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Pros
  • + Extensive out-of-the-box reporting and automation
  • + Among the best at Chargeback
  • + Resource planning and rightsizing analysis
  • + Broad OpenSource community of contributors
  • + Strong Governance support
  • + Good IT Automation capabilities
  • + Valuable annual State of the Cloud report
  • + Good Multi-Cloud support
  • + Good DevOps capabilities
Cons
  • - Below average Multi-Cloud capabilities
  • - Below average User Self-Service
  • - Below average DevOps features
  • - Below average DevOps features
  • - Scattered documentation
  • - Website content is out-of-date
  • - Weakest User Self-Service capabilities
  • - Below average Security features
  • - Separate application for cost management
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General
60%
86%
58%
Assessment
Maturity
Company founded in 2006. Shipping product for multiple years. Many large customers.
Based on ManageIQ, founded in 2006
Founded in 2006, RightScale is one of the oldest CMP firms.
Content
Content Creator
WhatMatrix / ManageIQ Community
Overview
Cloud Management Platform that enables Infrastructure-as-a-Service automation by integrating seamlessly with private, public and hybrid clouds
Red Hat CloudForms simplifies IT, providing unified management and operations in a hybrid environment.
RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management enables enterprises to accelerate delivery of applications
Website
Click on details (i) for more info
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Delivery
Installation
Single Virtual Machine or Multiple for HA
Scale-out VM. You can scale the infrastructure based on the size of your environment
Agentless or agentless operation
vCommander is agentless
RightLinkTM is an agent that is installed on your RightScale-managed cloud instances.
Database support
Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
Built-in database is PostgreSQL
RightScale uses a mix of relational databases — notably MySQL — and NoSQL technology, in particular Cassandra.
Administration
Administrator accounts
User accounts
Unlimited Active Directory and LDAP
Pricing
Pricing model
Yearly subscription.
Subscription: Per Managed Node / Per Public Cloud Instance
RightScale is offered at flat rate based on total public cloud spend. Private cloud is free.
Product Details
Vendor specific/agnostic
Vendor agnostic
Vendor-agnostic
Vendor agnostic
Services
24/7 support
Support included in base cost, Premium Support available
Multiple support options available
Silver Support including consultative support
Professional services
Professional Services engagements are available.
Professional services support is available
Multi-Cloud
60%
86%
58%
Virtualization/Private Cloud Support
VMware vSphere
Microsoft Hyper-V
OpenStack
Not currently supported (preview available)
other
Apache CloudStack
Public Cloud Support
Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud Platform
Cost comparisons only
IBM Bluemix Cloud
Cost comparisons only
Microsoft Azure
Oracle Cloud
other
Cost modeling for Google Compute Engine, IBM SoftLayer and Rackspace
which ones (examples)
Centurylink cloud, Rackspace
Containers
Docker
Scripted Support
Supported through Red Hat Openshift integration
3rd Party container management
Not currently supported (preview available)
Other
Scripted Support
which ones (examples)
Not fully compatible
Legacy/Brownfield Environments
Automatic discovery of legacy VMs
Management of legacy cloud VMs
Management of legacy private VMs
Import of OVA/OVF VM formats
Not supported (native tools can be used)
Platform-dependent
Through vSphere
Migration
Cloud-to-cloud migration
Recreated, but not migrated
IT Automation
60%
86%
58%
Administration
Multi-tenant support
Published API
API published : click on details (i) for link
Configuration Management
Chef
Puppet
Supported through Red Hat Satellite integration
Template available
Ansible
SaltStack
Ability to patch managed systems
Supported using scripting
Supported through Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat Ansible Tower integration
NEW
Networking
SDN Support
Network Fencing isolation (Vmware only)
Supported and can also leverage Ansible
NEW
Only OpenStack Juno are supported
Public cloud networking
Supports operational views. Deployment limited to use of templates (eg cloudformations)
Extensive AWS network support
User-Defined Actions
Conditional Actions
Rightscale Alert system
Pre- and Post-Install Actions
Supported through "rightscripts"
Scheduled Actions
Orchestration & Workflow
Native Workflow
3rd Party Orchestration
Supported via scripting framework
Achievable through APIs or dedicated connector
Supported through plugins
Webhooks
Supported via scripting framework
Achievable through APIs or dedicated connector
Third-Party Automation
ServiceNow
3rd Party Automation
Supported via scripting framework
Achievable through APIs or dedicated connector
Supported through plugins
CMDB integration
Has native CMDB; third-party support requires integration
User-Defined Properties
Automatic hostname creation