Bluelock Ranked #91 on Tech200 List for 2012

November 27, 2012 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock is proud to announce we’ve been ranked #91 on the Lead 411’s Technology 200 List for 2012. In its third year, the Tech 200 list ranks tech companies with the highest percent of revenue growth from 2009 to 2011. Lead411 calculates revenue growth by percentages vs. dollar growth. All companies must be privately held…

Cloud Automation with PowerCLI

August 24, 2012 by Jake Robinson

I have the distinct privilege to present with Alan Renouf and Eric Williams this year at VMworld. The session is entitled Automating Bare Metal to the Cloud and Beyond. In this session, Eric will demonstrate the use of PowerCLI and UCS PowerTool to quickly deploy your own cloud infrastructure with a single script. (Amazing!) After the cloud…

You’ve just crossed over into… The Bluelock Zone

August 21, 2012 by Diana Nolting

  Private cloud. Public cloud. Hybrid Cloud. PaaS. IaaS. Enterprise Cloud. vCloud. VDC. SaaS. Security.  vCloud Director. All this cloud talk have your head spinning? Unlock your journey with the key of knowledge. Beyond it is another dimension of agility, control and flexibility. You've just crossed over into… The Bluelock Zone. When you're thinking about…

Five Reasons Not To Miss Bluelock Booth #629 at VMworld.

August 16, 2012 by Diana Nolting

It’s hard to believe VMworld 2012 opens its doors only ten days from today.  We’ve packed up our boxes, finalized our giveaways and we can’t wait to meet you in person in San Francisco.  There will be a lot going on at VMworld and a lot of options for how you can spend your time. …

Uploading VMs to vCloud with OVFtool

August 10, 2012 by Jake Robinson

VMware’s OVFtool is a command line tool that allows you to convert VMware Virtual Machines to Open Virtualization Format, or OVF. In the latest version, it can also upload VMs to vCloud Director for you as well! To do this, OVFtool simply requires a source (VMX or OVF), and a destination (a vCloud Locator). The…

Hybrid Cloud Sessions at VMworld 2012

June 29, 2012 by Alicia Gaba

Bluelock is excited to announce that we are officially participating in 2 cloud computing sessions at VMworld 2012 (US) and have another session featuring our hybrid cloud customer E-Meter (Siemens). While we know our awesome giveaways (yes, we were the ones with the fez hats last year) will be a great reason for you to…

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Buying Public Cloud IaaS

December 20, 2011 by Jon Corwin

Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is transforming the hosting industry. Traditional hosting companies and fresh service provider faces both play an active role in this emerging market. IaaS offerings taut agility for early adopters, while slower moving enterprises—still managing their own cloud—watch from the sidelines. Ever expanding datacenters, operational responsibilities and security requirements,…

Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire – Part 2

December 19, 2011 by Pat O'Day

It's important to know that while the challenges I listed in Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire – Part 1 are very real, the core IT department is behaving that way for some very good reasons. They are struggling with not only the transition to cloud, mobile devices, big data, SaaS and social media but also with…

Cloud Wars: Why History Will Repeat Itself

November 1, 2011 by Pat O'Day

Battles over formats and standards in the technology industry aren’t new. Whether it was e-mail, word processing, graphical images or even some more current like the apps on your smart phone, each new innovation typically starts out somewhat proprietary and incompatible. Today we live in a world where a lot of those battles have been…