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BLOG ARCHIVES // March 2015

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Cloud is Perfect for Financial Services; Financial Services are Perfect for Blue Box PCaaS

Cloud is Perfect for Financial Services; Financial Services are Perfect for Blue Box PCaaS

Financial services organizations were among the earliest enterprise adopters of cloud computing. The ability to leverage massive compute, storage and networking resources via RESTful APIs and automated tools like Chef and Puppet made it possible for their high-horsepower IT users to develop a whole new array of applications. Companies like Wells Fargo, Fidelity and BBVA are visible, vocal and engaged supporters of the OpenStack community, running production clouds for applications ranging from dev/test and backup/DR to customer-facing applications that give them a competitive edge by rolling out new and improved software products faster than their peers.

And it’s not just banks. Companies in the extended financial services market are embracing cloud for its agility, speed and ability to innovate new applications fast.

Why not public cloud for financial services?

Consistently, customers and prospects tell us that security and performance are the top reasons they are looking at private cloud over public cloud. This common...

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The View From The Summit Looks Bright: OpenStack Summit Vancouver

The View From The Summit Looks Bright: OpenStack Summit Vancouver

On May 18, Blue Box will descend on Vancouver, BC along with about 5,000 other OpenStack developers and users. This is our 5th Summit, and we’ve been active participants in the OpenStack ecosystem since 2012.

Vancouver’s mountain backdrop is a great visual metaphor for this Summit: OpenStack has summited its first major peak. As recently as two years ago, OpenStack was a science experiment. Today, it’s emerged out of the fog, running in scale-out production environments and supporting mission-critical workloads for big-time brands like Walmart, PayPal, Best Buy, Bloomberg, Wells...

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EVENTS
The World of Cloud Computing Comes Together: Be a Part of Cloud Expo NY

The World of Cloud Computing Comes Together: Be a Part of Cloud Expo NY

Cloud Expo New York is happening from June 9 – 11. This event brings together the worlds of Cloud Computing, DevOps, IoT, WebRTC, Big Data and SDDC.

We hope to see you there—members of the Blue Box team will exhibit in booth 218 next to the DevOps area. Plus, our Chief Product Officer, Hernan Alvarez, will present his talk “The Cloud Has a Down-and-Dirty Lining” as part of the Operations track in the DevOps Summit portion of the event on June 9 at 11 am. Learn more about his session here.

To schedule time to meet...

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The Importance of Supporting Gender Diversity in Technology

The Importance of Supporting Gender Diversity in Technology

There have been countless articles on the deficiency our industry has in hiring female employees. The Harvard Business Review covered the topic last fall; the Wall Street Journal called out a Google employee for speaking over a female co-panelist just this week. The truth is: We still have a problem and instead of just talking about it, the best thing to do is work together toward a solution.

To help foster more female talent in the tech community, Blue Box is honored to sponsor Rails Girls Summer of Code, a not-for-profit global fellowship program that focuses on bringing more gender diversity to Open Source.

By providing an extensive support network, along with coaches and mentors skilled in coding, the students who participate in this 3-month (July through...

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Let’s Talk Clouds in the Windy City: Meet Us at HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition

Let’s Talk Clouds in the Windy City: Meet Us at HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition

The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is happening April 12 – 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This event will feature over 38,000 Healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from across the globe.

Will you attend? If so, please stop by and see our Blue Box team. We’ll be in booth 7867 in the North Hall to demonstrate how Blue Box Cloud provides a platform that not only address the security needs of healthcare institutions but also offers a highly accessible, highly scalable, highly flexible and interoperable solution for organizations of all sizes.

To schedule time to...

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Taking a Bare Metal Bite Out of the Big Apple: See You at HPC for Wall Street

Taking a Bare Metal Bite Out of the Big Apple: See You at HPC for Wall Street

The upcoming HPC for Wall Street — Cloud Technology Show and Conference is happening Monday, April 6 at The Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan. This event will feature leading companies and speakers sharing the latest on cloud technology for financial services.

If you’ll be there, please stop by and say “hi” to our Blue Box team. We’ll be in booth 215D, and everyone who visits will receive a complimentary gift (while supplies last). To schedule time to meet 1:1 with Blue Box infrastructure experts, click here.

Watch our April events page for details and updates in the coming weeks.

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Slideshare: Public vs Private vs Hybrid Cloud infrastructure. Which One or None?

Slideshare: Public vs Private vs Hybrid Cloud infrastructure. Which One or None?

Public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructure each have different strengths and weaknesses. In this presentation in the Open Cloud and Developer Park at Cloud Expo Europe in London, Blue Box CTO and Founder Jesse Proudman discussed each of these models and discuss how Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) can be the foundation of a successful hybrid cloud strategy. See the full set of slides here.

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TelecityGroup Helping Blue Box Bring PCaaS to the U.K.

TelecityGroup Helping Blue Box Bring PCaaS to the U.K.

London’s Calling!

As we recently previewed (read more about our London PoP in Jesse’s post), Blue Box is opening a new Data Center in London, but hadn’t announced the provider. Today we’re excited to partner with TelecityGroup, whom we’ve selected as our data center partner in London. We chose their Powergate location, which is one of the U.K.’s most advanced, flexible and energy efficient carrier-neutral data centres.

Why does that matter to you? Well, when customers choose Blue Box, they’re trusting us with their most valuable assets, apps and data. As most folks are realizing, every company is a technology company, and data is one of the most valuable assets any organization has. Partnering with organizations that share our commitment to delivering exceptional customer experiences,...

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Buyer Beware: Why Managed Cloud Architecture Decisions Matter

Buyer Beware: Why Managed Cloud Architecture Decisions Matter

As recent events have shown us, managed private cloud providers can change their architecture without warning. That can mean big (and bad) things for your budget, application performance and long-term cloud strategy.

We designed Blue Box Cloud with the goal of delivering an economical entry price point while preserving the ability to scale as needs grow. That architecture has remained consistent through multiple upgrades, enhancements and capability extensions. It works, and our customers depend on it.

We’ve been delivering clouds on Juno since January, and none of our customers have had to...

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Have you read the news?


Rumor has it this cloud thing is taking off.