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The company will also launch its private OpenStack cloud implementation — complete with dedicated hardware — this week at the OpenStack Summit.

Matthew Schiltz, CEO of Blue Box.
photo: Matthew Schiltz

Just in time for the OpenStack Summit, Blue Box has named Matthew Schiltz as its new CEO. Blue Box Founder and former CEO Jesse Proudman moves over to CTO. Before joining Tier 3, Shiltz was CEO of Symform.

Seattle-based Blue Box will also make its managed OpenStack private cloud offering generally available on Monday. Blue Box Cloud uses dedicated hardware for customers worried about data security and data sovereignty issues. Such use of dedicated hardware in theory eliminates the “noisy neighbor” problem of public cloud implementations in which the workloads of one company’s workload could hog resources for other users on the same virtual machines.

Blue Box has 45 employees and has raised $9 million in funding to date.

Schiltz was named CEO of Tier 3, an IaaS and data center services provider, in January 2013; CenturyLink announced its acquisition of Tier 3 in November.

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