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BLOG ARCHIVES // September 2015

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451 Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit

451 Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit

Last week we sponsored the Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit that is organized annually by 451 Research. It’s a great gathering of IT executives, Industry analysts, and vendors. While there was a bevy of great content, including a panel with our own Jesse Proudman, the real highlight was the research presented by 451’s analysts.

WHAT CUSTOMERS WANT

One of the best sessions was on the first day—a keynote by Michelle Bailey, SVP Digital Infrastructure and Data Strategy at 451. The session was called “Cloud 2.0: Customers First.”

While I won’t go into deep detail about her content, one thing stuck out to me. They asked companies about their requirements and drivers for evaluating and using cloud...

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Blue Box on the Road: Monktoberfest Edition

Blue Box on the Road: Monktoberfest Edition

There is little in life I enjoy more than socializing with my tech friends and learning about what’s new in the industry. That being said, this scenario can be improved if you throw in a few pints of really delicious craft beer.

Yes, I’m one of ‘those’ people, a craft beer snob, and proud of it. Forget pumpkin spice, give me a pumpkin ale in the fall and/or a robust porter and Jill’s a happy lady. :-)

Getting back on track … this brings me to one of the most exciting events that Blue Box, an IBM Company will be attending soon, Monktoberfest! Taking place on October 1 and 2, Monktoberfest is the...

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Why Open Source Software is Taking Over

Why Open Source Software is Taking Over

You don't have to look far to see evidence of open source software's impact on IT as a whole. It starts with large open source projects like OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, and Hadoop and continues to smaller but widely deployed components like OpenSSL and MySQL.

I know what you’re thinking.

But no one is making real money from open source. Red Hat is the big player and they're still tiny.

This is something I hear often when talking about the inevitability of open source. Yes, open source software companies make less money than closed source software companies. But that's exactly why it's attractive to customers. Let me explain.

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Product Overview and Demo of Blue Box Cloud

Product Overview and Demo of Blue Box Cloud

Mark van Oppen, Cloud Sales Executive, provides an overview of Blue Box Cloud, now part of the IBM Cloud portfolio.

It’s time to pave the way for a better cloud. Blue Box Cloud is now part of the IBM Cloud portfolio. Together, we’re leveraging the power of OpenStack to deliver solutions that span the public private cloud spectrum to best suit any given workload.

This brief, detailed video provides an overview of our OpenStack private cloud solution, available in both hosted and on-premises...

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Join us for 451 Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas

Join us for 451 Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas

At this year’s Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit join the leadership team from Blue Box, an IBM Company, to discover unique content delivered by over 50 top cloud innovators in the field. See how Cloud 2.0 is igniting a fundamental shift in our industry and network with fellow leaders and analysts. This event, now in its 11th year, is hosted by 451 Research.

Our founder and CTO, Jesse Proudman, will be a featured panelist on, Skating to Where the Enterprise Puck is Going with Al Sadowski, Research Director at 451. Catch this presentation on Wednesday, September 16 in Bellagio Room 3/4/7, and visit us at Booth #20 in the expo hall.

Register for the event here.

When
September 15 - 17, 2015

Where
Bellagio Resort and Hotel
3600 S Las...

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Monitoring OpenStack: OpenStack Silicon Valley Recap

Monitoring OpenStack: OpenStack Silicon Valley Recap

One of the most important tasks that a cloud operator needs to focus on, after deployment, is effective monitoring. But what are the best tools to use? What metrics should be tracked to ensure a healthy OpenStack cloud?

I addressed these questions in my session at OpenStack Silicon Valley last week.

What and how you monitor and log, and which tools you use are critical, but just as important is the need to make monitoring and logging an automatic and seamless part of your deployments. The key is to leverage automation and configuration management tools to avoid treating these important...

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Have you read the news?


Rumor has it this cloud thing is taking off.