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SoftLayer and RightScale Team Up

by david.nunes

SoftLayer and RightScale Team Up

to Accelerate Deployment, Automation and Management

of Workloads Across Cloud Infrastructures


Collaboration and integration gives customers the power to manage workloads
on SoftLayer’s global cloud infrastructure using the RightScale Cloud Management Platform


Hong Kong – November 22, 2011 – SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in clouddedicated, and managed hosting solutions, and RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced that the companies are developing the ability to manage and deploy SoftLayer cloud computing services through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Customers will be able to globally deploy, automate and manage their toughest computing workloads utilising RightScale cloud management on SoftLayer’s public and private cloud infrastructure.  


With this partnership, customers will be able to choose and deploy workloads on SoftLayer’s global cloud infrastructure based in the US, Europe and Asia with RightScale Cloud Management. With a global footprint of 13 data centres, SoftLayer will be the first to offer a mainland Europe public cloud through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform provides pre-built ServerTemplates™ for faster cloud on-boarding and automation capabilities for increased efficiency. This partnership will also provide customers with access to the RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace that includes pre-built cloud ServerTemplates, scripts, and architectures published by RightScale, ISV, and SI partners. All of these pre-built configurations are fully customisable and provide a variety of solutions to get started ranging from standard application stacks to database solutions.


SoftLayer’s cloud servers, part of its family of CloudLayer® services, leverage the company’s proprietary network architecture to allow seamless integration of virtual and dedicated computing resources. These hybrid environments can be managed through a single Customer Portal and API, providing the highest level of efficiency, control, and scalability. With RightScale, customers will have the ability to manage SoftLayer public and private cloud workloads through a ‘single pane of glass’ with portability across private and public clouds.


“We are excited to partner with RightScale and empower customers to leverage our services’ unique advantages with RightScale cloud computing management,” said Michael Ong, General Manager Asia Pacific, for SoftLayer Technologies. “The benefits that RightScale has brought to the marketplace align directly with our founding mission to provide customers total flexibility and control.”


“SoftLayer has created an impressive cloud offering with a truly global service. We look forward to the partnership, supporting their growing cloud services and global rollout,” said Michael Crandell, co-founder and CEO of RightScale. “RightScale is committed to supporting major cloud infrastructure providers such as SoftLayer and offering the highest caliber of management solutions for their customers.”


About SoftLayer Technologies

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is SoftLayer is the innovation leader in cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting and is one of the largest privately owned hosting companies in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centres in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, Washington D.C., Asia-Pacific (via Singapore), and Europe (via Amsterdam) and has network Points of Presence worldwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit softlayer.com

 About RightScale

RightScale® Inc. is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers fully automated cloud management that enables organisations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability.  To date, thousands of deployments and more than three million servers have been launched with RightScale cloud management for leading organisations such as PBS, Harvard University, Zynga and Sling Media. To learn more about RightScale, please go to http://www.RightScale.com.


Media Contacts:

Alpha Yuen
Bite Communications for SoftLayer
852 2534 8717


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