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About Diana Nolting

January 1, 2012 by Diana Nolting
Diana Nolting

Hi, I'm Diana Nolting+. As Bluelock's marketing content strategist  I am responsible for our content marketing strategy and collateral. A graduate of Indiana University's School of Journalism, I enjoy writing and creating content that provides value to current and potential cloud users seeking a better understanding of the IaaS and RaaS technologies and how it can work for you and your business.

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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Behind the Datacenter Doors: The Fastest Way to Reach a Bluelock Services Member

October 28, 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.

 

In this blog series our services team takes questions from our customers to open the lines of communication. This week's question is one that is on the mind of every customer at some point:

“What's the fastest way to receive help from the Bluelock services team? Should I call, email or text?”

Believe it or not, the...

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How to budget and plan for Recovery-as-a-Service

October 23, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The close of the year means more than holiday parties and a few extra vacation days. It’s also corporate planning and budgeting time. This means you are likely recapping what worked this year and determining what will work best for your team next year.

Budgeting for a new solution is hard, especially if it's delivered in a new way. For example, you may be struggling to understand what it would cost to protect and recover your application in the cloud as opposed to continuing a traditional...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending September 25th

September 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.

 

Cutting Through Cloud

According to Quentin Hardy’s New York Times article the software buying landscape is in a unique place at this point in time. He credits corporate buyers with a plethora of familiar and unfamiliar options for some big-stakes decisions for providers. In this article he weighs the risks and benefits of cloud software solutions with traditional options still available.

Fi...

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5 Best Practices for Choosing a DR Replication Solution

September 24, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Best Practices for Choosing a Disaster Recovery Replication Solution

If you’ve decided to protect your data and recover your applications, one of the first steps is making sure you can properly replicate your data to your recovery site.

There are many options to choose from including continuous data replication and batched data replication. If you’re working with a third party vendor, your Recovery-as-a-Service(RaaS) or Disaster Recovery (DR) provider may have suggestions or provide a replication tool as part of their packaged solution. If you’re running your own...

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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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Why is Cloud-Based DR So Popular?

September 19, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Sometimes it can seem disasters occur more frequently today than they did in the past, but is that the reality?

According to tracking by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the number of declared US disasters (both man-made and natural) is on the rise.  Based on declared disasters tracked by FEMA, the number of declared disasters rose 158% in the 1990s, compared to the 1980s, and the 2000s were up by 72% compared to the 1990s.  2011 saw the overall highest number of...

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Martin Van Buren Selected as Bluelock COO

September 10, 2013 by Diana Nolting

As Bluelock grows and evolves its service offerings, it's also growing and evolving its company culture. In addition to the seven openings Bluelock is currently accepting resumes for, Bluelock announced this week the appointment of Martin Van Buren as Chief Operations Officer (COO). 

Van Buren joins Bluelock after having spent more than 25 years in the finance and technology industries, 12 years of which were spent as an executive leader.  Van Buren brings a depth of knowledge to the Bluelock...

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SEPT 16th WEBINAR: How to Implement a DR Strategy that Works

September 9, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock’s recent 195% cloud-based DR revenue growth implies that Recovery-as-a-Service is on the rise as a cloud use case. More and more businesses are turning to the cloud to protect their critical infrastructure and applications. The technology used for replication and protection is maturing, and many new solutions are cloud-aware from the ground-up.

Regardless of if you host your applications internally or in the cloud, RaaS can provide an ideal on-ramp to the cloud as it offers all the cloud...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending September 4th

September 5, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

 

Enterprise Gets Serious About Cloud Computing

Is the enterprise cloud consumer changing and becoming a more strategic, educated consumer? Brian Proffitt argues the statics show that the enterprise IT department is ready to get serious, and strategic, about cloud. In this ReadWrite piece, Proffitt uses data released recently in the Verizon’s “2013 State of Enterprise Cloud Report” to argue...

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