Cloud Computing: RightScale Adds Windows Management
RightScale says its flagship Cloud Management Platform product now supports Microsoft Windows-based applications running in the cloud. That means Windows administrators and channel partners can deploy and manage cloud applications, configuring servers and managing software updates. Here’s the scoop.
“With our latest release, Windows users can now leverage RightScale’s hallmark cloud automation and portability, address common Windows cloud issues, and manage user access and costs. We believe this is a powerful combination of benefits,” said RightScale CTO Thorsten von Eicken in a prepared statement.
The RightScale press release indicates that that their rules-based automation integrates with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and other custom monitoring tools. The general idea is to enable administrators to trust that their cloud severs are being dynamically configured without the need for user interaction.
Moreover, using pre-configured RightScale ServerTemplates and RightImages, administrators can deploy ready-made Windows or Windows with SQL Server/Express. The company says it’s designed to eliminate the headaches of deploying Windows images across multiple clouds.
Given their bullishness on the cloud, it’s no surprise that RightScale is expanding their platform’s appeal to Microsoft customers. Watch The VAR Guy for more.