HIMSS15: Healthcare Needs a Cloud Wellness Plan
By Mark van Oppen
The healthcare world is often overwhelming, and as a first time HIMSS
exhibitor we were amazed at the scale and complexity of the event, not to
mention the number of "cloud" providers who didn't actually offer cloud
The frenzy of activity at HIMSS15 was a fitting reflection of the
overwhelming nature of the healthcare system. Fortunately, we got better and
better at navigating the show as the conference progressed, made great
connections and left with significant promise for building new relationships
in the industry.
The mammoth size and scope of the show serves as a fitting metaphor for how
infrastructure managers dealt with the constant barrage of mixed marketing
Exhibitors at HIMSS took 'cloudwashing' to new extremes.
SaaS providers, Backup solutions, Hardware Providers, EMR ... (more)
TelecityGroup Helping Blue Box Bring PCaaS to the U.K.
By Hernan Alvarez
As we recently previewed (read more about our London PoP in Jesse's post),
Blue Box is opening a new Data Center in London, but hadn't announced the
provider. Today we're excited to partner with TelecityGroup, whom we've
selected as our data center partner in London. We chose their Powergate
location, which is one of the U.K.'s most advanced, flexible and energy
efficient carrier-neutral data centres.
Why does that matter to you? Well, when customers choose Blue Box, they're
trusting us with their most valu... (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)
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)
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)