Bluelock Certified with Advanced Designations to Provide Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed Services

Bluelock within top percentage of Cisco partners with Advanced Designation to Sell and Deliver
Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service and Cloud Cell for SAP HANA

INDIANAPOLIS – January 21, 2016 – Bluelock, provider of Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) for complex environments and sensitive data announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) Advanced certification with the introduction of Cisco Powered Infrastructure as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service and Cloud Cell for SAP HANA. This certification by Cisco recognizes Bluelock as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and managed services. To be able to offer this service as a Cisco Powered™ Service, Bluelock needed to complete a rigorous third-party audit of its services. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security and support.

The Advanced designation also recognizes Bluelock’s investment and commitment to providing cloud and managed services at Cisco’s highest standards. The shared goal is to help businesses and organizations realize faster time to value.

“Bluelock has excelled in the market for addressing data sensitivity and high availability needs for its client for even the most complex cloud deployments, and our thorough demonstration of those capabilities in our Cisco CMSP audit was a testament to our leadership in this space,” said Christopher Clapp, chief executive officer at Bluelock. “To be recognized by a market leader like Cisco and welcomed into the elite Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program reinforces the commitment to our clients to engineer solutions surrounded by proven processes that enable them to expand and transform their businesses with confidence.”

The partnership between Bluelock and Cisco extends into the marketplace as well. Cisco will provide numerous financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence. Cisco will also actively sell Bluelock’s cloud services that are Cisco Powered through its own sales channels. In addition, Bluelock and Cisco will continue to work together to provide ongoing innovation through these services.

Cisco supports Bluelock through enablement programs, incentives and go-to-market benefits. Bluelock and Cisco will continue to work together to provide ongoing innovation through these services.

To learn more about Bluelock’s Cisco Powered Solution, visit www.bluelock.com.

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About Bluelock
Bluelock provides Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service for complex environments and sensitive data to help companies mitigate risk with confidence. Bluelock is the provider enterprise organizations turn to for highly resilient cloud services because of its ability to support unique requirements. Its exclusive program, Bluelock Recovery Assurance™ gives clients complete confidence their disaster recovery solution will be uncompromisingly secure, expertly tailored, thoroughly supported and comprehensively tested. With datacenters in the US, Bluelock supports a wide range of compliance frameworks and is SSAE 16 Type II SOC 2 audited.

About the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP): CMSP helps Cisco partners to envision, build, market, and sell their cloud and managed services. The program offers partners access to an elite level of expertise, business acceleration tools and services, sales training, and presence in the Cisco Cloud Marketplace. Financial benefits include global discounts and incentives to help maximize profitability, build customer loyalty, and differentiate a partner’s cloud and/or managed offerings. Three program levels give partners a flexible framework for business growth and the acquisition of new revenue streams.

About Cisco Powered: Cisco Powered is the industry standard for cloud and managed services. Based on validated architectures and end-to-end security, Cisco Powered services minimize technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. To ensure enterprise-class service, security, and 24/7 support, Cisco partners offering Cisco Powered services must undergo a rigorous certification and third-party audit of their solutions. As the power behind the cloud, Cisco Powered services enable organizations to connect with confidence while achieving faster time-to-value, experiencing assured performance, and leveraging ongoing innovation built on open standards.

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