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Nine Lives Media Inc. Names Bluelock to Talkin’ Cloud 100 List

August 13, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: Bluelock

(Indianapolis, Ind. – June 29, 2012) – Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, announces that the company has been named to Nine Lives Media’s second-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report, a distinguished list and research report identifying the world’s top 100 cloud computing service providers.

The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report (formerly the Talkin’ Cloud 50) is based on data from Talkin’ Cloud’s online survey, conducted January-April 2012. The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report recognizes top cloud service providers based on such metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth (both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates). Bluelock is listed as number 22 in the report. For the full Talkin’ Cloud 100 report, please visit This year’s report has been expanded to include:

  • Cloud service providers – companies that offer IaaS, PaaS and/or SaaS
  • Cloud aggregators – companies that offer online marketplaces for sourcing cloud applications, platforms and/or infrastructure
  • Cloud brokers – companies that recommend a range of cloud applications for customers
  • Cloud integrators – companies that link multiple cloud services into a customer solution
  • VARs (value-added resellers) with cloud services expertise
  • MSPs (managed service providers) with cloud services expertise

“Nine Lives Media and Talkin’ Cloud congratulate Bluelock,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “The Talkin’ Cloud 100 honor arrives amid a land grab in the cloud computing market. And the Talkin’ Cloud 100 companies are leading that land grab.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Nine Lives Media and Talkin’ Cloud as one of the world’s top cloud computing providers,” said Christopher Clapp, CEO, Bluelock. “We believe our selection is in recognition of our continued company growth over the past year and validates our focus on client service, while delivering performance, visibility and control to our midsize and large enterprise clients.”

Bluelock Virtual Datacenters take minutes to set up, either through the vCloud Director-based self-service interface or with Bluelock’s managed services team. Users can build new virtual machines (VMs) quickly from public and private catalogs of VM templates, or simply upload VMs they already have running in an environment. With Bluelock Virtual Datacenters, users can easily subtract and add capacity as they go, paying for only what is used. With the ability to upload and download any VMware-compatible workloads, users can easily migrate VMDK files to and from Bluelock’s public cloud. The solution is built on open standards with Open Virtualization Format (OVF) packaging for the transport of workloads and interoperability, with additional support for the VMware vCloud API.

To learn more about Bluelock or its VMware vCloud Datacenter Service and features, please contact Bluelock at or visit

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

About Nine Lives Media Inc.
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor, The VAR Guy, Talkin’ Cloud, VARtweet and MSPtweet. For more information, visit

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