Blue Box Opens Program for European Private Cloud Workload Candidates to Participate in Proof of Concept and Solution Development Program

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Private Cloud as a Service innovator targets workloads in media and entertainment, healthcare, financial services and retail sectors.

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We’re looking for participants in specific market sectors that have specific needs around workload control, performance, security and predictability. Those are the sectors and workloads best suited to private cloud environments.

Blue Box—a Seattle-based provider of on-demand private cloud as a service (PCaaS) on dedicated hardware—is headed to London next month to kick off a proof of concept program aimed at helping European customers evaluate whether their workloads are prime candidates for private clouds powered by OpenStack.

The company is scheduling meetings at Cloud Expo Europe, March 11 and 12, at the ExCeL Exhibition Center. The expo is billed as the biggest and best-attended cloud event in the world.

More Information on the Sector Specific Proof of Concept Program

“In the proof of concept program, we will partner with companies to understand if their next application modernization project requires the peculiar benefits of private cloud,” said Ken Cavallon, vice president of strategic business development and alliances at Blue Box. “At Cloud Expo Europe, European companies can self-nominate to participate in the program which will help them – and us – better understand the underlying value of an OpenStack-based managed private cloud within specific market sectors. We’re looking for participants in specific market sectors that have specific needs around workload control, performance, security and predictability. Those are the sectors and workloads best suited to private cloud environments.”

What’s in It for the Participants?
The proof of concept program is specifically targeting application use cases in media & entertainment, financial services, healthcare and retail. Participants will get the benefit of Blue Box Solution Development and R&D focused on solving their particular problem without having to make 100% of the investment on their own in exchange for post program participation in case-studies and marketing efforts of the resulting solution set. A limited number of candidates in each market sector will be admitted, and the program will wrap by mid 2015. To see if your workload would qualify for the program complete the form to receive more information on the program or to reserve one of the remaining sessions at Cloud Expo Europe: http://www.bluebox.net/meet-with-blue-box-at-cloud-expo-europe

Exhibition Information
Blue Box is exhibiting with the OpenStack Foundation and other OpenStack community members in the Open Cloud Park, Pod #3, at the event.

Blue Box CTO to Speak
Blue Box founder and CTO Jesse Proudman will present “Public vs Private vs Hybrid Cloud – Which One or None?” in the Cloud Theatre. Proudman will review these infrastructure models and discuss how PCaaS can be the foundation of a successful hybrid cloud strategy.

About Blue Box
Blue Box delivers Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) to customers worldwide. The company’s technology platform leverages decades of operational expertise in cloud and distributed systems to deliver Blue Box Cloud—a managed, hosted private cloud on dedicated hardware, powered by OpenStack and available and scalable on demand. Blue Box Cloud delivers core benefits of both public and private clouds in one offering. Blue Box meets the control, performance, and security needs of customers in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, digital media, gaming, technology and retail. Learn more about Seattle-based Blue Box at bluebox.net or find Blue Box on Twitter at @bluebox.

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