RightScale Extends its Multi-Cloud Management Strategy Through New Partnership with UK Vendor FlexiScale

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Geographical redundancy, enterprise growth, UK/European leadership seen as key strategic areas for new partnership

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There has been a dearth of cloud providers servicing the UK and Europe, and FlexiScale is quickly establishing its leadership position in this burgeoning market

RightScale, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced a partnership with FlexiScale, the UK-based public cloud infrastructure provider. The alliance with FlexiScale, which represents RightScale's first European-based cloud partner, will make it easy for businesses of any size to utilize the power and scalability of cloud computing using RightScale's industry-leading cloud management platform, tools and expertise in FlexiScale's cloud environment. In addition, the partnership opens up new geographical redundancy and management capabilities that US-only clouds couldn't offer prior to the RightScale-FlexiScale partnership.

This news is part of RightScale's strategic multi-cloud partner initiative rolled out today at the Interop New York Conference and includes another partnership with GoGrid (see http://www.rightscale.com/lp/gogrid.php). The multi-cloud announcement can be found at http://www.rightscale.com/news_events/press_releases.php.

FlexiScale is the only UK-based cloud computing provider and offers a unique infrastructure on demand with 99.99 percent service level agreements (SLAs). FlexiScale uniquely offers permanent on-demand storage, and it was the first cloud provider to support Microsoft Windows. With a strong reputation for customer service, it also enables the creation of custom packages.

RightScale, with hundreds of thousands of instances deployed on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing environment, has the management platform and expertise that makes it easy for companies to tap into the power of the cloud. RightScale takes customer applications and deploys and manages them on the cloud, offering the ultimate in flexibility, scalability and pay-as-you-go capabilities with its integrated management RightScale Dashboard.

"There has been a dearth of cloud providers servicing the UK and Europe, and FlexiScale is quickly establishing its leadership position in this burgeoning market," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "We are pleased to add FlexiScale to RightScale's growing list of strategic cloud infrastructure partners as we expand our role as the leading cloud computing management provider to address new cloud offerings."

"RightScale adds a lot of value to what we and other cloud vendors offer to our customers, with their management platform and integrated dashboard," said Tony Lucas, CEO of XCalibre and creator of FlexiScale. "There is no doubt that a lot of large businesses are on the sidelines, waiting to utilize the cloud for one reason or another. Together, FlexiScale and RightScale are delivering interoperability and portability within cloud computing, which is a key requirement for the enterprise customer and will open up the market tremendously."

Deploying scalable, reliable applications from scratch in a multi-cloud world is a time consuming and expensive task. As a result, most organizations do not have the expertise or resources to deploy and manage cloud computing applications cost effectively and according to best practices. With RightScale's platform, any organization can easily tap the enormous power of cloud computing for a virtually infinite, affordable, "pay-as-you-go" IT infrastructure. RightScale's offerings provide rapid deployment, a dynamically scalable infrastructure to meet varying traffic and loads, and require minimal resources using automated tools and a centralized Web dashboard for easy management backed by best practices and professional services.

The first joint solution between RightScale and FlexiScale will be available in Q4 2008. For details on pricing and different product options, call RightScale, Inc. at 1-866-720-0208, email sales@rightscale.com or visit http://www.rightscale.com/lp/flexiscale.php.

About XCalibre
Founded in 1997 by CEO Tony Lucas, XCalibre Communications Ltd delivers hosting solutions for over 5,000 business, home and reseller customers across the UK and Europe. Integrating with the industry's best technologies, in 2007 XCalibre launched an industry-leading infrastructure on demand in the form of FlexiScale, true cloud computing, that is able to deliver real business benefits to its customers. For more information, please visit http://www.flexiscale.com or call +44(0) 1506 606 000.

About RightScale, Inc.
RightScale, Inc. is the leader in cloud computing management. RightScale delivers the management platform, tools and expertise that enable companies to create scalable web solutions on cloud computing services that are reliable, easy to manage, and affordable. Funded by Benchmark Capital, RightScale is a private company headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. To learn more about RightScale, or sign up for a free edition of its automated management system, visit http://www.RightScale.com.

RightScale is a pending trademark of RightScale, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

Press contact:
Lisa Sheeran
Sheeran/Jager Communication
510-724-2267
sheeran@earthlink.net

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