Bluelock Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant of Leading Analyst Firm’s Inaugural Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service Report

April 23, 2015 by Diana Nolting

Gartner Research recently issued its inaugural “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” and Bluelock is excited to announce that it is positioned in the “Visionaries” Quadrant. The Gartner Magic Quadrant is widely recognized as one of the most influential benchmarks for enterprises seeking to evaluate cloud hosting and recovery services. Gartner evaluates vendors…

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…

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…

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…

Bluelock Unveils Multi-tier IPS Managed Service for Increased Customer Data and Application Security

January 28, 2015 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock is excited to announce the general availability of a robust Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Managed Service for hosting and recovery customers concerned with both regulatory compliance and the security of their data and applications. Bluelock’s IPS Managed Service works in tandem with a Bluelock Advanced Firewall Managed Service to protect client environments from constantly…

Our own Disaster Recovery Simulation: 7 Key Steps to Follow

November 24, 2014 by Pat O'Day

Recently Bluelock ran a full disaster recovery simulation on our own services and infrastructure in order to measure our ability to support continuous operations during an unplanned situation. Bluelock continuously tests its own resiliency in various formats on an ongoing basis, but our latest DR simulation was the most important test of the year. In…