Partnering, SoftLayer & Rightscale Spread Service

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Company services belonging to SoftLayer and RightScale will spread, thanks to a new agreement between the two companies.

Just recently, the companies announced that RightScale’s Cloud Management Platform will be able to operate SoftLayer’s cloud services.

SoftLayer provides cloud services along with dedicated servers, managed hosting, and more. Meanwhile, RightScale specializes in managing cloud platforms.

Commenting on the matter in a company press release, SoftLayer CTO Duke Skarda stated, “We are excited to partner with RightScale and empower customers to leverage our services’ unique advantages with RightScale cloud computing management.”

“The benefits that RightScale has brought to the marketplace align directly with our founding mission to provide customers total flexibility and control,” Skarda continued.

With the upcoming move, the company says that in the area of workload deployment, SoftLayer users can make use of RightScale’s management platform.

Just last month, SoftLayer discussed its European presence, opening a data center in Amsterdam and making a commitment to invest $75 million in the area. RightScale has been around since 2006, basing its services on SaaS. For more information on the news, view a press release here (