The partnership was through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. This partnership will enable the clients of SoftLayer to choose and deploy workloads on the web hosting provider’s cloud infrastructure in the US, Europe and Asia.
As stated in the press release, the clients of the web hosting provider will now be able to deploy, automate and manage their computing workloads using RightScale’s cloud management on the web hosting’s company public and private cloud infrastructure. With RightScale, customers can manage public and private cloud workloads through a single pane of glass.
“SoftLayer has created an impressive cloud offering with a truly global service. We look forward to the partnership, supporting their growing cloud services and global rollout,” Michael Crandell, co-founder and CEO of RightScale said in a statement. “RightScale is committed to supporting major cloud infrastructure providers such as SoftLayer and offering the highest caliber of management solutions for their customers.”
This announcement was made a few time after the company announced that it has invested $75 million in its European headquarters and data center in Amsterdam.
According to the press release, the web hosting provider is now the first to offer a mainland Europe public cloud through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. The cloud management company stated that its cloud management platform provides pre-built ServerTemplates for faster cloud on-boarding and automation capabilities for increased efficiency.
“We are excited to partner with RightScale and empower customers to leverage our services’ unique advantages with RightScale cloud computing management,” Duke Skarda, SoftLayer chief technology officer said in a statement. “The benefits that RightScale has brought to the marketplace align directly with our founding mission to provide customers total flexibility and control.”