Cloud Is No Longer Uncharted Territory
By Tyler Britten
During my first trip out to the Blue Box office in Seattle this week, I
thought about the coast-to-coast flight while relaxing at 40,000 feet. A
journey of thousands of miles made completely routinely in about five hours.
I remembered one of my favorite computer games as a kid-The Oregon Trail. It
tried to capture the experience of leading a wagon train of settlers to the
West Coast in 1848. The trip took almost six months and death along the way
wasn't uncommon, as the game frequently reminded you.
It's amazing how that trip has transformed from perilous to commonplace.The
need for safe travel drove massive technology advancements. We've seen a
similar transformative push in cloud computing. Cloud computing is already
having a major impact on IT services. The need for on-demand, self-service
offerings from the... (more)
The World of Cloud Computing Comes Together - Be a Part of Cloud Expo New
Cloud Expo New York is happening from June 9 - 11.
This event brings together the worlds of Cloud Computing, DevOps, IoT,
WebRTC, Big Data and SDDC.
We hope to see you there-members of the Blue Box team will exhibit in booth
218 next to the DevOps area.
Plus, our Chief Product Officer, Hernan Alvarez, will present his talk "The
Cloud Has a Down-and-Dirty Lining" as part of the Operations track in the
DevOps Summit portion of the event on June 9 at 11 am. Learn more about his
To schedu... (more)
Congratulations to Jesse Proudman on Becoming an IBM Distinguished Engineer!
It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that Jesse Proudman,
Blue Box CTO, has been appointed to the position of IBM Distinguished
Jesse is the first employee at Blue Box to receive this honor, and I’m
quite confident there will be more to follow given the amazing talent at Blue
Box with whom I have had the pleasure to collaborate. I’d like to provide
an overview of what it means to become an IBM Distinguished Engineer.
IBM Distinguished Engineer – What is it?
Becoming an IBM Distin... (more)
Why Application Modularization Matters: Testing
By Ruben Orduz
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
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 unwi... (more)
Cloud is Perfect for Financial Services; Financial Services are Perfect for
Blue Box PCaaS
By Bob DeSantis
Financial services organizations were among the earliest enterprise adopters
of cloud computing. The ability to leverage massive compute, storage and
networking resources via RESTful APIs and automated tools like Chef and
Puppet made it possible for their high-horsepower IT users to develop a whole
new array of applications. Companies like Wells Fargo, Fidelity and BBVA are
visible, vocal and engaged supporters of the OpenStack community, running
production clouds for appl... (more)