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BLOG ARCHIVES // June 2015

EVENTS
Join us for OpenStack Day Seattle

Join us for OpenStack Day Seattle

We’re proud to be inaugural sponsors of the first-ever OpenStack Day Seattle, taking place at the Washington Athletic Club on August 20.

In conjunction with LinuxCon Seattle (August 17 – 19, 2015), the OpenStack Day Seattle conference will be “a gathering of the region’s OpenStack users and prospective users dedicated to the open source cloud technology.” The organizers aim to share knowledge surrounding Cloud technology innovations and showcase local deployments.

Students are eligible for discounted...

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Contributors vs. Consumers: Both Are Welcome in the OpenStack Ecosystem

Contributors vs. Consumers: Both Are Welcome in the OpenStack Ecosystem

It’s now been a few weeks since OpenStack Summit Vancouver, and while the dust is starting to settle, our team certainly hasn’t been idle. We’re following up on hundreds of conversations from the show; we announced our acquisition by IBM; and we’re continuing our record-breaking sales trajectory. Before we get too far past Summit, I want to take this opportunity to share some themes and observations I saw in the community that convened in Canada.

After speaking on a panel titled, “What your customers don’t know about OpenStack might hurt you,” it was clear that there are differing opinions about what OpenStack can be. Debated statements include “OpenStack is a product,” and “OpenStack works.” It’s my goal to clarify the vision of Blue Box, an IBM Company, and the value of OpenStack, while explaining why we...

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Learn the Ins and Outs of the Latest HP Helion OpenStack Distribution

Learn the Ins and Outs of the Latest HP Helion OpenStack Distribution

Join Chris Cannon, HP Sr. Technical Evangelist on HP’s Converged Cloud Team, on June 25 for a deep-dive walk through of the latest HP Helion OpenStack Distribution.

The evening will begin with a dinner sponsored by HP with drinks provided by Blue Box, an IBM Company. The presentation will follow and a Q & A will conclude the event.

Admission is free, but an RSVP is required. We hope to see you there!

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OpenStack Trove Day 2015

OpenStack Trove Day 2015

Join us for the 2nd annual OpenStack Trove Day, presented by Tesora.

For a look at the highlights from last year’s event, watch this video.

We’re pleased to sponsor this event, which is free to all attendees.

Seating is limited so register here today to join us. We hope to see you there!

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Top ways to get the most from cloud management

Top ways to get the most from cloud management

Join Moe Abdula, IBM VP, Cloud Foundational Services, Jesse Proudman, founder and CTO of Blue Box, an IBM Company, and guest speaker Lauren Nelson, Forrester Research's private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud lead analyst, as they discuss how focusing on high performance cloud management is key to providing value to business and IT.

Attend this webcast on June 17th at 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern time to hear from cloud experts and find out how to improve your overall cloud management capability and value. Register now.

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IBM Acquires Blue Box to Bring Private Cloud to the Masses

IBM Acquires Blue Box to Bring Private Cloud to the Masses

In 2012, Blue Box began down a transformative path to couple the DNA from our prior ten years of infrastructure operations with the unique infrastructure management platform we call Box Panel. Only a small number of organizations with dedicated focus have the resources and skill sets to design, deploy and operate private cloud infrastructure, yet we believed that combining these two unique elements would allow Blue Box to make private cloud available to every organization, anywhere in the world.

It turns out, we were right.

Today, I’m elated to announce the acquisition of Blue Box by IBM.

Customers who recognize the power of cloud are doing their best to quickly develop a cloud strategy--this is often a moving target. In the 2015 RightScale State of the Cloud Survey, 97% of surveyed organizations are implementing a cloud strategy. 55% of those are seeking to do so...

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RESOURCES
Ref Card: Getting Started with OpenStack

Ref Card: Getting Started with OpenStack

Founded in 2010, OpenStack is an open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform used to manage large quantities of compute storage and networking resources contained in a data center. It’s one of the fastest growing open source communities in the world, with over 400 companies and 18,000 contributors utilizing it.

Projections published in the OpenStack Pulse 2014 report from 451 Research indicate that OpenStack-based market revenue is expected to exceed $3 billion by 2018.

This reference card, titled “Getting Started with OpenStack” is a comprehensive overview of the platform, which includes information about the latest adoption trends, delivery mechanisms, key terms and quick...

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