Bluelock Recognized in Gartner’s Latest Critical Capabilities Report for Disaster Recovery as a Service

INDIANAPOLIS – January 25, 2016 – Bluelock, provider of Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) for complex environments and sensitive data, today announces it has scored in the top ten in all four use cases in Gartner, Inc.’s 2015 “Critical Capabilities for Disaster Recovery as a Service:” Production and Application Data Recovery, Mission-Critical Workload Recovery, Extended Recovery Operations and Managed Service Failover.

According to the study, “Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) has become mainstream in 2015, rapidly growing from an estimated 18,000 active DRaaS production instances in 2014 to over 30,000 in 2015.” Additionally, “By 2018, the number of organizations using disaster recovery as a service will exceed the number of organizations using traditional, syndicated recovery services.”

“Today, businesses are faced with increased pressures to protect their most important business assets,” said Christopher Clapp, chief executive officer, Bluelock. “Our clients rely on us to protect their revenue and reputation, not just their data. We are proud that Gartner has recognized Bluelock in this report. We believe we have demonstrated a proven ability to build client confidence through Bluelock Recovery Assurance™, helping organizations manage continuity with a secure, expertly tailored solution and a proactive support model.”

In 2015, Bluelock launched tailored disaster recovery solutions for sensitive data and HIPAA/HITECH. With an emphasis on providing full IT infrastructure resiliency to its clients, Bluelock offers managed cloud hosting, both private and public options, with security and compliance as focus areas. Bluelock solutions support compliance frameworks such as HIPAA/HITECH, PCI, SOX and FERPA and its services and support follow ITIL-aligned processes, methods and procedures.

The report reviews 14 vendors, including Bluelock, against eight weighted critical capabilities: physical and virtual system recovery, testing and declaration, service manageability, pricing policy, resiliency, security and compliance, value-added services and customer experience. The research report focuses on the key areas essential to the selection of DRaaS providers and services for four use cases.

Bluelock was also positioned by Gartner in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.” Additionally, Bluelock has achieved the Cisco Powered Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) designation under the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Designation.

To learn more about how the Bluelock Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service offering, please contact Bluelock at
info@bluelock.com or visit www.bluelock.com.

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.

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Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Disaster Recovery as a Service, John P Morency, Christine Tenneson, 15 December 2015

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, John P Morency, Christine Tenneson, 21 April 2015

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