BitRock and RightScale Enable Application Deployment on Amazon's EC2

BitRock and RightScale partner to enable one-click deployment of open source applications in the cloud.

_San Francisco, CA July 31, 2008 – _ BitRock Inc., the leading provider of tools and services for deploying open source applications, and RightScale, the leader in cloud computing management, announced today a partnership to provide one-click deployments of popular open source applications on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Users of RightScale's cloud computing management system can now select from a menu of applications, such as Drupal, Joomla!, Wordpress, and MediaWiki, and launch them in an instant to EC2.

"RightScale has done a great job of automating the deployment and management of EC2 images," said Erica Brescia, BitRock's CEO. "Combining their technology with our ready-to-run BitNami Stacks makes deploying open source applications to EC2 a snap."

RightScale offers free developer accounts and new users receive ten hours of free EC2 computing time when they register with RightScale. Once registered, users can select from several BitNami application stacks to deploy, or they can launch their own software. The BitNami-packaged applications allow users to get up and running with content management systems, blogs, wikis and even productivity software. Currently available applications include: Dokuwiki, MediaWiki, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, phpBB, moodle, ezPublish, Mantis, Django, Redmine, Trac and Tracks.

"We're pleased to partner with Bitnami to add several of their most popular open source applications to the RightScale library of server templates," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "This combination makes the free edition of RightScale even more powerful and valuable to those looking to explore the power and convenience of cloud computing."

To give RightScale and the BitNami Stacks a try, visit

Easy to use installers for native deployments of the BitNami Stacks are available from BitNami also offers several Stacks for development environments, such as Ruby on Rails and LAMP.

About BitRock

BitRock provides tools and services to help software companies build their businesses. Working with BitRock enables software vendors to deliver their software in easy to install packages and offer value-added services such as automated updates, monitoring and backup to their customers.

BitNami is a BitRock-sponsored project focused on driving adoption of open source software. BitNami provides ready-to-run packages of popular open source software that can be installed in just a few clicks on Windows, Linux, OS X or Solaris.

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About RightScale, Inc.

RightScale, Inc. is the leader in cloud computing management. RightScale delivers the management platform, tools and expertise that enable companies to create scalable web solutions on cloud computing services that are reliable, easy to manage, and affordable. Funded by Benchmark Capital, RightScale is a private company headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. To learn more about RightScale, or sign up for a free edition of its automated management system, visit