Bluelock Blog

BlueLock is Looking for a Qualified Controller

October 22, 2009 by Brian Wolff
BlueLock serves its clients by providing the people, expertise and IT infrastructure in a world-class, SAS 70 certified data center. The company provides Virtual Cloud Computing through Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) where clients subscribe monthly to just the right amount of computing, storage and bandwidth capacity needed today with the ability to grow “on demand” in the future. Their unique IT environments are ideal for Web-facing software applications (also known as software as a...Read More »

Fuzzy Math in the Cloud – TCO of Cloud vs. Internal IT

October 13, 2009 by Brian Wolff
As cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) continues to take hold in all size business, I’m beginning to see more great discussions about the true cost of Internal IT vs. the Cloud.  Bernard Golden (post) and Drew Robb (post) have each written complete and thorough analysis of the cost of the internal data center and/or storage.
 
This warms the cockles of my heart, because three years ago when we started BlueLock, virtually every opportunity that went down in flames, did so...Read More »

BlueLock Partners: Our Friends at VMworld

October 6, 2009 by Brian Wolff
While at VMworld 2009, we took some time to talk with some of our cloud computing partners such as Intel, F5 and Shavlik.  As a VMware hosting provider, it was great to attend such an amazing conference focused on VMware virtualization technology and the advancements VMware and their partners are making in the virtualization and cloud computing realm.  Watch this video to hear some words from our partners at the event.



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BlueLock to Host and Sponsor CloudCamp Indianapolis 2.0

October 6, 2009 by Brian Wolff

Indianapolis-based BlueLock, provider of cloud computing and managed IT services, announced they will sponsor and host CloudCamp Indianapolis #2 on Tuesday, October 27th. CloudCamp events are free and follow an interactive, unscripted format as attendees suggest topics of discussion, before and during the event. Attracting IT professionals and non-technical business managers alike, the cloud computing event is designed to expand awareness of cloud computing, from both a technical and business...

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BlueLock Arrives at VMworld

August 31, 2009 by Brian Wolff
So much excitement has built up to this year’s VMworld conference (put on by VMware).  BlueLock is going to be a part of a huge announcement, we’re also assisting Shavlik Technologies in one of theirs, and multiple new friendships and partnerships have formed due to the upcoming event (that starts today!).  We’re looking forward to seeing all of our partners at the Moscone Center. 

We’ll be in the vCloud Pavilion so come stop by our booth, and hopefully you’ll get to see our CTO, Pat O’Day demo...Read More »

Hybrid Cloud Computing: Consistency and Strategy within Your Organization

August 26, 2009 by Brian Wolff

John Engate over at Rackspace does a great job of calling out the reasons companies are resistant to adopting cloud and outlining ways that companies can dip their toe into the cloud.

Our CTO, Pat O’Day participated in a cloud computing panel discussion a couple of weeks ago where Erik van Ommeren from Sogeti correctly pointed out that many of these companies are already unwittingly participating in the cloud with their blogging platforms, linked-in profiles, etc.  So then the issue isn’t really...

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Cloud Computing Performance: Find Your Tier

August 24, 2009 by Brian Wolff
While cloud computing can offer significant savings, it’s important to know exactly what you’re paying for and what kind of environment you’re receiving for that money, specifically in terms of performance.  Do you know the quality of the parts that are in your environment and what quality tier those fall in?  How high is your SLA?  Is it too high? 

If you need a production environment, you most likely want to have higher end gear with a higher performance Service Level Agreement, up there around...Read More »

Are Private Clouds Just Another Form of “Server Hugging”?

August 12, 2009 by Brian Wolff
First things first, clouds can be anywhere.  They aren’t just an external resource companies can tap into, cloud technology can be taken advantage of anywhere (i.e. inside the walls of your organization).

Private clouds exist and will continue to exist as the trend towards cloud computing continues.  There are many organizations out there that can’t just up and move into a multi-tenant public cloud environment, but still want to reap the benefits of cloud computing.  The only way to do this is...Read More »

Virtualization – The Cloud Computing Enabler

July 30, 2009 by Brian Wolff
The technology that makes cloud computing possible is virtualization.  The main objective in cloud computing is to improve resource utilization by sharing available resources to multiple on demand needs.  Virtualization abstracts the underlying resources such as the memory, storage, network so that multiple operating systems (Windows, Linux) can be run on a single physical system simultaneously.  This improves resource utilization – traditional servers utilize about 20% of its resources, whereas...Read More »

BlueLock Featured in Gartner's Hype Cycle

July 28, 2009 by Brian Wolff
BlueLock, a provider of cloud computing and managed IT services was featured in a July 23, 2009 Gartner report entitled Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management, 2009 in the Cloud-Based Recovery Services section. 

The report features findings on the increasing costs and risks of business disruptions and how they continue to drive the importance of effective business continuity management operations for business and technology executives. BlueLock was featured as a cloud services company able...Read More »