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It’s one thing to *think* you’ve got the right game plan in this confusing, often self-congratulatory world of cloud infrastructure. It’s another thing entirely when smart people agree with you.That’s been happening with increasing frequency since Blue Box joined forces with Big Blue i...
Though we did our best to Keep Portland Weird during our recent trip to OSCON (i.e., we drove our A-team golf cart right into the OpenStack 5th Birthday party) we did have moments of normalcy.One such moment was our CTO Jesse Proudman’s on-site interview with Mike Hendrickson, VP of Co...
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 Oreg...
It’s that time of year again. I don’t just mean the time to sip cocktails on a sunny beach (or fork over $5 for a cup of the neighborhood kids’ super-sour lemonade). It’s time to vote on sessions for the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. Experts from Blue Box, an IBM Company have something fo...
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: ...
It’s been a little over six weeks since we announced the acquisition of Blue Box by Big Blue. In the OpenStack ecosystem, the acquisition of a startup is often the beginning of the end: no more blog posts, no more tweets, no more of the former identity. For us, it’s been the opposite, ...
Watch for the A-team golf cart as you arrive in the City of Roses to connect with Jill Jubinski, Tech Evangelist for Blue Box, an IBM Company. She’ll be on the lookout at OSCON for top tech talent alongside CTO Jesse Proudman and other members of the team. Plus, we’ll have Senior Solut...
Google has joined the OpenStack Foundation. Let me be the first to say, “Welcome to the party.” And in case you missed this little tidbit, today is earnings day for Google; a fitting day to join to the foundation.Of course, the Google team is not new to OpenStack. Contributors from the...
Since 2010, OpenStack has become one of the fastest growing open source communities in the world. Spanning 167 countries with over 20 million lines of code, this vibrant group of developers gets stronger and stronger every day. Join us for a special meetup celebrating the 5th Birthday ...
Since 2010, OpenStack has become one of the fastest growing open source communities in the world. Spanning 167 countries with over 20 million lines of code, this vibrant group of developers gets stronger and stronger every day. Join us for a special meetup celebrating the 5th Birthday ...
We’re proud to be inaugural sponsors of the first-ever OpenStack Day Seattle, taking place at the Washington Athletic Club on August 20.In conjunction with LinuxCon Seattle (August 17 – 19, 2015), the OpenStack Day Seattle conference will be “a gathering of the region’s OpenStack users...
We’re proud to be inaugural sponsors of the first-ever OpenStack Day Seattle, taking place at the Washington Athletic Club on August 20.In conjunction with LinuxCon Seattle (August 17 – 19, 2015), the OpenStack Day Seattle conference will be “a gathering of the region’s OpenStack users...
It’s now been a few weeks since OpenStack Summit Vancouver, and while the dust is starting to settle, our team certainly hasn’t been idle. We’re following up on hundreds of conversations from the show; we announced our acquisition by IBM; and we’re continuing our record-breaking sales ...
Join Chris Cannon, HP Sr. Technical Evangelist on HP’s Converged Cloud Team, for a deep-dive walk through of the latest HP Helion OpenStack Distribution.The evening will begin with a dinner sponsored by HP with drinks provided by Blue Box, an IBM Company. The presentation will follow a...
Join us for the 2nd annual OpenStack Trove Day, presented by Tesora.For a look at the highlights from last year’s event, watch this video. We’re pleased to sponsor this event, which is free to all attendees. Seating is limited so register here today to join us. We hope to see yo...
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...
Join Moe Abdula, IBM VP, Cloud Foundational Services, Jesse Proudman, founder and CTO of Blue Box, an IBM Company, and guest speaker Lauren Nelson, Forrester Research's private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud lead analyst, as they discuss how focusing on high performance cloud...
In 2012, Blue Box began down a transformative path to couple the DNA from our prior ten years of infrastructure operations with the unique infrastructure management platform we call Box Panel. Only a small number of organizations with dedicated focus have the resources and skill sets t...
