IBM acquired Blue Box Group, a managed private cloud provider built on OpenStack. Blue Box provides businesses with a simple, private cloud as a service platform, based on OpenStack.
Customers benefit from the ability to more easily deploy workloads across hybrid cloud environments. Through Blue Box, IBM will help businesses rapidly integrate their cloud-based applications and on-premises systems into OpenStack-based managed cloud. Blue Box also strengthens IBM Cloud’s existing OpenStack portfolio, with the introduction of a remotely managed OpenStack offering to provide clients with a local cloud and increased visibility, control and security.