RightScale Announces Optima, A New Product for Collaborative Cloud Cost Management and Optimization

Grazed from RightScale, Inc.

RightScale Inc., a demonstrated leader in enterprise cloud management, today announced RightScale Optima, a new standalone collaborative cloud cost management and optimization solution, which leverages RightScale's decade of experience in multi-cloud management and automation. RightScale Optima streamlines collaboration across the enterprise by delivering cost-saving recommendations to the appropriate resource owners, enabling those resource owners to take automated actions, and tracking optimization progress across the entire organization.

"Because cloud use in the enterprise is decentralized, the biggest challenge in reducing cloud costs is the need for tight collaboration between cloud governance teams and the teams that own the cloud resources," said Torsten Volk, managing research director at analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). "EMA research shows that organizations are aware of this requirement, with organizations identifying "Collaboration" as the most significant area for cost savings."

Seven Best Practices for Achieving Data Center Optimization

As technologies surrounding cloud computing and convergence continue to evolve, data center managers have to reshape their strategies to allow for greater capacity and to ensure they can provide the highest quality of uninterrupted service that is being demanded of them. Industry leader, Chatsworth Products (CPI), provides seven best practices for addressing these demands and achieving data center optimization.

Data center managers should work to identify where their resources are currently allocated and how they can best be optimized. The key to this is embracing the latest thermal efficiency, airflow and power and environmental monitoring strategies. The way data centers utilize their resources will undoubtedly continue to change as new technologies emerge. Furthermore, as more devices become integrated with the Internet of Things (IoT), downtime will not be an option.

With this in mind, here are seven best practices to consider:

Cloud optimization tools go hybrid

Grazed from NetworkWorld. Author: Brandon Butler.

One of the hottest categories of tools to help manage your cloud computing deployment has been optimization and price performance services that recommend how you can more efficiently use cloud resources. Up until now, however, these services have been focused on public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace.

This week, Cloud Cruiser launched a cost optimization and comparison service that spans both public and private clouds. The Hybrid IT Cost Advisor will tell end users when it’s more cost efficient to run workloads in the public cloud compared to on premises resources...

Delivering business optimisation through cloud consolidation

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Jonathan Birch.

Increasingly business complexity, broader technology adoption and changing expectations have forced a shift in the role of the IT department and how it delivers services. Part of this change has been driven by the advent of cloud computing, which has allowed CIOs to decrease operational budgets and focus more on designing and building applications as well as innovation.

The benefits of cloud computing are well established, but although it helps 'do more with less' it has drawbacks of its own. As such, what many companies are starting to realise is that a lack of integration between disparate applications and services is a major factor in the failure of organisations to achieve their larger strategic goals...

3 Tips for SaaS Optimization

Grazed from dZone. Author: Omri Erel.

I talk a lot about various business aspects of SaaS, and I talk about marketing and I even recommend SaaS solutions on a regular basis. But, I think it’s about time I tap my inner software guy, and talk about SaaS optimization today. Unlike some of these articles, this is intended more for SaaS creators than consumers, and the purpose here is to recommend some basic design practices that make it more efficient, expedient and all around more effective.

SaaS optimization is important, and it sounds like something that’d be very complicated. Well, it doesn’t need to be. I will assume you know what a few terms are, going into this, so for my non-designer readers, I apologize for the small amount of jargon contained herein...