Blue Box Brings Rapid Application Development to Enterprise Cloud Foundry and OpenStack Deployments with Mendix

Boston, MA and Seattle, WA – December 11, 2014 – Mendix and Blue Box today announced a partnership to provide enterprises with next-generation hybrid cloud platforms powered by Cloud Foundry® and OpenStack®. By combining Mendix’s visual rapid application development capabilities with its fully managed OpenStack deployments, Blue Box is providing one of the fastest paths to building, deploying and running cloud-native, multi-channel business applications via its private cloud as a service, Blue Box Cloud.

CIOs driving digital transformations want to accelerate business innovation and harness the power of modern cloud infrastructure, including open source. At the same time, with traditional programming methods unable to keep pace with growing demand for multi-channel applications, they’re turning to modern app delivery approaches that allow apps to be built rapidly, deployed instantly and changed easily.

By partnering with Mendix, Blue Box is bringing Mendix’s signature visual, model-driven development capabilities to enterprise OpenStack deployments. Rapid developers can leverage the Mendix App Platform to quickly build multi-channel, multi-device applications for native OpenStack deployment with the full advantage of Cloud Foundry provisioning and deployment. Apps built on Mendix can be deployed to Blue Box Cloud with one click.

“Many of our customers need the fastest, most efficient development tools and environments available,” said Hernan Alvarez, chief product officer at Blue Box. “With Mendix, those customers have a powerful new option to move from development to production at the speeds they need to compete and win.”

The partnership offers enterprises greater speed and flexibility as modern business applications rapidly built on the Mendix platform accentuate and accelerate the value and advantage of Blue Box deployed and managed OpenStack environments. Blue Box Cloud is a managed, hosted private cloud on dedicated hardware, powered by OpenStack and available and scalable on-demand. It combines the major benefits of public cloud (agile provisioning, ease of use, and fast implementation) with the major benefits of private cloud (predictable economics and performance, data sovereignty and environment control).

“The powerful combination of Mendix and Blue Box allows IT and their empowered business counterparts to harness a development paradigm six times faster than traditional programming and one of the fastest paths to Cloud Foundry and OpenStack deployments based on Blue Box,” said Mark Rogers, VP of business development of Mendix.

    About Mendix

    Mendix, a Siemens business, is the only low-code platform designed to address the full complexity of enterprise software development challenges. Deploying point solutions to departmental problems solves things at a micro level—but if you want to make a significant impact on your business, you need to go bigger and build powerful portfolios that move the needle sustainably and strategically.

    With Mendix, enterprises can take on more complex, transformational initiatives by engaging everyone in capturing requirements, forming ideas, and embedding value assessment throughout the lifecycle of the software portfolio.

    Focus on the right problems while relying on governance and control to avoid unnecessary risk. Mobilize your organization. Build the change readiness muscle. And when the next big idea drops, turn it into an outcome quicker.

    More than 4,000 organizations in 46 countries use the Mendix low-code platform. An active community of over 300,000 developers has created over 950,000 applications – and counting.