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BlueLock Introduces VMware vCloud Datacenter Service with CloudConnector

Today at VMworld 2010, BlueLock, an experienced provider of cloud hosting and managed IT services, announced it is partnering with VMware to announce the beta availability of a new enterprise-class cloud service, VMware vCloud Datacenter Service in North America. BlueLock is one of only three North American service provider partners to offer the vCloud Datacenter Service beta. As part of BlueLock’s enterprise cloud offering, the company also announces beta availability of BlueLock CloudConnector, a plug-in that enables VMware customers to view and manage private cloud environments and BlueLock’s public VMware vCloud Datacenter Service resources in a single interface.

As a VMware vCloud Datacenter beta provider, BlueLock’s public cloud is an enterprise-class cloud delivering consistent and auditable security and performance features including layer 2 isolation, role-based access control and LDAP integration in a SAS 70 type II certified data center. BlueLock’s use of the same VMware technology provides a common management and security model that enables complete application portability across internal data centers and all VMware vCloud Datacenter services.

With BlueLock CloudConnector, VMware customers can immediately realize the benefits of the next generation of cloud capabilities provided by VMware vCloud™ Director, the cloud delivery platform for VMware vCloud Datacenter. BlueLock CloudConnector for VMware vCloud Director enables current VMware customers to view and manage their existing VMware environment (their private cloud) and BlueLock’s VMware-based public cloud resources in the VMware vSphere™ Client control panel they already have, making the transition to public cloud even easier for existing VMware administrators. “If you know how to manage your virtual machines with the VMware vSphere Client, you know how to manage our cloud with BlueLock CloudConnector.” said Pat O’Day, CTO, BlueLock. BlueLock CloudConnector’s functionality complements VMware vCloud Director’s ability to move workloads between VMware-compatible clouds (public and/or private) in a secure environment.

“Enterprise IT is being challenged to provide agility to their business units by leveraging cloud computing. Today, business units are bypassing central IT to access the cloud on their own, and organizations are encountering unintended consequences of compromising compliance, security and an organizational lack of visibility to these workloads. Furthermore, these workloads are not easily migrated back to the data center due to incompatible technology,” said O’Day. “VMware vCloud™ Datacenter Service and BlueLock CloudConnector gives administrators the ability to more quickly provide compatible cloud resources to their business units so IT is able to regain control and visibility of their IT workloads.”

“VMware is pleased to partner with BlueLock to bring the full benefits of hybrid cloud computing and IT as a service to our mutual customers,” said Paul Maritz, president and CEO, VMware. “The new BlueLock service based on VMware vCloud™ Datacenter enables enterprises to improve efficiency and agility by leveraging internal and external resources in a fully compatible, compliant and flexible manner, developed and certified together by VMware and BlueLock."

BlueLock hosted VMware vCloud Datacenter Service with BlueLock CloudConnector is available immediately for beta. To get started, VMware customers must contact BlueLock for a beta account, then download and install the BlueLock CloudConnector into their VMware vSphere Client interface. Additional capabilities will be rolled out in general availability planned for later this year. For additional information, please contact BlueLock at info@bluelock.com or visit www.bluelock.com.

Published Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:30 AM by David Marshall
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