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Should I use Public Cloud in Addition to Private Cloud?

December 27, 2012 by Diana Nolting

 

Continued from the last customer questions post, Bluelock Solutions Architect Jake Robinson tackles the second 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 base for private cloud within an enterprise and the changes and best practices to identify when using private cloud.  Today in Part 2, Robinson talks about the...

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December 12, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

December 12, 2012 by Diana Nolting

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

As 2012 comes to a close, or the world comes to a close (depending on who you ask), the blogs and news reports are full of predictions for 2013.  This week’s Cloud News Report is an aggregate of three of the top prediction articles for next year.  What did these stories miss?  What do you anticipate for 2013?  Dust off your crystal ball...

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Creating new vCloud Organization users with PowerCLI

December 7, 2012 by Jake Robinson

There is not a New-CIUser cmdlet *yet*, but I’ll show you the way you can do it now!

We’ll need 3 things: A username, a password, and a role.

To get the role we want to assign the user, we’ll need to use Search-Cloud:

Search-Cloud -QueryType Role | select Name

This will give us a list of roles. Pick a role name. As an example, I want to add an Org admin, so I am going to run this:

$role = Search-Cloud -QueryType Role -Name “Organization Administrator” | Get-CIView

The previous line queried for the role, retrieved...

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November 28, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

November 28, 2012 by Diana Nolting

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

10 Cloud Computing Pioneers  

In this InformationWeek article, Charles Babcock identifies ten innovators who helped to rewrite the rules of technology with cloud.  The list includes well-known Amazon names like Werner Vogels, Chris Pinkham and other non-Amazon individuals like Randy Bias and Jonathan Bryce.  Who would you put on your own top ten cloud...

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Bluelock Ranked #91 on Tech200 List for 2012

November 27, 2012 by Diana Nolting

Tech200 List for 2012

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 within the United States and have earned over a million in revenue in the 2011. Bluelock is recognized as 'one of the fastest growing tech companies in the United States.' As an...

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November 21, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

November 21, 2012 by Diana Nolting

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

 

Defining the Cloud Architect

Cloud is not only bringing change to existing IT careers, but it’s also bringing new jobs to light that weren’t needed in the past.  One of those jobs, as this Infoworld article describes it, is the Cloud Architect.  This article details the core skills an individual should have to use the title correctly and effectively....

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WEBINAR: 30 Minutes to Success: How to Plan and Budget for 2013 with Cloud in Mind with Bluelock CTO Pat O’Day

November 20, 2012 by Diana Nolting
How to Plan and Budget for 2013 with Cloud in Mind

Enterprise companies don't just change on a dime. Much like a cruise ship, it takes planning, teamwork and a good amount of elbow-grease to turn that ship in a new direction. The same analogy holds true when changing the direction of your enterprise IT department and beginning to invite cloud, or public cloud, into your course of action.

As 2012 comes to a close you could be sitting in any number of states. Maybe you already have a private cloud or use SaaS but think you can leverage public cloud...

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How Cloud Hosting Should Be Like Starring in a "Buddy Cop" Movie

October 30, 2012 by Diana Nolting

How Cloud Hosting is like Starring in a Buddy Cop Movie

The scene opens on two individuals at a conference table with laptops. Joe, an application owner, sits working on his laptop while occasionally sipping from an energy drink can next to him. Fred, a cloud services and cloud hosting provider, sits across from him at the table working on his own laptop and occasionally drifts over to his written notepad to scribble and idea down.

All of the sudden, Joe starts clicking furiously as a panicked look comes over his face.

JOE:
Oh no! Not today! Not right...
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A Step-By-Step Process to Matching Your Workload to a Cloud

October 11, 2012 by Diana Nolting

Matching your workload or application to the right fit Virtual Datacenter can be harder to do than finding the right place to live when you move to a new city.  You can make assumptions about your own requirements and what you’ll need in the near future, but you likely won’t find a “forever” home right away.  When moving to a new city, you need to find the right place to live for the foreseeable future to meet all your needs, with an eye on being able to grow and move in the far future, when...

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September 26, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

September 26, 2012 by Diana Nolting

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

Cloud Services Face Different Security Threats

A compelling look at cloud security, in this Information Week article, Charles Babcock examines AlertLogic’s recent study on security in on-premise datacenters vs. cloud-based datacenters.The central conclusion from the study states that despite common belief that on-premise is safer, both are equally risky, they are...

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