Last week over 6,000 stackers met at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the OpenStack Summit. The venue—a half-million square foot marvel of glass, wood, and green construction—offered picturesque views of Vancouver Harbour, a breathtaking backdrop for the hard work of crafting the ne...
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...
At the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver today, we announced two expansions to the Blue Box Cloud product lineup. Both advance our strategy to give enterprises the private cloud infrastructure they need, on their terms, without the hassle and engineering overhead of having to run their own...
In Greek mythology, the Hydra is a multi-headed monster which grows two heads where one is cut off, quickly overpowering all who attempt to bring it under control. A hybrid cloud deployment done wrong can also escalate into something fierce and unpredictable. BUT! Done right, a hybrid ...
In Greek mythology, the Hydra is a multi-headed monster which grows two heads where one is cut off, quickly overpowering all who attempt to bring it under control. A hybrid cloud deployment done wrong can also escalate into something fierce and unpredictable. BUT! Done right, a hybrid ...
According to a Forrester report released early this year, more than half of enterprises (59%) are planning for a private cloud deployment in 2015. However, Forrester’s findings show that few are actually ready.Many of today’s private clouds lack realistic time frames, clear short-term ...
We’re less than three weeks away from OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, BC. It’s time to start thinking about your schedule for the event.Blue Box will exhibit in booth T5, and we pity the fool who doesn’t come visit us in the booth or see one of our sessions: Docker Docker Docker OpenSt...
OpenStack Summit is just on the horizon (no pun intended), and once again it's in our backyard: beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia! This will be the third summit I've attended.The first was in Portland, another fantastic Pacific Northwest town, just after my first OpenStack project....
The results are in, and our own Jesse Proudman is the winner of theCUBE’s tongue-in-cheek play on March Madness, CUBEmadness. A Big Thanks! A big thanks to everyone who voted for Jesse through each round, and major props to the cloud luminaries who squared off against Jesse at each ro...
theCUBE is “the leading live interview show covering enterprise technology and innovation.” In 2014, members of theCUBE traveled to over 60 tech shows and interviewed over 1,000 tech thought leaders. They kicked off the CUBEmadness tournament last month, and now it’s down to the Final ...
On May 18, Blue Box will descend on Vancouver, BC along with about 5,000 other OpenStack developers and users. This is our 5th Summit, and we’ve been active participants in the OpenStack ecosystem since 2012.Vancouver’s mountain backdrop is a great visual metaphor for this Summit: Open...
There have been countless articles on the deficiency our industry has in hiring female employees. The Harvard Business Review covered the topic last fall; the Wall Street Journal called out a Google employee for speaking over a female co-panelist just this week. The truth is: We still ...
The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is happening April 12 – 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This event will feature over 38,000 Healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from across the globe.Will you attend? If so, please stop by and see our Blue Box team....
The upcoming HPC for Wall Street — Cloud Technology Show and Conference is happening Monday, April 6 at The Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan. This event will feature leading companies and speakers sharing the latest on cloud technology for financial services.If you’ll be there, please stop...
Public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructure each have different strengths and weaknesses. In this presentation in the Open Cloud and Developer Park at Cloud Expo Europe in London, Blue Box CTO and Founder Jesse Proudman discussed each of these models and discuss how Private Cloud ...
As recent events have shown us, managed private cloud providers can change their architecture without warning. That can mean big (and bad) things for your budget, application performance and long-term cloud strategy.We designed Blue Box Cloud with the goal of delivering an economical e...
Over the past few weeks, our phones have started ringing with new private cloud customers telling us about Rackspace’s onerous and expensive forced upgrades from their EOL’d legacy OpenStack Grizzly-based architecture to Rackspace Private Cloud Version 10 running OpenStack Juno. Unfort...
Every company needs a BHAG: a big, hairy, audacious goal. This is ours: Private Cloud, Anywhere in the World, in Under an Hour. And while we realize that yes, that’s swinging for the fence, we’re executing every day on a plan that’s moving us closer to realizing that vision. Here a...