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Our own Disaster Recovery Simulation: 7 Key Steps to Follow

November 24, 2014 by Pat O'Day

Recently Bluelock ran a full disaster recovery simulation on our own services and infrastructure in order to measure our ability to support continuous operations during an unplanned situation. Bluelock continuously tests its own resiliency in various formats on an ongoing basis, but our latest DR simulation was the most important test of the year. In…

Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in November 19

November 19, 2014 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week. This week we continue looking to the future of cloud computing and what that will mean for business and vendors. In this week’s Cloud News Report we’re exploring cloud adoption’s effect on the datacenter, obstacles…

Attend the Director’s Guide to Cloud Hosting and Recovery Webinar

November 18, 2014 by Diana Nolting

You learn a lot your first year in cloud. You learn even more when your business grows and perfects your cloud strategy with the same managed hosting provider for nearly eight years. Those lessons learned and that knowledge is invaluable to anyone just starting their cloud journey, or just starting their managed cloud hosting experience….

Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in November 12

November 12, 2014 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week. Cloud computing impacts businesses through various deployment models with public, private, and hybrid cloud. Business leaders are analyzing cloud ROI and IT specialists are continuing to cloud proof their career. That’s why in this week’s…

The Business Case for Cloud-Based RaaS

November 6, 2014 by Megan Gish

The cost of downtime to your business is higher than ever. Why use a traditional disaster recovery solution or one that recovers quickly, but comes at a high cost? Cloud technology has catapulted DR forward in terms of technical capability, economic efficiency and self-service capabilities. Today, new and innovative cloud-based RaaS solutions have emerged to…

Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in November 5

November 5, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.   Despite countless success stories of cloud implementation, individuals and companies are still wary about the cloud. In this week’s Cloud News Report, we explore industry leaders sentiments towards cloud, cloud’s evolution in the government…

Bluelock Bolsters Data Protection with Expanded Encryption and Backup Managed Services

November 4, 2014 by Diana Nolting

Data security and protection is critical to keeping your high risk, high security workloads safe. Bluelock understands that need, and for this reason we are pleased to announce encrypted storage in all Bluelock Datacenters, as well as an expanded Backup Managed Services suite. Improved Performance and Security with Encrypted Storage Encrypted storage increases the security…

Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in October 29

October 29, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.   As we head into All Hallows Eve and nights filled with ghoulish fright, do you know if your business applications can survive the scare? Test your zombie apocalypse DR knowledge in our quiz! And for…

Using Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting to Compete with Big Business

October 27, 2014 by Megan Gish

In this financial media company’s case, their journey to the cloud was a forced situation that was a catalyst to bigger, better change. Bluelock’s client was a leading media provider for members of the financial services community. Starting the Cloud Journey In 2011, they found themselves in need of a new hosting facility. They were…

Test your Zombie Apocalyse DR Knowledge

October 23, 2014 by Diana Nolting

Do you know what’s going on in the world of disaster recovery today? Care to put that knowledge to the test? This 3-Question DR Quiz will test your knowledge on the cause of most IT disasters, how your competitors are investing in Recovery-as-a-Service and how much testing you should be doing on your production applications….