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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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Hybrid Cloud Diaries: Using a Hybrid Cloud Model to Combat Uncertainty

June 6, 2013 by Diana Nolting
Hybrid Cloud Diaries

Hybrid cloud strategy can be used to leverage a lot of cloud benefits not available from just public or just private. One of the most unique benefits to a public cloud strategy is the ability to deal with uncertainty.

Combat Uncertainty

Uncertainty is common in the pharmaceutical industry. Years of research and development can go into a single drug that never makes it to market. Despite years of research, no one ever knows which drug will take off and which will get shut down.

In order to manage...

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Vote VMworld Session 5312: Cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service featuring eMeter, a Siemens Business

May 3, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Voting for VMworld 2013 sessions run through Monday, May 6th at 5 p.m. PDT.  Below is a highlight of one of Bluelock's recommmended sessions for voting.  Please vote by visiting VMworld.com. Users must register a free account to vote. 

 

Session #5312: Cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service featuring eMeter, a Siemens Business

with Bluelock and eMeter, a Siemens Business
 

Summary: 

In this session, Bluelock CTO, Pat O’Day, discusses Bluelock’s holistic approach to cloud-based RaaS and Bryan Bond of eMeter...

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Vote for VMworld Session 5569: Transforming Enterprise IT from a Cost Center to a Profit Center

April 30, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Voting for VMworld 2013 sessions run through Monday, May 6th at 5 p.m. PDT.  Below is a highlight of one of Bluelock's recommmended sessions for voting.  Please vote by visiting VMworld.com. Users must register a free account to vote. 

 

Session #5569: Transforming Enterprise IT from a Cost Cetner to a Profit Center

with Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana and Bluelock
 

Summary: 

Traditionally, enterprise central IT has been considered a “cost center”. But, what if you could transform it into a...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending April 24th

April 24, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

GE Pivotal Announcement: Rewriting Rules of Big Data and Internet of Things

Today’s announcement of the launch of Pivotal’s enterprise PaaS offering has generated a lot of talk. Even more talk, though, was generated with today’s announcement of GE’s $105million investment in Pivotal. In this Silicon Angle article Dave Vellante explains what he believes GE’s investment will mean to the...

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Backups vs. Recovery-as-a-Service: The difference between driving away and heading back to the shop

February 15, 2013 by Diana Nolting

 

A few years ago my jeep was nearly totaled when it was parked on the side of the street.  I was attending a football game downtown when someone decided to drive about 40 mph down a residential street, reach for something (therefore losing sight of said street) and subsequently plow into my parked car when they had a multi-tasking #fail.

My ride was towed to a shop that promised to fix it and return it to me in working order, good as new. I was  thrilled to be handed the keys a few weeks later...

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Should enterprises go with a completely private cloud approach?

December 20, 2012 by Diana Nolting

We hear a lot of great questions when we talk to people about cloud and rarely are two questions worded exactly the same way, giving us a new way of looking at similar problems with every new question.  We recently received a great customer question that covered several topic areas that are very common. 

This was this individual’s question about Infrastructure-as-a-Service and cloud:

“Can enterprises go with a completely private cloud [approach]?  Or, is it better to have some portion of...

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Cloud Automation with PowerCLI

August 24, 2012 by Jake Robinson

I have the distinct privilege to present with Alan Renouf and Eric Williams this year at VMworld.

The session is entitled Automating Bare Metal to the Cloud and Beyond.

In this session, Eric will demonstrate the use of PowerCLI and UCS PowerTool to quickly deploy your own cloud infrastructure with a single script. (Amazing!)

After the cloud is built, I will share how real world examples of how Bluelock uses PowerCLI from a provider standpoint. From on-boarding new clients to gathering performance...

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Hybrid Cloud Sessions at VMworld 2012

June 29, 2012 by Alicia Gaba

Bluelock is excited to announce that we are officially participating in 2 cloud computing sessions at VMworld 2012 (US) and have another session featuring our hybrid cloud customer E-Meter (Siemens). While we know our awesome giveaways (yes, we were the ones with the fez hats last year) will be a great reason for you to stop by our booth (#629), we also hope you can make one of our sessions about how cloud works, how it's used in the real world and why our customers are really making the...

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Bluelock’s Pat O’Day Named a Cloud Influencer, Thought Leader

June 29, 2012 by Alicia Gaba

Bluelock loves being on lists, but we love it even more when our team members are recognized for their outstanding work. Recently Bluelock CTO Pat O’Day was named to Wired’s ‘Top 10 Cloud Influencers, Thought Leaders’ on its Cloudline blog.

Pat, a co-founder of Bluelock, has been extremely instrumental in forging the VMware vCloud® public and hybrid cloud missions ahead. He wrote the original entry to Wikipedia for “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” before anyone was talking about it. That’s Pat for...

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