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Cloud Cafe #34 RightScale Announces New Relic Support

By John | February 4, 2009

In this podcast I was able to have a chat with Thorsten von Eicken, CTO of RightScale.  We were able to discuss some of the new offering that Rightscale has made available since we last talked in Novemeber.  Thorsten also breaks down the new New Relic annoucment,

Listen to the podcast here..

For the complete press release see below…

RightScale and New Relic Deliver Rails Performance Management in the Cloud

New Relic RPM Integrated with RightScale’s Cloud Management Platform Provides Fast, Intuitive Application Performance Analysis for Cloud Deployments

SANTA BARBARA and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – February 4, 2009RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, and New Relic, the leading provider of Ruby on Rails application performance management solutions, today announced the integration of the RightScale Cloud Computing Management Platform with New Relic’s RPM™ Rails application performance management software.  Starting today, RightScale users can tap New Relic RPM to quickly and cost effectively detect, diagnose, and fix performance problems with their Rails applications running on the cloud.

“In the two years RightScale has been helping companies deploy and manage applications on the cloud, Ruby on Rails has always been one of the most popular development frameworks for Web applications on the RightScale platform,” said Michael Crandell, RightScale CEO.  “New Relic’s RPM gives our many Rails users an easy-to-use, cost-effective tool to quickly understand performance bottlenecks and other critical performance data. New Relic is an important addition to our growing list of third-party solutions that are available directly from the RightScale platform.”

“Combining RightScale’s cloud management capability with New Relic’s Rails application performance management creates an ideal set of tools for deploying Rails in the cloud,” said Lew Cirne, founder and CEO of New Relic. “We are pleased to be joining forces with RightScale to create this powerful integration of leading management tools.”

RightScale’s Web-based cloud computing management platform lets any organization tap the enormous power of cloud computing for scalable, cost-effective IT infrastructure on demand, while maintaining complete control and flexibility. RightScale reduces the complexity of cloud computing, enabling organizations to deploy mission critical applications in a matter of hours, without the risk of lock-in at any level.  With sophisticated “cloud-aware” server templates, it’s easy to deploy, manage and dynamically scale even complex, multi-cloud applications on the fully-automated RightScale Platform.

New Relic RPM lets users see and understand Rails application performance metrics in real time to fix problems quickly. RPM is a ten-second Rails plug-in install that can monitor the overall health of an application, detect potential performance problems which may impact customers, drill down to see the exact cause of the problem and integrate with application development and support tools.


All RightScale platform editions now include New Relic RPM. RightScale customers automatically get a subscription to RPM Lite, New Relic’s free, fully-supported Rails production monitoring product, and can easily upgrade to New Relic RPM paid subscriptions. Upgrading provides access to more performance tuning and problem analysis features and allows customers to store historical data for longer periods of time.

To get up and running on a cloud quickly and for no cost, New Relic customers can sign up for RightScale’s free Developer Edition, easily upgrading to RightScale Professional Editions for significantly more cloud management features and functionality. For more information about RightScale editions, please go to

For more information about using New Relic RPM with the RightScale Cloud Management Platform, please go to,, or call RightScale at 1.866.720.0208.

About New Relic

New Relic, Inc. offers RPM™, a Rails Performance Management solution that enables developers to quickly and cost effectively detect, diagnose, and fix application performance problems in real time. More than 1,100 top Rails organizations use New Relic RPM to monitor and optimize 12,000 production application instances, including customers 37signals, iOffer, Getty Images, GitHub, LightHouse, New York Jets, Ourstage, and Shopify,; and partners Engine Yard, Pivotal Labs and Sun. Funded by Benchmark Capital and Trinity Ventures, New Relic is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA. To learn more about New Relic, visit

About RightScale, Inc.

RightScale is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated management platform that delivers the scalable, cost-effective, on-demand power of cloud computing, while providing complete IT control and transparency. To date, thousands of deployments and over 300,000 servers have been launched on the RightScale Cloud Management Platform for leading companies such as Animoto, Playfish and TC3.

RightScale is committed to delivering the power of cloud computing to any organization by making it easy to deploy and manage mission critical applications, regardless of deployment size, complexity or cloud platform used. The Web-based RightScale platform is available in a range of editions, from the free Developer Edition to Professional Editions. RightScale is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. To learn more about RightScale, please visit

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One Response to “Cloud Cafe #34 RightScale Announces New Relic Support”

  1. RightScale and New Relic integrate for High Speed Rails Apps in the Cloud « Says:
    March 30th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

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