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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.

Working in Harmony: Bluelock Virtuals Datacenters and F5 Load Balancers

July 26, 2011 by Alicia Gaba
F5“To meet our clients’ business requirements, we need to be able to scale up and scale down very quickly with no disruptions. The only way we can do that is with the architecture we’ve built using VMware and F5 BIG-IP LTM.” - Pat O’Day, Chief Technical Officer, Bluelock

As a provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, Bluelock needs to be able to seamlessly deliver traffic across servers for heightened performance and efficiencies. BIG-IP LTM provides intelligent traffic...Read More »

National Democratic Institute: vCloud Director and Bluelock Virtual Datacenters

July 25, 2011 by Alicia Gaba
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC and works in every region of the world to strengthen democratic institutions, safeguard elections, advance citizen engagement, and support open and accountable government.  In a recent joint nonprofitcase study with Bluelock and VMware, NDI highlighted some major technology improvements they experienced after moving to VMware vCloud Director using Bluelock Virtual Datacenters.

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VMware’s unveiling of Cloud Infrastructure Suite supports strategic virtualization ambitions

July 21, 2011 by Alicia Gaba
VMware’s July release of both a product upgrade and new software suite consolidates options for enterprise virtualization. The Palo Alto powerhouse in cloud computing technology announced its latest advance for the hypervisor program, vSphere®5, featuring significant capability improvements. Corresponding to the new version’s introduction was the innovative bundling of five supporting software programs, previously sold independently. As just under half of all server operations are currently...Read More »

Bluelock and ScaleXtreme: Cloud-based Systems Management

July 7, 2011 by Alicia Gaba


A guest post by Nand Mulchandani, CEO, ScaleXtreme

ScaleXtreme is the first cloud-based systems management product, and we're excited to announce support for Bluelock Virtual Datacenters as an integrated, preferred platform. With ScaleXtreme, Bluelock clients can manage their servers directly through a web browser, giving them the ability to:
  • Connect your Bluelock account to ScaleXtreme and use it to launch new vApp's directly through the system
  • "Live Browse" the file system on your server and...
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Building the Cloud for Tomorrow | VMware & Bluelock

May 17, 2011 by Alicia Gaba
As a strategic VMware vCloud Datacenter partner, Bluelock is continuously working with VMware to build better cloud computing solutions for our clients. Because the hybrid cloud computing topic continues to be an important part of the enterprise cloud equation, tools like the VMware vCloud Connector have been a big hit.

Check out this video where Deepak Puri (VMware) and Bill Busch (Bluelock) talk about enterprise cloud computing needs and how the vCloud Connector plays a vital role in hybrid...

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Achieving Enterprise Agility in the Cloud

January 19, 2011 by Alicia Gaba
WhitepaperRecently, BlueLock, F5 and VMware partnered up to deliver a whitepaper entitled, "Achieving Enterprise Agility in the Cloud." BlueLock truly values our relationship with both providers, not only because they are great companies, but because together we can create solutions that help the end users get even more from their cloud investments.

Whitepaper overview:
Cloud computing continues to be one of today’s most intriguing IT technologies, yet enterprises are still weighing whether it can help them...Read More »

iPartners Selects BlueLock as Cloud Hosting Provider

January 19, 2011 by Alicia Gaba
On-Demand business intelligence and management reporting organization to utilize BlueLock’s cloud computing services for Disaster Recovery

(Indianapolis, Indiana – January 19, 2011) – BlueLock, an experienced provider of cloud hosting and managed IT services, announces that iPartners, an on-demand business intelligence and management reporting company for the property and casualty insurance industry, has selected BlueLock as its cloud provider. With the announcement, iPartners will use...Read More »

Bluelock and VMware: A vCloud Partnership

January 10, 2011 by Alicia Gaba

Bluelock and VMware share a special technology relationship. Since 2006, Bluelock's cloud has been powered by VMware technology. Since then, the relationship has flourished.

Bluelock is now a certified VMware vCloud Datacenter provider. Bluelock's VMware vCloud Datacenter, provided by VMware, is built on VMware’s cloud infrastructure technology including vCloud Director, vCloud API, VMware vSphere and vShield security. Using these VMware technologies, Bluelock provides a common management and...

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BlueLock CFO Named IBJ CFO of the Year Finalist

December 6, 2010 by Alicia Gaba
Brian Modiano CFO of the YearCongratulations to Brian Modiano for being named a 2010 finalist in the Indianapolis Business Journal's CFO of the Year awards in the private company category.

During a hectic, high-growth year for BlueLock, Modiano "helped smooth the company’s growing pains by, among other things, leading the development of a monthly reporting system, implementing a weekly cash flow reporting mechanism and using comprehensive forecasting tools that allow management to effectively monitor BlueLock’s growth and...Read More »

BlueLock Explains Cloud Computing at the TechPoint Innovation Summit

November 17, 2010 by Alicia Gaba

Enjoy some cloud computing level-setting from BlueLock CTO, Pat O'Day, as he explains the basics of cloud and looks at how people are talking about the subject today.  He also explains the real business needs of IT, why you should care about cloud hosting, and explains the cloud in terms of a journey - not a destination. Pat was the moderator of the TechPoint Summit 2010 panel titled "Innovation in Cloud."

Other cloud computing videos.

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