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August 02, 2011 09:00 ET

RightScale Announces Winners of Its Spring ServerTemplate Showdown

Leader in Cloud Computing Recognizes Top ServerTemplates From RightScale Community

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today congratulated the winners of its Spring 2011 ServerTemplate™ Showdown. Integral R and D, So-net Entertainment Corporation, and Practical IT Consulting (PITCON) took home the top three prizes and added innovative and useful ServerTemplates to the RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace.

The RightScale ServerTemplate methodology is fundamental to agile cloud infrastructure as it delivers the automation, abstraction and reproducibility needed to cost effectively manage cloud computing resources. RightScale ServerTemplates are completely transparent, reusable, and customizable templates for automatically configuring and dynamically provisioning cloud servers. ServerTemplates start with a base multi-cloud image and then layer in the needed applications and configurations at boot time. ServerTemplates specify in a flexible, reusable model all the software components of a cloud server, ranging from the operating system and system utilities to middleware and the application itself.

By using ServerTemplates, companies can cut costs and reduce their time to market when building cloud deployments while also maintaining the ability to customize them for their business needs and run them across multiple cloud environments -- both public and private. RightScale sponsors the ServerTemplate Showdown before each RightScale User Conference to encourage its users and Systems Integrator partners to showcase their expertise and contribute to the community. RightScale evaluated all ServerTemplates submitted between October 30, 2010 to May 27, 2011 based on their originality and relevance to the RightScale community. The winners were announced at the RightScale User Conference in New York and the winning ServerTemplates are featured in the MultiCloud Marketplace .

The winners of the Spring ServerTemplate Showdown are:

Most Useful and Best in Show
Submitted by: Integral R and D
•Joomla 1.6 LAMP All-In-One

Most Innovative
Submitted by: So-net Entertainment Corporation
•Hadoop CDH2

Most Popular Practical
Submitted by: Practical IT Consulting (PITCON)
•Drupal v7.0 All-In-One Nginx Edition

"We are a proud RightScale partner and we are thrilled by this recognition," said Nick Temple, president and CTO at Integral Research & Development. "As a technology consulting firm focused on creating a symphony of solutions that create profit-focused systems, Integral R and D specializes in identifying trends and understanding business growth. RightScale ServerTemplates save our clients time and ensure a level of consistency and scalability that make our cloud initiatives really pay off. RightScale is leading innovations in cloud management and we look forward to working with the company to continue moving technology forward."

"ServerTemplates are the heart of RightScale's automated cloud management and contributions from our users provide a barometer for the growth and activity that is migrating to the cloud," said Michael Crandell, CEO, RightScale. "We continue to be impressed by the community's ability to develop and contribute compelling technologies and we especially want to congratulate Integral R and D, So-net Entertainment Corporation and Practical IT Consulting for their winning submissions. We look forward to seeing what our users will contribute next."

The MultiCloud Marketplace currently has hundreds of published ServerTemplates from RightScale and partners, and new templates are being published every week. Including private versions, the RightScale community has developed over 42,500 cloud-ready RightScale ServerTemplates. The next ServerTemplate Showdown will be announced for the fall RightScale Conference being held on November 9, 2011 in Santa Clara, California.

About RightScale
RightScale is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated cloud management platform that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform is delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and is available in a range of editions. To date, thousands of deployments and millions of servers have been launched on the RightScale platform for leading organizations such as PBS, Harvard University, Zynga and Sling Media. To learn more about RightScale, please go to http://www.RightScale.com.

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