Mastering CloudStack with ShapeBlue’s Apache CloudStack Online Bootcamps

Companies choosing to adopt Apache CloudStack as part of their infrastructure have several options. Either to hire CloudStack professionals to help them by providing support, or to train their own staff. Those choosing the latter option can enrol their employee in our remote bootcamps, which are regularly held throughout the year, rather than doing the learning curve alone, which can be inefficient and much more time-consuming. ShapeBlue’s Apache CloudStack Online Bootcamps offer an opportunity for companies seeking to excel in cloud infrastructure management. By registering for these bootcamps, you gain access to comprehensive, expert-led training that covers all aspects of […]

ShapeBlueCon 2023 Roundup

Last week the ShapeBlue team flew in from all corners of the globe to the Lake District, UK, for ShapeBlue Con 2023. The event is our company’s annual get-together which provides an opportunity for developing interpersonal relationships, collaborating on new and existing ideas and ultimately having a good time together. As a remote team, we believe getting together as a collective in person is essential. As, ultimately it provides the opportunity for many conversations to be had, which would not take place virtually.  Through all the collaborative activities and conversations taking place during ShapeBlue Con, each team member develops and […]

ShapeBlue Joins the Good Business Charter, Demonstrating Commitment to Responsible Business Practices

ShapeBlue is delighted to announce it has joined leading companies in the United Kingdom in signing up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers. As an employee-owned company, we believe in the importance for businesses to regain trust and show they care about more than just profit. ShapeBlue has always been led by its mission to deliver the best to its employees, customers and open-source community. ShapeBlue is a globally recognized leader in cloud consulting and managed services, helping businesses harness the […]

ShapeBlue Has Become an Employee-Owned Business

Today we announcе that ShapeBlue is now a 100% employee-owned business: owned by all of its employees, for the benefit of all of those employees. I will continue as full-time CEO, and am excited to do so, but am no longer a shareholder in the business. The business is now legally owned by a trust that has been set up to act in the best interests of all ShapeBlue staff. In this article, I want to explain the rationale for this decision and how I think it will help ShapeBlue continue to develop and protect our ongoing mission.   Building […]

GSoC Apurv Interview

GSoC 2021 and Apache CloudStack: The Results

With 16,000+ participants from 111 countries and 715 open-source organizations participating, Google Summer of Code is one of the most popular programs which helps students enter the technology world and gain new skills. GSoC pairs students with mentors from participating open-source organizations, allowing students to face the real world of software development and coding. For a year in a row, ShapeBlue and Apache CloudStack have been participating in the program and we are glad to share the success story of one of the students who successfully passed it.  He is doing a Master Degree in Computer Science & Engineering from […]

Google Summer of Code – Meet the Mentors

16,000+ students, 111 countries, 16 years and 715 open-source organizations – this is Google Summer of Code! ShapeBlue and the CloudStack Community are happy to be part of this global program focused on bringing students into open-source software development and helping them learn new skills. About Google Summer of Code Google Summer of Code (GSoC) started back in 2005. The program pairs students with mentors from participating open-source organizations, allowing students to face the real world of software development and coding. This also gives them the opportunity to learn new technologies, improve their skills and learn from the best developers […]

ShapeBlue SA extends distribution agreement with NetApp

ShapeBlue SA are pleased to announce the extension of their distribution partner agreement for NetApp in South Africa, building out a successful relationship that started in 2014. ‘ShapeBlue has built a strong partnership with NetApp in this region. Expanding our capabilities to represent the full NetApp portfolio presents a strategic opportunity for us and our partners.’ Says Dan Crowe, Managing Director, ShapeBlue SA. ‘NetApp’s vision, depth of solutions and cloud-centric approach continues to differentiate them. We are seeing a fantastic response, in particular to the Cloud Infrastructure portfolio with HCI and the Cloud Data Services portfolio.’ ShapeBlue, as expert builders […]

At Africacom with Netapp Solidfire | Case Studies

ShapeBlue recently attended the AfricaCom show in Cape Town, South Africa.  We had an excellent opportunity to catch up with a number of our clients and partners and listened to a number of storage challenges being faced by the industry.  We captured some of these thoughts, and also got some updates from our partner NetApp SolidFire in this short video.