LONDON and CLOUD EXPO EUROPE (PRWEB) March 10, 2015
Blue Box—a Seattle-based provider of on-demand OpenStack-powered private cloud as a service (PCaaS) solutions—has selected TelecityGroup as the colocation provider for its first data center in the U.K., making Blue Box Cloud available to European customers who require European Union (EU) data residency.
TelecityGroup is a provider of premium carrier-neutral data centers, operating facilities in city locations across Europe, including seven data centers in the London area. TelecityGroup is renowned for its environmental leadership and green initiatives such as maximizing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
With its London expansion, Blue Box increases its global footprint for Blue Box Cloud to four locations, aligning with key markets in North America and EMEA, as the company continues executing on its global capacity expansion. The London data center will meet EU data sovereignty requirements and join an existing European data center for Blue Box Cloud in Zurich.
The agreement between Blue Box and Telecity was brokered by Global Communication Networks.
“We considered a number of options in the U.K., and we found TelecityGroup to be extremely collaborative, much more of a partner than simply a provider. We were also impressed with the value of its Cloud-IX platform, environmental stewardship, and its desire and ability to service the needs of Blue Box and our customers as we grow our presence in the European market.”
Hernan Alvarez, Chief Product Officer, Blue Box
European Proof of Concept Program Underway
Blue Box recently announced a proof-of-concept (PoC) program for European customers evaluating OpenStack-powered private clouds. The program helps customers determine whether a hosted or an on-prem private cloud solution is better suited to their workloads. As part of the launch of the PoC and the new U.K. data center, Blue Box is sponsoring Cloud Expo Europe in London on March 11 and 12. Companies interested in Blue Box Cloud can schedule one-on-one meetings with Blue Box senior management by signing up here.
Blue Box is targeting participants in market sectors with specific workloads requiring control, performance, security and predictability in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, media and entertainment, financial services, technology and retail.
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 Cloud Expo Europe. In addition, Blue Box CTO and founder Jesse Proudman will speak during two sessions:
1. Public vs Private vs Hybrid Cloud Which One? (Wednesday, March 11, 2:05 pm - 2:25 pm in the Open Cloud Theater)
2. Interoperability on the Cloud: Myth or Reality? (Panel discussion in Cloud Service Providers & Business Theater, Thursday, March 12, 11:20 am - 12 noon)
Private Cloud as a Service Benefits
PCaaS is a term describing private cloud infrastructure resources deployed in a managed environment, on hardware dedicated to specific customers. PCaaS provides the security, performance and cost stability of private cloud, coupled with the agility, scalability and handsfree management common to public clouds. Blue Box Cloud is an OpenStack-powered PCaaS solution that offers the additional benefits of Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service.
About Blue Box
Blue Box delivers Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) to a worldwide customer base. Built on a technology platform leveraging decades of operational expertise in cloud and distributed systems, Blue Box Cloud is a managed private cloud product available in both hosted and on-prem versions. Each Blue Box Cloud is run on dedicated hardware, powered by OpenStack and fully managed by our global team of infrastructure experts. Blue Box Cloud delivers the core benefits of both public and private clouds in one offering and provides the control, performance and security customers need in a wide range of industries, including healthcare & life sciences, financial services, digital media & entertainment, gaming, technology and retail. Learn more about Seattle-based Blue Box at blueboxcloud.com or on Twitter @bluebox.
About TelecityGroup PLC
TelecityGroup provides premium carrier-neutral data centres, operating facilities in city locations across Europe.
TelecityGroup’s data centres provide secure and highly-connected environments for the IT and telecoms equipment that powers the digital economy. Its data centres are enabling environments in which the separate networks that make up the internet meet and where bandwidth intensive applications, content and information are hosted.
TelecityGroup’s customers are the networks and providers of content, applications and data that make up the internet. Customers choose TelecityGroup because of its high-quality infrastructure and service standards, connectivity options and capacity to support their future growth.
Telecity Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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