Welcome!

Government Cloud Authors: Liz McMillan, Jason Bloomberg, Scott Allen, Elizabeth White, Mark Ross-Smith

Related Topics: @CloudExpo, Microservices Expo, Containers Expo Blog

@CloudExpo: Press Release

RightScale Sets New Bar for Portability in the Cloud at Cloud Expo

New Release of RightScale Cloud Management Platform

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer

RightScale, Inc., today launched the next generation of the RightScale Cloud Management Platform that delivers increased application portability across cloud infrastructures. With this release, RightScale has enhanced its ServerTemplate technology to provide automatic configuration of servers for different clouds, system architectures and operating systems. The new portable ServerTemplates enable users to take advantage of the specific features and functionality offered by each cloud provider, including Amazon and Rackspace, while retaining complete portability.

RightScale made this announcement today at the inaugural RightScale User Meetup event in Santa Clara, Calif., where the RightScale community has gathered to learn about RightScale technology, hear real-world cloud computing case studies and share experiences with fellow RightScale users.

"As cloud computing matures, more and more cloud providers are emerging with very different architectures and a diversity of options for servers, storage, and network architecture," said Thorsten von Eicken, CTO and founder at RightScale. "Unlike emerging common cloud APIs that promote a 'lowest common denominator' approach to cloud portability, RightScale's new ServerTemplates enable true portability, while also letting users take advantage of the unique capabilities of different clouds. We see this as a huge step in helping IT organizations embrace and benefit from a multi-cloud world."

Portable ServerTemplates: Dynamic Configuration for Different Cloud Infrastructures
The RightScale Cloud Management Platform lets any organization tap the enormous power of cloud computing for scalable, cost-effective IT infrastructure on demand, with complete control and portability. RightScale ServerTemplates, a core component of the RightScale platform, innovate beyond machine images to dynamically configure servers in the context of an overall system architecture, or what RightScale calls a cloud "deployment." RightScale's ServerTemplates have always supported a wide range of automation to simplify application management in the cloud.

The new, enhanced RightScale ServerTemplates provide a significantly higher level of portability by automatically configuring servers for a specific cloud, application architecture and operating system. With the new ServerTemplates, RightScale users can more easily deploy applications on their selected cloud using all the unique features of that cloud while retaining portability to other clouds. Furthermore, independent software vendors (ISVs) can now build one ServerTemplate that automatically installs their software on any RightScale-supported cloud infrastructure.

To implement these portable ServerTemplates, RightScale has incorporated Opscode's Chef, an open source server configuration management framework, into its ServerTemplate technology. Because RightScale's ServerTemplates have always been modular and flexible, users can now specify what resources are needed for each server, and the ServerTemplate selects, at runtime, the right implementation for the specific cloud and deployment architecture. Chef "Recipes" -- Chef's core building blocks -- then execute the implementation in an operating system-independent way. Finally, RightScale's new agent, RightLink, orchestrates the execution of RightScripts and Chef Recipes at boot, during operation, or at shut down. RightLink also manages the cross-server communication required to ensure each server is configured and connected to operate within a larger cloud deployment. The combination of these three technologies enables users to take advantage of unique infrastructures and architecture designs to build truly agile and automated infrastructure without sacrificing portability.

In addition, through the integration of Chef technology with the RightScale platform, the growing Chef development community can now distribute Chef Recipes through the leading cloud management platform to a host of real customers running business-critical applications on the cloud today. As Opscode's technology continues to gain momentum in the cloud community, RightScale customers will be able to leverage an extensive collection of Chef Cookbooks and Recipes to maximize application portability.

Availability
An alpha release of the first RightScale portable ServerTemplates will be available on November 3, with the latest release of the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. These ServerTemplates launch fully functional front-end architectures on either Amazon or Rackspace clouds. These premium front-end architectures are comprised of the HAProxy load balancer and either PHP or Rails application servers. In addition, a Rails All-in-One stack is available as a free reference stack for those just starting out with the new RightScale ServerTemplates. Over time, RightScale will continue to adapt its set of premium ServerTemplates to address different cloud platforms.

RightScale's Thorsten von Eicken will discuss how to take advantage of the multi-cloud world that exists today at the Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, Calif. RightScale will also be exhibiting the RightScale platform and new RightScale ServerTemplates at the Expo in booth #106, today through Wednesday, Nov. 4.

More Stories By Yeshim Deniz

News Desk compiles and publishes breaking news stories, press releases and latest news articles as they happen.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


@ThingsExpo Stories
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, John Jelinek IV, a web developer at Linux Academy, will discuss why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex softw...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, discussed the best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
Technology vendors and analysts are eager to paint a rosy picture of how wonderful IoT is and why your deployment will be great with the use of their products and services. While it is easy to showcase successful IoT solutions, identifying IoT systems that missed the mark or failed can often provide more in the way of key lessons learned. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Peter Vanderminden, Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies, will focus on how IoT depl...
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it m...
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet and...
"Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
In his General Session at 16th Cloud Expo, David Shacochis, host of The Hybrid IT Files podcast and Vice President at CenturyLink, investigated three key trends of the “gigabit economy" though the story of a Fortune 500 communications company in transformation. Narrating how multi-modal hybrid IT, service automation, and agile delivery all intersect, he will cover the role of storytelling and empathy in achieving strategic alignment between the enterprise and its information technology.
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus o...
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, discussed the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don’t work togethe...
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...