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Bluelock Enhances Customer Portal by Upgrading Cost Analysis User Interface

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. The update provides enhanced cost analysis capabilities allowing customers to clearly reconcile their invoice with their online resource tracking, pull historical invoice data and easily export cost data.

At the forefront of cloud hosting, Bluelock launched Portfolio in 2011 as the industry’s first cloud-aware decision support tool. Since its initial launch, Bluelock has added enhancement capabilities across cost analysis, datacenter visibility, managed service and Recovery-as-a-Service. The latest enhancements, guided by customer feedback, allow customers to quickly reconcile their resource usage costs within Portfolio and their invoices. They can also easily export costs by VM, vApp or VDC with clear, concise billing that is easy to understand and share across business units.

“We know that customers have a lot of urgent priorities competing for their time, and every minute counts,” explains Bluelock’s Product Solutions Director Ben Miller. “Portfolio’s latest cost analysis enhancements simplify and clarify how cloud resource usage directly matches their monthly invoice, and allows for easy data exporting abilities for deeper analysis.”

Miller continues, “The clear, concise billing saves customers time and money because they spend less time interpreting invoices and can quickly determine what portion of the cloud budget each business unit spent. Easy exporting ability makes understanding the costs of specific applications or business units for budgets or chargeback easier than ever.”

“Bluelock Portfolio showcases details I can’t even get with my own internal infrastructure,” explains Bryan Bond, sr. systems administrator, Siemens eMeter. “Being able to see my resource consumption from the top level all the way down ensure I’m getting the most out of my budget, and not leaving anything on the table.”

Key Features and Functionality of Bluelock Portfolio:

  • Only cloud portal that enables customers to forecast and predict costs and resource-use based on their monthly use to-date
  • View actual resource use and projected usage, and make adjustments based on those updates
  • Easily understand your invoices by matching billing to resource use, then exporting
  • Access insightful graphs to tightly match resource allocation to need across memory, CPU, Disk IO and Network
  • Access and share usage and cost reports easily with other business units, partners and clients
  • Track your protected recovery workloads to ensure business cost, risk alignment, successful replication and tests
To learn more about Bluelock Portfolio visit
Published Tuesday, August 05, 2014 6:19 AM by David Marshall
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