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Have you heard the news? We're pleased to announce that IBM Bluemix is combining offerings from IBM Bluemix, SoftLayer—and Blue Box—to bring you cloud deployment options and infrastructure services for a centralized user experience. Here’s how our offerings are now represented: IBM...
We’re less than a week away from OpenStack Summit Barcelona! As you’re packing those last crucial items, finding your passport and brushing up on your Spanish, don’t forget to download the Summit App. The app will help you find your way around the area with a helpful map, learn about f...
Security is critical for your data and IBM Blue Box offers key capabilities designed to help you construct a security-rich private cloud environment. Our team works with independent auditors to meet the industry’s most stringent requirements to provide an attestation you can depend on—...
IBM Blue Box would like to invite you to our webinar with Cloudsoft and 451 Research, Thursday, September 22 at 10:45 EDT. In this webinar, we’ll share the latest best practices on OpenStack adoption: 451 Research executive analyst, Al Sadowski, will present an unbiased view of the mos...
Want to be part of an energetic team? Are you passionate about cloud technology? If so, let's talk. Please get in touch if you're interested in any of the following open positions: OpenStack Support Engineer Linux Systems Administrator Customer Success Manager Full Stack Deve...
“I see OpenStack evolving into a world class platform for all enterprises.” In this fifth video in our Cloud Matters series, IBM Blue Box Director of offering Management Hernan Alvarez talks about all things open source. Watch to hear him explore: The shift in thinki...
I have been involved in the Python community in different capacities for years. First as a user of the language, then as conference attendee followed by a position as tutorials committee chair and representative at the PSF and different PSF-sponsored events. This year I had the great p...
Tasked with helping transform IBM, a year ago, our CIO office’s Whitewater team selected Github Enterprise as the next-generation software repository for IBM’s engineering teams. And while I’m not one to celebrate technology birthdays, github.ibm.com is getting an awesome gift, wrapped...
The first OpenStack East happens next month, and will feature three of our own speakers:Shamail Tahir will present OpenStack by the Numbers on August 23 at 3:45 p.m. Tassoula Kokkoris will moderate the panel Secrets of Success: Building Community Through Meetups on August 23 at 4:30 p....
Kubernetes is an open source container cluster manager. It can automate the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. While deploying individual containers with something like Docker Machine is nice, for actual production applications, they generally require co...
“The IDC projects that 80% of enterprises are pursuing and investing in hybrid technology.” In this fourth video in our Cloud Matters series, IBM Blue Box Senior Director of Product André Bearfield talks about all things hybrid. Watch to hear him explore: The best question he conti...
Hey everyone, I'd like to talk today about creating and operating an LBaaSv2 load balancer on a Managed IBM Blue Box OpenStack cloud. Let's start out with the command line arguments, and we can run quickly through the Horizon GUI version of the process later. This is going to be a simp...
Continuing the rich tradition of delivering on-time releases with pizazz, IBM Blue Box has done it again by delivering a HIPAA-enabled Local version of Private Cloud as a Service. Now you can have your very own on-premises private cloud to brag about. IBM Blue Box will gladly work with...
Today, we finalized our latest release based on Mitaka, the 13th release of OpenStack. Since IBM Blue Box manages OpenStack private clouds on behalf of our customers, we have initiated the upgrade process to Mitaka for customer clouds. Maintenance downtime is costly for any cloud...
On Tuesday, August 9, thought leadership from the OpenStack community will gather for two days of discussions on what's new and cool in OpenStack, hosted at the famous Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.The venue becomes the backdrop to analysts, top-contributors, and...
I had the amazing opportunity to be part of the IBM sponsorship team at of the 40th Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) World Finals in Phuket, Thailand last month. I was incredibly impressed by all of this year’s participants who competed from 128 of the...
No community-driven conference has changed the way I think of open source communities like PyCon, right from the very first time I attended. Friendly, welcoming, inclusive, unassuming. That feeling of "belonging" to that community in spite of being the first time there stayed (and stil...
“It’s hard to imagine a world without open source.” In this third video in our Cloud Matters series, Cloudsoft Founder and CEO Duncan Johnston-Watt, an IBM Blue Box client, talks about the great benefits of collaborative technology. Watch to hear him explore: The interest in hybrid...
May 25th marked the end of the latest Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara, California. From humble beginnings back in September of 2013 as Platform: The Cloud Foundry Conference, this year brought almost 2,000 people, making it the largest multi-cloud event in North America.Cloud Found...
