At Rackspace, we’re immensely excited about our partnership with New Relic that helps power our DevOps Automation Service. Since announcing the partnership in early October, we’ve turned our attention maximizing the impact of Fanatical Support and Application Monitoring in solving common customer problems. In this post I’ll address one of these areas, auto scale.
Each Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST, our Cloud Launch Team offers office hours on our Google+ page to give people a chance to ask questions and learn more about the cloud. Last week, we focused on one of the hottest topics in the cloud: auto-scaling your configuration. To help with the conversation, we asked RightScale, a Cloud Tools partner that assists customers with organizing, configuring, automating and auto-scaling their configurations, to join us. Watch the entire video of the Hangout on YouTube or check out the highlights below that will link you to the spot in the video where the topic was discussed.
Work at the OpenStack Summit in Portland this week is helping bridge the gap between what’s been promised and what’s becoming possible. Nowhere is the gap between these two wider than with autoscaling. Everyone expects the cloud to be able to automatically scale right out of the gate, but the truth is that it requires a lot of work and sometimes only happens with the help of a third-party service provider.
Scalr is software that auto-scales web applications by provisioning and configuring resources like servers, storage, and IP addresses. These resources are taken from the cloud, like EC2 and now Rackspace Cloud.