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Find Your Right Approach to Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

March 28, 2012 by Jon Corwin

Bluelock offers public cloud newsletter featuring Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS report.

Choosing the Right Approach to Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Newsletter

Cloud computing is revolutionizing the way enterprises consume information technology. We've already seen the ways cloud services create new efficiencies and transform datacenters into IT game-changers. Improved infrastructure agility, security, and efficiency enable enterprise business strategies. Companies can better compete in evolving markets. But, adopting a cloud model can be confusing...

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Bluelock Upgrades to VMware vCloud Director 1.5

March 12, 2012 by Jake Robinson

2012 has proven to be an exciting year for Bluelock clients! In January, we introduced the cost projection feature within our Bluelock Portfolio cloud support tool. Today, Bluelock continues the tradition of cloud innovation with the upgrade to VMware vCloud Director 1.5. This upgrade delivers increased cloud agility and makes it even easier to adopt a cloud computing model leveraging existing IT investments.

Ben Miller, our Product Solution Director, reviews the new features and benefits vCloud...

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Hybrid Cloud Webinar: Registration Now Open

March 11, 2012 by Jon Corwin

Registration is now open for Bluelock's upcoming cloud webinar "Hybrid Cloud: A Pragmatic Approach for the Enterprise" on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 4:00pm EST. Register for this webinar for a chance to win a free Kindle Fire! This webinar is presented by Bluelock's CTO, Pat O'Day and Senior Systems Engineer, Jake Robinson.

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Webinar attendees will learn how hybrid cloud is evolving the way IT departments and business units interact with technology and get more leverage from IT resources....

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Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire - Part 3

December 28, 2011 by Pat O'Day

In Part 1 and Part 2 of Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire, we covered some of the challenges cloud advocates and early adopters are experiencing within their own organization as well as some of the reasons that they may be receiving pushback. In this third and final segment of the series, we'll cover some additional challenges and offer some potential strategies to work around or work with your IT department that might help you move ahead in your adoption of cloud computing.

"Can you wait six months?...

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Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire - Part 2

December 19, 2011 by Pat O'Day

It's important to know that while the challenges I listed in Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire - Part 1 are very real, the core IT department is behaving that way for some very good reasons. They are struggling with not only the transition to cloud, mobile devices, big data, SaaS and social media but also with trying to do so while under a lot of duress due to economy-driven budget and headcount cuts. Being the sole caretakers of so many diverse mission critical technologies, applications and data in...

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Bluelock Clients Offer Candid Cloud Stories

November 8, 2011 by Jon Corwin


VMware recently released their first installment of ‘Public Cloud Diaries.’ We’re proud to announce that Bluelock offered up nine of the sixteen cloud entries. This project documents business situations and challenges that companies experience when moving to the public cloud. Entries capture the clients' key requirements for selecting a cloud vendor and the business benefits they experienced with a public cloud solution.
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Learn how real companies are solving real problems with enterprise...
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Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire - Part 1

October 27, 2011 by Pat O'Day

The Cloud Wars have already begun and as in all conflicts, the most unfortunate incidents are caused by friendly fire. From a cloud computing perspective, it occurs most often when people who want to try or have tried public or hybrid cloud are challenged by peers or counterparts in their own companies. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenges my fellow technologists have experienced in trying to sell their public, private or hybrid cloud initiative inside an organization. I also realized...

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enStratus Adds Cloud Management Support for Bluelock

September 20, 2011 by Jon Corwin

enStratus Adds Cloud Management Supporty for Bluelock

enStratus recently announced that customers can now manage 18 public and private clouds through the enStratus platform. Provided by enStratus, a cloud infrastructure management solution provider, the platform adds cloud management, governance, and automation capabilities to public, private and hybrid clouds. One such cloud supported by the platform is Bluelock's cloud. enStratus has a multi-cloud architecture that provides security, reliability and cloud independence.

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WEBINAR: How and When to Use The VMware Hybrid Cloud

September 20, 2011 by Jon Corwin

How and When to Use The VMware Hybrid Cloud
Determining which applications are cloud ready and which need to stay in your datacenter can be difficult. You will need to be able to address each workload's unique infrastructure, security and performance requirements to choose which cloud offering is best for your respective applications.

 
With an array of public and private cloud offerings available, it can be difficult to choose the right approach to meet your specific needs. For many companies, one cloud isn’t enough – resulting in a...
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Announcing Support for Global Connect

August 29, 2011 by Jon Corwin

Announcing Support for Global Connect

One contract, multiple providers. That’s VMware’s global cloud vision, and Bluelock’s onboard. VMware launched Global Connect, among several other new vCloud offerings, at this year’s VMworld in Las Vegas. Global Connect, an optional feature of the vCloud Datacenter service, will allow customers to use cloud services from multiple providers across the globe as if they were a single virtual cloud. Get the cloud computing infrastructure you need, where you need it, and when you need it.

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