"We are in an ideal position to accelerate our business to continue our
leadership in this rapidly advancing cloud market," says RightScale CEO
Michael Crandell, in this Exclusive Q&A with the editor-in-chief of SYS-CON's
Cloud Computing Journal, Alan Williamson. "We decided the timing was right to
create a war chest that would take us to profitability," Crandell added.
Earlier this month RightScale snagged $13M in a Series B round of venture
Here's the interview in full:
Cloud Computing Journal: $13M is quite a chunk of change to raise in this
climate. Was this about what you required? Was it more or less than you asked
Michael Crandell: We raised exactly what we set out to raise. This year we've
seen a lot of interest from investors, and so we decided the timing was right
to create a war chest that would take us to profitability. At the same time,
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is announced in limited beta.
Lots of interesting features and once again, they have moved the cloud world
I’ve just come back from hosting room another packed Cloud Computing
Bootcamp, at the Cloud Computing Expo in Prague, Europe. We’ve done a
number of these bootcamps in the last 6 months and we’re starting to see a
common theme of questions bubble through. Namely, how fast is it, and what
support can I expect?
SOA & Cloud Bootcamp
June 22-23, New York City
We’re starting to see a number of real alternatives pop up on the cloud
infrastructure scene now. In the past year alone, we’ve seen the number of
providers nearly double, starting to give the ‘grandaddy’ of cloud
computing, A... (more)
Alan Williamson's Blog
We knew it was coming, the leafs were rustling and the wind was blowing.
Yesterday Microsoft finally released their vision for their offering into the
They have published a whitepaper on Azure so with that, here are the
highlights from that whitepaper.
High level view: "a platform for running Windows applications and storing
their data in the cloud" Four main areas; Windows Azure base, .NET services,
SQL services and Live services All Azure applications run within Microsoft's
data centers accessible via the Internet Applications built on .NE... (more)
Alan Williamson's Blog
Have you played with Google's Desktop tool? This is basically a strip on the
side of your screen that lets you house small applications, called Gadgets.
The tool is available for Windows, Linux and Mac so no matter your vice there
is a flavour for you.
There is a wide variety of Gadgets available, ranging from the usual news
tickers and clocks right through to games and even being able to vote if a
girl is hot or not!
given framework that is provided to by the Google application th... (more)