February 11, 2013
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 11 – The dramatic rise in cloud adoption in the past year has transformed the way businesses approach the cloud. Cloud use has moved from secret to strategic, with businesses of all sizes relying on the cloud for business-critical applications. As a result, RightScale Inc., the leader in cloud management, today announced significant milestones that signal the critical role that cloud management plays in today's cloud strategy.
More Companies Choosing RightScale
RightScale's solutions have driven the surge in cloud management adoption, and the company reports that it has added over 250 companies to their global customer portfolio in the past year. Prominent enterprises across a number of different verticals now rely on RightScale's "single pane of glass" cloud management, including Caltech, Care Innovations (an Intel-GE company), Citrix Online, Conde Nast, Coty, Equinix, Fox Digital Media, Inmobi, JWT, Leo Burnett, Softbank Technology, Telepictures Productions (a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company), Tibco and Zurich Insurance.
Broadest Portfolio of Cloud Providers
As a pioneer in cloud management, RightScale enables users to access the broadest cloud portfolio, with support for 15 public and private cloud providers. In the past year, the company has deepened its partnership with Rackspace, integrating RightScale's cloud management with Rackspace Open Cloud powered by OpenStack. RightScale also offered launch day integration with Google Compute Engine and Windows Azure, allowing beta customers to leverage RightScale's technology to manage applications. And RightScale continues to work closely with Amazon Web Services to support its broad array of cloud services.
World Economic Forum Recognition for Innovation
RightScale was named a 2013 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a highly-regarded honor limited to the most innovative startup companies worldwide aiming to transform the future of businesses and society. RightScale was recognized for its visionary leadership and proven technology that enables businesses to easily deploy and manage their applications across public, private and hybrid cloud environments.
Outlook for the Year Ahead in Cloud Computing
According to a report by IDC Research, the cloud management business is poised to earn $3.6 billion in revenues by 2016. Cloud management is a part of a new class of vital technologies; IDC Research's poll indicates that 75 percent of enterprise IT buyers currently believe the cloud will require them to purchase management software beyond what is currently available in-house.
"More forward-thinking companies than ever are embracing the cloud as an enabler for agility and scalability," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "From improving your time-to-market for delivering new products and services to driving more revenue, RightScale's cloud management provides a powerful platform to help you achieve business goals leveraging new approaches to IT."
As companies of all sizes are driving a "cloud-first" approach to IT, RightScale has identified the top three key trends to for in the year ahead:
Introducing RightScale Compute in 2013
To better educate current and prospective customers on best practices in cloud adoption and management, RightScale is hosting RightScale Compute 2013, the only conference that brings together stories from real cloud users and leading cloud providers. RightScale Compute will be held on April 23-26 at Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.
RightScale Inc., cloud management enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business-critical applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds. RightScale provides efficient configuration, monitoring, automation, and governance of cloud computing infrastructure and applications. RightScale supports 15 public and private clouds, which include AWS, Rackspace Open Cloud, Windows Azure, Google Compute Engine, HP, SoftLayer, Logicworks, IDCF and Datapipe as well as private clouds based on OpenStack and CloudStack. Since 2006, millions of servers have been launched with the RightScale solution by leading enterprises including the Associated Press, CBS Interactive, Intercontinental Hotels Group, PBS, and Zynga.
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost.
In this week's hand-picked assortment, researchers explore the path to more energy-efficient cloud datacenters, investigate new frameworks and runtime environments that are compatible with Windows Azure, and design a uniﬁed programming model for diverse data-intensive cloud computing paradigms.
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 10, 2013 |
Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.