Blue Box

About Us

Blue Box is now part of IBM Cloud

We’re excited to join forces with one of the world’s largest and most successful technology companies. Together, we bring our customers highly reliable cloud solutions, market leading services, and world class support.

Blue Box Company History

The year was 2003, iTunes was brand new and broadband was quickly becoming ubiquitous. Our story unfolded like many technology business stories: A starry-eyed college student saw an opportunity to make a difference—a chance to help empower the Internet's next great ideas. And so Blue Box was born, focused on tailoring complex hosting solutions for open source applications. But we didn’t stop there...


For over a decade, Blue Box has supported industry innovators during their journey to create and deliver top notch Web applications to the world. When we began, we focused solely on managed hosting, but due to the evolution of our industry’s needs, progressed to building and operating hosted private clouds. Today, we continue to help them transform the world, both real and virtual, and how we do it—using open source technology combined with a unique operational platform and a wealth of expertise as the foundation—is what sets us apart.


We give your team time to build and create while we manage the foundation. As we focus on your infrastructure, you can devote time to delivering stellar customer experiences. We take innovation one step further, developing our own tools to make the management and operation of private cloud efficient and effective.


We’re extremely proud of our accomplishments. Our founder, Jesse Proudman, was named as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class and was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year regional semifinalist in 2013. In addition, Blue Box was recognized in 2014 by the Forrester Hosted Private Cloud Solutions Wave as a Strong Performer in their Q4 report. As of January 2015, Blue Box has received $14 million in series B funding to continue blazing the trail in private cloud technology.

The Future

In June of 2015 we joined forces with IBM Cloud, leading the way in OpenStack powered private cloud...stay tuned to see where we go!


Making Magic Happen

Since 2003