December 14, 2011
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 14 — RightScale Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, and Logicworks, provider of complex managed hosting and cloud computing services for mission-critical applications and websites, today announced they have joined forces to deliver a powerful solution to help enterprises simplify and manage both their public and private cloud resources. By integrating the RightScale Cloud Management Platform with Logicworks' InfiniCloud and PowerCluster private cloud infrastructures, the companies are meeting the needs of enterprises that require high availability and compliance standards when moving mission-critical applications to the cloud.
Today many enterprises find it difficult to move all portions of their infrastructure to the cloud for many reasons. It could be a result of their unique business requirements, lack of the appropriate internal staffing and expertise to manage their cloud infrastructure, or the need to ensure compliance with regulations such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rules or Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards.
"When an enterprise requiring true high-availability or compliance moves to the cloud, one of their key challenges is finding a platform that meets the specific needs of their organization," said Kenneth Ziegler, president and COO of Logicworks. "By pairing RightScale's innovative management platform with Logicworks' technical solutions and consultative, white glove customer service, clients benefit from an easy-to-manage combination of public cloud resources plugged directly into their own dedicated, private availability-zone, helping them strike the right balance between dynamic, pay-as-you go resources and dedicated solutions for their steady-state, predictable-load or sensitive data."
The partnership announced today brings together Logicworks' InfiniCloud public cloud infrastructure and PowerCluster private cloud resources and services for high performance applications with the RightScale Cloud Management Platform, which is designed to help manage applications as they scale. RightScale's platform offers a single interface from which users can configure, manage, automate and govern applications running on both public and private clouds. RightScale ServerTemplatesT are InfiniCloud-ready, providing best practice architectures in a fully customizable framework. The solution allows InfiniCloud customers to manage their servers in scalable, automated deployments, and improve governance by granting permission to users, auditing events and tracking resource usage.
"Not all clouds are created equal. And if they were, we would not be witnessing this current untapped need for solutions to simplify deployment and management, or for high-touch managed services," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "Our joint offering with Logicworks gives customers a much-needed choice for compliance and high-availability as they deploy and scale their multi-cloud infrastructures."
RightScale Inc. is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated cloud management platform that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. To date, thousands of deployments and more than three million servers have been launched on the RightScale platform for leading organizations such as PBS, Harvard University, Zynga and Sling Media. To learn more about RightScale, please go to http://www.RightScale.com.
Logicworks provides complex managed hosting and cloud computing solutions to some of the world's most popular websites and applications for clients including Dow Jones, Radar Online, 1-800-Flowers.com and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Logicworks partners with clients to deliver true high-availability and peace of mind through a relentless focus on redundancy and proven methodologies, Managed Database Services and PCI Level 1, HIPAA, and SAS70 Type II compliant services. To learn more about Logicworks please call 866-FOR-LOGIC or visit www.logicworks.net.
Source: RightScale Inc.; Logicworks
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