.html.

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SaaS Cloud Computing Model Cited as ‘Best Choice’ for Enterprise Environments


LOS ANGELES, California (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

The 2014 Software as a Service and Cloud Applications University Conference is being held May 13 thru 15 in Austin, Texas. The event is organized by Softletter which tracks software industry benchmarks, metrics and information to help executives improve in-house growth and profitability. Loren Saxby, founder and president of the L.A.-based “smarter” business software firm INTLY, says Softletter is on the right track and cites SaaS Cloud Computing models as “the absolute best choice” for enterprise clients seeking to improve productivity and efficiency levels.

“Truly motivated enterprise professionals are always looking to achieve a perfect blend of cost savings, increased productivity and maximum ROI,” says Saxby. “Building their internal networks around a SaaS Cloud Computing model is the best way to achieve all three for higher levels of productivity and effciency.”

Saxby points to a Wall Street Journal article showing the benefits of cloud computing.

“Not surprisingly,” he explains, “it shows that cloud computing has been ‘exceeding expectations.’ Essentially, a group of IT folks were asked to rank their experience with cloud-based services. Across the board? They said they experienced ‘better results, faster deployments and lower costs’ thanks to cloud-computing initiatives.”

The INTLY team designs and implements custom SaaS Cloud Computing models which meet the specific needs of its enterprise clients. Saxby says INTLY’s SaaS strategies offer benefits which extend beyond the obvious.

“New enterprise clients are amazed at how much money and time we save them by building SaaS platforms onto cloud computing infrastructures and by giving end-users access to data and applications, in real time, no matter where they’re doing business.”

A CEO visiting San Jose on business, an employee working from his desk in Denver and a consultant in Chicago can all access the same data and applications without having to load that information on to or sync up their laptops, desktops, tablets, etc.

“Everything is integrated and managed from one location in the cloud. That’s what makes SaaS cloud computing the absolute best choice for enterprise environments: It saves time, money and resources. That’s what max productivity and ROI are all about!”

Microsoft cites five reasons of its own to choose SaaS Cloud Computing. In summary:

To lower near- or short-term expenses associated with software acquisition
To shift a portion of a company’s IT budget from capital to operational expense
To leverage limited IT resources to better deploy and maintain hardware and software
To redirect IT efforts from deployment and maintenance to high-priority projects
To reduce energy consumption and energy-related expenses
Learn more about SaaS Cloud Computing by joining INTLYs mailing list at INTLY.com. Press and media inquiries should be directed to WebProvise, INTLYs digital marketing agency of choice: 1 (800) 381-0027.

INTRODUCING INTLY: INTLY develops smarter business software that helps build better businesses! Pronounced INT-lee, the company offers comprehensive, cloud-based, intelligent software and smart enterprise software solutions. Its SaaS, or software as a service, products are specifically designed to organize, streamline and simplify critical operations, thereby helping small- and medium-sized businesses in a wide range of industries and sectors noticeably improve their efficiency, productivity and profitability.