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5 Questions Every Leader Should Ask About the Disaster Recovery Plan

October 28, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Your company’s disaster recovery plan is the last thing you want to worry about when a disaster actually hits. As a business leader, it can be hard to know if you're asking the right questions to ensure your business is protected. 

Bluelock COO Martin Van Buren has nearly 25 years of technology leadership. Prior to joining Bluelock, Van Buren served as an executive leader at ITT Educational Services with roles including EVP & CIO as well as the SVP of the Learning Technologies group and was a...

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WEBINAR: Architecting Recovery-as-a-Service: DR Stories from the Trenches

August 1, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Registration is now open for Bluelock’s upcoming webinar, “Architecting Recovery-as-a-Service: DR Stories from the Trenches”.

In this 30-minute webinar, Bluelock CTO Pat O’Day and Bluelock Solutions Director Ben Miller will use three case studies to illustrate how to design a Recovery-as-a-Service solution architecture ideally suited to your application’s unique protection needs.

By highlighting three actual Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution architectures that our RaaS clients are using...

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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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Failover to the Cloud with Disaster Recovery [Video]

May 16, 2013 by Jon Corwin

Failover to the Cloud

How do you failover to the cloud? Bluelock has partnered with the replication software provider, Zerto for its leading RaaS solution. To demonstrate how their disaster recovery technology takes the pain out of replication and recovery in the cloud, watch the "Disaster Recovery with VMware's vCloud Director" video below.

Bluelock’s RaaS solution leverages Zerto’s replication software to integrate seemlessly with VMware’s vCloud Director. Their complete vCloud 5.1 integration includes...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending April 17th

April 17, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

Making cloud computing cost models work for you

Budgeting for cloud computing requires a different approach than traditional IT usage. How does one leverage a pay-go structure compared to a three-year depreciation structure and make sure they come out ahead? In this SearchCloudComputing Christine Cignoli has interviewed several experts to come up with a list of tips and tricks for those...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud - Week Ending April 10th

April 11, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

5 Ways to avoid costly cloud surprises

This comprehensive InformationWeek article from Charles Babcock identifies critical areas where cloud users might not be as knowledgeable as they should be. Babcock quotes the CEO of Cloudability Mat Ellis’s findings, which analyze cloud spending of 6,000 companies. Based on those findings, Ellis identified five steps to avoid cost surprises in cloud.


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Frequently Asked vCloud Networking Questions

February 12, 2013 by Alicia Gaba

Networking is an often-overlooked aspect of cloud IaaS.  Good networking will increase efficiencies.  Bad networking costs time and money, particularly if an issue arises with your configuration.

When working with enterprises our team speaks to a number of different people at different technical skill levels.  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding vCloud networking.

What’s the difference between organization-level networking and vApp networking in vCloud director?

This is...

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Part Three: Best Practices for Migrating from a Physical Datacenter to the Cloud

January 31, 2013 by Diana Nolting


We covered data gravity in part one of migration strategy best practices, and we covered connectivity of apps in part two of migration strategy best practices.  The final part of this series gets down to the nitty gritty… choosing the correct migration strategy.  In today’s blog post we’ll cover three types of migration strategies and we’ll touch on replication as well.  

BEST PRACTICE: Pick your migration strategy. 

Your best-fit migration strategy will be a function of the features of the...

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January 30, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

January 30, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week. 

DHS’s Margie Graves puts agile first

“Cloud-first” is a popular phrase these days as companies of all sizes work to find a new normal for their IT needs and developing applications.  But what about a “agility-first” approach instead of cloud?  In this FCW article, Camille Tuutti explains how Margie Graves, deputy CIO at the Department of Homeland Security instilled...

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Should I use Public Cloud for DR?

January 3, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Continued from the last two customer questions post, Bluelock Solutions Architect Jake Robinson tackles the third part of the customer question:

“Can enterprises go with the complete private cloud [approach]? Or, is it better to have some portion of public cloud [as part of your strategy] for DR, etc…?”

In Part 1, Robinson sets up the basis for private cloud within an enterprise and the changes and best practices to identify when using private cloud. In Part 2, Robinson talks about the benefits...

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