How To: Create a Snapshot in your Bluelock VMware Environment

May 1, 2015 by Diana Nolting

If you’re new to using snapshots in your VMware environment you likely have a lot of questions. We dug into an introduction to the Do’s and Don’ts of Snapshots yesterday, which is a great primer to understanding risk to your environment and how to best mitigate that. Today, we’re going to go a step deeper…

How do I use snapshots with my VMware environment?

April 30, 2015 by Diana Nolting

Snapshots can be a helpful tool for VMware technology users, and Bluelock cloud users. They allow you to record your virtual machines from a single point in time and capture the changes you are making. In case you need to revert to the earlier copy. While snapshots can be a useful tool, it’s very important…

Bluelock Announces Tailored Hosting and Disaster Recovery Solutions to support HIPAA Complaint Workloads

April 28, 2015 by Kayla Catron

Today, Bluelock announced two new secure cloud hosting and cloud recovery solutions for healthcare technology businesses. These tailored solutions can now choose a recommended, ideal mix of services and solutions chosen specifically to protect their most sensitive ePHI and HIPAA applications. Bluelock’s HIPAA-supporting hosting solution includes proven configuration options, implementation and onboarding processes designed for…

Get In Front of Disaster Recovery Planning

April 24, 2015 by Kayla Catron

Disasters are unexpected. Will your datacenter be able to perform a fast, full recovery when disaster strikes? Proper communication with your organization’s leadership, both IT and business, can help ensure your valuable infrastructure and applications will be protected, even when the unexpected occurs. A clear matrix of risk, recovery and expense creates a well-defined DR…

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…