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What’s your small IT team’s plan when a disaster strikes?

April 7, 2015 by Diana Nolting

Having a DR plan is entirely different from executing that plan in the event of a disaster. Anyone who has personally experienced a disaster will attest to that. While Recovery-as-a-Service enables your business to get back up and running quickly in the event of a disaster, not all RaaS providers offer the same level of…

What do different tier ratings for datacenters mean and why are they important?

March 31, 2015 by Mike Durham

Datacenter tiers are important because tiered ratings are the standard used to compare datacenters and are designed to help you decide which one makes sense for your business. Each tier describes datacenter uptime and it is used to measure performance, investment in dollars and the return you would get from that investment (ROI). A Tier…

Reduce Disaster Recovery Costs by 50% with Recovery-as-a-Service

March 27, 2015 by Megan Gish

Bluelock’s customers receive notable benefits from using Recovery-as-a-Service in place of traditional disaster recovery plans. In this case, a nationally licensed accounts receivable management company received not only better protection and security, but also a savings of more than 50% monthly compared to traditional DR solutions which equated to a nearly $200,000 savings over three…

What you don’t know about your cloud provider’s SOC audit could hurt you

March 9, 2015 by Veronica Miller

When you’re looking for a managed cloud hosting and recovery provider, you’ll run into a number of certification standards, audits and control levels by which providers abide. Without a single standard to benchmark, you, the buyer, are left managing the burden of understanding what each certification means in relation to comparing providers. A fairly common…

Bluelock Named to Managed Service Provider 500 List by CRN

March 2, 2015 by Alicia Gaba

Bluelock is excited to announce it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Hosting 100. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit…

Recovery Assurance Program for Current Bluelock Clients

by Alicia Gaba

The Bluelock Recovery Assurance Program is simply a reflection of the level of care and detailed preparation we give our Recovery-as-a-Service clients. We understand that the true value of disaster recovery is being able to rely on it when it’s needed most, so our goal with every client is to ensure that your team and…

What is Recovery Assurance?

February 16, 2015 by Alicia Gaba

Recovery Assurance is having complete confidence that your disaster recovery plan will work when you need it most.  Many disaster recovery providers provide tools that allow you to verify your recovery time objective (RTO) and/or recovery point objective (RPO) and consider that “recovery assurance.” However, complete confidence requires preparation, testing and thorough documentation, plus access…

Can you trust your disaster recovery plan with your job?

February 10, 2015 by Diana Nolting

Only 40% of DR plans actually work when needed, according to statistics published by the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council in 2014. When you’re at the water coolers and pop machines at conference events, you’ll hear this is a statistic that many IT managers know all too well. The budget, the technology and the time required…