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Bluelock

August 29, 2011 08:59 ET

Bluelock Announces Support for Global Connect, a New Feature of VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services

Leading VMware vCloud® Service Providers Partner to Develop Globally Federated vCloud Datacenter Services

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - Today at VMworld® 2011, Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services provider, announced support for VMware vCloud Datacenter Global Connect, an optional feature of VMware vCloud Datacenter Services. Global Connect will enable customers to use cloud computing from multiple providers across the globe as if they are from a single virtual cloud.

Global Connect is 100 percent compatible with VMware vSphere® and the VMware vCloud architecture, enabling applications to run without modification on clouds from different providers as well as within customers' internal private VMware software-based cloud. Automated provisioning, public and private application catalogs, and web-based self-service simplify and automate workload deployment and management across clouds. Additionally Global Connect supports VMware vCloud Connector which offers a single-pane-of-glass management view to customers' private and global public cloud resources.

"Our partnership with VMware and the other cloud providers ultimately enables global enterprises to get the cloud computing infrastructure they need, where they need it, and when they want it -- anywhere in the world," said Pat O'Day, chief technology officer, Bluelock. "Enterprises with global customers or global operations that require high performance, high availability cloud computing local to the countries where they operate, or enterprises that must comply with international regulations for data privacy, locality and confidentiality will all benefit from the Global Connect capability of VMware vCloud Datacenter Services."

"As more companies begin to compete in the global marketplace, access to technology resources becomes key to efficiently delivering applications and services to a worldwide customer base," said Dan Chu, vice president, cloud infrastructure and services, VMware. "We are thrilled to see these VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services providers come together to offer a global solution that will further facilitate the journey to the enterprise hybrid cloud."

As a certified provider of VMware vCloud Datacenter Services, Bluelock delivers Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud from multiple SAS-70 Type II certified datacenters and leverages industry leading technology from VMware. The VMware cloud infrastructure suite consisting of VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Director™, VMware vShield™ and VMware vCenter™ Chargeback allows Bluelock to build hybrid cloud environments that are completely compatible with 100 percent of VMware vSphere workloads. This capability, combined with integrated technology from F5 Networks providing geolocation, load balancing, and availability services to help streamline application access in cloud environments, enables Global Connect services from Bluelock and VMware to be delivered worldwide.

To learn more about Global Connect, please attend VMworld 2011 session CIM2961, "Federating vCloud Services - How to Best Deploy Your Applications Amongst Multiple Cloud Providers Worldwide." To learn more about Bluelock or its VMware vCloud Datacenter Service and features, please contact Bluelock at info@bluelock.com or visit www.bluelock.com.

About Bluelock
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.

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