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Future-Proofing Your Network: Networking Decisions Today Will Make A Difference Down the Road

February 18, 2013 by Diana Nolting

 

When it comes to your cloud infrastructure, networking is more important than many people realize.  Good networking increases efficiencies and cuts down troubleshooting time. Bad networking, or poorly planned networking, however, will cost you time, money and productivity.

When you’re beginning to architect your cloud network there are a several questions you have to ask yourself according to Bluelock Client Services Engineer Charlie Tavernier.  By answering these questions not just for your...

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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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Part Three: Best Practices for Migrating from a Physical Datacenter to the Cloud

January 31, 2013 by Diana Nolting

 

We covered data gravity in part one of migration strategy best practices, and we covered connectivity of apps in part two of migration strategy best practices.  The final part of this series gets down to the nitty gritty… choosing the correct migration strategy.  In today’s blog post we’ll cover three types of migration strategies and we’ll touch on replication as well.  

BEST PRACTICE: Pick your migration strategy. 

Your best-fit migration strategy will be a function of the features of the...

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2013 Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Values Survey

January 23, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Take survey and win!

Sometimes, it pays to have an opinion.

This could be one of those times for you, if you take about five minutes to fill out this survey sharing your thoughts on Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

By completing this IaaS Cloud Values survey you can enter-to-win one of four $250 Visa Gift Cards.

We want to hear from you, the end-user, on what you value most, what you want from cloud and what you plan to use cloud for in the future. This short market research survey aims at understanding the value of IaaS...

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January 16, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

January 16, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week.

Non-IT sees Cloud Computing advantages, drives adoption

This SearchCloudComputing article by Alex Barrett gives a brief overview of the corporate cloud landscape within organizations.  Barrett quotes Scale Computing CEO Jeff Ready as describing the current cloud adoption status as being drive by ‘not-IT’, often by the CFO, instead.  Barrett goes on to compare IT’s dragging...

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Should I use Public Cloud in Addition to Private Cloud?

December 27, 2012 by Diana Nolting

 

Continued from the last customer questions post, Bluelock Solutions Architect Jake Robinson tackles the second part of the customer question,

“Can enterprises go with the complete private cloud [approach]?  Or, is it better to have some portion of public cloud [as part of your strategy] for DR, etc…?”

In Part 1, Robinson sets up the base for private cloud within an enterprise and the changes and best practices to identify when using private cloud.  Today in Part 2, Robinson talks about the...

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December 26, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

December 26, 2012 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week.                                    

Enterprises See Clear Advantage of Cloud Computing and BYOD Combo

Two of the hottest topics of 2012 come together in Fernanda Aspe’s SearchCloudComputing article.  Aspe uses a question-and-answer format to discuss not only BYOD and cloud, but also the impact the two trends have together.  How does one create a BYOD-compatible cloud strategy...

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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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Hiring: Are you Bluelock’s next Software Engineer?

December 18, 2012 by Diana Nolting

Are you an experienced, agile java developer who wants to be a key contributor to developing a highly differentiating product in one of the fastest growing markets, cloud computing?

Do you want to continually learn on the job, try new technologies and develop against the cloud in a fast-paced environment?

If you answered, “Yes,” to the previous two questions, then you might be the right person to join Bluelock’s team.

Bluelock is currently hiring a Software Engineer.  This position reports to the...

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December 12, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

December 12, 2012 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week.                                       

As 2012 comes to a close, or the world comes to a close (depending on who you ask), the blogs and news reports are full of predictions for 2013.  This week’s Cloud News Report is an aggregate of three of the top prediction articles for next year.  What did these stories miss?  What do you anticipate for 2013?  Dust off your crystal ball...

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