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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 unwieldy. To illustrate this issue let's use the following illustration of conceptual (and, admittedly trivial) photo gallery web application: Say you want to test Login functionality. After writing some basic testing setup and "plumbing" code, etc., you can start writing tests against the Log... (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)

HIMSS15: Healthcare Needs a Cloud Wellness Plan By @BlueBox | @CloudExpo

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 services. 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 ... (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)

Docker and OpenStack By @BlueBox | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Docker #OpenStack]

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)