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The Zombie Apocalypse and Other Cloud Infrastructure Concerns By Liz Durst Last month, I returned from an overseas trip to a friend’s wedding to find the zombie apocalypse happening in my neighborhood near downtown San Jose. People of all ages and demographics united together in what looked like strange cult gatherings in public parks, stumbling around the streets of the South Bay with eyes glued to their phones and occasionally yelling something strange like, "OMG I hatched a Nidoking!" Cars would come to abrupt halts in front of me at unexplained times—I half expected a scene from the movie Zombieland to unfold where Woody Harrelson would leap out from an SUV ready to give me the nickname Minnesota and help navigate safely back to my parents’ farm. Pokémon Go was released in the US on July 6, 2016. Unless you've been living off the grid in a yurt (in which case yo... (more)

TelecityGroup to Bring PCaaS to the UK By @BlueBox | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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 valu... (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)

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)

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)