Serverless computing, (sometimes called function-as-a-service) is the top-growing cloud service year-over-year in 2018 compared to 2017 according to the RightScale State of the Cloud Survey. Serverless is appropriate for a variety of different use cases. We share how serverless offerings and pricing for different cloud providers compare.
Managed services providers (MSPs) and other IT services providers offering managed services across multiple clouds use a cloud management platform (CMP) as a foundational technology. But what are the best practices for MSPs to leverage a CMP for success with end customers? MSPs need to implement appropriate account hierarchies, tagging strategies, cost management practices, templating and automat...
Tweet Now Available: RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report In January we conducted our seventh annual State of the Cloud Survey of the latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service. To get the latest data... Click the blog post title to read the full article.
The RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report has just been released. It includes new insights on cloud adoption trends. We highlight the most interesting cloud trends that will help you evolve your cloud strategy, deliver on your 2018 cloud goals, and mobilize your internal stakeholders for cloud initiatives
Tweet In January 2018, RightScale conducted its seventh annual State of the Cloud Survey of the latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service. Both public and private cloud adoption grew in 2018, with larger... Click the blog post title to read the full article.
Most enterprises already have a multi-cloud strategy. A cloud management platform (CMP) can help you broker cloud services with a single view across both public and private clouds, giving you control over existing cloud usage and enabling you to offer self-service provisioning across all your clouds and virtualized infrastructure.
Tweet Enterprises are now, more than ever, living in a multi-cloud environment managing highly complex pricing structures and an onslaught of new cloud services. The key to success is implementing enterprise-grade governance platforms that enable you to... Click the blog post title to read the full article.
Both AWS and Azure offer reserved instances, enabling you to receive significant discounts in exchange for making commitments to use particular instance profiles over one or three years. We’ll share the ins and outs of how AWS and Azure reserved instances work and help you lay out the best strategies for buying them.
Tweet Since the announcements from AWS re:Invent in late November, we’ve updated our free Cloud Comparison tool to include a slew of new features announced by AWS as well as new features from the other top public cloud providers Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud... Click the blog post title to read the full article.
Tweet Cloud Security Alert: Meltdown and Spectre You may have heard the news this week that the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws can expose modern systems to risk and affect users of cloud services from public cloud providers as well as those operating their own... Click the blog post title to read the full article.
Tweet Microsoft recently announced Reserved Instances for Azure. The new Azure Reserved Instances have many similarities to AWS Reserved Instances (RIs), but they also have some key differences. On the positive side, Azure RIs can offer higher levels of savings... Click the blog post title to read the full article.
Enterprises are going all in on multi-cloud strategies. Operating in this multi-cloud world requires new processes, new policies, and new tools. In 2018, it’s time for enterprises to build the right foundations for their cloud strategies going forward by enabling the use of multiple cloud providers and myriad cloud services while ensuring the right policies and cost governance.
Tweet Connect Your Cloud Bills in Optima for Better Cost ManagementIf you have not yet connected detailed bills from your cloud provider to RIghtScale, now is the time. Once you connect your detailed cloud bills to RightScale, you will gain access to many... Click the blog post title to read the full article.
Get behind the hype and headlines from AWS re:Invent 2017 and find out what it all means to you. We’ll share what’s working for AWS users and highlight which new features and services you’ll want to look at. Whether or not you attended re:Invent, this wrap-up will help you determine how your cloud initiatives will evolve in 2018.
Tweet Cloud providers have been innovating at an incredible clip over the past few years. This is never more evident than the week of re:Invent when AWS announces dozens of new cloud services. In 2016 alone, AWS announced more than 40 new cloud... Click the blog post title to read the full article.
Tweet As cloud computing matures, instance types from the top public cloud providers are becoming more similar, making it easier to compare cloud instance pricing. At the same time, cloud providers continue to reduce prices and add discounting options,... Click the blog post title to read the full article.
The cloud price wars are heating up with Azure’s announcement of reserved instances, the introduction of per-second billing by AWS and Google, and other recent changes from the leading cloud providers. To get the most out of your cloud spend, you need to stay on top of the latest information on price cuts and changes to pricing models. And if your organization is multi-cloud, you may even want to...
Tweet The public cloud providers recently announced their revenue for Q3, and the numbers are big and growing quickly. Combined revenue for the big three (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform) was $7.5 billion for the third quarter,... Click the blog post title to read the full article.
Tweet With VMware Cloud on AWS now generally available after VMware first announced it in the fall of 2016, we can finally see how it compares in price with standard AWS. VMware has provided a price comparison showing that VMware Cloud on AWS pricing is... Click the blog post title to read the full article.