Bluelock Blog

Careers at Bluelock: What is the "Bluelock Difference"?

August 15, 2013 by Diana Nolting

A few months ago the entire Bluelock staff was working in cross-departmental teams doing top-secret R&D. Marketing, operations, engineering and finance were all on cross-functional teams whose work was so secretive, they didn’t even want to let their co-workers know what the results of their testing and development were until the final “unveiling”.

When we came together a few weeks later to unveil their results, it’s safe to say everyone was hoping they wouldn’t be the ones to end up with egg on...

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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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Bluelock Launches Cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service Solution

May 7, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock’s new Recovery-as-a-Service offerings deliver the benefits of a multi-tenant cloud with the latest recovery technology for a highly reliable, testable recovery solution. These 4-Series Virtual Datacenters enable organizations to recover critical IT resources with increased efficiencies and complete effectiveness when an adverse situation strikes.

“As a global provider, we know disasters can happen anytime, anywhere.  We’re confident in our selection of Bluelock for our cloud-based...
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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending May 1st

May 1, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

 

How big is cloud’s impact? Depends on who’s asking

Research can be done to support a number of views. Surveys in the world of cloud are no different. This Network World article by Brandon Butler examines the difference between vendor and independent surveys, and the middle ground between the two, specifically related to developer use.  Butler’s article showcases three different studies...

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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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Vote for VMworld Session 5479: To the Cloud, with PowerCLI

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 #5479: To the Cloud, with PowerCLI

with Bluelock and VMware
 

Summary: 

PowerCLI has become one of the most powerful and easy to use tools in a vSphere admin’s arsenal. Since version 5.01 this also includes the ability to manage your workloads in the...

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Vote for VMworld Session 5480: Managing Risk in the Cloud with Highly Secure Workloads

April 29, 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 #5480: Managing Risk in the Cloud with Highly Secure Workloads

with Deloitte & Touche LLP and Bluelock 
 

Summary: 

As a Senior Manager at Deloitte, Krishna Marella has seen first-hand how the IT world has changed recently and how companies are dealing with...

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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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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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