5 Best Practices for Database Scaling

February 21, 2013 by Diana Nolting

“Database scaling ranks at the top of the list of most common problems software architects are challenged with,” Bluelock Solutions Architect Jake Robinson explains. “Relational databases were never designed to scale any distributed model like cloud,” he continues. “Because apps are now expected to be available to anyone in the world, we now need to…

Viva Las Vegas: Bluelock Announces New Datacenter Site

February 19, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Infrastructure-as-a-Service industry is enjoying a period of tremendous growth right now. As a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of virtual datacenters hosted in the public cloud, Bluelock has seen this demand and growth opportunity in the industry first-hand.  In response to both the industry forecasts and our own customer demand, Bluelock is proud to…

Future-Proofing Your Network: Networking Decisions Today Will Make A Difference Down the Road

February 18, 2013 by Diana Nolting

  When it comes to your cloud infrastructure, networking is more important than many people realize.  Good networking increases efficiencies and cuts down troubleshooting time. Bad networking, or poorly planned networking, however, will cost you time, money and productivity. When you’re beginning to architect your cloud network there are a several questions you have to…

2013 Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Values Survey

January 23, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Sometimes, it pays to have an opinion. This could be one of those times for you, if you take about five minutes to fill out this survey sharing your thoughts on Infrastructure-as-a-Service. By completing this IaaS Cloud Values survey you can enter-to-win one of four $250 Visa Gift Cards. We want to hear from you,…

January 16, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

January 16, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week. Non-IT sees Cloud Computing advantages, drives adoption This SearchCloudComputing article by Alex Barrett gives a brief overview of the corporate cloud landscape within organizations.  Barrett quotes Scale Computing CEO Jeff Ready as describing the current…

Should I use Public Cloud in Addition to Private Cloud?

December 27, 2012 by Diana Nolting

  Continued from the last customer questions post, Bluelock Solutions Architect Jake Robinson tackles the second part of the customer question, “Can enterprises go with the complete private cloud [approach]?  Or, is it better to have some portion of public cloud [as part of your strategy] for DR, etc…?” In Part 1, Robinson sets up…

Should enterprises go with a completely private cloud approach?

December 20, 2012 by Diana Nolting

We hear a lot of great questions when we talk to people about cloud and rarely are two questions worded exactly the same way, giving us a new way of looking at similar problems with every new question.  We recently received a great customer question that covered several topic areas that are very common.  This…