RightScale cloud management extends to MySQL

RightScale, which specializes in cloud computing management for the Amazon Web Services platform today announced support for MySQL Enterprise. The service, which goes live July 1, provides automated deployment, management and scaling, coupled with MySQL Enterprise premium-level support for large database applications.

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RightScale, which specializes in cloud computing management for the Amazon Web Services platform today announced support for MySQL Enterprise. The service, which goes live July 1, provides automated deployment, management and scaling, coupled with MySQL Enterprise premium-level support for large database applications.

The RightScale Manager for MySQL Enterprise will deliver pre-configured templates for all the components needed to provide high performance, reliable database operation that is fully backed by MySQL Enterprise software and support.

According to the blurbs, the solution provides:

  • Rapid deployment into the cloud:  In a matter of hours, customers can get up and running on a cloud computing infrastructure using pre-packaged components, services and expertise.
  • Dynamically scalable infrastructure: RightScale unique auto-scaling feature enables applications to scale both up and down seamlessly in the cloud infrastructure to dynamically meet varying traffic and loads.
  • Minimal resources needed to deploy and manage a cloud infrastructure -- allowing organizations to focus on core competencies.Automated, replicated set-ups; lifecycle development tools; a centralized dashboard.

Pricing runs from $500 per month with an initial  $2,500 upfront license fee.

Today, RightScale is focusing its attention on startup businesses that are using cloud computing as the basis for service provision. Early customers include Animoto (which I discussed yesterday) and ForeclosureRadar. This announcement should make it attractive to on demand service providers that are scaling rapidly or have significant compute and database requirements.

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