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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending July 3rd

July 3, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

CIOs on Cloud Computing Adoption: Conquer Complexity and Help Us Grow

What do CIOs want most from the cloud? According to this Forbes article by Louis Columbus and a recent NTT Europe study, CIOs and Senior IT Leaders want solution providers who can help them get to the cloud while recognizing and working with their complex business processes and legacy technology. According to the study...

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How to Ensure Your Cloud Budget is Aligned with Your Spend

June 28, 2013 by Diana Nolting

This is a series of posts appearing weekly that highlights the unique experiences, questions and successes individuals have their first year in the cloud. Posts are based on clients and non-clients alike. To submit your question, or story, tweet @Bluelock.

This week’s first year in cloud question is another common concern for users who have heard horror stories about runaway cloud costs, overspending and cloud budget woes. These horror stories are not the norm, however, and they are easily...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending June 26th

June 26, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.
 

Cloud Migration Reaps Rewards Even When It’s Not A Slam Dunk

The only constant in IT is that it’s always changing. It can be easy to latch on to solutions that have been traditionally successful, but the best CIOs know that it’s important to keep looking toward new possibilities and technologies in order to gain ground. Karen Goulart’s SearchCIO.com article highlights just that story....

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending June 19th

June 19, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week. 

CIA re-evaluates $600 million Cloud Computing contract

While initial reports had the $600 million CIA cloud contract going to Amazon, CloudBusiness9’s Stuart Lauchlan reports the bidding has been reopened to allow IBM a fair shot at the award. Post-contract award, IBM argued that the security requirement concessions and changes allowed to Amazon during post-award negotiations were unfair...

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bluelock Upgrades Customer Support Options

June 19, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock wouldn’t be as successful as it is today without the input and guidance of our customers. Many of our best products were sourced and perfected based on feedback from clients just like you, people who use the Bluelock cloud daily and know exactly what they want. 

As Bluelock has grown, matured and evolved, we’ve heard your suggestions and feedback regarding our customer support logistics and we’ve now hit the tipping point to be able to make the most effective changes to the support...

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WEBINAR - Deep Dive into Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

June 17, 2013 by Jon Corwin

Webinar: Deep Dive into Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Registration is now open for Bluelock's upcoming webinar "Deep Dive into Disaster Recovery in the Cloud." Cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service is the latest in disaster recovery technology. Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) is the ideal on-ramp to cloud to solve your need to recover quickly, easily and efficiently after a disaster strikes. This webinar will provide a deep dive into how Recovery-as-a-Service actually works, with two demo scenarios. One lucky attendee will also win an iPad Mini! Register...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending June 12th

June 12, 2013 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 Saves Energy and Here’s the Data to Show It

Since the beginning, cloud has promised efficiencies. What a recent study from Lawrence Berkeley Lab, funded by Google, showed, however, was that the cloud is actually green, too, saving power and energy compared to legacy solutions. In this GigaOm article, Katie Fehrenbacher details the findings that say moving email, CRM, word...

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Bluelock Joins the Switch CLOUD CITY Ecosystem

June 6, 2013 by Diana Nolting

When Bluelock expanded its datacenter presence to the Switch SUPERNAP facility in Las Vegas, it gained more than a west coast location. Bluelock and its clients gained the benefits of membership in the Switch C.U.B.E inside the Switch CLOUD CITY.

The Switch C.U.B.E. stands for the Cloud Ubiquitous Business Exchange.  It’s an ecosystem of cloud providers who have co-located their infrastructure in the Switch SUPERNAP to provide customers multi-tenancy and the option to use services...

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How Are Your Peers Using Cloud for DR?

May 15, 2013 by Diana Nolting
Hear from Your Peers: Disaster Recovery Services and Private Cloud DR

Do you know why your peers are using the cloud? Are you interested in cloud-based DR, but want to understand more about the service before you start talking to vendors?

Cloud-based Disaster Recovery is Growing Rapidly

Cloud-based Disaster Recovery (DR) is rapidly growing among cloud users and hearing two providers talk about the topic is a great way to learn what's worked in the past and what may work in the future. According to research compiled by Zerto, DR is one of the top three popular uses...

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Bluelock Launches Cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service Solution

May 7, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock’s new Recovery-as-a-Service offerings deliver the benefits of a multi-tenant cloud with the latest recovery technology for a highly reliable, testable recovery solution. These 4-Series Virtual Datacenters enable organizations to recover critical IT resources with increased efficiencies and complete effectiveness when an adverse situation strikes.

“As a global provider, we know disasters can happen anytime, anywhere.  We’re confident in our selection of Bluelock for our cloud-based...
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