Bluelock Enhances Customer Portal with Capacity and Cost Analysis for Recovery-as-a-Service
Bluelock PortfolioTM now provides access to detailed usage and capacity data enabling customers to tightly manage disaster recovery protection and costs
(Indianapolis, IN – April 2, 2014) — Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, today announces the availability of major enhancements to its customer portal, Bluelock PortfolioTM, that provide detailed capacity and cost analysis for its Recovery-as-a-Service solution.
Bluelock has been providing Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS), or cloud-based disaster recovery, solutions since early 2013 and found that customers need to be able to tightly manage replication costs and failover site capacity to keep their critical applications fully protected from disruption. In order to enable customers in this way, Bluelock improved its industry-leading customer portal, Bluelock PortfolioTM. Originally created for cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, Bluelock PortfolioTM now includes critical visibility and functionality to enable management of virtual machine protection group replication, failover checkpoints and capacity at the cloud DR site.
According to Gartner1, “The ability to manage recovery service levels in an automated, repeatable and timely manner is becoming increasingly critical for many organizations. As Web-based applications support more business-critical process activities, managed recovery service levels will become an important foundation for improving business resiliency.”
“We are thrilled to bring an unprecedented level of visibility and control to the disaster recovery market,” said Ben Miller, Product Solutions Director at Bluelock. “Bluelock Portfolio™ has helped our cloud infrastructure customers make better business decisions about their resource utilization and our RaaS customers now get to experience similar DR-specific capabilities so they too can manage capacity while keeping costs in check.”
Key Features and Functionality of Bluelock PortfolioTM for RaaS:
- Planned versus actual VM replication counts and storage consumption
- Visibility of committed, guaranteed capacity at the DR site versus actual resources required for successful failover
- Number of available checkpoints from which to failover in a disaster scenario
- Detailed graphs and statistics to pinpoint what might cause a replication group to go out of its preferred recovery point objective (RPO)
- Overall cost analysis of protected virtual protection groups down to the VM level by resource type: storage, memory, compute or bandwidth
To learn more about Bluelock Recovery-as-a-Service and Bluelock PortfolioTM, visit Bluelock Portfolio for RaaS or call 888-402-2583.
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Bluelock provides flexible IT infrastructure solutions, with its Bluelock Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud. For companies requiring the ability to respond to change more quickly and get more out of their technology investments, Bluelock solutions offer scalable and economic alternatives to traditional hosting and disaster recovery for even the most complex requirements. Bluelock’s unique customer approach leads to innovative solutions that offer unprecedented visibility and control, helping customers make better decisions about risk, agility and operational efficiency. For more information visit www.bluelock.com.
1 Gartner “Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management and IT Disaster Recovery Management, 2013, John P. Morency and Roberta J. Witty, 31 July 2013.