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Company Overview of RightScale, Inc.

Company Overview

RightScale, Inc. provides cloud portfolio management solutions that enable enterprises to accelerate the delivery of cloud-based applications across public, private, and virtualized environments. It offers a tool to launch, restart, and solve performance issues related to servers, as well as solutions that allow technical teams to deploy and manage their applications; empower financial users to visualize, forecast, and optimize costs across their cloud portfolio; and enable enterprise information technology teams to provide cloud-like functionality. The company also offers multi-cloud platforms to access a portfolio of market clouds; on-demand architectures for on-demand access to cloud port...

402 East Gutierrez Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

United States

Founded in 2006

Phone:

805-500-4164

Fax:

805-980-4147

Key Executives for RightScale, Inc.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Chief Technological Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 44
Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development
Age: 42
Vice President of Customer Success
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

RightScale, Inc. Key Developments

RightScale, Inc. Announces General Availability of Cloud Analytics

RightScale, Inc. announced the general availability of RightScale Cloud Analytics, the first multi-cloud cost management solution that integrates with a cloud management platform to enable users to take action on insights and implement budget controls. RightScale Cloud Analytics, first announced in beta in November 2013, is an enterprise-grade cost management solution that provides sophisticated cloud usage and cost analysis as well as forecasting and scenario planning across major public and private clouds. Cloud Analytics is part of the RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management platform, which includes Cloud Analytics, Cloud Management, and Self-Service. Since the beta was first launched, several new capabilities and benefits have been added to Cloud Analytics including: Scheduled Reports: With Cloud Analytics, user can schedule automated daily, weekly, and monthly reports to come straight to users email inbox so that user have complete visibility into users cloud computing costs on a regular basis; Enhanced Scenario Builder: Enterprises can compare different instance types and clouds as they map out future cloud usage; Budget Alerts: Users cloud users, managers, and finance teams can get alerted when budgets are exceeded or when cost overruns are projected based on current spend rates; Identifying waste: Cloud Analytics lets user identify zombie cloud instances: servers that got stranded during boot oftentimes unbeknownst to the user; Multi-account Reserved Instance visibility: AWS users can now leverage their own consolidated billing structure to analyze RI usage across accounts. Additional resources: 2 Simple Ways to Stop Blowing users Cloud Budget; Analyze Scenarios for AWS Reserved Instances to Reduce Cloud Costs; Cloud Cost Savings: Understanding Why Cloud Spend Is Up (or Down); Track and Manage users Private Cloud Costs Like a Boss; Keep users Cloud Costs Down Through Internal Collaboration; Avoid Bill Shock with Automated Cloud Cost Reports.

RightScale Inc. Announces RightScale Self-Service

RightScale(R) Inc. announced RightScale Self-Service, a self-service portal that helps developers and other cloud users get instant access to cloud infrastructure. Enterprise IT teams can curate a catalog of applications and services to deploy across a portfolio of clouds while providing governance and cost controls. RightScale Self-Service allows users to automatically provision instances, stacks, or complex multi-tier applications from a catalog defined by IT. Common use cases include development, testing, staging, production, demos, training, batch processing, and digital marketing. The self-service portal also enables users to manage cloud applications, track costs, and set automated shutdown schedules through an easy-to-use interface. RightScale Self-Service is integrated with RightScale Cloud Management, which enables operations teams to administer applications, and Cloud Analytics, which allows business and finance teams to visualize and optimize cloud usage and costs. Key capabilities of RightScale Self-Service includes Self-Service Portal, Multi-Cloud Service Catalog, Automation and Orchestration, Built-In Cost Controls and Policy Controls.

RightScale(R) Inc. Announces the General Availability of the RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere

RightScale(R) Inc. announced the general availability of the RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere, which enables organizations to give developers fast, self-service access to VMware vSphere(R) resources and create portable workloads across vSphere, Amazon Web Services (AWS)(TM), Google Compute Engine(TM), Microsoft Azure(TM), OpenStack(TM), and other clouds. First announced in beta in December 2013, the RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere allows RightScale users to leverage vSphere resources through a new, lightweight, stateless on-premise appliance that sits behind a corporate firewall. It securely communicates to the vSphere environment in the data center and to the RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management solution, which provides customers self-service, cloud analytics, and cloud management. Self-Service Access to vSphere Environments: vSphere environments have traditionally been controlled, configured, and managed by specialized administrators within IT. With the RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere, new types of users such as application developers, DevOps teams, and other cloud users can use RightScale to deploy, manage, and move workloads across cloud and vSphere environments according to the policies set by IT. Providing developers with self-service access to vSphere through RightScale reduces repetitive, manual provisioning tasks for virtualization teams. At the same time, vSphere administrators can continue to leverage familiar vCenter tools in parallel with RightScale for their administration needs. Cloud Portability Across vSphere, AWS, and Other Clouds: RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management includes a multi-cloud platform that enables application portability across vSphere and clouds. With the RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere, RightScale customers create portable workloads that move seamlessly between cloud environments such as AWS and VMware vSphere. This reduces vendor lock-in and enables use cases such as leveraging hybrid environments for different stages of the development lifecycle, providing failover among different clouds, and supporting cloudbursting. Single Pane of Glass Across Cloud and vSphere Environments: RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere provides enterprise infrastructure teams with a single plane of glass for visibility, governance, and management of workloads running in vSphere and cloud environments -- including AWS, Azure, Google, Rackspace, HP, IBM, OpenStack, and CloudStack. Using RightScale, central IT teams can view all workloads across the organization, enforce policies, access audit trails, and manage costs. Growing Demand for Hybrid Cloud: In the RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report, 74% of enterprises say that they have a hybrid cloud strategy and more than half of those are already using both public and private cloud. In addition, a high percentage of companies with more than 1,000 employees reported that they were using VMware. 52% view their vSphere environments as a private cloud. The full results of the survey are available in the RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report at rightscale.com/2014-cloud-report.

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