“Open source projects continue to evolve and change more rapidly than they ever have before.” In this second video in our Cloud Matters series, Ed Saipetch, Senior Director of the Office of the CTO, talks about the questions surrounding open source for the enterprise. Watch to hear ...
“People are ready to go and ready to use this technology.” In this first video in our Cloud Matters series, IBM Distinguished Engineer & Blue Box CTO Jesse Proudman discusses why private cloud is a good fit for enterprises. Watch to hear him explore: The value that can be gained b...
The presence of Hip Hop was palpable at OSCON this year. Well, there’s a sentence I never thought I would write, but hold tight and let me explain …Day one of sessions kicked off with Sammus, a Brooklyn based underground Hip Hop artist, sharing her art with a packed room. An unusual p...
Cloud Foundry and OpenStack During the recently concluded OpenStack Summit in Austin, OpenStack COO Mark Collier, published stats showing Cloud Foundry as the 2nd most popular workload running on OpenStack, with Fortune 500 companies relying on it. Great to see #CloudFoundry as one of...
Ed Saipetch, Zach Leonardi and Laura Ashley from the Blue Box team are headed to the American Museum of Natural History in New York.What does it mean to perform without limits? Limitless performance enables you to target new markets and achieve extraordinary results in a manner you nev...
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...
OpenStack Day Israel brings leaders from the region and all around the world to discuss production deployments of the world’s most widely adopted open source cloud software. The local thriving OpenStack community routinely brings more than 400 technical professionals to this event. The...
OpenStack Australia Day is the first OpenStack conference down under. Held in Sydney at The Menzies on May 5, it’s “set to be the region’s largest, and Australia’s first, conference focusing on Open Source cloud technology.”Gathering users, vendors and solution providers, OpenStack Aus...
The IBM Blue Box team has been busy enhancing IBM Blue Box Dedicated since it was announced last year. In addition to making it HIPAA-enabled to help healthcare companies run regulated workloads, we’ve also delivered multiple game-changing features that we feel make IBM Blue Box Dedica...
The IBM Blue Box team are headed to London for Cloud Expo Europe April 12 – 13 to talk about the unique role that private cloud as a service has in enabling hybrid cloud for enterprises large and small.Ed Saipetch is a senior director in the Office of the CTO at Blue Box, and he’s a fr...
As IBM Blue Box continues its destiny to evangelize our offerings across industry segments, we’re pleased to announce the general availability of our HIPAA-enabled Blue Box Dedicated offering. Healthcare workloads, governed by HIPAA regulatory requirements, now have a place to call ho...
Ajay Agarwal wrote an enticing article recently, advising those in the SaaS space to pay attention to software that acts as a "system of record" (SOR). He defines SOR as "software that serves as the backbone for a particular business process." Agarwal sees SORs as a potential unicorn f...
Believe it or not, I’m an old timer at IBM—this May will be my 12th year at big blue (gasp). Starting just after my freshman year of Electrical Engineering school, I’ve been around long enough that my hair has even started to turn blue.My favorite part about working for this 105-year-o...
Despite IBM’s longtime commitment to open technology, at Blue Box we continue to get the question, “What is OpenStack?”While there are OpenStack user groups, meetups, events and solutions, ultimately the answer to the question is this, “OpenStack is a cloud operating system that contro...
Our team was recently on-site in Las Vegas for IBM InterConnect, and it was clear that interest in Blue Box is at an all time high! This is especially encouraging given what we have in store for the coming weeks. Here’s a sneak preview of three important product functionality expansion...
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. One of the most important best practices i...
The technology world is brimming with business solutions and innovations designed to make organizations run smoothly. The tough part is figuring out how to make all of the moving pieces fit together, but this event solves that problem.At Cloud Expo Europe, over 300 industry experts, ov...
Though it may feel like we just returned from Tokyo, voting is now open for the next OpenStack Summit in Austin, Texas. I’d be remiss if I didn’t impress upon you the importance of submitting your vote!We’re excited to have several speaking candidates up for session slots: Building a...
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 importan...
As we prepare for our first experience at InterConnect as an IBM company, it’s insane to think how far we’ve come since Interconnect 2015 where we began our discussions with the IBM Cloud leadership team–which ultimately paved way for the acquisition. Just like the tech industry in gen...
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 will dive a little bit deeper as to why it is important and the benefits of application modularization.