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Bluelock Enhances Customer Portal with Capacity and Cost Analysis for Recovery-as-a-Service

Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud Datacenter provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, today announces the availability of major enhancements to its customer portal, Bluelock Portfolio, that provide detailed capacity and cost analysis for its Recovery-as-a-Service solution.

Bluelock has been providing Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS), or cloud-based disaster recovery, solutions since early 2013 and found that customers need to be able to tightly manage replication costs and failover site capacity to keep their critical applications fully protected from disruption. In order to enable customers in this way, Bluelock improved its industry-leading customer portal, Bluelock Portfolio. Originally created for cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, Bluelock Portfolio now includes critical visibility and functionality to enable management of virtual machine protection group replication, failover checkpoints and capacity at the cloud DR site.

According to Gartner, “The ability to manage recovery service levels in an automated, repeatable and timely manner is becoming increasingly critical for many organizations. As Web-based applications support more business-critical process activities, managed recovery service levels will become an important foundation for improving business resiliency.”

“We are thrilled to bring an unprecedented level of visibility and control to the disaster recovery market,” said Ben Miller, Product Solutions Director at Bluelock. “Bluelock Portfolio has helped our cloud infrastructure customers make better business decisions about their resource utilization and our RaaS customers now get to experience similar DR-specific capabilities so they too can manage capacity while keeping costs in check.”

Key Features and Functionality of Bluelock Portfolio for RaaS:

  • Planned versus actual VM replication counts and storage consumption
  • Visibility of committed, guaranteed capacity at the DR site versus actual resources required for successful failover
  • Number of available checkpoints from which to failover in a disaster scenario
  • Detailed graphs and statistics to pinpoint what might cause a replication group to go out of its preferred recovery point objective (RPO)
  • Overall cost analysis of protected virtual protection groups down to the VM level by resource type: storage, memory, compute or bandwidth
Published Wednesday, April 02, 2014 6:27 PM by David Marshall
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