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VIP Art Fair picks OpDemand over RightScale for IaaS management
This article is part of the Cloud Development Digest issue of February 2012, Issue 1
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is all about eliminating the cost and maintenance required to manage server stacks. Two software vendors have taken that idea a step further, offering a simple management platform on top of an IaaS designed to save enterprises time and money. Cloud computing management platforms RightScale and OpDemand both offer the tools as Software as a Service (SaaS). RightScale is the proverbial old guard, founded in 2006, and OpDemand the recent startup, beginning operations in January. A key feature of the software is the ability to start and stop development environments without losing data. Enterprises can save up to 90% on IT budget based on vendor estimates if development environments are shut down when they are not being used. Learn more about IaaS Understand cloud encryption and IaaS security Learn from this survey on IaaS security Evaluate the different IaaS providers Both companies offer easy ways for enterprises to manage and deploy cloud infrastructure and applications. Each has templates ...
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