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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending February 12th

February 12, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

Cloud computing isn’t the next big thing anymore, but it’s something that is happening now and is continuing to evolve to fulfill the needs of business—SMB and enterprise-alike. Through automation in the cloud, mapping out a DR plan, and answering any cloud resources questions, we’re equipping companies with the information they need to succeed in the cloud.

To arm you even further, take a...

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How DECA Financial Services Reduces DR Costs

February 10, 2014 by Megan Gish


DECA Financial Services, LLC, a nationally licensed accounts receivable management company, relies on their mission-critical call-center application to keep business going each day. They needed a way to guarantee their application would be recovered quickly so business could keep moving forward, no matter what.

In this webinar, Bluelock CTO, Pat O’Day, and DECA Financial CIO, Kevin Schoenrock, will sit down for a 30-minute open discussion digging into DECA Financials’ process for...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending February 5th

February 5, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

Not only are IT publications and professionals looking back to see how cloud computing has evolved over the years and lived up to its expectations from 2013 trends, but they're also looking ahead to identify technology trends for 2014 and how cloud will continue to evolve. Now that we're a little over a full month into the new year, let's take a look at what the cloud industry is saying...

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Access Gartner Critical Capabilities for Recovery as a Service Report

January 23, 2014 by Diana Nolting

Gartner Critical Capabilities for Recovery as a Service report

Protect your business with confidence.

Simple, affordable Recovery-as-a-Service is a game-changer for businesses whose core applications were previously unprotected or those that spend large chunks of their budgets to maintain solutions that sill risked days or weeks of downtime during a declaration.

Recovery-as-a-Service allows businesses of any size to protect their most critical applications and data more cost effectively than ever, with better recovery times.

Learn the benefits, features and...

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Meet Your New Bluelock RaaS Advisor, Keith Fehn

January 22, 2014 by Diana Nolting
Keith Fehn, Bluelock Service Lead - Data Protection

You may not have met Bluelock's Service Lead - Data Protection Keith Fehn yet, but if you're a RaaS customer, or plan to add a 4-Series VDC to your Bluelock environment, you will soon be on very familiar terms with each other.

Bluelock clients have embraced the simplicity of Bluelock RaaS for their complex application recovery and data protection needs. The addition of Keith to the Bluelock team will provide not only the successful recovery of mission-critical applications, but also guarantee...

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10 Predictions for 2014: Technology Thought Leaders Share

December 18, 2013 by Diana Nolting

2014 Predictions: Top Technology Trends

As we wrap up the 2013 calendar year, most of our thoughts are already on 2014. Budgets and planning takeover the last weeks as we work to make next year even better than the last.

Predicting the future is no easy feat, and while we at Bluelock always enjoy envisioning all the exciting changes coming in the future, this year we brought in some of our closest friends, partners and customers to help us get the job done.

2014 Predictions: Top Technology Trends is a compilation of technology...

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Zombie-Proof Your Applications and Data

December 11, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. When it comes to potential business disasters, a zombie apocalypse is about as bad as it can get. A hurricane may impact your power and building stability, but a zombie outbreak can debilitate your applications, data and infrastructure all at the same time.

So what better way to prepare for potential business disasters than preparing your applications, data and infrastructure to be protected from the worst of the worst: a zombie apocalypse.

Bluelock CTO...

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Bluelock CTO Pat O'Day named to 2014 Top 101 Trust Leaders in Cloud and Hosting List

November 22, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock CTO Pat O'Day was recognized as a visionary in IaaS when he was named to Total Product Marketing's "Top 101 Trust LEaders in Cloud and Hosting 2014" list this week. 

"[O'Day] is a thought leader with a depth of experience in network management, systems integration, managed IT services, data center outsourcing, and disaster recovery," quotes Pat's profile on the list. 

This is the first annual TPM Cloud leaders list. The winners were determined by a five-person panel within TPM based on a...

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3 ways to budget for cloud-based disaster recovery

November 11, 2013 by Diana Nolting

In our last webinar, Bluelock sought to tackle every IT professional’s least favorite topic: budgeting.

Budgeting is necessary in order to move all things business forward. Many IT professionals don’t enjoy it because it can rely on projections and intangibles that can’t be foreseen in the upcoming year.

In “How to budget for cloud-based disaster recovery,” we tackled an emerging technology that many are looking to evaluate for the coming year. New solutions can be the hardest to budget for...

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Dynamic disaster recovery solution available nationwide

November 7, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock and tw telecom are excited to announce the end to many IT and business headaches that have previously resulted from constrained and expensive network bandwidth for anyone connecting to a disaster recovery site. 

Earlier this month Bluelock and tw telecom announced their collaboration on a dynamic disaster recovery solution to be available nationwide. The solution is achieved by combining Bluelock Recovery-as-a-Service with tw telecom’s Business Enternet-based Intelligent...

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