TvE 2100

At 2100 feet above Santa Barbara

About Us

RightScale provides a platform and consulting services that enable companies to create scalable web solutions running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) that are reliable, easy to manage, and cost less. The RightScale dashboard saves time in maintaining, managing and monitoring all AWS activities, while RightGrid coordinates the auto-scaling of servers according to usage load. The RightImage library provides pre-built installation templates for common software stacks, and RightScale DeltaSets make it easy to customize and manage modifications to machine images. Together with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) — RightScale enables a next-generation platform for deploying highly scalable web applications. RightScale is based in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. For more information visit For job inquiries please submit your resume to

Management Team

Michael Crandell, CEO and Founder

Michael has worked as CEO or EVP for 10 years in Internet-based, software-as-a-service companies, including eFax (Internet fax) and Celebros (e-commerce search). Earlier, he founded and ran two software companies in document creation and communications. Michael is equally comfortable with the business and technology sides of a company, and has experience taking a company from early stage to IPO. Michael received his B.A. from Stanford University with graduate studies at Harvard University.

Thorsten von Eicken, CTO and Founder

Before joining RightScale Inc., Thorsten was Chief Architect at and Citrix Online, makers of GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToAssist. He was responsible for the overall architecture of these online services and also managed the 24/7 datacenter operations which allowed him to acquire deep knowledge in deploying and running secure scalable online services. Thorsten received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and was a professor of computer science at Cornell University.

Rafael H. Saavedra, VP of Engineering and Founder

Before joining RightScale Inc., Rafael was Director of Software Development at Expertcity/Citrix Online where he was in charge of the Applications group. He was also the release lead of the GoToMeeting product. Before Citrix Online, he worked at Tensor Biosciences as VP of Technology. Rafael was a faculty member in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Southern California and got his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley.