RightScale starts cloud strategy consulting practice

Summary:The new services seek to help businesses with everything from planning, to migration, to implementation.

Enterprise multi-cloud management technology company RightScale is the latest to jump into the services business: it has formally created a set of services meant to help companies navigate the complexities of migration to cloud applications or infrastructure.

The new practice includes two specific offerings:

  • RightScale CloudSight - Professional consulting with the goal of defining a roadmap, assessing applications portfolios, designing cloud architectures and building out implementation plans.
  • RightScale Expert Advisor - Services that help companies inspect existing RightScale deployments to ensure "cloud best practices." 

The new services are led by Dan Moore, who was previously with cloud integrator Cast Iron Systems (acquired by IBM).

"As the complexity around cloud adoption grows, larger enterprises require partners that have the expertise to successfully align cloud strategies with business objectives," Moore said in a statement. "We are launching RightScale CloudSight and Expert Advisor in response to increased demand for our help driving strategic cloud initiatives that leverage a portfolio of public and private clouds."

I'm not really surprised that vendors like RightScale are adding services portfolios. (Dell does the same thing.) It remains to be seen, however, whether they can offer a truly objective view for businesses seeking cloud migration or strategy advice.

Topics: Cloud, Channel


Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. In a past corporate life, Heather was editor of Computer Reseller News. She started her journalism lif... Full Bio

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