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Benefits of hosting SAP workloads in the cloud

December 9, 2014 by Megan Gish

SAP workloads demand stability and security no matter where they are hosted. If you are considering the benefits and economies of cloud-based hosting, look for a provider that has received official SAP certification for cloud services and/or hosting services. This certification requires an extensive review of the vendor’s infrastructure, physical and logical security measures, processes,…

Benefits and Advantages of Managed Cloud Hosting

December 5, 2014 by Megan Gish

When you’re just starting your managed cloud hosting provider search, it can be hard to tell the differences between what you need, what you want and what providers will and can offer you. A recent Network World article by Christine Burns tried to pull out some of the differences and key benefits to the end…

December 9 Webinar: Director’s Guide to Cloud Hosting and Recovery

December 4, 2014 by Megan Gish

Mark your calendars! In less than a week we’ll be hosting the webinar, “The Director’s Guide to Cloud Hosting and Recovery” featurinf Keith Svetlik, Director of Operations for Hayes Software Systems. Keith has learned first-hand the benefits of managed hosting and managed recovery and the value of working with a trusted partner. Join us for the…

Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in December 3

December 3, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week. The Bluelock team is back in the office after a Thanksgiving-filled last week spent with family and friends. In our search for the latest cloud computing news, we discovered the following articles that showcase cloud realities, public…

Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in November 25

November 25, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week. The Bluelock team is gearing up for time well spent with family, friends and a plate full of home cooked food. Before we jet off , there is much to discuss surrounding the cloud, including…

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…