February 26, 2013
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 26 – RightScale Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced it's the first partner to resell Google Compute Engine. RightScale integration of its cloud management platform with Google Compute Engine provides customers with comprehensive management and automation for the Google Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud. As a Google strategic partner and reseller, RightScale will also offer tailored onboarding packages through its professional services organization and world-class support for customers.
RightScale is now the first Google reseller to provide a streamlined and fully supported path for users wanting to trial and purchase Google Compute Engine. When developers and organizations choose to deploy their workloads on Google Compute Engine, the RightScale cloud management platform creates efficient, automated provisioning and operations. Using RightScale, customers can automate and customize the build-up, operation, and break-down of many types of workloads, from on-demand data analysis clusters, to batch processing, to 3-tier web apps built to specific customer requirements. With this announcement, customers will be able to purchase Google Compute Engine services directly from RightScale and leverage on-boarding and support services from RightScale's professional services team.
RightScale and Google will also offer custom solutions created for industry verticals, including Advertising, Media, Entertainment and Gaming. The industry specific solutions will provide speed to market, scalability and consistent performance -- critical for the global applications deployed by those verticals.
"RightScale is the leader in cloud management with deep expertise helping customers take full advantage of the cloud. They allow organizations to start quickly and provides them a path to accelerate their cloud projects by streamlining ongoing operations," said Dan Powers, Director Cloud Platform Sales & GTM, Google. "RightScale is an important partner in helping customers leverage the agility and power of Google Compute Engine."
RightScale and Google Compute Engine provide a powerful combination for customers. One such customer, GURU Menu chose RightScale to launch its new application on Google Compute Engine. GURU Menu is a leading advertising platform that helps retail brands connect with consumers in real time on mobile devices. With proprietary in and out-of-store marketing platforms, GURU Menu uses precise location-based content delivery to help clients develop customized, measurable campaigns for acquisition, cross-selling and retention of their most valuable consumers.
GURU Menu engaged RightScale to manage the onboarding and deployment on Google Compute Engine in order to accelerate time-to-market for their new application and provide ongoing management capabilities such as auto-scaling, automation and monitoring.
"When we began building our latest application we made the choice to go with RightScale and Google Compute Engine to support massive and unpredictable consumer interaction," said Sean Sharefi, President of GURU Menu. "Google Compute Engine delivers the speed, performance and consistency that we need and RightScale makes it easy to get started and automate operations. We need partners that ensure our targeted consumers have the best experience using our advertising platform."
"Google is poised to be a dominant player in Infrastructure-as-a-Service, particularly where Internet-scale, reliability and dynamic resources are required," said Thorsten von Eicken, CTO of RightScale. "Our own internal tests and early response from our beta customers demonstrate that Google Compute Engine has a remarkably consistent performance level. The combination of our cloud management technology, support and professional services with Google Compute Engine creates the positive experience and quality of service that meets the high standards for which RightScale is known."
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. 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.
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