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1 Leverage the best of both private and public cloud solutions

2 For a long time, cloud choices were: build your own private cloud or put it all out there into a public cloud. But today s IT operations require more agility to support ever-changing business demands and therefore require a different kind of cloud. Blue Box, an IBM company, has redefined the face of private cloud with its Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) offering. This high-performance cloud platform delivers the reliability and speed of a private, in-house solution with all of the ease and affordability of a public cloud via an advanced array of auto-updating resources and advanced technology. PCaaS also provides the flexibility and adaptability to pivot fast and scale easily. 2

3 PRIVATE VS PUBLIC CLOUD Each platform offers unique strengths. The benefits of private cloud include increased security and control with more predictable overhead. Alternatively, public cloud offers a greater ability to pivot and scale on demand, as well as fewer management responsibilities for IT teams, and a simplified user experience. private cloud offers: Public cloud offers: Data sovereignty Organizations know and control where corporate data resides. Quick Implementation Public clouds speed the time to implementation. Environment control Governance and security are much easier to implement. Ease of use Users have a standard set of interfaces with which their tools can talk. Cost predictability The budgeting and expense forecast processes are simplified. Elasticity Organizations can rapidly add resources to their cloud infrastructure. Hybrid capabilities Private cloud can be utilized to build green field applications that integrate with existing IT workloads. Economic model Computing expenses shift from CapEx to OpEx, allowing organizations to deduct operating expenses during the current accounting period. While both sets of benefits are vital to the business, organizations shouldn t have to pick and choose or settle for one solution over the other. It has never been this easy to leverage public cloud capabilities within a private cloud model. Blue Box Cloud bridges the gap between both models by offering a high-performance solution that integrates the strengths of each. Only Blue Box Cloud delivers the security and control of private cloud with the ease of managing public cloud. 3

4 TRUE open CLOUD DEPLOYMENT Powered by OpenStack and operated by a team of infrastructure experts with deep OpenStack credentials, Blue Box has been the lead advocate and one of about a dozen companies with offerings in the OpenStack Foundation s Hosted Private Cloud category. Its PCaaS approach stands apart from other hosted private cloud and private cloud management solutions, eliminating the operations burden typically associated with private cloud installations. The result? Increased uptime, ease of use, integration and innovation. Now a key component of the IBM cloud strategy, Blue Box Cloud is delivered through IBM data centers on dedicated infrastructure, or locally in your data center of choice providing the options and scale organizations need to address their unique requirements. Both of these models deliver low latency to end users, and each meets data residency requirements. With Blue Box Cloud, organizations can: Rapidly deploy applications on their own private cloud Access ready-to-go patterns and workflows to accelerate workload provisioning 1 Scale their environments to meet rapidly changing business demands Achieve high levels of security and compliance Ensure application and data sovereignty Focus their resources on innovation IBM will rapidly provision and manage their private cloud for them Take advantage of a cloud powered by OpenStack to tap into a fast-growing global ecosystem of thousands of developers, best practices, and an open environment that supports hybrid deployments Blue Box Cloud is delivered through IBM data centers on dedicated infrastructure, or locally in your data center of choice providing the options and scale organizations need to address their unique requirements. 4

5 FLEXIBILTY, RELIABILTY AND ADAPTABILITY Blue Box Cloud delivers proven expertise in delivering successful private cloud deployments, along with in-place upgrades that deliver continuous improvements to IT environments with minimal disruption. In addition, Blue Box Cloud is unmatched for consistent user experience across private and public clouds, on- and off-premises, with portability of both workloads and automation investments. A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CLOUD SOUTION If you want the agility of public cloud and the control and security of private cloud, PCaaS addresses both sets of needs. Get more from the cloud than you ever expected. Are you ready to learn more about how Blue Box Cloud can give you better cloud performance that scales with your business? Learn More Source 1 Provided by Cloud Builder

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