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BLOG ARCHIVES // February 2016

EVENTS
Cloud Expo Europe: The world’s biggest, best attended and multi-award winning cloud event.

Cloud Expo Europe: The world’s biggest, best attended and multi-award winning cloud event.

The technology world is brimming with business solutions and innovations designed to make organizations run smoothly. The tough part is figuring out how to make all of the moving pieces fit together, but this event solves that problem.

At Cloud Expo Europe, over 300 industry experts, over 400 cutting-edge vendors and thousands of IT peers gather in one place to share ideas, teach, learn and connect. Plus, your admission to the event comes with complimentary access to Data Centre World and Cloud Security Expo.

If you haven’t expressed your interest to attend Cloud Expo Europe April 12 & 13, now is the time. By...

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Fixin’ to vote for Austin Summit Speakers? Cast your ballot for Blue Boxers.

Fixin’ to vote for Austin Summit Speakers? Cast your ballot for Blue Boxers.

Though it may feel like we just returned from Tokyo, voting is now open for the next OpenStack Summit in Austin, Texas. I’d be remiss if I didn’t impress upon you the importance of submitting your vote!

We’re excited to have several speaking candidates up for session slots:

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Why Application Modularization Matters: Testing

Why Application Modularization Matters: Testing

Preface:

A few weeks ago my colleague PJ Hagerty wrote about driving your existing monolithic application toward a more modular design. This time around I’ll dive a little bit deeper into its importance and the benefits of application modularization.

The Case:

One of the most important best practices in application development is testing, and more specifically automated and continuous testing. When your application is a monolith with multiple functionalities and responsibilities, automated testing becomes massively unwieldy. To illustrate this issue let’s use the following illustration of conceptual (and, admittedly...

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Blue Box in the house! It’s almost time for IBM InterConnect.

Blue Box in the house! It’s almost time for IBM InterConnect.

As we prepare for our first experience at InterConnect as an IBM company, it’s insane to think how far we’ve come since Interconnect 2015 where we began our discussions with the IBM Cloud leadership team–which ultimately paved way for the acquisition. Just like the tech industry in general, so much can happen in a year.

InterConnect gives us an opportunity to assess where we’ve been, and more importantly to understand where we’re going.

Don’t worry, I’m not giving up my hoodies anytime soon.

We’re excited that Blue Box is a part of IBM’s growing cloud portfolio—the most comprehensive set of offerings available. The things we’re doing with SoftLayer, Urbancode and Bluemix are...

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Rumor has it this cloud thing is taking off.