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OpenStack Private Cloud, Anywhere in the World, With SoftLayer

OpenStack Private Cloud, Anywhere in the World, With SoftLayer

Blue Box has always dreamt big. Big goals focus your attention and challenge you to do something extraordinary. Part of the draw that convinced me to join the Blue Box team was our big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG): “private cloud, anywhere in the world, in an hour.”

Blue Box delivered the best OpenStack-powered private cloud architecture, backed by the most solid operational tooling and protocols in the industry when we launched Blue Box Cloud last year. Today, we’ve announced a big step toward achieving the second part of our BHAG by making Blue Box Cloud Dedicated available worldwide via any IBM Cloud data center powered by SoftLayer...

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The Death of the Distro: The Future of OpenStack

The Death of the Distro: The Future of OpenStack

Had the pleasure of joining OpenStack Seattle Day 2015 last week (organized by the ab fab Sriram Subramanian) and hearing Jesse Proudman CTO of Blue Box, an IBM Company on “The Death of the Distro: The Future of OpenStack”

The birth of OpenStack ushered in a necessity for the distribution; a faster, more reliable, and easier model of deployment. Many soon found the “romance of the distro” to be short-lived. In his keynote, Jesse detailed business needs, “solved problems” and remaining challenges inherent to distro-based environments and why he remains unconvinced of their place in the...

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Here, There and Everywhere: Come See Blue Box on the Road

Here, There and Everywhere: Come See Blue Box on the Road

The Blue Box team is bringing the message of private cloud as a service (PCaaS) to a broad audience of enterprise cloud buyers this summer and fall. Nine events are scheduled where Blue Box will sponsor/exhibit or speak.
Check out the full list on our events page; some of the notable ones are:

OpenStack Day Seattle, August 20

We are sponsoring the Pacific Northwest’s biggest OpenStack event. Blue Boxers speaking in sessions include:

  • Distros and the Future of the Cloud (Jesse Proudman)
  • OpenStack for Enterprise (Jesse Proudman)
  • OpenStack Community & Diversity (Jill Jubinski)
  • Just Enough...

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See You at OpenStack Silicon Valley, August 26 & 27

See You at OpenStack Silicon Valley, August 26 & 27

We’re gearing up for a fantastic time in Silicon Valley! Join us at sponsor booth E6. See the latest demo of Blue Box Cloud (and score some cool swag). We’re all participating in the following sessions during the conference:
  • Wednesday, August 26 at 1:30 p.m.
    Tyler Britten will lead a session on monitoring OpenStack in Breakout Room #1. Add it to your schedule here.
  • Thursday, August 27 at 11:05 a.m.
    Blue Box CTO, Jesse Proudman, will lead an Operations-focused Fireside Chat. Add it to your schedule here.
  • Thursday, August 27 at 11:45 a.m.
    Jesse Proudman, will lead a Fireside Chat on Cloudfunding....

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You Work at IBM?

You Work at IBM?

First and foremost, hi! For all of you who may not know, I’m Jill Jubinski, Blue Box’s Technical Community Evangelist aka Mother of Noodle (pictured above), lover of hugs and seeker of amazing new hires for Blue Box.

I’ve been at Blue Box for about a month now, and thought this was a perfect opportunity to share what it’s like to work for one of the largest companies in the world and an 85 person company at the same time. Full disclosure, I’m known for oversharing, so this post should be no different.

I surprised a lot of people when I moved from one of the hottest startups in NYC to...

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Unleash your apps with Blue Box Cloud & IBM UrbanCode Deploy

Unleash your apps with Blue Box Cloud & IBM UrbanCode Deploy

IBM UrbanCode Deploy is a tool for automating application deployments across your environments. It’s a great way to build applications in a quick and automated manner. It helps facilitate rapid feedback and continuous delivery in agile development while providing the audit trails, versioning and approvals needed in production.

When UrbanCode Deploy is paired with Blue Box...

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A Coup for Big Blue

A Coup for Big Blue

It’s one thing to *think* you’ve got the right game plan in this confusing, often self-congratulatory world of cloud infrastructure. It’s another thing entirely when smart people agree with you.

That’s been happening with increasing frequency since Blue Box joined forces with Big Blue in June: we’ve scored some major new team wins from big brands.

But man, oh man… I’m really proud to announce a *really* smart one just signed on, and we couldn’t be more thrilled:

Monty Taylor is the latest addition to the IBM Cloud family.

Monty will be working with IBM and...

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We came. We saw. We put a bird on it.

We came. We saw. We put a bird on it.

Though we did our best to Keep Portland Weird during our recent trip to OSCON (i.e., we drove our A-team golf cart right into the OpenStack 5th Birthday party) we did have moments of normalcy.

One such moment was our CTO Jesse Proudman’s on-site interview with Mike Hendrickson, VP of Content Strategy with O’Reilly Media. During their conversation, Jesse discussed how Blue Box Cloud fits into the IBM Cloud offering (hint: dedicated and local); how we open source all of our Blue Box OpenStack tools; and where he sees Blue Box six months from now with integration into...

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Have you read the news?


Rumor has it this cloud thing is taking off.