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Bluelock

December 19, 2011 10:23 ET

Bluelock Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Leading Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2011) - Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has placed Bluelock in the "Leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service" (IaaS).1

According to Gartner, "Leaders have distinguished themselves by offering an excellent service and having an ambitious future road map. They usually serve a broad range of use cases well, although they do not excel in all areas, and they are not necessarily the best providers for a specific need. They have a track record of successful delivery, along with many referenceable customers."

"We consider our positioning in the 'Leaders' quadrant by Gartner confirmation of our track record in successfully engaging and serving our clients in a variety of use cases," said Christopher Clapp, CEO, Bluelock. "We believe that our engagement approach and customer-focused innovation will continue to earn our organization respect in this growing market."

The "Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service" primarily evaluates public cloud IaaS providers in the context of the fastest growing use case among Gartner clients: the desire to have a "data center in the cloud," where the customer retains most of the IT operations responsibility. Gartner's clients are mainly enterprises, midmarket businesses and technology companies of all sizes, and the evaluation focuses on typical client requirements.

As a VMware-certified vCloud Datacenter Services provider, Bluelock offers Virtual Datacenters (VDCs) hosted in the public cloud. Bluelock VDCs provide the flexibility and economics of public cloud without compromising on portability, compatibility, security and control demanded by enterprise IT organizations. Bluelock's use of the same VMware technology used by enterprise IT provides a common management and security model that enables application portability across internal datacenters and all VMware vCloud™ Datacenter Services. The platform allows Bluelock clients to act quickly to IT demands while enjoying the ability to change their minds as they go by moving and resizing workloads as they learn more about their IT needs.

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.

1 "Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service" by Lydia Leong, Ted Chamberlin 8 December 2011

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 AT 101 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.

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