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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)

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)

Jesse Proudman IBM Distinguished Engineer | @DevOpsSummit #OpenStack #DevOps #Microservices

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 Engineer. 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)

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)

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)