No Loyalty in the Cloud

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Cloud computing management solution RightScale released data showing that 87 percent of its customer cloud usage comes from those using more than one cloud provider and cloud type.

The company believes that this indicates a trend towards using multiple public, private and hybrid clouds to meet IT demands. Translation – you’re using more clouds to satisfy the increasing demands of today’s enterprises.

RightScale offers six fully supported public cloud partners through their platform including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Datapipe, IDC Frontier (IDCF) a subsidiary of Yahoo! Japan, Logicworks, Rackspace and SoftLayer. RightScale also partners with private cloud software providers Citrix Cloudstack, Eucalyptus and Openstack® Cloud.

"The rise of our customers' multi-cloud usage correlates with the sophistication of the deployments they are running in the cloud," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "It's amazing to see the performance, resilience and agility our customers are achieving today using the RightScale platform in coordination with our world-class service provider partners spanning ten distinct global geographies."

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