Bluelock’s Recovery-as-a-Service Offering Gains Traction in SMB and Enterprise Markets
Bluelock Creating “Sea of Change” with Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Services
(VMworld 2013, San Francisco, Calif. – August 26, 2013)— Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, today announces continued impressive growth with its Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) offering. In the past three months, Bluelock experienced 195 percent disaster recovery revenue growth with its new 4-Series Virtual Datacenters, a RaaS solution. SMB and Enterprise customers have found considerable value in Bluelock RaaS as a simple, affordable way to protect data and recover applications. Many of those customers faced budgetary or manpower constraints but were then able to implement disaster recovery based on the price point and ease of use of Bluelock’s solution.
Bluelock’s Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) offering includes a 4-Series Virtual Datacenter enabling organizations to recover critical IT resources with increased efficiency and effectiveness when an adverse situation strikes. Bluelock has two RaaS solutions, a “To-Cloud” solution for customers who want to protect data and recover workloads hosted in their own facilities, and an “In-Cloud” solution for current Bluelock cloud customers seeking regional protection. Both offerings require no re-working of applications, are easily tested and are 100 percent compatible with VMware. Bluelock’s RaaS solutions also feature a new high-availability datacenter location within the Las Vegas, NV Switch SuperNAP facility as well as deep integration with Bluelock PortfolioTM, Bluelock’s proprietary cost and resource management portal.
Gartner estimates that worldwide recovery as a service (RaaS) spending in 2012 was $465.7 million, and that the market will grow to $1.2 billion by 2017, a CAGR of 21 percent1.
According to Gartner, “reducing costs and improving agility/flexibility remain two of the top reasons organizations are using cloud-based computing. As improvements continue to occur in the areas of data security, integration, management and contracting, the overall confidence is growing for using cloud-based solutions, specifically IaaS, for disaster recovery2.”
“Bluelock is very excited to have found its niche in a highly competitive disaster recovery market using the proven cloud infrastructure platform that we have refined over seven years,” said Pat, O’Day, Chief Technology Officer, Bluelock. “With impressive improvements in replication technology, Bluelock is now able to offer a compelling cloud-based recovery solution that is simple and affordable. This solution is creating a sea of change that enables companies, who couldn’t afford to compete with the DR capabilities of larger competitors, to now access enterprise level recovery capabilities and processes.”
Bluelock RaaS Customer Quotes:
- “By partnering with Bluelock for To-Cloud Recovery-as-a-Service, 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. “Our students and staff rely heavily on our VMware-virtualized private infrastructure so it’s critical to have reliable technology in place as well as a partner we know will be there to help get us back on our feet in the event of a declaration.”
- “Of all the replication technologies and recovery solutions out there, I have never crossed something as simple, flexible and ridiculously slick as what Bluelock offers,” said Bryan Bond, Senior Systems Engineer, eMeter a Siemens Business. “They have really cracked the nut and are making my job of protecting data and critical applications incredibly easy.”
- • “Bluelock’s Recovery-as-a-Service solution will allow our team to move the work, time and resources we’ve previously dedicated to disaster recovery planning to a trusted partner’s tested solution,” said Jeff Ton, SVP of Corporate Connectivity & Chief Information Officer, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana. “Our team will no longer need to spend weeks running DR tests and maintaining two sets of hardware; we can focus on business-critical and mission-critical application success with that time.”
Bluelock Recovery-as-a-Service features agentless, easy-to-install replication software with continuous data protection combined with expert onboarding and strategy assistance from Bluelock’s advisory and professional services teams. Customers also have access to free infrastructure resources for two recovery tests per year.
The Bluelock team will be attending VMworld 2013 (August 24-28) in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. Bluelock will be speaking at a joint session that includes Jeff Ton, SVP of Corporate Connectivity and CIO of Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, and John Qualls, founder and SVP of Business Development, about Leveraging Hybrid Cloud to Transform Enterprise IT from a Cost Center to a Revenue Driver. Bluelock’s customer, Bryan Bond of eMeter a Siemens Company, will also be speaking on a panel session titled Customers and Service Provider’s Perspectives on DR Strategy, Tips and Tricks for Private and Hybrid Cloud Environments. Bluelock will be exhibiting and demoing its RaaS solution at Booth # 634.
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.
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