About Brian Wolff

As Bluelock’s Vice President of Customer Development, Brian is responsible for driving revenue growth in the company's existing client base through adoption of Bluelock's expanding products and services and ensuring customer satisfaction for continued contract renewals. Brian has more than 20 years experience as a trusted advisor in the financial, pharmaceutical, medical and information technology industries.

Evidence Cloud Computing is Beginning to Mature

September 20, 2010 by Brian Wolff

I read with interest, Charles Babcock’s article about why Eli Lilly is engaging multiple cloud providers, not just because it included a reference to BlueLock, but because Charles demonstrated concrete evidence that this nebulous concept of cloud computing is beginning to mature in the enterprise and mid-size enterprise company psyche.   It wasn’t too long ago…

Start-ups, Enterprise Companies and The Cloud

June 9, 2010 by Brian Wolff

Ping Li from Accel Partners wrote a very interesting article this week about how some of the companies that his firm have funded are leveraging cloud computing.  He made a couple of points that I find particularly interesting:  The first is that VC companies are making it a “pre-condition” of funding that the funded company…

Managing the Cloud Boomerang Dilemma

April 14, 2010 by Brian Wolff

 “This is unquestionably the most dynamic time in IT history. Right now you have developers making cloud choices that will become de facto organization choices. Failing to recognize this and address it is an enormous mistake. And the (perhaps) instinctive reaction to forbid use of a public cloud is wrong and foolish. If the trend…

A cloud computing post every software CEO should read

March 4, 2010 by Brian Wolff

OK – time to take it home.  Hopefully you’ve already read my first and second post for SaaS CEOs, and now I’d like to finish up the final five tips for taking your applications to the cloud.  I’d also like to ask you for feedback on what you think and whether you think I’m on…

Part 2: 15 Tips for Software Companies, Understanding Cloud Computing

February 2, 2010 by Brian Wolff

In my last post, I tackled tips 1-5.  This week I’d like to take a look at the next five tips Adam Stone referred to in regards to "Making sense of the cloud: 15 tips for software CEOs" and provide you with the BlueLock perspective on what companies looking to migrate to cloud computing should…

15 Tips for Software Companies: Understanding Cloud Computing

January 21, 2010 by Brian Wolff

  Adam Stone over at Software CEO wrote a very timely article compiling the opinions of several respected industry experts into 15 tips for understanding cloud computing.  I thought Adam’s article highlighted several ways that BlueLock thinks about the cloud differently (or the same in some instances).  I plan to break the 15 tips down…

Are Cloud Vendors Really Ignoring Consumer’s Concerns?

December 7, 2009 by Brian Wolff

Recently, a few articles have popped up with the accusation that cloud computing vendors and providers are ignoring IT pros’ concerns. Carl Brooks recently quoted: "The results of a new Forrester Research survey show that while awareness around cloud computing has grown by leaps and bounds, the concerns of potential adopters remain the same. But…

VIDEO: What is BlueLock vCloud Express and how can it help you?

December 1, 2009 by Brian Wolff

  Hear from David Davis (VCP, vExpert, CCIE of www.VMwareVideos.com) about his take on the BlueLock vCloud Express cloud computing solution. BlueLock vCloud Express launched its Beta I program early in September.  Since then we’ve launched Beta II (today, actually) and we’re excited to get our official public BlueLock vCloud Express offering out in early…

Shhhh Stuff Happens…In the Cloud

November 13, 2009 by Brian Wolff

By now everyone has heard about the T-Mobile Sidekick crash in one of Danger’s (a Microsoft subsidiary) cloud computing environments.  Just like every time Gmail goes down, there is a wide and broad brush of FUD painted across the cloud computing canvas.  Stephen Foskett recently wrote a blog post that talks about the shocking “bubblegum…

CloudCamp Indy is TODAY!

October 26, 2009 by Brian Wolff

If you haven’t already registered, it’s not too late!  Click here to register now, the more the merrier! About CloudCamp:CloudCamp is an unconference where attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies. As an informal, member-supported gathering, we rely entirely…