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.

BlueLock is Looking for a Qualified Controller

October 22, 2009 by Brian Wolff

BlueLock serves its clients by providing the people, expertise and IT infrastructure in a world-class, SAS 70 certified data center. The company provides Virtual Cloud Computing through Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) where clients subscribe monthly to just the right amount of computing, storage and bandwidth capacity needed today with the ability to grow “on demand” in the…

Fuzzy Math in the Cloud – TCO of Cloud vs. Internal IT

October 13, 2009 by Brian Wolff

As cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) continues to take hold in all size business, I’m beginning to see more great discussions about the true cost of Internal IT vs. the Cloud.  Bernard Golden (post) and Drew Robb (post) have each written complete and thorough analysis of the cost of the internal data center and/or storage. …

BlueLock Partners: Our Friends at VMworld

October 6, 2009 by Brian Wolff

While at VMworld 2009, we took some time to talk with some of our cloud computing partners such as Intel, F5 and Shavlik.  As a VMware hosting provider, it was great to attend such an amazing conference focused on VMware virtualization technology and the advancements VMware and their partners are making in the virtualization and…

BlueLock to Host and Sponsor CloudCamp Indianapolis 2.0

by Brian Wolff

Indianapolis-based BlueLock, provider of cloud computing and managed IT services, announced they will sponsor and host CloudCamp Indianapolis #2 on Tuesday, October 27th. CloudCamp events are free and follow an interactive, unscripted format as attendees suggest topics of discussion, before and during the event. Attracting IT professionals and non-technical business managers alike, the cloud computing event…

BlueLock Arrives at VMworld

August 31, 2009 by Brian Wolff

So much excitement has built up to this year’s VMworld conference (put on by VMware).  BlueLock is going to be a part of a huge announcement, we’re also assisting Shavlik Technologies in one of theirs, and multiple new friendships and partnerships have formed due to the upcoming event (that starts today!).  We’re looking forward to…

Hybrid Cloud Computing: Consistency and Strategy within Your Organization

August 26, 2009 by Brian Wolff

John Engate over at Rackspace does a great job of calling out the reasons companies are resistant to adopting cloud and outlining ways that companies can dip their toe into the cloud. Our CTO, Pat O’Day participated in a cloud computing panel discussion a couple of weeks ago where Erik van Ommeren from Sogeti correctly…

Cloud Computing Performance: Find Your Tier

August 24, 2009 by Brian Wolff

While cloud computing can offer significant savings, it’s important to know exactly what you’re paying for and what kind of environment you’re receiving for that money, specifically in terms of performance.  Do you know the quality of the parts that are in your environment and what quality tier those fall in?  How high is your…

Are Private Clouds Just Another Form of “Server Hugging”?

August 12, 2009 by Brian Wolff

First things first, clouds can be anywhere.  They aren’t just an external resource companies can tap into, cloud technology can be taken advantage of anywhere (i.e. inside the walls of your organization). Private clouds exist and will continue to exist as the trend towards cloud computing continues.  There are many organizations out there that can’t…

Virtualization – The Cloud Computing Enabler

July 30, 2009 by Brian Wolff

The technology that makes cloud computing possible is virtualization.  The main objective in cloud computing is to improve resource utilization by sharing available resources to multiple on demand needs.  Virtualization abstracts the underlying resources such as the memory, storage, network so that multiple operating systems (Windows, Linux) can be run on a single physical system…

BlueLock Featured in Gartner’s Hype Cycle

July 28, 2009 by Brian Wolff

BlueLock, a provider of cloud computing and managed IT services was featured in a July 23, 2009 Gartner report entitled Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management, 2009 in the Cloud-Based Recovery Services section.  The report features findings on the increasing costs and risks of business disruptions and how they continue to drive the importance of…