Bluelock Named to Managed Service Provider 500 List by CRN

Company Recognized for Exemplary Approach to Delivery of Managed IT Services

Indianapolis, Ind. – March 2, 2015Bluelock, a managed cloud hosting and recovery provider delivering infrastructure, software and solutions with the flexibility to handle complex problems, today announces it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Hosting 100. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments, and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.

In today’s world of outsourced IT, the expertise of MSPs has become increasingly important to organizations. The plethora of choices in terms of consumption and procurement of technology can become overwhelming. To help facilitate companies’ selection and adoption of managed services and providers, CRN, the leading media outlet for technology vendors and solution providers who serve end-user customers, has identified the top 500 MSPs.

This year, CRN’s industry‐focused directory highlights the Top 500 MSPs in three categories: 100 Hosting Providers who are experienced in providing mainly off-premise, or cloud-based, services; 150 Elite Service Providers who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; and 250 Progressive Service Providers who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services geared toward the small and midsize business market.

With a track record of simplifying the infrastructure management of high-potential, high-risk workloads, Bluelock managed cloud hosting and recovery solutions enable IT departments to do more with less, so they can focus on what’s most important — growing their businesses. Through Bluelock’s consultative approach, solutions can be easily shaped and molded to fit unique security, configuration and connection specifications for even the most complex deployments. Customers rely on Bluelock for a fast, secure move to the cloud and its robust implementation and training processes, combined with a dedicated support staff, allow customers to quickly and effectively execute their hybrid cloud strategies. Bluelock’s specialized customer portal, Bluelock Portfolio, provides detailed analysis and visibility with insightful alerting capabilities to support optimized management and decision-making of hosting and recovery environments.

“The allure of Everything-as-a-Service to organizations is largely rooted in the appeal of predictable operational expenses, cost-cutting, resource allocation and access to on-demand/pay-as-you-go technology. Therein lies a great need for the expertise of managed service providers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the managed service providers who have engineered, or re-engineered, their businesses to deliver the services their customers rely on for future growth and ongoing success.”

“Bluelock is completely focused on deeply understanding the needs and strategies of our customers. This focus has allowed us to create and deliver hosting and recovery solutions that drive efficiencies and competitive advantages so our customers can lead in their own industries,” said Christopher Clapp, CEO, Bluelock. “We are honored to be named an elite service provider by CRN and view that as a testament to the commitment of our employees who provide insight and high quality service to our customers every day.”

Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at

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About Bluelock

Bluelock is a managed cloud hosting provider that provides solutions to empower information technology leaders in charge of high-potential, high-risk workloads by enabling them to focus on impactful, strategic initiatives and manage rapidly evolving infrastructure requirements without having to deal with the complex day-to-day details of datacenter infrastructure management. Bluelock excels at delivering insight to IT and business leaders through its tools, processes and people to help clients make better business decisions. Bluelock is a US-based company with Tier 3 and Tier 4 datacenter facilities in geographically separated, redundant locations and is SSAE Type II SOC 2 certified. For more information

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the sales channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology sales channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships.

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