SOURCE: Blue Box Group

Blue Box Group

March 20, 2013 09:00 ET

Travis CI Moves to Blue Box

Travis CI Cites Flexibility, Virtualization on Operating System Level, and Access to Custom, Fast Hardware as Keys to Decision

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Blue Box, a leading cloud hosting and managed services company, today announced Travis CI, the leading continuous integration service for the open source community, has selected Blue Box to power its Linux infrastructure. Running over 20,000 tests daily, Travis CI cited flexibility, virtualization on the operating system level, and the access to fast, custom hardware as the keys to its decision.

Continuous integration (CI) is the practice in software engineering where changes to code are immediately tested and reported when added to the code base. This practice improves the overall development process by saving the developer significant time by not having to wait until a project is complete to determine if corrections are needed.

"Blue Box's private cloud using custom hardware allows us to get the best, most reliable performance for our users and customers," said Josh Kalderimis, Travis CI. "With the move to Blue Box we're able to iterate on the build environment much faster, introducing new features and updates to available services and languages a lot quicker than we could before. This is a big win for everyone using our platform. We trust the Blue Box team with our daily business of continuous integration." 

"When it comes to continuous integration, Travis CI is the go-to service for the open source community," said Jesse Proudman, CEO, Blue Box. "Having Travis CI entrust Blue Box with its hosting is a tremendous validation of our leading managed services infrastructure. We are also very proud to be involved in an offering with such wide community impact."

Travis CI is a hosted, distributed continuous integration service used to build and test projects hosted at GitHub. Travis CI has run over 2.7 million tests for over 23,000 open source projects to date. Originally developed as a service for the Ruby community in early 2011, it now offers support to many other technologies, including Rails, Rubinius, Rubygems, Bundler, Symfony and others. Travis CI also offers a private testing stream with Travis CI Pro.

About Blue Box

Established in 2003, Blue Box is a leading cloud hosting and managed services company. Nearly 600 companies use Blue Box's managed cloud application hosting for infrastructure solutions. Its clients receive white-glove 24/7 support through its industry-leading technical implementation and management expertise. Blue Box leverages an assortment of open source technologies including Open Stack, EMC Razor and Opscode's Chef alongside Blue Box intellectual property and technologies. With ownership and control of the infrastructure, Blue Box delivers comprehensive, customizable hosting solutions with game-changing uptime to enterprises and applications of any size. Earlier this year, Blue Box announced the close of its Series A funding round. The company raised over $4.3 million, which it intends to use toward investment in productizing its service offering as well as building out its infrastructure to support its next phase of growth. To learn more about Blue Box's pioneering activities, visit www.bluebox.net, email sales@bluebox.net, or call toll-free: 1-800-613-4305.

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