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About Alicia Gaba

October 9, 2010 by Alicia Gaba
Alicia Gaba

Hi, I’m Alicia Gaba+. As Bluelock's marketing manager I am responsible for the company’s marketing strategy and message, and the execution of marketing campaigns. I focus much of my time on our strategic partnerships, PR/AR and campaign planning as well as the management of our budget and the amazing marketing team at Bluelock.

Frequently Asked vCloud Networking Questions

February 12, 2013 by Alicia Gaba

Networking is an often-overlooked aspect of cloud IaaS.  Good networking will increase efficiencies.  Bad networking costs time and money, particularly if an issue arises with your configuration.

When working with enterprises our team speaks to a number of different people at different technical skill levels.  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding vCloud networking.

What’s the difference between organization-level networking and vApp networking in vCloud director?

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Bluelock Positioned in Challengers Quadrant of Leading Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS

October 23, 2012 by Alicia Gaba

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a ServiceGartner Research recently issued its “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)” and Bluelock is excited to announce that it is positioned in the Challenger’s Quadrant. The Gartner Magic Quadrant is widely recognized as one of the most influential evaluations for enterprises seeking to evaluate cloud Infrastructure as a Service. It evaluates vendors according to completeness of vision and ability to execute—including product strategy, business model, marketing strategy, sales...

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Hybrid Cloud Sessions at VMworld 2012

June 29, 2012 by Alicia Gaba

Bluelock is excited to announce that we are officially participating in 2 cloud computing sessions at VMworld 2012 (US) and have another session featuring our hybrid cloud customer E-Meter (Siemens). While we know our awesome giveaways (yes, we were the ones with the fez hats last year) will be a great reason for you to stop by our booth (#629), we also hope you can make one of our sessions about how cloud works, how it's used in the real world and why our customers are really making the...

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Bluelock’s Pat O’Day Named a Cloud Influencer, Thought Leader

June 29, 2012 by Alicia Gaba

Bluelock loves being on lists, but we love it even more when our team members are recognized for their outstanding work. Recently Bluelock CTO Pat O’Day was named to Wired’s ‘Top 10 Cloud Influencers, Thought Leaders’ on its Cloudline blog.

Pat, a co-founder of Bluelock, has been extremely instrumental in forging the VMware vCloud® public and hybrid cloud missions ahead. He wrote the original entry to Wikipedia for “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” before anyone was talking about it. That’s Pat for...

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One Powerful Public Cloud IaaS Company

April 10, 2012 by Alicia Gaba

Bluelock is excited to announce that it was recently named to NetworkWorld's list of "10 most powerful IaaS companies." Writer Christine Burns assembled the list with help from analysts at Cloud Technology Partners, Current Analysis, Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC and Neovise. Those analysts named companies they believed have the most influence in the public cloud infrastructure as a service category.

Bluelock continues to prove itself in its ability to draw in enterprise customers to...

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CRN Names Bluelock to 2012 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors List

March 16, 2012 by Alicia Gaba

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It’s been a busy few weeks for the team at Bluelock and a lot of exciting stuff has been happening, one of which was CRN naming Bluelock to its 2012 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list. The comprehensive list highlights the most innovative cloud computing companies across the five major categories: cloud platforms, cloud infrastructure, cloud storage, cloud security and cloud software. This is the second time in as many years Bluelock has been named to the cloud infrastructure list. Be sure...

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The Benefits of Shifting to the Cloud

September 21, 2011 by Alicia Gaba
A short visit back in time to any organization’s datacenter would render images of tape carts, punch carddisk drives, paper logs and even punched cards.  Later, the datacenter used menu driven applications to take batch processing out of the computer room and onto the user’s terminal screen.

In just a few short years, the menu-driven application was gone and Graphical User Interfaces gave the user total independence from picking up the telephone and asking IT to “run a report.”  Finally, with the advent of...Read More »

A Federated Cloud for Global Customers | Bluelock & Colt

August 23, 2011 by Alicia Gaba
Bluelock and Colt are joining forces as VMware vCloud Datacenter service providers to offer a Federated Cloud solution for global enterprise clients.

Listen to Greg Branch, director if IT architecture, Colt, and Bill Busch, director of strategic partnerships, Bluelock as they talk about the partnership and what it means for enteprise clients and the global cloud computing market.

A Federated Cloud for Global Customers | Bluelock & Colt

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Bluelock at VMworld 2011 - Get Energized!

August 15, 2011 by Alicia Gaba

Bluelock is in the midst of getting ramped up for our favorite event of the year - VMworld 2011. Last year we had a blast in San Francisco, and this year Vegas will surely live up to its potential. As a leading certified vCloud Datacenter provider, Bluelock is excited to make a big splash with a major announcement around our Bluelock Virtual Datacenter capabilities. Stay tuned.

More importantly, we're planning on having a lot of fun with our partners, prospects and friends. The fun starts Sunday...

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Virtual Datacenters and Powershell Commands at Chicago vForum 2011

July 26, 2011 by Alicia Gaba
At this year's Chicago VMware vForum event, Jake Robinson (@jakerobinson) met up with David Davis (@davidmdavis) to chat Bluelock Virtual Datacenters and Powershell commands.

Jake's been up to some really cool stuff as it relates to Powershell automation between private and public clouds. He dives into some of the work he's been doing with PowerCLI in conjunction with the vCloud API. And if you're uncomfortable with command lines and scripting, Jake talks about how you can use the...Read More »