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Mission Critical: 5 Lessons from NASA JPL’s Cloud Journey

by Ron Harnik on Sep 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Earlier this year Tom Soderstrom, IT CTO at NASA JPL, wrote a wonderful article called Six Ways to Avoid Cloud Missteps. In the article Mr. Soderstrom gives advice to enterprises who are either adopting cloud, or have already done so and are looking for guidance on how to best handle their cloud vendors.

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Topics: OpenStack, AWS, Tips, Azure

Scalr now supports Microsoft Azure

by Ron Harnik on Aug 11, 2015 2:09:00 PM

Hi! My name is Ron, and I recently joined the Scalr team as product marketing manager. It is my privilege today to announce that earlier this week, we added support for Microsoft Azure, the third and last hyperscale cloud to be supported by Scalr.

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Topics: Announcements, Azure

Enterprise IT vs Cloud: Adapt or Be Disrupted. Surviving Cloud Disruption: Lessons from Lyft, Uber and Airbnb

by Thomas Orozco on Jan 23, 2015 11:26:00 AM

IT has a very ambivalent relationship to cloud. It’s viewed both as an enabler of growth, because it provides greater business agility, and as a risk, because it enables business users to circumvent IT altogether to get the resources they need.

Business users circumventing IT is called “shadow IT,” and has been a driver for the adoption of just about every cloud service out there: business users like Dropbox (SaaS) because it’s much easier to use than the organization’s file-sharing system, and email doesn’t cut it for large attachments; similarly, DevOps users flock to Amazon Web Services (IaaS) as it lets them get servers much faster than the organization’s ticket-based IT resource provisioning process.

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Topics: cloud adoption

Introducing Scalr 5.1

by Sebastian Stadil on Dec 16, 2014 4:03:00 PM

The hardworking team at Scalr is proud to announce the release of Scalr 5.1!

Similar to Scalr 5.0, Scalr 5.1 furthers our commitment to enabling enterprise IT departments to efficiently manage and secure their hybrid cloud infrastructure in a way that not only preserves developer agility, but also furthers it.

However, unlike Scalr 5.0, which focused on delivering new features with the introduction of Cost Analytics, Webhooks and more, Scalr 5.1 constitutes an effort to consolidate: throughout the 5.1 development cycle, we expanded upon existing features, and focused on improving usability and stability.

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AWS Re-Invent: Enterprise Cloud Management Impressions from the Show Floor Part 2

by Thomas Orozco on Nov 19, 2014 2:48:00 PM

In our last blog post, we shared our insights on three new AWS feature announcements made at re:Invent. Indeed, there were so many announcements at the conference that we’ve continued our analysis in this second blog on AWS. Let’s start by looking at AWS Key Management Service (KMS).


AWS KMS can be thought of as two cloud security solutions merged into one. First, KMS lets you create and configure custom encryption keys that AWS can then use to encrypt data on your behalf—for example to encrypt EBS Volumes, and Redshift and S3 data. As you’d expect from a security service, KMS also provides audit reports on the use of those keys.

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Topics: AWS, Events

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We build a Cloud Management tool that helps businesses efficiently design and manage infrastructure across multiple clouds.

Here, we post about our experience working with the Cloud, and building Scalr. On average, we do that twice a week.

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