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…

Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in November 19

November 19, 2014 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week. This week we continue looking to the future of cloud computing and what that will mean for business and vendors. In this week’s Cloud News Report we’re exploring cloud adoption’s effect on the datacenter, obstacles…

Attend the Director’s Guide to Cloud Hosting and Recovery Webinar

November 18, 2014 by Diana Nolting

You learn a lot your first year in cloud. You learn even more when your business grows and perfects your cloud strategy with the same managed hosting provider for nearly eight years. Those lessons learned and that knowledge is invaluable to anyone just starting their cloud journey, or just starting their managed cloud hosting experience….

Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in November 12

November 12, 2014 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week. Cloud computing impacts businesses through various deployment models with public, private, and hybrid cloud. Business leaders are analyzing cloud ROI and IT specialists are continuing to cloud proof their career. That’s why in this week’s…