SOURCE: RightScale


June 06, 2012 17:00 ET

Cloud Management Leader RightScale Supports Windows Azure

Customers to Leverage RightScale for Comprehensive Automation and Control

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - RightScale® Inc., a leader in cloud computing management, today announced support for Windows Azure for both Windows and Linux. RightScale is now running a private beta with Windows Azure as one of the public cloud choices available for management with RightScale. Customers in the private beta program will use RightScale to easily deploy workloads to Windows Azure using automation and dynamic configuration while retaining complete control and governance.

The combination of Windows Azure and RightScale will provide IT professionals and developers a faster on-ramp to the Windows Azure cloud with increased management efficiency. RightScale provides pre-built ServerTemplates™ as a configuration framework to facilitate efficient, automated provisioning and operations on Windows Azure. RightScale supports both Windows and Linux on Windows Azure, offers an out-of-the-box scalable 3-tier .NET deployment, and provides auto-scaling based on application specific custom metrics such as number of SQL Server queries.

Customers will also have access to the RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace, which includes pre-built cloud ServerTemplates, scripts, and architectures published by RightScale, ISV, and SI partners. All of these pre-built configurations are fully customizable and provide a variety of solutions to get started, ranging from standard application stacks to database solutions. RightScale has supported Microsoft Windows applications since 2010 and has included additional functionality with this announcement including an out-of-the-box SQL Server in a redundant mirrored configuration.

"In line with Windows Azure's commitment to serving IT professionals and developers, we are excited that RightScale is offering its cloud management solution for Windows Azure," said Helene Love Snell, director, Server and Tools Business, Microsoft. "Customers can take advantage of Windows Azure's openness and flexibility while using RightScale for control and customization of the many options now available to them."

"Microsoft clearly understands customers' needs when moving workloads between their internal datacenters and the cloud and has built Windows Azure to deliver a smoother transition," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "Now customers can take advantage of Windows Azure's new offering with RightScale automation and configuration capabilities to on-ramp to the cloud faster and still be able to customize solutions for their specific company needs."

RightScale provides global management of the six geographic regions provided by Windows Azure, enabling customers to move workloads among regions and architect for high availability and disaster recovery across regions. Additionally, RightScale delivers a multi-cloud management view for customers to manage their Windows Azure public cloud deployments alongside their private cloud deployments -- using the same configuration and automation methodology for both cloud architectures. To find out more or request access to the private beta please visit, call: 1.866.720.0208 (toll free) or +1.805.855.0265.

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