IBM Acquires Private Cloud Provider Blue Box Cloud

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Seattle-based Blue Box was acquired by IBM, Blue Box CTO and founder Jesse Proudman announced yesterday.

“IBM is in the midst of

a massive transformation, placing the weight of its 400,000+ exceptional employees behind four strategic imperatives: Commerce, Analytics, Security and Cloud,” Proudman wrote. “For IBM, acquiring Blue Box is a way to turbo-charge their cloud strategy: Our technology and business model will become a formational kernel for the IBM Cloud organization to rally around for private cloud. Add SoftLayer’s global footprint and IBM’s OpenStack upstream capabilities, and I can’t think of an organization better suited to tackle this challenge.”

Proudman wrote he was excited to match the aspirations of Blue Box with the resources of IBM.

Read his full announcement here.