How Right Intel takes Advantage of Cloud Computing

Expect a higher level of security and better uptime from the Right Intel Platform


“The Cloud” is a buzz word these days. Many people hear the word “cloud” and think of files that are stored on remote servers instead of a computer.

When system administrators talk about cloud computing, however, they mean a service that runs applications on remote server hardware and software. The service will manage the hardware and software and ensure your applications are running. Popular cloud computing services include Amazon Web Services, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Heroku. They generally call themselves a Cloud Platform or a Platform as a Service (PaaS).

You don’t upload your application files to a physical server. You send the files to the service and it takes care of deploying it to one or more server virtual machines. Server hardware can run multiple virtual machines. Your application will span multiple physical servers so that physical hardware failures will not cause service disruptions.

In the Fall of 2014, Right Intel moved to Amazon Web Services (AWS). We join a long list of Internet giants including Netflix, Pinterest, and

Let’s look at some of the advantages Right Intel has enjoyed on Amazon Web Services.

High Availability and Auto Failover

The Right Intel Platform runs across multiple load balancers and multiple servers. If any problems arise, AWS automatically removes problematic servers and replaces them with healthy ones. Our customers experience the best uptime available with little effort.

Rolling Updates

Any updates to the server software or the Right Intel platform will roll out across servers one by one so that there is no down time to our customers.

On-demand Scaling

AWS will automatically allocate more servers to Right Intel when demand and load is high. When the application load winds back down, servers will be removed automatically.

Fast Backup and Recovery

If a natural disaster causes a regional outage, executing disaster recovery is quick and painless. We have a file that defines and configures all our infrastructure, from networks to servers to databases. Deploying in another region and restoring data from a backup is simple.


AWS provides the ability to define strict network rules that apply before any of our infrastructure receives traffic. This allows AWS to stop many types of hacking attempts before they even reach our server.

In conclusion, our switch to Amazon Web Services has reduced our workload and allowed us to provide better security and uptime to our clients.

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