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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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7 Things to Think About Before a Disaster Hits

March 14, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Hindsight is 20/20, and it's easy to see where the gaps in your disaster recovery plan are after one hits. However, hindsight can be too late to save crucial systems that are required for your business to operate at its highest level.

We asked Bluelock Solutions Architect Jake Robinson to list the things that would be most important to consider before a disaster hits. After listing off the obvious like saving the lives of those around you, knowing your fire escape plan and calling 9-1-1 for...

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Why choose Bluelock to redeem your Cloud Credits

March 8, 2013 by Diana Nolting

VMware Cloud CreditsIf you're an organization or business unit looking for another reason to move to cloud, the new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program could be your answer.

VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program is an easy way for your company to take on vCloud. Leverage this easy on-ramp to vCloud and watch your workloads and applications thrive.

VMware Cloud Credits work much like a gift card. First, you'll work with a trusted VMware Solution Provider to identify which workloads might be a good fit for...

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February 27, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

February 27, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

Business Continuity Assessment Tool

How does your business continuity plan compare to the market average?  Use this interactive tool from EMC and you’ll be able to find out.  For example, how does your site’s average yearly number of outages compare?  How does your company compare to the market average for testing and validating your DR capabilities? Use this tool, share it...

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5 Best Practices for Database Scaling

February 21, 2013 by Diana Nolting

database scaling“Database scaling ranks at the top of the list of most common problems software architects are challenged with,” Bluelock Solutions Architect Jake Robinson explains.

“Relational databases were never designed to scale any distributed model like cloud,” he continues. “Because apps are now expected to be available to anyone in the world, we now need to rethink how we do database design.”

1. Identify the Problem

identify the problem“The first step to scaling your relational database is to identify where the bottleneck is...

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February 20, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

February 20, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

OMG! 10 high-tech breakups and hookups coming this year

Valentine’s Day came a day late to include this gem in last week’s Cloud News Report, but it was worth saving to share this week. In this InfoWorld slideshow, Robert Cringely covers the top 10 high-tech “breakups and hookups” rumored or requested for 2013. This short, funny read highlights rumors of a “breakup”...

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Viva Las Vegas: Bluelock Announces New Datacenter Site

February 19, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Infrastructure-as-a-Service industry is enjoying a period of tremendous growth right now. As a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of virtual datacenters hosted in the public cloud, Bluelock has seen this demand and growth opportunity in the industry first-hand. 

In response to both the industry forecasts and our own customer demand, Bluelock is proud to announce the opening of a new datacenter location in Las Vegas, NV. 

This new tier 4, SSAE Type II (formerly SAS 70) and SOC3...

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Future-Proofing Your Network: Networking Decisions Today Will Make A Difference Down the Road

February 18, 2013 by Diana Nolting

 

When it comes to your cloud infrastructure, networking is more important than many people realize.  Good networking increases efficiencies and cuts down troubleshooting time. Bad networking, or poorly planned networking, however, will cost you time, money and productivity.

When you’re beginning to architect your cloud network there are a several questions you have to ask yourself according to Bluelock Client Services Engineer Charlie Tavernier.  By answering these questions not just for your...

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February 13, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

February 13, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

5 Cloud Computing Advantages for the Healthcare Industry

The business case for cloud has the same basic components in every industry, but when drilled down closer into each specific use-case and benefits for specific industries, it can be helpful to see the full potential.  In this article CloudTweaks examines the top five advantages for the healthcare industry to use cloud...

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2013 Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Values Survey

January 23, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Take survey and win!

Sometimes, it pays to have an opinion.

This could be one of those times for you, if you take about five minutes to fill out this survey sharing your thoughts on Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

By completing this IaaS Cloud Values survey you can enter-to-win one of four $250 Visa Gift Cards.

We want to hear from you, the end-user, on what you value most, what you want from cloud and what you plan to use cloud for in the future. This short market research survey aims at understanding the value of IaaS...

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