Bluelock Blog

Behind the Datacenter Doors: 15 Minutes or Less

September 24, 2013 by Diana Nolting

“Behind the Datacenter Doors” is an occasional series that will highlight different communications strategies and policies leveraged by our Services Team to satisfy our customers.

Behind the Datacenter Doors

As a customer-oriented cloud services company, Bluelock is committed to helping our customers achieve success in the cloud. That success is dependent on good communication between our Services Team at the datacenter and our customers in their own locations across the globe.

In this blog series our services team will take...

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Can a 5-Year Plan Transform your enterprise IT from a Cost Center to a Revenue Driver?

August 25, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock is a proud sponsor of VMworld 2013. Stop by Bluelock Booth #634 on the Solutions Exchange Floor and find out how Recovery-as-a-Service can help you protect your data and recover your applications. 

When you think of Goodwill the image of your neighborhood store may come to mind. You may think of cleaning out your closets and hand-me-downs.  But the reality of the high-tech, cutting edge Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana is much different than you’re picturing now.

When Jeff Ton...

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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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Top 10 Recovery-as-a-Service Questions Answered: The Next Step to Understanding

July 23, 2013 by Diana Nolting

As a service provider, Bluelock is dedicated to educating our clients, friends and prospects about the benefits of Recovery-as-a-Service and the unique capabilities, and limitations, of this solution as a way to protect your applications.  

We started our educational series with, "HOW TO IMPLEMENT A DR STRATEGY THAT WORKS," a 60-minute webinar that showed attendees how to protect and recover applications quickly, how to lower costs while improving RTO and RPO and how to implement easy...

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WEBINAR - Top 10 Recovery-as-a-Service Questions Answered

July 11, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Wednesday, July 24th, Bluelock wants to answer your top Recovery-as-a-Service questions. 

In this 60-minute live webinar Bluelock CTO Pat O’Day and Bluelock Solutions Architect Jake Robinson will answer questions such as “How do I initially transfer my data to the cloud?” or “What’s automated and what’s not?” Go beyond the recovery basics in this 1-hour webinar and get the answers you need to help you succeed.

We’re accepting your questions in advance, as well, so submit your top RaaS...

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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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3 Things to Do Right Now in Bluelock Portfolio™

June 18, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock’s exclusive cloud management and forecast tool, Bluelock Portfolio™, is an often quoted favorite of Bluelock users. With this tool users are able to track their current spending and cloud resource use, predict their remaining monthly expenses and better understand patterns about what resources their application consumes.

Bluelock Portfolio also allows users to understand resource usage from the top down. Being able to see total monthly spend and then drill down into the particular...

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How To Leverage Horizontal and Vertical Scaling with Cloud

May 22, 2013 by Diana Nolting

What to Expect When You’re In the Cloud: First year tips, tricks and tutorials is a series of posts appearing weekly that will 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.

Continuing our series highlighting first year lessons learned and questions answered, today’s question focuses on vertical and horizontal scaling.

“How can users...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending May 22nd

May 22, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

To Understand Just How Much The Cloud Will Change The World, Look At Toyota

This article isn’t from this week, but it’s popped up again recently as a prime cloud use case.  In this Business Insider article Julie Bort highlights how cloud has completely changed the world in which Toyota IT operates.  Toyota uses cloud for website and apps and attests to the cloud helping to free up staff to...

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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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