IBM Opens Up Blue Box Cloudto Its Global Network of Data Centers

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: IBM integrates Blue Box Cloud Dedicated private-cloud-as-a-service in to OpenStack based solutions. The platform is available in any of the IBM’s globally integrated cloud data centers running SoftLayer infrastructure.

Recently acquired by IBM, Blue Box was a managed private cloud provider built on OpenStack. The main motive behind this acquisition of IBM was to help businesses rapidly integrate their cloud-based applications and on-premises systems into OpenStack-based managed cloud.

Powered by OpenStack, Blue Box Cloud Dedicated is used for bringing together the performance and cost management benefits of private cloud while seamlessly provisioning support of public cloud. For OpenStack-based private clouds, the platform extends a single management tool. Irrespective of the location, it offers greater simplicity and consistency to the operation of public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure globally.

“Implementing Cloudsoft AMP on Blue Box Cloud across IBM Cloud data centers will allow us to meet the increased demand from customers for hybrid cloud solutions built on OpenStack," says Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO, Cloudsoft Corporation.

Delivered on dedicated servers, customers can experience all advantages of open source private cloud. They can access OpenStack-powered infrastructure from a data center in any preferred geography by isolating data within SoftLayer's global data centers. This drives down latency and improving application performance for their end users. Providing customers with an easy entry point into hybrid cloud, Open source software gives them a greater choice, flexibility and a rapid innovation cycle of new features and capabilities.

 “Today, we’ve taken a big step toward our goal of delivering private clouds to customers anywhere in the world and we’re offering deployment timelines that are unheard of within traditional private cloud,” comments Jesse Proudman, CTO, Blue Box.