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, IN – February 22, 2012)- Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, today announces that the company has been named to the fifth-annual MSPmentor 100 Global Edition, a distinguished list and research report identifying the world’s top 100 managed service providers (MSPs). This is the third consecutive year Bluelock has been named to the report.
The MSPmentor 100 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October-December 2011. The MSPmentor 100 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed. Bluelock is listed as number 43 in the report. For the full MSPmentor 100 report, visit www.mspmentor.net/top-100-msps. This year’s report was expanded extensively to include:
- The MSPmentor 100 Global Edition
- The MSPmentor 200 North America Edition
- The MSPmentor 50 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Edition
- The MSPmentor 25 AANZ (Asia, Australia, New Zealand) Edition
“Nine Lives Media and MSPmentor congratulate Bluelock for earning this distinguished honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “As our expanded survey results reveal, the annual MSPmentor 100 survey attracts MSPs from across the globe. Qualifying for our MSPmentor 100 Global Edition list is a great accomplishment.”
“We are honored to be recognized by MSPmentor as one of the world’s most progressive managed service providers again this year,” 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 focus on client service, while delivering performance, visibility and control to our clients using our cloud services.”
Bluelock Virtual Datacenters take minutes to set up, either through the vCloud Director-based self-service interface or with Bluelock’s managed services team. Users can build new virtual machines (VMs) quickly from public and private catalogs of VM templates, or simply upload VMs they already have running in an environment. With Bluelock Virtual Datacenters, users can easily subtract and add capacity as you go, paying for only what is used. With the ability to upload and download any VMware-compatible workloads, users can easily migrate to and from the Bluelock Virtual Datacenter. 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.
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 AT 101 / 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.
About Nine Lives Media Inc.
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor, The VAR Guy, Talkin’ Cloud, VARtweet and MSPtweet. For more information, visit www.NineLivesMediaInc.com.
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