The Zombie Apocalypse and Other Cloud Infrastructure Concerns
By Liz Durst
Last month, I returned from an overseas trip to a friend’s wedding to find
the zombie apocalypse happening in my neighborhood near downtown San Jose.
People of all ages and demographics united together in what looked like
strange cult gatherings in public parks, stumbling around the streets of the
South Bay with eyes glued to their phones and occasionally yelling something
strange like, "OMG I hatched a Nidoking!" Cars would come to abrupt halts in
front of me at unexplained times—I half expected a scene from the movie
Zombieland to unfold where Woody Harrelson would leap out from an SUV ready
to give me the nickname Minnesota and help navigate safely back to my
Pokémon Go was released in the US on July 6, 2016. Unless you've been living
off the grid in a yurt (in which case yo... (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)
Docker Docker Docker OpenStack
When OpenStack aficionados gather in Vancouver in a couple of weeks, one of
the hot topics will be containers, a "new" alternative to virtualization.
Actually, container technology has been around for a couple of decades, but
it is trending among the IT community at a fever pitch these days and stands
to have a huge impact on the future of cloud computing.The appeal of
container technology is easy to appreciate. In a nutshell, containers can
enable you to run many more applications on the same hardware than using
hypervisors and virtual machines, ... (more)
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 tri... (more)
Why Open Source Software Is Taking Over
By Tyler Britten
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 c... (more)