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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 valuable assets, apps and data. As most folks are realizing, every company is a technology company, and data is one of the most valuable assets any organization has. Partnering with organizations that share our commitment to delivering exceptional customer experiences, competitive pricing and ga... (more)

Cloud for Financial Services By @BlueBox | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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)

OpenStack: The Myth of the Middle By @BlueBoxJesse | @CloudExpo #OpenStack #Microservices

The middle is where self-declared reasonable minds gather to split the difference between seemingly irresolvable extremes. And so it is with OpenStack. Back in the wild-West days of Diablo and Essex, agile app dev ardents attracted by the open alternative of OpenStack had two choices: build it yourself (DIY), or sign up with Rackspace. Polar opposites in just about every regard. Then, a wave of startups pledged to offer a middle ground, populated with software distributions and appliances to simplify the path from zero to OpenStack. While the promise of this new-found middle gr... (more)

Be a Part of Cloud Expo New York By @BlueBox | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

The World of Cloud Computing Comes Together - Be a Part of Cloud Expo New York 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 session here. To schedu... (more)

Application Modularization in Testing | @CloudExpo @BlueBox #DevOps

Why Application Modularization Matters: Testing By Ruben Orduz 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 unwi... (more)