RightScale Is the Cloud Management Platform of Choice for SaaS

RightScale Is the Cloud Management Platform of Choice for SaaS
Companies 
Progress, Pearson Education and Resumator Use RightScale to
Accelerate Time to Market 
SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/12 --  RightScale(R) Inc.,
the leader in cloud computing management, is helping software vendors
accelerate the process of bringing software-as-a-service (SaaS)
products to market. Over 100 SaaS providers, from enterprises to
startups, rely on RightScale to deploy and manage single-tenant and
multi-tenant SaaS applications for their customers in cloud
environments.  
As a result of growth in SaaS adoption, software vendors are looking
for ways to deliver SaaS solutions. SaaS providers use RightScale to
leverage cloud environments to bring their SaaS offerings to market,
including: 


 
--  New SaaS products developed specifically for cloud environments.
--  Existing SaaS solutions migrating from traditional data centers to
    cloud environments.
--  Traditional on-premise software being offered as SaaS solutions in the
    cloud.
--  Demo and trial environments for traditional on-premise software.

  
When delivering SaaS applications in the cloud, SaaS providers face
challenges in managing updates, ensuring compliance and controlling
infrastructure costs. SaaS providers also have unique challenges for
their cloud deployments depending on their SaaS architecture.
Multi-tenant SaaS solutions need to maintain high availability across
all customers to meet end user service-level agreements, while SaaS
providers that are leveraging single-tenanted architectures must
manage and maintain a large number of customer-specific environments.
SaaS providers use RightScale to solve these challenges, streamlining
and accelerating the entire software lifecycle of their cloud-based
products, including development, test, staging, production and
maintenance. As a result, companies delivering SaaS solutions are
able to free up time from operational tasks to focus on developing
features that are important to their customers.  
"As the SaaS model becomes the de facto standard for delivering
software, SaaS providers are increasingly choosing cloud computing as
the best way to meet their infrastructure needs. SaaS providers want
to ensure they can effectively and efficiently manage their SaaS
environments," said Josh Fraser, Senior Vice President of Sales and
Business Development at RightScale. "With the RightScale cloud
management platform, companies can streamline their operations, speed
up the sales process and launching products more quickly as a
result." 
Progress Software Accelerates Time to Market
 Progress Software -- a
company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of
business applications -- uses RightScale to manage a broad set of
SaaS products in the cloud. Progress has taken advantage of the
dynamic provisioning capabilities of RightScale to speed products to
market.  
"We have a wide product mix offered as SaaS solutions that would be
impossible to provision, update and manage manually. The dynamic
provisioning that RightScale ServerTemplates and RightScripts provide
is pretty powerful stuff," said Mike Ormerod, Sr. Architect of SaaS
and Cloud Strategy at Progress Software. Using RightScale for cloud
management lets us focus on development of our own product
functionality."  
Pearson Education Brings Single-Tenant Software to the Cloud
 The
digital learning division of Pearson, a global publisher of
educational content, aimed to offer traditional on-premise software
as a cloud-based SaaS solution. With RightScale, Pearson streamlined
the development process by providing self-service access to test
environments and ensuring 100% consistency between test and
production deployments. In addition, Pearson's sales team now enjoys
a shorter sales cycle, with the ability to spin up pilots, and a
reduction in customer on-boarding time." 
"When we announced that our new cloud-based product would allow us to
on-board a customer in less than a week, our salespeople were
ecstatic. They applauded!" said Andy West, Director of Digital
Technology Architecture at Pearson. "Using RightScale to manage our
deployments we were able to confidently deliver on this message." 
The Resumator Streamlines Cloud Operations
 Like many emerging
software companies, The Resumator is primarily focused on building a
great product rather than managing infrastructure. The most important
benefit of RightScale for The Resumator has been empowering
developers to manage operations when necessary. Rather than hiring a
team of dedicated systems administrators, The Resumator is able to
hire additional developers to continue building out the features
needed to succeed in the HR software market. 
"RightScale helps us bring new capabilities to market more quickly
and the automated scaling and monitoring mean that we get alerted to
any issues," said Chris Armstrong, Director of Engineering at
Resumator. "Using RightScale has enabled our engineering team to
focus on feature development, and thus driving revenue, rather than
routine systems administration tasks."  
About RightScale
 RightScale(R) Inc., cloud management enables
organizations to easily deploy and manage business-critical
applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds. RightScale
provides efficient configuration, monitoring, automation, and
governance of cloud computing infrastructure and applications. Since
2006, millions of servers have been launched with the RightScale
solution by leading enterprises including the Associated Press, CBS
Interactive, Intercontinental Hotels Group, PBS, and Zynga. 
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