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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)

Win with @BlueBox Cloud By @MarkvanOppen | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Why We Win with Blue Box Cloud Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) is a powerful model, but its value is often misunderstood. During the first year of Blue Box Cloud general availability, the most consistent question I received was, "Why an OpenStack hosted private cloud?" And the answer can be distilled down to these concepts: Security Compliance Control Performance Our success in offering Blue Box Cloud can be traced back to one or more of these concepts in most cases, and it's my intent to explain each of them to enable clear discussion with those evaluating a hosted, managed p... (more)

Getting Started with #OpenStack | @DevOpsSummit @BlueBox #IoT #DevOps #Microservices

Ref Card: Getting Started with OpenStack By André Bearfield Founded in 2010, OpenStack is an open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform used to manage large quantities of compute storage and networking resources contained in a data center. It's one of the fastest growing open source communities in the world, with over 400 companies and 18,000 contributors utilizing it. Projections published in the OpenStack Pulse 2014 report from 451 Research indicate that OpenStack-based market revenue is expected to exceed $3 billion by 2018. This reference card, titled "Getting S... (more)

Cloud Is No Longer Uncharted Territory By @vmTyler | @CloudExpo #Cloud

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)

Death of Distro Revisted / OpenStack Day Australia

I had the pleasure to attend OpenStack Day Australia last week in Sydney. It was a packed house of several hundred for the first OpenStack event in Australia. It won’t be long before the Summit will be there next fall. I was part of a panel session titled “The OpenStack Distro - Rumours of its Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated... Or Have They?” which included representation from Red Hat, Aptira, Telstra, and SUSE as well. While we delved into a number of other great topics including DefCore and the Project Navigator, talking about how to deploy and manage OpenStack was the key ... (more)