Bluelock Blog

Viva Las Vegas: Bluelock Announces New Datacenter Site

February 19, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Infrastructure-as-a-Service industry is enjoying a period of tremendous growth right now. As a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of virtual datacenters hosted in the public cloud, Bluelock has seen this demand and growth opportunity in the industry first-hand. 

In response to both the industry forecasts and our own customer demand, Bluelock is proud to announce the opening of a new datacenter location in Las Vegas, NV. 

This new tier 4, SSAE Type II (formerly SAS 70) and SOC3...

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Future-Proofing Your Network: Networking Decisions Today Will Make A Difference Down the Road

February 18, 2013 by Diana Nolting


When it comes to your cloud infrastructure, networking is more important than many people realize.  Good networking increases efficiencies and cuts down troubleshooting time. Bad networking, or poorly planned networking, however, will cost you time, money and productivity.

When you’re beginning to architect your cloud network there are a several questions you have to ask yourself according to Bluelock Client Services Engineer Charlie Tavernier.  By answering these questions not just for your...

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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?

This is...

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Enterprise Grade Security in Your Virtual Datacenters

December 11, 2012 by Jake Robinson

Cloud security is always the first concern for the Fortune 500 clients looking at Bluelock as their public cloud provider (and rightfully so). Public cloud, in general, has gotten a bad rap on the security front. Some simply use the concern as a way to discount the idea of public cloud infrastructure as a service as a viable option for their organization.

However, security professionals in any size organization are pleasantly surprised when I tell them about the security options in their Virtual...

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Creating new vCloud Organization users with PowerCLI

December 7, 2012 by Jake Robinson

There is not a New-CIUser cmdlet *yet*, but I’ll show you the way you can do it now!

We’ll need 3 things: A username, a password, and a role.

To get the role we want to assign the user, we’ll need to use Search-Cloud:

Search-Cloud -QueryType Role | select Name

This will give us a list of roles. Pick a role name. As an example, I want to add an Org admin, so I am going to run this:

$role = Search-Cloud -QueryType Role -Name “Organization Administrator” | Get-CIView

The previous line queried for the role, retrieved...

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Bluelock Ranked #91 on Tech200 List for 2012

November 27, 2012 by Diana Nolting

Tech200 List for 2012

Bluelock is proud to announce we’ve been ranked #91 on the Lead 411’s Technology 200 List for 2012.

In its third year, the Tech 200 list ranks tech companies with the highest percent of revenue growth from 2009 to 2011. Lead411 calculates revenue growth by percentages vs. dollar growth.

All companies must be privately held within the United States and have earned over a million in revenue in the 2011. Bluelock is recognized as 'one of the fastest growing tech companies in the United States.' As an...

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WEBINAR: 30 Minutes to Success: How to Plan and Budget for 2013 with Cloud in Mind with Bluelock CTO Pat O’Day

November 20, 2012 by Diana Nolting
How to Plan and Budget for 2013 with Cloud in Mind

Enterprise companies don't just change on a dime. Much like a cruise ship, it takes planning, teamwork and a good amount of elbow-grease to turn that ship in a new direction. The same analogy holds true when changing the direction of your enterprise IT department and beginning to invite cloud, or public cloud, into your course of action.

As 2012 comes to a close you could be sitting in any number of states. Maybe you already have a private cloud or use SaaS but think you can leverage public cloud...

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Cloud Automation with PowerCLI

August 24, 2012 by Jake Robinson

I have the distinct privilege to present with Alan Renouf and Eric Williams this year at VMworld.

The session is entitled Automating Bare Metal to the Cloud and Beyond.

In this session, Eric will demonstrate the use of PowerCLI and UCS PowerTool to quickly deploy your own cloud infrastructure with a single script. (Amazing!)

After the cloud is built, I will share how real world examples of how Bluelock uses PowerCLI from a provider standpoint. From on-boarding new clients to gathering performance...

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You've just crossed over into... The Bluelock Zone

August 21, 2012 by Diana Nolting


Private cloud.

Public cloud.

Hybrid Cloud.

PaaS. IaaS. Enterprise Cloud.

vCloud. VDC. SaaS. Security.  vCloud Director.

All this cloud talk have your head spinning?

Unlock your journey with the key of knowledge.

Beyond it is another dimension of agility, control and flexibility.

You've just crossed over into... The Bluelock Zone.

When you're thinking about migrating your workload to the cloud, it can feel a lot like you're entering The Twilight Zone. 

It can be confusing and hard for you to...

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Five Reasons Not To Miss Bluelock Booth #629 at VMworld.

August 16, 2012 by Diana Nolting

It’s hard to believe VMworld 2012 opens its doors only ten days from today.  We’ve packed up our boxes, finalized our giveaways and we can’t wait to meet you in person in San Francisco. 

There will be a lot going on at VMworld and a lot of options for how you can spend your time.  Here are the top five reasons why Bluelock Booth #629 should be a top stop on your list of must-dos while you’re attending VMworld 2012.


5) Giveaway Item

The fez hats were such a hit last year, it was hard to come up...

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