CRN Names Bluelock to 2012 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors List
Virtual Datacenters provider chosen for the second time in as many years
(Indianapolis, IN – March 19, 2012) – Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, today announces it was named one of the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors by CRN. The comprehensive list highlights the most innovative companies across the five major cloud categories: cloud platforms, cloud infrastructure, cloud storage, cloud security and cloud software. This is the second time in as many years Bluelock has been named to the cloud infrastructure list.
“This year’s Top Cloud Computing Vendor award is presented to vendors for creating an innovative cloud product, or an innovative approach to supporting solution providers in the IT channel,” said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director, CRN. “Each vendor on this list was carefully selected by the CRN editorial team based on their ability to deliver a cool new cloud-based product that helps organizations and enterprises take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that leveraging cloud computing has to offer.”
“We are honored to be recognized again by CRN as one of the world’s coolest and most innovative cloud vendors,” said Christopher Clapp, CEO, Bluelock. “We believe our selection not only validates the dynamic combination of the industry-leading VMware vCloud platform and Bluelock’s secure and reliable Virtual Datacenters, but also our ability to lead in the market by providing enterprises with visibility into their infrastructure resources and costs so they can be more efficient and agile in their own highly competitive markets.”
Bluelock provides enterprise-class infrastructure solutions to the enterprise market through Bluelock Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud. Bluelock Portfolio, the first cloud-aware decision support tool, provides customers true visibility into infrastructure costs and resources to enable clients to make better decisions with their resources. Bluelock Virtual Datacenters take minutes to set up, either through the vCloud Director-based self-service interface or with Bluelock’s managed services team. Customers can build new virtual machines (VMs) quickly from public and private catalogs of VM templates and have the ability to upload and download any VMware-compatible workloads. With Bluelock Virtual Datacenters, customers can easily add or remove capacity as well as adjust resources within a resource pool. The solution is built on open standards with OVF packaging for the transport of workloads and interoperability, with additional support for the VMware vCloud API.
The 2012 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list is available online at www.crn.com and in the March 26 issue of CRN Magazine. To learn more about Bluelock or its VMware vCloud Datacenter Service and features, please contact Bluelock at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bluelock.com.
Bluelock is an award-winning provider of cloud hosting solutions for the enterprise. Hosted in the public cloud, Bluelock Virtual Datacenters help companies get started quickly and deal with the unknown, while delivering the freedom to change their minds as IT needs evolve. With SSAE Type II / SAS 70 Type II audited datacenters, Bluelock’s VMware vCloud Datacenter Service provides world-class SLAs, guaranteeing enterprise level uptime. The organization prides itself in its engagement model driven by greater control, price visibility and personal service relationships. Bluelock is a long-term VMware service provider with a shared vision for cloud computing and was one of the first certified VMware vCloud Datacenter service providers. For more information, visit www.bluelock.com.
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