Bluelock Launches Cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service Solution
New Recovery-as-a-Service offerings deliver the benefits of a multi-tenant cloud with the latest recovery technology for a highly reliable, testable recovery solution
(Indianapolis, IN – May 7, 2013)—Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of virtual datacenters hosted in the public cloud, announces the launch of its new Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) offering, the 4-Series Virtual Datacenter. The RaaS offering enables organizations to recover critical IT resources with increased efficiencies and complete effectiveness when an adverse situation strikes.
With businesses’ increased reliance on technology, the cost of downtime is higher than ever. Whether an organization’s concerns are focused on specific types of incidents such as application corruption, virus, natural disaster, or the need to fulfill a specific service level agreement (SLA) or regulatory requirement, organizations of all sizes are seeking reliable disaster recovery solutions.
According to Gartner1, “Recovery as a Service (RaaS) delivers a strong alternative to traditional disaster recovery services and is a good alternative to a self-managed approach for many midsize enterprises.” In an additional report, Gartner also states2, “The growing recovery as a service (RaaS) market offers organizations opportunities for cost reduction, increased recovery test flexibility, and selective applications failover.”
Bluelock now offers two types of RaaS solutions, an “In-Cloud” solution for current Bluelock cloud customers and a “To-Cloud” solution for customers who want to recover workloads hosted in their own facilities. Both offerings require no re-working of applications, are easily testable and are 100% compatible with VMware.
Bluelock’s To-Cloud RaaS solution, the VDC 4000, offers businesses running VMware-virtualized environments the ability to recover data to a proven, enterprise-grade Bluelock Virtual Datacenter. Designed for ease-of-management, testing and verification, this innovative RaaS solution provides effective replication and recovery for production applications.
Bluelock’s In-Cloud RaaS solution, the VDC 4500, is the ideal RaaS offering for Bluelock customers with critical workloads that require geographically-separated recovery environments. Bluelock has integrated a complete set of technologies and services that enables a testable and verified disaster recovery implementation. Using innovative replication technology, Bluelock’s solution provides effective replication of production applications to a second Bluelock datacenter.
“Achieving and optimizing the appropriate balance between IT disaster recovery capabilities, affordability and risk mitigation is central to Bluelock’s RaaS solutions,” said Pat O’Day, chief technology officer, Bluelock. “Bluelock’s 4-Series Virtual Datacenters provide an affordable and effective product for both Bluelock customers and companies who want to recover into Bluelock’s proven enterprise-grade cloud environment at a compelling price point.”
Bluelock’s To-Cloud and In-Cloud RaaS solutions are powered by Zerto Virtual Replication.
“We are proud that Zerto Virtual Replication was selected as the foundation for Bluelock’s Recovery-as-a-Service offerings,” said Ziv Kedem, CEO and co-founder of Zerto. “Bluelock’s proven and reliable Virtual Datacenters, together with Zerto’s enterprise-grade, VMware vCloud® integrated replication technology, provide Bluelock customers with simple, cost-effective cloud disaster recovery.”
Key benefits of Bluelock Recovery-as-a-Service:
- No application modification required to obtain recovery protection
- Recover into a proven, enterprise-grade cloud environment that can support and run production resources successfully
- Easy and effective testing
- Accurately predict and manage monthly expenses with access to replication service costs in Bluelock Portfolio
- Fully compatible with VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud®
- Based on Zerto Virtual Replication
“As a global provider, we know disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. We’re confident in our selection of Bluelock for our cloud-based Recover-as-a-Service solution,” said Bryan Bond, Senior Systems Engineer, eMeter a Siemens Business. “We now have confidence that our mission critical applications can be back up and running quickly in the case of a disaster. And, because testing is easy and accessible, I know exactly what to expect when I need to declare.”
“By partnering with Bluelock for our To-Cloud RaaS solution we were able to overcome the cost barriers that prevented us from implementing a DR solution in the past,” said James Shuttlesworth, Director of Network Systems and Infrastructure, Ursinus College. “We will rest easier with a recovery solution in place for our VMware-virtualized private infrastructure, and we’re excited to have a partner who we know will be there to help get us back on our feet in the event of a declaration.”
Bluelock’s RaaS solutions are available immediately. To learn more about Bluelock’s RaaS offering, please visit visit www.bluelock.com.
Bluelock provides mid-size and large enterprises flexible IT infrastructure solutions with its Bluelock Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud. 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. Bluelock, a VMware vCloud Datacenter service provider, facilitates a true hybrid cloud approach for IT departments and business units seeking choice, platform compatibility, and a proven cloud partner that focuses on each customer’s unique infrastructure needs. For more information, visit www.bluelock.com.
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 Three More Technologies that Midsize Enterprises should Evaluate in 2013; Page: 1; Impact: Point 1; Published: 2 April 2013; Analyst(s): James A. Browning, Robert F. Mason.
 Do Your Homework Before Committing to Cloud-Based Recovery Services; Page: 1; Impact: Point 1; Published 5 April 2013; Analyst(s): John P Morency, Kevin Knox.