RightScale and GoGrid Partner to Deliver Multi-Cloud Management, Windows-Based Cloud Solution for the Enterprise

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Leaders in cloud computing management and Windows-based cloud infrastructure will offer joint solutions, flexibility, more functionality for SMBs, enterprise applications

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GoGrid brings a track record of customer service and platform expertise with Windows Server and Linux, as well as application-specific synergy with Ruby on Rails. We look forward to working closely with them as this nascent market takes off.

As part of its industry-leading cloud computing product and partner initiative, RightScale, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced a partnership with GoGrid, a next-generation cloud infrastructure provider that specializes in load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks. The two companies will work together developing product and service offerings for organizations that want to take advantage of the two companies' products and expertise: GoGrid's expansive cloud infrastructure where it hosts critical business applications in a highly scalable, secure, fault tolerant environment, and RightScale for its best-in-class automated cloud management platform and services.

RightScale has hundreds of thousands of instances deployed via Amazon's EC2, and another new partnership announced this week with UK-based FlexiScale. The company is able to take customer applications and deploy and manage them across multiple clouds, offering the ultimate in flexibility, scalability and pay-as-you-go capabilities provided by the RightScale Dashboard. The customer always has as much control, or as little, as they want. RightScale manages the rest so customers can focus on their own core business needs.

"With RightScale's cloud management platform, customers will have a true multi-cloud solution and the ability to deploy their applications across several clouds, not having to lock in with a single vendor - and we have excellent partners, starting with Amazon and continuing with GoGrid," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "GoGrid brings a track record of customer service and platform expertise with Windows Server and Linux, as well as application-specific synergy with Ruby on Rails. We look forward to working closely with them as this nascent market takes off."

"We see a lot of growth happening in the enterprise sector of the cloud computing market, starting right here in the Silicon Valley, which is one reason GoGrid has support for Windows Server 2008," said GoGrid CEO, John Keagy. "It's also a big reason we've expanded from traditional hosting to include a cloud architecture - customers want more flexibility, and that "right now" scalable capability that GoGrid and RightScale provide. For the scalability, features and capabilities companies can now get at the price point of a cloud solution, there's really no reason for not jumping in with both feet."

GoGrid also delivers portal controlled servers for Windows 2003 and 2008, multiple Linux operating systems and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. GoGrid is unique in cloud computing with the availability of 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008; and was named winner of LinuxWorld 2008 "Best of Show" in August. Together, GoGrid and RightScale will provide joint cloud solutions that are elegant and bring power, control and scalability to business customers.

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 GoGrid 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/products/.

About GoGrid:
GoGrid is the new Cloud Computing hosted, Internet service that delivers true "Control in the Cloud." GoGrid enables system administrators, developers and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control servers instantly. Furthermore, in minutes GoGrid delivers load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control via a unique web control panel or API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are intended to give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and scalability of the cloud. GoGrid is nominated for Best Virtualization Solution for the LinuxWorld 2008's Product Excellence Awards.

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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