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

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Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

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 “Challengers” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service.

According to Gartner, Challengers are well-positioned to serve current market needs. They deliver a good service that is targeted at a particular set of use cases, and they have a track record of successful delivery and many referenceable customers. They typically have a road map that is well focused on the customer segments that they serve, but it is not broadly ambitious, although they are making significant investments in the business.

“We consider our positioning in the ‘Challengers’ quadrant by Gartner to be a strong testament to our ability to understand enterprise cloud needs and successfully engage and serve our customers 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. We look forward to the year ahead as we continue to develop our service offerings in line with the needs of our growing enterprise customer and partner base.”

The “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service” primarily evaluates 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(at)bluelock(dot)com or visit http://www.bluelock.com.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is widely recognized as one of the most influential benchmarks for enterprises seeking to evaluate cloud Infrastructure as a Service. It evaluates vendors according to completeness of vision – including product strategy, adopted business model, innovation, and market understanding – as well as marketing strategy, sales strategy and geographic strategy among other criteria.

“Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service” by Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs, Bob Gill, Gregor Petri, Tint Haynes 18 October 2012

About Bluelock
Bluelock provides mid-size and large enterprises flexible IT infrastructure solutions with its Bluelock Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud. Bluelock’s unique customer approach leads to innovative solutions that offer unprecedented visibility and control, helping customers make better decisions about risk, agility and operational efficiency. Bluelock, a VMware vCloud® Datacenter service provider, facilitates a true hybrid cloud approach for IT departments and business units seeking choice, platform compatibility, and a proven cloud partner that focuses on each customer’s unique infrastructure needs. For more information, visit http://www.bluelock.com.

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