GigaSpaces and Rightscale Partner To Deliver Scalable Applications In The Amazon EC2 Cloud
6/10/2008

Joint Offering Enables an Integrated Solution for Amazon Web Services Customers

New York, N.Y. and Santa Barbara, Calif. - June 10, 2008 - GigaSpaces Technologies and RightScale, Inc. today announced their alliance to provide an integrated solution for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).  Ideal for data-intensive and transactional applications, the joint solution offers an affordable end-to-end stack for easily deploying and scaling applications running on Amazon Web Services.  By integrating the GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) with RightScale's automated cloud computing management platform, customers will have unparalleled automation, simplicity and performance in scaling-out applications in the cloud. 

The need for scalable, reliable solutions that deliver superior results has never been greater.  Businesses across industries are demanding high performance applications that can keep up with company growth and expanding data volumes.  Yet, traditional IT approaches cannot meet this need in an efficient or cost-effective way.  By combining GigaSpaces' scale-out application server with RightScale's automated cloud computing management, load balancing and superior monitoring capabilities, customers can easily scale data-intensive applications on-demand.  In addition, users can manage, monitor and deploy the GigaSpaces EC2 cluster using RightScale's web dashboard and automation tools.  With pre-built installation templates for common software stacks, the joint solution is cost-effective and saves time on maintaining and managing all Amazon Web Services activities.  

"Business computing is rapidly changing from a fixed model to a dynamically scalable cloud architecture where growth can happen efficiently and on-demand," said Michael Crandell, chief executive officer, RightScale.  "By partnering with GigaSpaces, RightScale will offer customers with enterprise-class, data-intensive or transactional applications the ability to scale to their needs, and allow them to focus exclusively on their business objectives."

"RightScale shares our goal of making cloud computing accessible and affordable, so this partnership is a natural fit," said Geva Perry, chief marketing officer, GigaSpaces.  "RightScale's automated cloud computing management system combined with GigaSpaces' application server provides a next-generation platform for deploying linearly scalable, fault-tolerant HPC, enterprise and web applications.  This ensures that as demand fluctuates, the application will be able to handle it, while the application owner only pays for the software and hardware actually used."  

RightScale and GigaSpaces are engaged in several joint marketing activities and working on enhancing the solution further for new cloud computing applications.  A joint webinar is planned for July 1, 2008, with information and registration at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/564744360.

GigaSpaces XAP is a next-generation application server built for today's most demanding enterprise and web applications.  Unlike traditional application servers, GigaSpaces XAP enables predictable application scalability on-demand.  Its scale-out application server offers a unique architecture that allows the data and logic to be reliably co-located in the same machine, in-memory.  For more information on GigaSpaces' Amazon EC2 solution, visit http://www.gigaspaces.com/ec2.

About RightScale
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 cost less. 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/.

About GigaSpaces
GigaSpaces Technologies is a leading provider of a scale-out application server for Java, .Net and C++ environments. The GigaSpaces middleware is a single product that handles data, business logic and messaging - and utilizes industry-standard APIs and an open source stack to provide a complete application infrastructure solution. With GigaSpaces, applications can be easily built for scalability, reliability and high-performance in distributed environments, such as SOA, clusters, grids and cloud computing.

GigaSpaces' customers include leading organizations in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and the Internet, where the need for mission-critical high-performance, reliability and scalability necessitates an alternative to traditional approaches. GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices worldwide. For more information visit: http://www.gigaspaces.com/.

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For additional information, contact:

Rachel Miller
SHIFT Communications
Tel:    (+1) 617-779-1856      
Email: gigaspaces@shiftcomm.com

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Lisa Sheeran/for RightScale
Sheeran/Jager Communication
                    
sheeran@earthlink.net

GigaSpaces is a trademark of GigaSpaces Technologies, Inc.


 




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