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10 Fastest Growing Cloud Computing Companies 2017

RightScale Enables Leading Enterprises to Accelerate Delivery of Cloud-Based Applications That Engage Customers and Drive Top-Line Revenue

thesiliconreview-michael-crandell-ceo-rightscale-17RightScale enables leading enterprises to accelerate delivery of cloud-based applications that engage customers and drive top-line revenue while optimizing cloud usage to reduce risk and costs. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform is a comprehensive solution that enables IT organizations to deliver instant access to a portfolio of public, private, and hybrid cloud services across business units and development teams while maintaining enterprise control. RightScale Optima is a collaborative cloud cost management and optimization solution that enables organizations to take automated action to reduce cloud spends across the enterprise. RightScale Consulting Services help companies develop cloud strategies, deliver cloud projects, and optimize cloud usage. 


RightScale was named the top solution in Modern Infrastructure’s 2017 Private/Hybrid Cloud Management category, was recognized among “100 Best Places to Work in 2015” by Outside Magazine, and was listed in “The Best Enterprise Cloud Computing Startups to Work For in 2015” by Forbes. Since 2007, leading enterprises including Audi and Yellow Pages Group have launched millions of servers through RightScale.

Exploring the Smart Products

Cloud Management Platform 

Why a Cloud Management Platform Makes Sense?

The vast majority of enterprises today are planning for a multi-cloud strategy that will encompass a portfolio of public and private cloud options. There are a wide range of business requirements that drive the need for a heterogeneous set of cloud resource pools — including geography, cost, features, and existing investments. For example, an enterprise may have teams using AWS and Azure and other teams using vSphere to meet the needs of different applications and business goals.

A cloud management platform (CMP) should make it even easier and faster for enterprise users to get fully configured stacks or applications in public or private clouds via an easy-to-use interface without sacrificing the necessary visibility, governance, and control. 

Manage All Your Clouds with the RightScale Cloud Management Platform

In this multi-cloud world, organizations are looking for ways to broker and manage cloud applications and services from a single pane of glass. The RightScale Universal Cloud Management Platform enables you to deliver self-service provisioning and control to your cloud consumers, govern and manage all your cloud workloads from a single console, and track and optimize your cloud usage and spend. In addition, RightScale supports your DevOps and Docker initiatives by integrating with your existing tools to provide automated infrastructure through the entire application lifecycle.

The RightScale Optima

This is Collaboration across the Enterprise Coordinate between cloud governance teams and resource owners to take action and reduce cloud spend. RightScale Optima is a cloud cost management and optimization solution that enables enterprises to cut cloud costs and ensure the ongoing efficient use of cloud resources across all of their business units, cloud accounts, clouds, and applications. One of the biggest challenges when optimizing cloud costs is implementing recommended savings across large organizations where control of cloud accounts is decentralized. RightScale Optima offers a unique approach to cost management and optimization that enables cloud governance teams to work collaboratively with business units and cloud resource owners to reduce wasted cloud spend.

The cloud migration

Assess Your Applications to Quickly Determine “Cloud Fitness”. Some applications are fit for the cloud, and others are not worth moving. How do you tell the difference? RightScale CloudSight Consulting will help you uncover the applications with the best business and technical fit. With tools such as Heat Map and CloudRank, we’ll rank applications from quick-wins to longer-term migration candidates. And in the process we’ll rule out applications that will not be successful on the cloud. With CloudSight Consulting, our Professional Services Architects will help you select the best-suited IaaS providers, public or private. We’ll ensure that your application architectures reflect cloud best practices. CloudSight will also assist you in clarifying your business requirements, from development speed to international footprint to new product initiatives.

Delivering the Best Cloud Strategy

RightScale supports all leading clouds to provide you with interoperability on a global scale. By affording you the greatest choice of cloud providers, RightScale enables you to deliver on a cloud strategy that drives business for your enterprise. The ability to manage your entire cloud infrastructure from a single pane of glass helps you avoid lock-in to any one cloud provider. And it empowers you to use the most appropriate and most cost-effective clouds for your requirements even as those requirements continue to evolve. Here is the complete list of clouds that we support.

  • Amazon webs services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google cloud platform
  • Rackspace
  • IBM SoftLayer
  • Apache CloudStack
  • OpenStack
  • VMware vSphere 

Client’s Review

“RightScale brings simplicity back to the data center. Everything is consistent and version controlled, which allows us to get our products out quicker.” - TIM JONES, CIO, Trader Media Group 

“We are looking to augment our current IT capabilities with on-demand; pay-as-you-go model that cloud computing brings to the table.” - JEFF GELB, Director of Technology Strategy, Pearson 

“RightScale is the one tool my engineers use to launch servers, restart them if they crash, and solve performance issues. Now they are on call instead of me, and I can sleep a lot better at night.” - ERIC OSTERMAN, Director of Operations, CBS Interactive 

The Backbone of the Company 

Michael Crandell, CEO and Founder: Michael Crandell is the CEO and a founder of RightScale, where he provides the vision and direction for the company as it pioneers innovative ways to bring the power of cloud computing to any organization. Michael is a frequent speaker at cloud computing industry conferences, and he has played a major role in helping establish and promote openness and transparency in the cloud market. Prior to RightScale, he served as CEO at several Internet software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and as executive vice president at eFax.com. Michael received his B.A. from Stanford University and completed graduate studies at Harvard University.

“By affording you the greatest choice of cloud providers, we enable you to deliver on a cloud strategy that drives business for your enterprise”