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Access Gartner Critical Capabilities for Recovery as a Service Report

January 23, 2014 by Diana Nolting

Gartner Critical Capabilities for Recovery as a Service report

Protect your business with confidence.

Simple, affordable Recovery-as-a-Service is a game-changer for businesses whose core applications were previously unprotected or those that spend large chunks of their budgets to maintain solutions that sill risked days or weeks of downtime during a declaration.

Recovery-as-a-Service allows businesses of any size to protect their most critical applications and data more cost effectively than ever, with better recovery times.

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Meet Your New Bluelock RaaS Advisor, Keith Fehn

January 22, 2014 by Diana Nolting
Keith Fehn, Bluelock Service Lead - Data Protection

You may not have met Bluelock's Service Lead - Data Protection Keith Fehn yet, but if you're a RaaS customer, or plan to add a 4-Series VDC to your Bluelock environment, you will soon be on very familiar terms with each other.

Bluelock clients have embraced the simplicity of Bluelock RaaS for their complex application recovery and data protection needs. The addition of Keith to the Bluelock team will provide not only the successful recovery of mission-critical applications, but also guarantee...

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Zombie-Proof Your Applications and Data

December 11, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. When it comes to potential business disasters, a zombie apocalypse is about as bad as it can get. A hurricane may impact your power and building stability, but a zombie outbreak can debilitate your applications, data and infrastructure all at the same time.

So what better way to prepare for potential business disasters than preparing your applications, data and infrastructure to be protected from the worst of the worst: a zombie apocalypse.

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3 ways to budget for cloud-based disaster recovery

November 11, 2013 by Diana Nolting

In our last webinar, Bluelock sought to tackle every IT professional’s least favorite topic: budgeting.

Budgeting is necessary in order to move all things business forward. Many IT professionals don’t enjoy it because it can rely on projections and intangibles that can’t be foreseen in the upcoming year.

In “How to budget for cloud-based disaster recovery,” we tackled an emerging technology that many are looking to evaluate for the coming year. New solutions can be the hardest to budget for...

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Protect Your Data and Apps from Zombies and Other Disasters

October 31, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Disasters happen, especially when it comes to technology. Hurricanes, floods and viruses are all well known, but we took a look at a lesser-known phenomena: the zombie apocalypse and the impact it could have on your business.


Did you know that 47% of IT disasters are caused by human error? Tweet this »

And, 35% of midsize enterprises will adopt cloud for DR by 2017. Tweet this »

Reduced cost and increased agility are top reasons for cloud-based recovery. Tweet this »


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How to budget and plan for Recovery-as-a-Service

October 23, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The close of the year means more than holiday parties and a few extra vacation days. It’s also corporate planning and budgeting time. This means you are likely recapping what worked this year and determining what will work best for your team next year.

Budgeting for a new solution is hard, especially if it's delivered in a new way. For example, you may be struggling to understand what it would cost to protect and recover your application in the cloud as opposed to continuing a traditional...

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Why is Cloud-Based DR So Popular?

September 19, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Sometimes it can seem disasters occur more frequently today than they did in the past, but is that the reality?

According to tracking by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the number of declared US disasters (both man-made and natural) is on the rise.  Based on declared disasters tracked by FEMA, the number of declared disasters rose 158% in the 1990s, compared to the 1980s, and the 2000s were up by 72% compared to the 1990s.  2011 saw the overall highest number of...

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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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WEBINAR: Architecting Recovery-as-a-Service: DR Stories from the Trenches

August 1, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Registration is now open for Bluelock’s upcoming webinar, “Architecting Recovery-as-a-Service: DR Stories from the Trenches”.

In this 30-minute webinar, Bluelock CTO Pat O’Day and Bluelock Solutions Director Ben Miller will use three case studies to illustrate how to design a Recovery-as-a-Service solution architecture ideally suited to your application’s unique protection needs.

By highlighting three actual Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution architectures that our RaaS clients are using...

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Top 10 Recovery-as-a-Service Questions Answered: The Next Step to Understanding

July 23, 2013 by Diana Nolting

As a service provider, Bluelock is dedicated to educating our clients, friends and prospects about the benefits of Recovery-as-a-Service and the unique capabilities, and limitations, of this solution as a way to protect your applications.  

We started our educational series with, "HOW TO IMPLEMENT A DR STRATEGY THAT WORKS," a 60-minute webinar that showed attendees how to protect and recover applications quickly, how to lower costs while improving RTO and RPO and how to implement easy...

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