Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School Minimizes Cloud Computing Management Using RightScale
The LPM needed a way to increase the efficiency of its cloud deployments. While cloud computing offered a powerful computational platform for the LPM, a major challenge was to reduce the amount of time spent managing the computing technology in order to increase the time spent on research and discovery. A major goal of the LPM's cloud management team was to create a low cost cloud-based Computational Center, while minimizing resource management and administration time. The LPM cloud management team selected RightScale as their cloud management platform because it operates at a level above the underlying cloud infrastructure and provides more flexible configuration options for launching servers. This meant less time devoted to instance administration and configuration and more time on actual research projects.