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Flexera acquiring RightScale points to need for cost and complexity optimisation across the IT stack

October 01, 2018 / James Bourne

Cloud cost optimisation and management continues to be a hot area – and Flexera’s acquisition of RightScale, announced last week, plays into that theme even further. RightScale may be well known for its authoritative yearly State of the Cloud reports, but its bread and butter is focused around reducing the cost headaches and complexity of cloud deployments. This can be through dashboards which collate performance and can identify wasted cloud spend, or being able to access multiple clouds from a single portal. Flexera’s focus is not dissimilar; the Illinois-headquartered firm offers products around IT and software asset management (SAM). Together, the two companies will aim to provide an end-to-end set of tools to manage the entire IT stack, from hardware, to software, to SaaS. “In today’s IT environment, a strong technology asset management strategy is not a nice-to-have – it’s required,” wrote Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale in a bl...