Nine Lives Media Inc. Names Bluelock to the MSPmentor 100 Global List
Virtual Datacenters and managed services provider chosen as one of the world’s most progressive in industry
(Indianapolis, Ind. – March 1, 2011) – Bluelock, an experienced provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, today announces that the company has been named to the fourth-annual MSPmentor 100, a distinguished list and research report identifying the world’s top 100 managed service providers (MSPs). This is the second time in as many years Bluelock has been named to the report, which this year includes MSPs from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.
The MSPmentor 100 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October-December 2010. The MSPmentor 100 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee and customer devices managed. Listed as number 100 in the report in 2009, Bluelock moved to number 31 in 2010. For the full MSPmentor 100 report, please visit www.MSPmentor.net/top-100-msps.
“Nine Lives Media Inc. and MSPmentor congratulate Bluelock for earning this distinguished honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO, Nine Lives Media Inc. “The annual MSPmentor 100 survey attracts participants from across the globe. Qualifying for the final MSPmentor 100 list is a great accomplishment.”
“We are honored to be recognized by MSPmentor as one of the world’s most progressive managed service providers,” said Christopher Clapp, CEO, Bluelock. “We believe our selection is in recognition of our continued company growth over the past year and further validates our business plan of enabling internal IT to quickly respond to heightened requests and demands while providing the ability to move computing workloads from internal virtualized infrastructure to an external cloud and back if needs change.”
As a VMware VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services certified provider, Bluelock’s public cloud is an enterprise-class service delivering consistent and auditable security and performance features including layer 2 isolation, role-based access control and LDAP integration in a SAS-70 Type II datacenter. Bluelock’s use of the same VMware technology used by enterprise IT provides a common management and security model that enables application portability across internal data centers and all VMware vCloud Datacenter Services.
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 SAS-70 Type II 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.
About Nine Lives Media Inc.
Nine Lives Media Inc. defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. Founded in 2008, Nine Lives Media Inc. has generated profitable, debt-free growth since its inception. The company’s market leading blogs and online destinations include MSPmentor, The VAR Guy, Talkin’ Cloud, VARtweet and MSPtweet. For more information, visit www.NineLivesMediaInc.com.
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