Jan2018

Multicloud: Is It a Valid Strategy or Pie in the Sky?

Multicloud is the concept of consuming resources from differing public and/or private cloud providers to deliver your computing needs. There now many public clouds, including Azure, AWS, GCP, and OVH, which operate at a global level, while others, including Interoute …
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Feb2017

RightScale State of the Cloud Report for 2017

RightScale just published its annual report on the state of the cloud, and some of the key findings are very interesting. Topics range from cloud vendor market share to cloud adoption concerns, DevOps tools adoption, public vs. private cloud adoption, and much …
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May2016

Rightscale Publishes State of the Cloud Report for 2016

Rightscale just published a report called “State of the Cloud Report: DevOps Trends“.  The report focuses on the adoption of DevOps and containers across both enterprises and SMBs. To nobody’s surprise, adoption rates of both containers and DevOps are on …
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Jun2013

SDDC Automation and Orchestration

The Orchestration and Automation layer of the Software Defined Data Center is where the benefits of the SDDC is translated are translated into working applications for end users and business constituents. Every Cloud Management Platform relies upon either a script or one of these automation frameworks to provision and configure the actual end user services and applications. These solutions represent an opportunity to replace first generation automation management tools and scripts with modern declarative and model based approaches that are much more manageable and scalable.

Sep2011

Automating Cloud Security

On 9/8 was held the Virtualization Security Podcast featuring Phil Cox, Director of Security and Compliance at RightScale, to discuss the impact of and need for automation of cloud security. Given that we create clouds by automating deployment of workloads we also need to automate the security of those workloads during the same deployment. This podcast delves into that need, and touches on where over automation is also a problem.