RightScale Cloud Management Platform First to Support New IBM DB2 Software

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RightScale Users Can Include IBM DB2 9.7 in a Fully Managed RightScale Cloud Deployment

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We are proud that RightScale customers will be among the first to take advantage of the latest advances in DB2 technology by deploying their database servers on a cloud in a fully managed RightScale cloud deployment

RightScale, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced that the RightScale Cloud Management Platform is the first solution that lets users create, manage and automate IBM DB2 Express-C 9.7 database software on the cloud. Now, RightScale users can more easily build, test and deploy applications on leading clouds such as Amazon EC2 using the most advanced version of IBM DB2 directly from the RightScale platform.

"We are proud that RightScale customers will be among the first to take advantage of the latest advances in DB2 technology by deploying their database servers on a cloud in a fully managed RightScale cloud deployment," said Michael Crandell, RightScale CEO. "Both DB2 and the RightScale Cloud Management Platform have been developed with a focus on ease of use, and with this combination, organizations can get up on a cloud quickly, with an affordable, enterprise-class data management solution."

RightScale's Web-based cloud management platform lets any organization tap the enormous power of cloud computing for scalable, cost-effective IT infrastructure on demand, with complete control and portability. RightScale reduces the complexity of cloud deployments, enabling organizations to launch business-critical applications rapidly, without the risk of lock-in. IBM DB2 Express-C 9.7 is a no-charge community edition of the DB2 database server. DB2 Express-C can be set up quickly, is easy to use, and includes self-managing capabilities.

The RightScale Platform now includes "cloud-ready" ServerTemplates for IBM DB2 Express-C 9.7 for both the CentOS and Ubuntu operating systems. RightScale ServerTemplates are pre-built templates for common server configurations, such as front-end Web servers, redundant database servers, or grid processing servers. ServerTemplates launch servers that know how to operate in the cloud - how to obtain an IP address, how to access and manage storage, how to submit monitoring data and how to collaborate with other servers in a cloud deployment. ServerTemplates speed the configuration and simplify the ongoing management of servers in a deployment by innovating beyond the "machine image" model.

Availability:
IBM DB2 Express-C 9.7 is available immediately through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform for both the CentOS and Ubuntu operating systems. For more information about RightScale and the RightScale Cloud Management Platform, please go to RightScale.com.

About RightScale, Inc.:
RightScale is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated cloud management platform that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform is delivered as "software as a service" (SAAS) and is available in a range of editions, from the free Developer Edition to Enterprise Editions. To date, thousands of deployments and more than 500,000 servers have been launched on the RightScale Platform for leading companies such as Animoto, Playfish, Sling Media and TC3. To learn more about RightScale, please go to RightScale.com.

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